Dan Arkin

U.K. Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender, USS Laboon and Dutch frigate HMNLS Evertsen take station for close proximity sailing as a Russian warship watches from afar (rear of picture) in the Black Sea on June 17, 2021. US Navy Photo

NATO flexing muscles in Black Sea

The exercise will be held until July 10 with the participation of 32 countries, 5,000 troops, 12 ships, 40 aircraft, and 18 special operations and dive teams  

U.S. President Joe Biden. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Abaca Press via REUTERS

Biden orders attack on targets in Iraq-Syria border region

The U.S. Defense Department issued an official statement regarding the attack by American forces on pro-Iranian militias, emphasizing that "President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel" 

Italian Air Force planes conduct a flyover of Rome on the occasion of Republic Day earlier this month. Photo: REUTERS/Remo Casilli

UAE expels Italian Air Force from its territory

The step is in retaliation for an arms embargo imposed by Rome on the UAE early this year due to the Gulf state's involvement in the war in Yemen. The pullout that has already started will be completed in the coming days