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23 October 2017 17:15

  Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to postpone elections for the region’s presidency and parliament as political parties still grapple with the aftermaths of a controversial independence referendum held in the semi-autonomous territory nearly a month ago. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Kurdish MP said on Monday that political parties in Kurdistan had failed to focus on the elections...

23 October 2017 17:13

  An analyst says it is up to the Iraqi people and the government in Baghdad to decide whether or not they want to continue to use foreign-backed forces in the fight against terrorism, adding that this issue 'has nothing to do with Washington’. The analyst’s comments came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iran and all other countries currently...

23 October 2017 17:11

  The Kurdish Movement for Change (Gorran) party on Sunday called on northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani and Vice President Kosrat Rasul to resign. "They have to resign from their posts. At the same time, the Cabinet should be abolished, too," party spokesman Shorsh Haji told a news conference, calling for the formation of a "national salvation government". According...

23 October 2017 17:11

  Commander Pakpour said the recent statement issued by three European countries on Iran's missile program was a result of their failure in hatching destructive plots inside the region. Brigadier-General Mohammad Pakpour, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces, touched upon the recent statement by three European countries and their voiced concerns over Iran’s missile and defense capabilities, adding “global...

23 October 2017 17:06

  The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance near the strategic T-2 Pumping Station, today, targeting the western hills that overlook this base in western Deir Ezzor. Backed by Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion stormed the western hills near the T-2 Station, where they were confronted by a large Islamic State (ISIS) force. Within hours...

23 October 2017 17:04

  Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside their allies from Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary) and Hezbollah, imposed fire control over the strategic T-2 Pumping Station in western Deir Ezzor. Units from the Syrian Army’s 5th Legion and their allies managed to break-through the Islamic State’s (ISIS) front-lines at western hills overlooking the T-2 Station this afternoon, forcing the aforementioned terrorist...

23 October 2017 17:03

   The Syrian army hit hard the terrorists' military positions and hardware in the Eastern part of Deir Ezzur province. The terrorists in Deir Ezzur province sustained heavy losses in tough battle with the Syrian army. The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria. Deir Ezzur The Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL's defense lines in Eastern Deir Ezzur and managed...

23 October 2017 17:02

  The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units pounded the positions of a group of terrorists in Eastern Ghouta, killing all members of the group on Monday. The artillery and missile units shelled heavily terrorists' strongholds along the road connecting Jobar and Ein Terma regions to each other, killing all members of a terrorist group deployed in a region between al-Hoda grand...

23 October 2017 17:01

  Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali warned that the new US administration is hatching plots to pose a combination of threats against Iran in the economic and cyber space. "The new US administration has plans to use a series of threats against Iran. We should foresee a serious approach towards this plot," General Jalali told reporters...

23 October 2017 17:00

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Tehran does not allow any country to express views and demand talks about its military power. "Iran's weapons are similar to all other world states. We have international rules and the constitution which says that our military power should be deterrent and we don’t want anything else," President Rouhani said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran...

23 October 2017 16:57

  As millions of Iranians are expected to travel to Iraq for upcoming religious rituals, Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the country regrets Baghdad’s decision to retain the standing visa restrictions between the two sides. Hassan Qashqavi, the deputy foreign minister for consular, parliamentary, and expatriates' affairs, said the Islamic Republic has for the past four years been proposing to Iraq to lift...

23 October 2017 16:55

  The Philippine defense chief has declared an end to the five-month operation aimed at liberating the southern city of Marawi, which was under a siege by Daesh-affiliated militants. Speaking at an annual meeting of Southeast Asian defense ministers on Monday, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said, “There are no more militants inside Marawi City.” Lorenzana said that Filipino troops recovered 42 bodies of...

23 October 2017 16:53

  British citizens who have headed to Syria to join the Daesh terrorist group should be killed before getting a chance to return home, says a UK government minister. “These are people who have essentially moved away from any kind of allegiance towards the British government,” Rory Stewart, international development minister, told BBC on Sunday, noting that converts to the terror group...

23 October 2017 16:51

  A senior Iranian official has voiced support for normalization of ties between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, but also called on Riyadh to stop its “destructive and unconstructive behavior" in the region. The comments by Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an adviser to Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, came amid wild speculations about the impact of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's visit to Riyadh, including on Iran. Abadi on Sunday took...

23 October 2017 15:30

  The Israeli regime has continued to sell advanced weaponry worth tens of millions of dollars to Myanmar even after a deadly government-sanctioned military campaign against Rohingya civilians in the Southeast Asian country came to light, an Israeli report has revealed. Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Monday that Tel Aviv supplied “Super-Dvora MK III” navy boats to Myanmar as recently as April, “when the...

23 October 2017 15:27

  UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says there is “absolutely no doubt” that the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers will survive despite US President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify Tehran’s compliance. “It is the job of our generation to preserve that agreement, and British diplomacy will be at the forefront of the endeavor,” Johnson said during a speech at Chatham...

23 October 2017 15:25

  Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem says the "axis of resistance" has managed to thwart US and Israeli plots to divide the Middle East region by defeating Daesh. Speaking at a memorial ceremony in Beirut Sunday, Qassem said the US supports Israel despite its oppression and occupation because it is in American interests to transplant “this cancerous tumor” to disturb the region and to...

23 October 2017 15:23

  Eight people were hurt, at least one of them seriously, during an axe attack in a small Swiss town that ended with the suspect’s arrest, police said Monday. Officials said concerns about the suspected assailant, a 17-year-old Latvian boy who was arrested about an hour after the attack started on Sunday evening in the northeastern town of Flums, had previously been...

23 October 2017 15:22

  A monitoring group says Daesh slew at least 128 civilians in a central Syrian town before the government won back its control from the Takfiri terrorist group. The Syrian army recaptured Qaryatayn in central Homs on Saturday "after eliminating terrorist Daesh groups that had infiltrated it" earlier in the month. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday, Daesh went on a...

23 October 2017 15:20

  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's media office has criticized meddlesome comments made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding the country’s Popular Mobilization Units or Hashd al-Sha’abi. “No party has the right to interfere in Iraqi matters,” Abadi's media office said in a statement on Monday, citing a source close to the prime minister. Abadi made the remarks after Tillerson said Iran...

23 October 2017 11:12

  The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their field operations around Al-Mayadeen, Sunday, after a taking a brief hiatus to focus on the provincial capital. Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and Republican Guard, the Syrian Army advanced south of Al-Mayadeen towards the small town of Quriyah. Not long after launching this attack, the Syrian Army liberated most of Quriyah, leaving only a...

23 October 2017 11:11

  In their retreat across northwest Iraq, pro-Bazani militias are carrying out the same kind of actions that the Islamic State is infamous for, destroying infrastructures that they cannot hold onto. Recently, Barzani regime forces destroyed two bridges that cross major rivers that connect the main road leading to the city of Erbil via Kirkuk. Picture evidence has surfaced showing the destruction of...

23 October 2017 11:09

  One of Syria’s most highly decorated military officers in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), General Ghassan Iskander Tarraf, has been named the new commander of the Republican Guard in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. General Tarraf will replace the late Major General Issam Zahreddine as commander of the Republican Guard in Deir Ezzor, a position he held since 2013. Previously, General Tarraf was...

23 October 2017 11:07

  The battle in Deir Ezzor has been heating up recently as both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance deep into ISIS Euphrates heartland. Near the provincial capital, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate several towns along the eastern bank of the Euphrates, including Khasham, Al-Husseiniyeh, and Al-Hasan. The Syrian Army only needs to liberate...

23 October 2017 11:00

  Despite direct US support for ISIL, Syria and its allies are destroying the remaining terrorist hold outs in Deir Ezzur and people start to feel safe again.

23 October 2017 10:54

  Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government in a statement released on Sunday condemned the mob attack on the Iranian consulate in Erbil and disrespecting Islamic Republic flag. The Iraqi KRG underlined that it will prosecute the attackers. Earlier, Iraq’s Foreign Ministry in a statement on Saturday denounced pre-planned onslaught on Iran’s consulate in Erbil and disrespecting flag of a friendly country as well as...

23 October 2017 10:53

  The main opposition party of Iraq’s Kurdistan region has called on Kurdish President Massoud Barzani to quit, urging the formation of a “National salvation government.” “The Kurdistan presidency must be dissolved and a national salvation government be formed to overcome the current situation,” said a statement released by the Gorran, or the Change Movement party, on Sunday. Founded in 2009, Gorran is...

23 October 2017 10:48

  The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has stressed that it will never sever ties with Iran as prerequisite for talks with the Tel Aviv regime. Hamas's deputy leader Saleh al-Aruri (seen below) made the remarks in a statement released on Saturday. Aruri noted that Israel had set three preconditions for the beginning of negotiations, including the disarmament of Hamas, recognition of Israel,...

23 October 2017 10:47

  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has paid a visit to Jordan at the end of a regional tour that included Saudi Arabia. Arriving from Egypt, Abadi met Jordanian King Abdullah II during his several-hour visit to Amman late Sunday. In a statement by the Royal Court, the Jordanian monarch stressed the significance of building a safe, stable and unified Iraq, which he...

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