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Syrian FM demands US pay compensation for ‘heavy damage’ to the country

Damascus demanded that the American administration “compensate for the heavy damage and heavy losses inflicted by the American aggression and occupation against the Syrian people.” The Syrian Foreign Ministry said...

US military offers Iraq a partial pullback

By David Hearst The US military has offered senior Iraqi security officials plans for a partial pullback of troops from Iraq in response to January’s parliamentary vote calling for foreign forces...

Iran a successful model for the region: ex-Lebanese ministe

“There is no doubt that the Islamic Revolution due to importance and status of Iran will have an impact on politics, economy, culture, and the strategic military balances, as...

Ministry of Defense: Syrian Army will ‘liberate every inch of Syria’

The Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Ayoub, stated that terrorism is retreating and its patrons “see with mother’s eyes the collapse of their plans thanks to the legendary...

Iranian energy min. meets with Iraqi president for bilateral talks

HEADLINESIranian energy min. meets with Iraqi president for bilateral talksMNA – Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian met and held talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in the Iraqi...

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza for 2nd time in past 24 hours

On Saturday evening, Israeli warplanes bombed several sites inside the Gaza Strip, claiming they belonged to the Hamas Movement. According to reports, the Israeli army aircraft raided multiple targets belonging...

Greece vetoes NATO statement supporting Turkey in Syria

The Permanent Mission of Greece to NATO on Friday evening vetoed a statement that the alliance was preparing to make in support of Ankara, following the recent killing of...

ISIS launches big attack on Syrian Army troops near strategic highway

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has continued their campaign in the eastern countryside of Hama, as their fighters targeted the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions near the Ithriya crossroad. According to...

Iraq Signs 525-MW Solar Plant Deal With Norway-led Consortium

Power-starved Iraq on Thursday signed a deal with a Norwegian-led consortium to build two solar power plants, officials said, a day after inking a similar agreement with the UAE.War-scarred...
Russian troops on patrol in the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour in September (photo George Ourfalian AFP)

Russian-built bridge opens up Syria to both sides of the Euphrates

The sole bridge across the Euphrates near Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, built by the Russian military, has enabled local farmers to deliver produce to the city and linked communities on...

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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf...

On the situation with small languages in Russia-Konstantin Zamyatin

    While the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine have been seriously violated, Russia itself is accused by the West of violating the...

Foreign forces to leave Iraq in 15 days, says army

US combat troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country in 15 days, the Iraqi army's spokesman said on Thursday.Baghdad and Washington...

Russian, Chinese defense chiefs ink military cooperation roadmap

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe approved a 2021-2025 military cooperation roadmap at their working meeting held via a...

Moscow says U.S. rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

Russia's defence minister on Tuesday accused U.S. bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained...