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28 March 2017 18:32

  China's army troops have held drills near its border with Myanmar following weeks of clashes between armed ethnic rebel groups and Myanmar's military. According to the official Xinhua news agency, China's infantry, artillery and air force took part in Tuesday's exercise in the country’s south. "The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) forces on Tuesday staged an air-ground, live-fire drill in south China,...

28 March 2017 18:30

  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated food security and reduced nutrition levels, leaving approximately 30 million people unsure of their next meal. The FAO Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the Near East and North Africa, released on March 27, stated that the...

28 March 2017 18:26

  At least 800 militants have left the Iraqi city of Mosul and headed toward the Syrian border over the past week, chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Tuesday. Russian military has repeatedly said that ISIL terrorists leave Mosul for Syria amid an Iraqi offensive supported by the US-led coalition. Militants continue infiltrating Deir Ezzor in Syria from Iraq despite the...

28 March 2017 18:19

  The Syrian army units, backed by the air force, killed tens of al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front and ISIL terrorists and destroyed a large number of their vehicles and military positions in different areas in the Northern parts of Hama province. The fighter jets carried out a number of combat sorties over the movements of ISIL and Al-Nusra in Hama province. The Syrian...

28 March 2017 18:19

  The Syrian Army troops discovered several ISIL hideouts stashed with a large volume of US-manufactured weapons and ammunition in the Northern province of Aleppo. The Arabic desk of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying that the army has discovered three hideouts of ISIL in Aleppo province used by the terrorist group as arms depot and temporary jails for women, adding...

28 March 2017 18:17

  The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) East of the capital, destroying a large missile depot of the terrorists. Tens of missiles depoted by the Al-Nusra Front were destroyed in the army's artillery and missile attacks on the terrorist group's...

28 March 2017 18:17

  The Syrian Army troops continued to drive the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) out of more positions in the Eastern and Northeastern territories of Damascus province, killing over 800 terrorists in two battlefields. The army forces engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra in a region between the districts of Jobar and al-Qaboun and...

28 March 2017 18:16

  Local sources confirmed on Tuesday that over 500 gunmen that refused to join peace with the Syrian government have left a key district in Northwestern outskirts of Homs city along with their family members. The sources said that 530 gunmen that had turned down the government's peace offer left al-Wa'er district along with almost 1270 family members for Jarabalus town in...

28 March 2017 18:15

  Following the capture of Maarzaf hours ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) proceeded to seize the Mahardeh bridge intact and reach the outskirts of Arzeh town and the imperative Bejo hill moments ago. The advance was secured by the SAA’s 5th Legion, National Defence Forces, elements of the 8th Division, Qalamoun Shield forces alongside the 47th and 87th Brigades of the...

28 March 2017 18:13

  Following the capture of Rasm Al-Khamis Al-Gharbi earlier in the day, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) pushed further eastwards and subsequently expelled ISIS militants from another village adjacent to the M4-Highway. Moving ever closer to Jirah Airbase, the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces managed to wrestle control over the neighboring village of Rasm Al-Khamis Ash-Sharqi moments ago. Despite ISIS insurgents planting mines along...

28 March 2017 18:12

  Iran has dismissed recent allegations by a Saudi military official against the Islamic Republic, saying the extremist ideologies cultivated by Saudi Arabia are the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East. Extremist ideologies developed in Saudi Arabia have led to the formation of various Takfiri terrorist groups, which are threatening people in the region and across the world, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman...

28 March 2017 18:12

  Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) who were forced to flee their homes in Mosul as US-led coalition airstrikes continue to pound ISIS described on Tuesday on what led them to escape the fighting and life at a camp on the city’s outskirts. A woman shouted: “Help me God and tell me what to do. I can’t take it. I can’t. God is...

28 March 2017 18:07

  Hamas spokesman Husam Badran said on Tuesday that Israeli escalated aggression on al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, will be met with escalated response from the Palestinian resistance. Badran warned of the repercussions of Israel’s arbitrary abduction campaign against al-Aqsa’s supervision personnel. “The Palestinian resistance fighters and activists will never remain mum over the mounting Israeli crimes against al-Aqsa place...

28 March 2017 18:07

  US President Donald Trump has skipped the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, DC, amid reports of some differences between Washington and Tel Aviv on policy matters, a report says. Trump dispatched US Vice President Mike Pence and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to speak to the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in his place, The New...

28 March 2017 18:05

  Iran and Russia have signed an agreement on manufacturing helicopters used for delivering air medical services. The cooperation agreement to manufacture air ambulances was signed between the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and the Russian Helicopters Company during a meeting on Monday between Mansour Moazami, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade and Chairman of IDRO, and the...

28 March 2017 18:04

  The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one of several East African countries suffering from food crises, along with Ethiopia; South Sudan, where famine has already been declared; and Somalia, on the brink of its...

28 March 2017 18:02

  Black and other ethnic minority groups may be given more severe sentences at British courts because they distrust the UK criminal justice system and are reluctant to plead guilty, according to a new report. Although judges reduce punishments by about 30 percent if suspects plead guilty at the earliest opportunity, a report by the Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI) shows a...

28 March 2017 18:01

  Iran has dismissed recent allegations by a Saudi military official against the Islamic Republic, saying the extremist ideologies cultivated by Saudi Arabia are the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East. Extremist ideologies developed in Saudi Arabia have led to the formation of various Takfiri terrorist groups, which are threatening people in the region and across the world, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman...

28 March 2017 15:54

  The United States says North Korea has conducted a fresh rocket engine test, amid heightened tensions with regional and extra-regional countries. Western media on Monday quoted several US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the test took place on Friday night and the engine could possibly be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). North Korea has not...

28 March 2017 15:53

  The United Nations children’s fund has voiced alarm over the plight of the Yemeni children amid the Saudi aggression, saying they are hit hardest by the war with many of them teetering between life and death. The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) highlighted the suffering of the Yemeni kids in a report titled “Falling through the Cracks,” which was released on Monday to mark...

28 March 2017 15:52

  US President Donald Trump has backed away from designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, fearing that the decision would backfire due to the movement’s complex structure and its influence across the Muslim world. Trump shelved his plan after the State Department advised him against the move in an internal memo, The Washington Times reported Monday, citing unnamed officials. Warning Trump about...

28 March 2017 15:50

  The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has dismissed recent comments by the United States Vice President Mike Pence that the Islamic Republic seeks to obtain nuclear weapons. Speaking at the annual conference of a pro-Israeli lobbying group known as AIPAC on Sunday, Pence “solemnly promised” to the attendees — often American and Israeli business tycoons spending lavishly on the political careers of US...

28 March 2017 15:49

  Indian police have clashed with demonstrators in the Indian-administered Kashmir, leaving two people dead and 18 others injured. Inspector-General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani said the clashes erupted on Tuesday after police and soldiers cordoned off the southern town of Chadoora on a tip that a militant was hiding in a house in the area. During the gun battle, hundreds of residents chanting...

28 March 2017 15:48

  The United Nations (UN) says about 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been forced out of their homes due to renewed violence perpetrated by militants near the government-held Syrian city of Hama. The UN said on Tuesday that those displaced had fled to Hama’s south and west as well as to nearby areas in the provinces of Homs, Latakia, and...

28 March 2017 15:46

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regrets that the world is witnessing a rise in extremism, emphasizing the need for a “strong will” in the international community to uproot terror and violence. “Unfortunately today, we are witnessing the growth of violent extremism in the world,” Rouhani said in a speech at Moscow State University on Tuesday upon receiving an honorary doctoral degree. “Islamophobia, racism...

28 March 2017 15:44

  A high court in western Japan has cancelled an injunction by a lower court on the halt of nuclear activity in a pair of reactors, enabling the government to restart the facility and use the energy which was badly needed in the resource-poor, industrial country. The Osaka High Court ruled in its Tuesday verdict that No. 3 and No. 4 reactors...

28 March 2017 15:42

  A high-ranking Russian military figure has leveled strident criticism against the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group over pounding a major dam held by the extremists in Syria’s embattled northern province of Raqqah. Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff argued on Tuesday that the military contingent is trying to “completely destroy critical infrastructure in Syria and complicate post-war...

28 March 2017 15:41

  Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran could, if necessary, allow Russia to use its military bases on “a case by case basis” for missions against terrorists in Syria. “Russia doesn’t have a military base (in Iran), we have good cooperation, and on a case by case basis, when it is necessary for Russians fighting terrorism to use Iranian facilities, we...

28 March 2017 14:08

  Over the past 24 hours, Yemeni Hezbollah Houthi Forces have intensified their operations against Saudi-backed terrorists in the embattled province of Taiz, targeting the strategic Mocha port area. Led by a missile battalion and the Popular Committees, dozens of soldiers loyal to the rival Aden-based government were killed in rural Taiz, according to Yemeni reporter Hesham Al-Kibsi. The source also claimed...

28 March 2017 14:04

  The Syrian Government moved once step closer to resolving its long-standing energy crisis on Monday amid reports that ISIL militants had withdrawn from an additional two gas fields in the oil-rich region in eastern Homs. Not long after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized control of several mountaintops northwest of Palmyra, ISIL militants began to withdraw from the Jirah Gas Field. Following their...

28 March 2017 14:02

  The Syrian Army soldiers, backed up by Russian choppers, continued their anti-ISIL operation North of the recently-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and deployed forces at positions very near to an oil and gas-rich region. The army engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and drove the terrorists out of Antar mount and its nearby positions and deployed forces in a region close...

28 March 2017 14:01

  The value of Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq exceeded $1 billion last year, a provincial official announced. "A total of $1.028 billion of non-oil goods have been exported to Iraq in 2016," Governor of Qasr-e-Shirin City Faramarz Akbari said. Akbari said that the weight of the exported goods during the period hit 3.255 million tons and mainly included Portland cement, cakes and...

28 March 2017 14:00

  The Syrian Army troops and popular forces stormed ISIL's defense lines in the Eastern territories of Aleppo province and managed to take back more villages and heights. The army soldiers continued to attack ISIL's defense lines in Eastern Aleppo and drove terrorists out of the villages of Rasm Jeisi and Jafirah Qaral and Abu Maqbarah hill. The ISIL lost a number of...

28 March 2017 13:58

  Deputy Head of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haneyya warned during, a mourning ceremony on Monday evening, against spreading Israeli rumors and fabricated news over al-Qassam commander Mazen Fuqaha’s assassination. Israel is trying to mislead the ongoing investigations by spreading fabricated news related to Fuqaha’s assassination, he said. Israel is the first responsible for his murder, according to his statements. Haneyya also warned of...

28 March 2017 13:56

  Hamas Movement organized a ceremony in al-Bas refugee camp in the Lebanese city of Sour on Sunday to mourn al-Qassam commander Mazen Fuqaha who was assassinated on Friday in Gaza. Several official delegations representing Lebanese political parties and Palestinian forces had attended the mourning ceremony and offered congratulations and condolences to the Palestinian people. Member of Hamas’s political leadership in Lebanon Jihad...

28 March 2017 13:53

  Having lost a top member to what it denounces as another targeted killing by Israel, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas vows it will not “sit quietly” in the face of the “new challenge” thrown down by the regime. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal was reacting to the assassination of the Gaza-based movement’s senior commander Mazen Fuqaha in a speech broadcast from Qatar...

28 March 2017 13:52

  The United Nations (UN) says about 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been forced out of their homes due to renewed violence perpetrated by militants near the government-held Syrian city of Hama. The UN said on Tuesday that those displaced had fled to Hama’s south and west as well as to nearby areas in the provinces of Homs, Latakia, and...

28 March 2017 13:51

  The United States says North Korea has conducted a fresh rocket engine test, amid heightened tensions with regional and extra-regional countries. Western media on Monday quoted several US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the test took place on Friday night and the engine could possibly be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). North Korea has not...

28 March 2017 13:51

  A Bahraini regime court has summoned a minor to stand trial for participation in a pro-democracy protest rally. Ali Naim Marhoun, 10, was summoned to a court on Sunday after the Public Prosecution filed a lawsuit against the child, who has not yet reached legal age. Ali’s mother said that other children, too, who were all still very young, had been summoned...

28 March 2017 13:50

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regrets that the world is witnessing a rise in extremism, emphasizing the need for a “strong will” in the international community to uproot terror and violence. “Unfortunately today, we are witnessing the growth of violent extremism in the world,” Rouhani said in a speech at Moscow State University on Tuesday upon receiving an honorary doctoral degree. “Islamophobia, racism...

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