Iran’s Quds Force commander pays secret visit to Iraq

The Commander of Iran’s Quds Force Esmail Ghaani paid a secret visit to Iraq yesterday, Russia Today Arabic reported. RT cited an official from Baghdad who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying that Ghaani had held meetings with Iraqi leaders to discuss the formation of a new cabinet in Baghdad.

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The Houthis and Iran’s Red Sea Strategy

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged war against the Houthis, a Shiite sect closely allied with Iran, who captured Yemen’s capital Sana’a in September 2014. More than five years on, the death toll exceeds 100,000, and Saudi Arabia remains unable to vanquish its far weaker foe.

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Twitter suspends accounts of Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei

Twitter temporarily suspended early Tuesday several Twitter accounts belonging to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei’s English, Arabic, Persian and Urdu Twitter accounts were temporarily suspended.

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Iranian hospital treated coronavirus patients before regime reported virus

A hospital in the Iranian city of Qazvin has been treating coronavirus patients since the first week of February, according to a nurse at the hospital, contrary to the insistence of Iranian authorities, who say they were alerted to the outbreak of the virus in the country on February 19.

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