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Turkish forces come under attack by jihadist group in northwest Syria

A jihadist group, identifying themselves as “Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron”, released a statement on Sunday in which they claimed responsibility for an attack on the Turkish Armed Forces...

Dmitry Medvedev: America 2.0. After the election

It is commonly acknowledged that the biggest economies have a major influence on political and social development of other countries. Crises that they periodically go through affect the global...

Iran, Iraq ink economic co-op MOU

The minister said that the MOU covers cooperation in different areas.The two-day meeting provided a very fruitful discussion for both sides and is expected to serve the interests of...

Israel launches new attack on eastern Syria from Iraqi-Jordanian border

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced on Wednesday morning that the Israeli Air Force launched an attack on the Deir Ezzor Governorate in eastern Syria. A military source told Syrian...

France to deploy aircraft carrier to eastern Mediterranean

Paris announced that the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, will carry out during the first half of this year a mission in the eastern Mediterranean and in...

Pompeo says no chance of US establishing relations with Iran

The Trump administration abandoned the hard-negotiated Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and re-introduced hefty sanctions against Tehran, threatening to punish any country for continuing to do business with the...

US military reinforcements enter Syria with heavy weapons and tanks

A large convoy of vehicles belonging to the U.S.-led Coalition entered northeastern Syria this past weekend, making its way to an army base in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. According to...

Lebanese general: Iran can strike 54 US military bases across the Middle East

Retired Brigadier General Amin Muhammad Hoteit of the Lebanese Armed Forces said that Iran has the ability to access 54 military bases scattered in the region and threaten the...

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Qassem Soleimani and Abu...

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year, Iraq’s...

Israeli warplanes intensify air operations along Syrian-Lebanese border

The Israeli Air Force has intensified their aerial operations along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Thursday. According to the field source, Israeli warplanes were...

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Iran announces ‘Axis of Resistance Defense Treaty’

The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran announced on Monday that it will work on preparing a draft resolution on the “defense and security treaty...

Lavrov points out UK’s double standards in regard to the Falkland Islands, Crimea

London’s dissenting approaches to the situation with the Falkland Islands and the Crimean Peninsula is a display of double standards, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

Navalny arrested until February 15

Moscow’s Khimki Court has placed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny under arrest until February 15, defense attorney Vadim Kobzev told TASS. "The Khimki Court ruled...

Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian police have confiscated some 45,000 bitcoin mining machines that were illegally using subsidized electricity. Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Iran’s...

Russian Air Force launches dozens of strikes over central Syria

The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several strikes over the central region of Syria on Sunday, as their warplanes targeted several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts...