Russian Tankers Defy EU Ban to Smuggle Jet Fuel to Syria

Russian military jets at Hmeymim air base in Syria / REUTERS

Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

Obama Admin Secretly Facilitated Iranian Ballistic Missile Program

John Kerry

The Obama administration misled journalists and lawmakers for more than nine months about a secret agreement to lift international sanctions on a critical funding node of Iran’s ballistic missile program, as part of a broader “ransom” package earlier this year that involved Iran freeing several U.S. hostages, according to U.S. officials and congressional sources apprised of the situation.