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French squash player ranks first in Tehran open tournament

French squash player Auguste Dussourd (center-top) poses with his gold medal and diploma at the end of the first edition of the International Navy Martyrs Memorial Squash Tournament in Tehran, Iran, on December 9, 2016.Young French squash player Augu...

Syria sends reinforcements to Palmyra to counter Daesh

This picture, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian soldiers taking up positions during fighting with Daesh terrorists in Palmyra, Syria, March 27, 2016. (Via AP)The Syrian army says reinforcements have been deployed to the a...

Iraq sends reinforcements to east of Mosul

Iraqi army soldiers patrol in the newly-liberated Shaimaa neighborhood of the northern city of Mosul, December 4, 2016. (Photo by AP)A senior Iraqi commander says a number of new contingents have been sent to the east of the northern city of Mosul to...

Terrorists blocking civilians from leaving Aleppo: UN

Syrian residents gather at a checkpoint in the Maysaloun neighborhood of Aleppo, on December 8, 2016 (Photo by AFP)The UN human rights office says foreign-backed militants are blocking civilians from fleeing eastern parts of the Syrian city of A...

US-led air raid in northern Syria kills 20 civilians: Report

This picture, taken on October 9, 2015, shows a Rafale fighter jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base purportedly used for raids against Takfiri Daesh militants in Syria. (Photo by AP)Nearly two dozen civilians have lost their lives when the so...

Dozen dead as Turkish army shells north Syrian city

Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep Province, Turkey, on August 25, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)At least a dozen civilians have lost their lives when Turkish artill...

Promised victory coming for Syria, allies in Aleppo: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a televised speech on December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the "promised" victory is imminent for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad i...

Army Ground Forces to hold major drill in southeast Iran

The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces hold a major two-day maneuver, code-named Beit-ul-Muqaddas 28, in the central province of Isfahan on May 22, 2016. (Photo by IRNA)A senior Iranian military commander says the Army's Ground Forces will stage a major...

Israel, South Africa conducted nuclear test in 1979: Declassified documents

File photo shows an atomic bomb test.A new trove of declassified documents indicates that Israel and the Apartheid regime of South Africa conducted a joint nuclear test in the South Atlantic Ocean nearly four decades ago.At the dawn of September...

Israeli settlement expansion blatant violation of international law: Iran

This October 22, 2016, photo shows a general view of the illegal Israeli settlement of Revava, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. (Photo by AP)The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 s...

Syrian army forces control 93 percent of Aleppo: Russia

Syrian army ground forces and allies have liberated 52 blocks in the eastern parts of the city of Aleppo from the grip of foreign-backed militants and are now in control of 93 percent of the whole northwestern city, Russia says.“As a result of...

Syria to terrorism sponsors: Bloody game over

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja’afariSyria has denounced a United Nations General Assembly resolution that calls for an "immediate" cessation of combat against militants in the Arab country.Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar...

British Intelligence Calls Israel "True Threat" To Middle East

Comment: Well, well, who'd 'ave thought? -----------------Middle East EyeAccording to leaked documents released by Edward Snowden, British intelligence spied on Israeli diplomats and military officials in 2008 and 2009, the French newspaper Le Monde...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 9, 2016

Persian Gulf Arab states shedding crocodile tears: Syria

This file photo shows a view of the Syrian Foreign Ministry building in the capital Damascus.Syria’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the Persian Gulf littoral states over their inability to take independent decisions, heavy reliance on foreign...

300 commandos to join Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria

Turkish army soldiers walk by tanks in this picture taken around five kilometers west of the Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Turkey is dispatching hundreds of more soldiers to nei...

Syria army forces liberate 85 percent of eastern Aleppo from militants

The Syrian army troops and their allied forces are now in control of about 85 percent of militant-held eastern part of Aleppo as they press ahead with an all-out offensive to fully dislodge foreign-backed terrorists from the northwestern city.On...

OPEC states must work for stable oil market: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniIranian President Hassan Rouhani says all member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) must make joint efforts to stabilize the global oil market and reverse a slump in prices following...

UN brands Israeli bill to legalize settler units as 'unequivocally illegal'

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinThe United Nations has condemned as "unequivocally illegal" a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, saying the move would be in contraventio...

Foreign chefs on Turkish TV undercover spies: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's advisor

File photo shows Yigit Bulut, a senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking during a TV show.A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused a fresh controversy by accusing the European chefs working for T...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May remarks prove Britain’s divisive policy: Iran MP

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin BoroujerdiA senior Iranian lawmaker says the recent comments made by British Prime Minister Theresa May against the Islamic Republic prove that London is...


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