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Syria Foils Major US-Israeli Plot in Eastern Ghouta: Military Source

Syria’s army and its allies recently managed to foil a major US-Israeli plot for facilitating the transfer of thousands of terrorists to the Arab country’s Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, a Syrian military source said. Speaking to Tasnim on Saturday on condition of anonymity, the source said Israeli warplanes had ...

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Iran Known as Top Regional Power: FM

Iran is known as the most powerful country in the region, thanks to its domestic capabilities and reliance on people, unlike certain neighbors that have spent tens of billions of dollars on the purchase of foreign arms, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Addressing a program at the University ...

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US plans to open embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds in May: Official

The United States is reportedly planning to open its embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds in May, a US official says. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that most embassy staff will remain in Tel Aviv. “Come May, we’re moving the ambassador and a small team to Arnona,” ...

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No Political Solution to Bahraini Crisis: Opposition Figure

Speaking at a round-table meeting held at the Tasnim News Agency’s office in Tehran on the seventh anniversary of Bahrain’s February 14 Revolution, Seyed Morteza al-Sendi said since the beginning of the popular uprising in 2011 to now, there have been numerous developments. The political solution to the Bahraini crisis ...

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Syria’s downing of Israeli warplane ‘very big’ achievement, Hezbollah chief says

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has praised the recent downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet by the Syrian air defense systems as a “very big military achievement.” “Syrian movement has decided to repel Israel’s aerial assaults. The decision to shoot down the plane was taken ...

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Qatari emir: Saudi-led blockade ‘futile’, unity needed in Middle East

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says his peninsular Persian Gulf country has “preserved its sovereignty” months after a “futile” diplomatic blockade was imposed against Doha by a Saudi-led group of Arab states. “It has been a futile crisis manufactured by our neighbors, some of whom are major ...

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‘US not pledging funds for Iraq reconstruction’

The United States will be a main absentee from plans to contribute to Iraq’s finances, US officials say as Baghdad seeks to rebuild the country following a devastating battle against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. US officials at a donors’ conference held for Iraq’s reconstitution in Kuwait said Monday that ...

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Aoun: Lebanon military ready to confront Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says he has ordered the country’s armed forces to confront any attempt by Israel to undermine Lebanon’s sovereignty, as Israeli officials stir more territorial tensions with Beirut. Addressing a cabinet session on Thursday, Aoun vowed to “prevent any Israeli aggression on Lebanon’s land and water” in ...

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Amnesty launches online campaign to demand release of jailed Bahraini activists

Amnesty international has launched an online campaign in solidarity with prominent Bahraini  human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family, urging Manama to “immediately and unconditionally” release him. Through its online campaign, the London-based non-governmental organization sends an email to ...

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Hezbolá y la Corriente Patriótica Libre subrayan el carácter sólido y permanente de su alianza

Fuentes libanesas señalan que los intentos dirigidos a dañar la alianza entre Hezbolá y la Corriente Patriótica Libre (CPL) son estériles. El jefe de la diplomacia libanesa ha reaccionado a la difusión de una entrevista atribuida a su persona en una revista francesa M, le magazine du Monde calificándola de ...

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