* NYT: Trump Ordered, Then Canceled Air and Naval Strikes Against Iran The New York Times reported Thursday evening that President Donald Trump ordered air and naval strikes against Iranian targets in response to the shooting down of a U.S. Navy drone earlier that day, but canceled them "abruptly."
* If there is a war: This is how U.S. and allies stack up to Iran If war breaks out between the US and Iran, and their respective allies, how will Iran and its proxies stack up?
* Israel could strike first as tensions with Iran flare Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries.
* No Peace as Long as Iran's Mullahs Enjoy Power Already eight years ago, the head of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani boasted to the US General David Petraeus that: "You should know that I... control policy for Iran with respect to Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza and Afghanistan."
* Revealed: Iran's Top Secret weapon which will stop any US invasion attempt in its tracks Iran has a weapon that could be potentially catastrophic for the US should conflict break out between the two countries, an expert has stated.
* Trump sent message to Iran: Hold talks or we'll strike - report US president said to have urged Tehran to come to the table, warning of impending military action over drone's downing; Iranian officials say they conveyed matter to Khamenei.
* Ahead of the Bahrain Conference, Hamas Casts Its Lot with Iran A week and a half ago, Hamas organized its weekly confrontation on the Gaza fence in honor of World Jerusalem Day, an event inaugurated by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 and celebrated since then primarily by Iran and its Hezbollah proxy.
* Prominent Israeli MK Cries out to his Nation: "God is my boss, not Netanyahu!" Betzalel Smotrich, the head of the right-wing Tkuma party, was appointed as an interim Minister of Transportation who will serve until the national elections that will be held September 17.
* EU leaders fail to agree top job candidates in Brussels talks A summit of 28 European Union leaders has failed to reach agreement on who should take on the bloc's top jobs.
* The race is on: Candidates vie for top EU jobs EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months.