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18 January 2017 23:02

  Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has told reporters in Davos Iran actively opposes a US participation in Syrian peace talks in Astana, to be held January 23-24. Mr. Zarif is in Alpine village of Davos in Switzerland to participate in World Economic Forum 2017. An unofficial session on Syrian crisis was held on Wednesday before which Mr. Zarif told reporters that...

18 January 2017 23:01

  Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar can only participate in the Syrian war peace talks once they stop backing the militants fighting against government forces. “Once Qatar and Saudi Arabia halt their support for terrorism we will discuss the matter of their participation in the talks,” Meqdad was quoted as saying by the...

18 January 2017 22:56

  The Iraqi forces have discovered several documents showing that ISIL members are no more willing to remain and fight in Mosul. The documents found during the operations to liberate the Eastern parts of Mosul show that the terrorists have demanded their commanders to transfer them to Syria, specially Raqqa, as they are no more willing to remain in Mosul. The demands were...

18 January 2017 22:55

  A prominent military analyst said the US has provided the ISIL with aerial and satellite images of the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzur to be used in the terrorist group's offensives. "ISIL's fierce attacks on Deir Ezzur in the past few days which have been launched from several directions and their precise targeting attacks indicate that the terrorist group is...

18 January 2017 22:54

  Syrian Army troops are about to cut off ISIL's key supplying road to the town of al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo after starting a massive anti-ISIL operation in Eastern Aleppo this morning and capturing A'abad village. The army soldiers continued their attacks on ISIL's positions in Eastern Aleppo and took control of the village of al-Sufeh close to Deir Hafer town, killing...

18 January 2017 22:53

  People in Southeastern Deir Ezzur intensified protests against ISIL, and engaged in street battles with them in two towns along the Euphrates River. People in the towns of al-Mayadeen and al-Ashareh stormed several ISIL centers and set fire on them. The popular uprising broke out after the ISIL terrorists' advanced against the Syrian Army troops in the Southern and Southwestern outskirts of...

18 January 2017 22:52

  A security source disclosed on Wednesday that the ISIL terrorist group has forwarded al large number of its highly trained forces known as Jeish al-Khelafa from Palmyra and Iraq's Mosul to Deir Ezzur after it failed to conquer the airbase and large parts of the city. The Arabic language al-Waqt news website quoted a security source as saying that the ISIL...

18 January 2017 22:51

  Syrian Army troops continued their advances against terrorist groups in Northwestern Damascus, fortifying more positions in Ein al-Fijeh village. A military source said that the army men that took full control of the key villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Khazra a couple of days ago have now prevailed over terrorists' defense lines in Ein al-Fijeh and have fortified more positions there. The...

18 January 2017 22:49

  Military sources revealed minutes ago that the Syrian Army troops in the city of Deir Ezzur have launched a large-scale attack on ISIL's positions in the Southern outskirts of the city to remove the newly-laid siege on the military airport. The sources said that the army soldiers engaged in intensive fight against ISIL North of al-Omal region to recapture al-Omal and...

18 January 2017 22:48

Global Ship Insurers To Resume near Full Coverage for Iran Oil: officials Global shipping insurers have devised a way to ensure nearly full coverage for Iranian oil exports from next month after striking a deal to provide cover without involving U.S.-domiciled reinsurers, officials in Tokyo and London said. Restrictions on U.S. firms handling Iranian goods had greatly limited the number of...

18 January 2017 22:47

  On Sunday, January 8, the news broke that the chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and one of Iran’s most influential political figures, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, had died of an unexpected heart attack. Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s activities before and after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 have been so impressive that they make him head and shoulders above almost all other Iranian revolutionary...

18 January 2017 22:40

  Oil production by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fell in December under a landmark deal that seeks to reduce production and boost prices. OPEC's new monthly report on Wednesday showed that the total output fell by 221,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 33.1 million bpd from November. The production, however, remained well above levels set under the November 30...

18 January 2017 22:39

  Cuba has denounced US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria, saying they violate the Arab country’s sovereignty as they are not permitted by Damascus. Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Humberto Rivero made the criticism during a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. “We demand the cessation of the violations of Syrian sovereignty and the foreign military presence without the consent and the...

18 January 2017 22:38

  Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to help end regional conflicts, but Riyadh needs to see the realities on the ground before relations between the two countries could go back to normal, the Iranian foreign minister says. “I don’t see any reason Iran and Saudi Arabia should have hostile policies towards each other. We can in fact cooperate for future...

18 January 2017 22:37

  At least two Saudi soldiers have been killed in retaliatory attacks carried out by Yemeni forces on military positions in the south of the kingdom. Yemeni sources said on Wednesday that snipers from Yemen's popular committees targeted two Saudi military camps in the province of Jizan. There was no immediate report about injuries in the ranks of the Saudi military. Yemenis have intensified...

18 January 2017 22:23

  With less than a week to the Syria peace talks to be held in Kazakhstan, there is a degree of skepticism over the final outcome of the much-awaited negotiations. The peace talks initiated by Russia and Turkey will see representatives from militant groups as well as the Syrian government sit down at the table in Astana as part of efforts to...

18 January 2017 22:20

  Japan's government has announced measures to prevent employees from overworking in an attempt to stop people literally working themselves to death, a report says. The Independent newspaper reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would soon seek to impose a cap on the number of overtime hours employees can work. Yoshihide Suga, a government spokesman, has said that Japan needs to...

18 January 2017 22:17

  Fresh scuffles have broken out over the Israeli demolition of homes in a Bedouin village in the occupied Palestinian territories after earlier clashes left two people dead. The al-Aqsa TV channel reported that Israeli bulldozers razed 10 Palestinian houses in the village of Umm al-Hayran in the Negev desert on Wednesday. The raids sparked clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, with witnesses saying the regime...

18 January 2017 22:14

  A US congresswoman made a secret "fact-finding trip" to the Syrian capital Damascus days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Democratic Representative and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard visited Damascus "to meet with a number of individuals and groups including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders," Gabbard’s spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. The exact dates of the trip were kept...

18 January 2017 22:12

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has test-driven a domestically-manufactured electric car on the National Clean Air Day. On the sidelines of a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani took a tour by some of his ministers to check the products of three knowledge-based companies manufacturing electric cars and motorcycles. An electric car manufactured by an Iranian knowledge-based company is displayed in Tehran on...

18 January 2017 21:10

  At least two Saudi soldiers have been killed in retaliatory attacks carried out by Yemeni forces on military positions in the south of the kingdom. Yemeni sources said on Wednesday that snipers from Yemen's popular committees targeted two Saudi military camps in the province of Jizan. There was no immediate report about injuries in the ranks of the Saudi military. Yemenis have intensified...

18 January 2017 21:09

  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK's Iraq War inquiry last year. Reports on Wednesday quoted Abadi as saying at a press conference on Tuesday that he would like to see a "thorough investigation" of America's decision-making that led to its troops "occupying"...

18 January 2017 21:08

  With less than a week to the Syria peace talks to be held in Kazakhstan, there is a degree of skepticism over the final outcome of the much-awaited negotiations. The peace talks initiated by Russia and Turkey will see representatives from militant groups as well as the Syrian government sit down at the table in Astana as part of efforts to...

18 January 2017 21:03

  Iraqi forces have retaken the entire eastern coast of Mosul from the ISIL group, the head of the Counter-Terrorism Service announced on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul, Staff General Talib al-Sheghati announced “the liberation… of the left bank” of the Tigris River that divides the city. Source: AFP

18 January 2017 21:02

  Iranian President Sheikh Hassan Rouhani hailed on Wednesday the liberation of Syria’s strategic northwestern city of Aleppo and the victory achieved by the Syrian army and allied forces in defeating terrorism in the province as a major step towards peace and stability in the country. Receiving the Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Rouhani said had the Takfiri terrorists and their supporters...

18 January 2017 20:57

  Syrian Army troops continued their advances against terrorist groups in Northwestern Damascus, fortifying more positions in Ein al-Fijeh village. A military source said that the army men that took full control of the key villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Khazra a couple of days ago have now prevailed over terrorists' defense lines in Ein al-Fijeh and have fortified more positions there. The...

18 January 2017 20:56

  Syrian Army troops are about to cut off ISIL's key supplying road to the town of al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo after starting a massive anti-ISIL operation in Eastern Aleppo this morning and capturing A'abad village. The army soldiers continued their attacks on ISIL's positions in Eastern Aleppo and took control of the village of al-Sufeh close to Deir Hafer town, killing...

18 January 2017 20:55

  People in Southeastern Deir Ezzur intensified protests against ISIL, and engaged in street battles with them in two towns along the Euphrates River. People in the towns of al-Mayadeen and al-Ashareh stormed several ISIL centers and set fire on them. The popular uprising broke out after the ISIL terrorists' advanced against the Syrian Army troops in the Southern and Southwestern outskirts of...

18 January 2017 20:54

  Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta, driving them out of more lands. The army soldiers stormed terrorists' concentration centers in the farms East of the town of Harazma in al-Marj region and took control over 12 farms in an operation that came in retaliation for several violations of the nationwide ceasefire by the...

18 January 2017 20:53

  Military sources revealed minutes ago that the Syrian Army troops in the city of Deir Ezzur have launched a large-scale attack on ISIL's positions in the Southern outskirts of the city to remove the newly-laid siege on the military airport. The sources said that the army soldiers engaged in intensive fight against ISIL North of al-Omal region to recapture al-Omal and...

18 January 2017 20:53

  Japan's government has announced measures to prevent employees from overworking in an attempt to stop people literally working themselves to death, a report says. The Independent newspaper reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would soon seek to impose a cap on the number of overtime hours employees can work. Yoshihide Suga, a government spokesman, has said that Japan needs to...

18 January 2017 20:52

  Egyptian authorities have added the name of a former football legend to the country's controversial so-called terror list. Mohamed Aboutrika is a four-time African Footballer of the Year and court officials announced the blacklisting on Wednesday. Aboutrika is one of Egypt's all-time greatest athletes. He is accused of having links to the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest political party, which is currently...

18 January 2017 20:50

  A delegation of Hamas Movement headed by its representative in Beirut Ali Baraka met the Lebanese Army Chief Maj. Gen. Hatem Malaki in his office in the Lebanese Defense Ministry. During the meeting, the two parties discussed the security conditions of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. They both stressed the importance of reinforcing coordination between Palestinian factions and the Lebanese Army. Hamas’s representative...

18 January 2017 20:48

  Atalla Hanna, Greek Orthodox archbishop of Sebastia, said on Wednesday that the Palestinian people will not yield to any blackmail or pressure aiming to undermine their determination, dignity, and national constants which are completely non-negotiable. This came during a meeting on Wednesday between Archbishop Hanna and a delegation of American university students who came to the Palestinian territories in a research...

18 January 2017 11:49

  The Iraqi forces have discovered several documents showing that ISIL members are no more willing to remain and fight in Mosul. The documents found during the operations to liberate the Eastern parts of Mosul show that the terrorists have demanded their commanders to transfer them to Syria, specially Raqqa, as they are no more willing to remain in Mosul. The demands were...

18 January 2017 11:46

  In a meeting with a Quranic activist in the Iranian city of Qom, Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, a prominent cleric, pointed out some of the unique features of Quran saying, “ One of the main features of Quran is its simplicity of stories in a way that everyone is able to comprehend their messages.” Ayatollah Sobhani added, “While the holy Quran is...

18 January 2017 11:43

  In a pre-war context, Aleppo was Syria's economic hub, accounting for a large chunk of Syria's national GDP. After the city was seized by armed groups, including Islamist fanatics, many Aleppo-based businesses and factories ceased to operate, and were destroyed as a result of fighting. The city was recently liberated by pro-government forces, after armed opposition groups agreed to a withdrawal...

18 January 2017 11:39

  The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date. With her Rekub team, she followed it up with an app that brings thousands of consumers to retail shops were they can buy...

18 January 2017 11:36

  The Syrian army clashed fiercely with ISIL terrorists in Panorama area in southern Deir Ezzor, repelling their attack and killing scores of them. Meanwhile, the Syrian warplanes struck the gatherings of ISIL terrorists near Deir Ezzor military airport. The Syrian army also targeted the militants’ sites and gatherings in various provinces, inflicting heavy losses upon them. Source: Al-Manar Website

18 January 2017 11:35

  Sanctions against Iran are almost removed, but the country should be prepared for different situations, said President Hassan Rouhani. ‘Except for some banking problems, the Islamic Republic of Iran faces no international sanctions and the problems are mostly related to other issues,’ President Rouhani said at a news conference on Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive...

18 January 2017 11:34

  The leading committee of Islamic Jihad prisoners has given the Israeli prison service until February 1st to end the solitary confinement of five detainees from the Movement, including top official Anas Jaradat in Ashkelon jail. The other four Islamic Jihad prisoners are Husni Issa, Munir Abu Rabie, Abdullah Abu Daher and Sa’ied Saleh. They are being isolated in Eshel jail. According to...

18 January 2017 11:31

  A Syrian general and eight troops have been killed in a militant bombing attack outside the capital city Damascus, says a UK-based monitoring group. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Tuesday, the government forces were killed when an explosive device planted by militants went off in a tunnel in the town of Harasta, located to the northeast...

18 January 2017 11:30

  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed the Islamic Republic’s opposition to the participation of the United States in the forthcoming Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, which aim to boost efforts to end the nearly six-year-old conflict in the Arab country. The top Iranian diplomat made the remarks in answer to a question asked by the Tasnim News Agency on...

18 January 2017 11:28

  At least two more Palestinians have been killed and several others injured as tensions between Israeli military forces and illegal settlers on the one side and Palestinian protesters on the other continue in the occupied territories. Israeli soldiers raided the Palestinian village of Umm al-Hayran in the Negev desert early on Wednesday to demolish a number of Palestinian houses there, prompting...

18 January 2017 11:26

  The Taiwanese military has begun two days of exercises simulating a Chinese invasion at a time of increased tensions between Taipei and Beijing. Troops started practicing combat skills with tanks, artillery, and helicopters in the city of Taichung as part of annual exercises on Tuesday. Fighter jets and naval vessels were also deployed to the Taiwan Strait, where the passage earlier...

18 January 2017 11:25

  A new shooting attack in Mexico has left four people, including a police officer, dead in the country’s resort city of Cancun. Gunmen opened fire on the on the state prosecutors’ office in the city in broad daylight on Tuesday, prompting police to fire back and kill three of the gunmen, according to Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez. He said five other...

18 January 2017 11:24

    The commander of the Nineveh Liberation Operation, Abdul Amir Yarallah, said a group of Daesh terrorists were killed in an Iraqi airstrike on Tuesday. The air raid targeted the terrorists in Rashidiya area as they were fleeing from eastern Mosul to its west. Mosul is the last urban area in Iraq that is still controlled by Daesh. Large-scale operations are underway by...

18 January 2017 11:20

  An airstrike by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh terrorists in Iraq has targeted a funeral ceremony in the Arab country’s city of Mosul, killing eight civilians. Colonel Ahmed al-Jaboury, with the Nineveh Liberation Operation, said in a statement that the victims were killed as the US-led coalition "mistakenly" hit the mourning ceremony in Shefaa neighborhood in western Mosul on Tuesday.

18 January 2017 11:17

  Iran and Syria have signed several agreements during a visit by Prime Minister Imad Khamis to Tehran, under which the Islamic Republic will build a mobile service operator in the Arab country.  Khamis and Iranian Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri oversaw the signing of five memorandums of understanding in Tehran on Tuesday to expand economic relations, the IRNA news agency reported. Under the...

18 January 2017 11:16

  Leading Palestinian movements, Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to form a new unity government following extensive negotiations in Moscow, Russia. The unity deal was announced late Tuesday, three days after the talks began under the Russian auspices among representatives from Ramallah-based Fatah as well as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, both headquartered in the Gaza Strip, and other factions. Russia has been working towards...

18 January 2017 11:14

  The Syrian Air Force and Army's artillery and missile units targeted the concentration centers of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) and ISIL in Northern and Eastern Homs, killing a number of militants and destroying their equipment. The Syrian Army units hit ISIL's movements in areas North of the Fourth Station in the Western direction of the ancient...

18 January 2017 11:13

  A military source disclosed minutes ago that hundreds of Syrian Army soldiers and fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement have been dispatched to Deir Ezzur today to reinvigorate government forces and confront advancing ISIL terrorists. The source said that while the Syrian and Russian fighter jets have intensified their anti-ISIL combat flights in Deir Ezzur, hundreds of army soldiers and Hezbollah...

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