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Terrorists Shot and Killed Russian Servicemen In Syria

Terrorists Shot and Killed Russian Servicemen In Syria

🕔09:25, 27.May 2018

Terrorists attacked Syrian and Russian troops, and the latter was forced to respond, according to the MoD. A total of 43 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and six vehicles were also destroyed, the ministry stated.

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US Vowed ‘Firm, Appropriate Measures’ To Bashar Assad

US Vowed ‘Firm, Appropriate Measures’ To Bashar Assad

🕔15:23, 26.May 2018

In a statement released Friday, the U.S. State Department said it was concerned by reports that Assad’s forces were preparing for an operation in southwestern Syria. It warned the government against “any actions that risk broadening the conflict.”

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Israel’s Supreme Court Orders Demolition of Palestinian Village in West Bank

Israel’s Supreme Court Orders Demolition of Palestinian Village in West Bank

🕔15:17, 25.May 2018

Critics have denounced the ruling saying that the decision, which will devastate a community of some 35 families belonging to the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, is another example of the Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing.

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US War Planes Bomb Syrian Army Bases in Dayr al-Zawr

US War Planes Bomb Syrian Army Bases in Dayr al-Zawr

🕔15:06, 24.May 2018

“Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes,” the Syrian official news agency, SANA, quoted a military source as saying on early Thursday.

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Syrian Militants’ Depots With NATO Weapons Discovered By Russia

Syrian Militants’ Depots With NATO Weapons Discovered By Russia

🕔08:06, 23.May 2018

“We are in the Zaafarana settlement in the province of Homs at an al-Nusra Front terror group [also known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, outlawed in Russia] observation point. We can see here a large number of gas masks, weapons produced abroad, for example, TOW-2 anti-tank guided missiles. The facilities are very well-equipped,” the center’s representative Andrey Nekipelov said.

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Assad Forces Finally Capture Damascus From Islamic State

Assad Forces Finally Capture Damascus From Islamic State

🕔12:05, 22.May 2018

Syrian troops and their allies are expected to turn their attention to opposition-held parts of southern Syria, including Daraa province, in a push that could bring allied Iranian forces even closer to the increasingly tense frontier with Israel.

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Portuguese Director Rodrigues Quits Israel Festival Over Gaza

Portuguese Director Rodrigues Quits Israel Festival Over Gaza

🕔09:43, 21.May 2018

The annual Israel Festival, which hosts Israeli and international performers, said it was disappointed by Tiago Rodrigues’ decision.

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Islamic State Now Surrendering in Syria’s Damascus

Islamic State Now Surrendering in Syria’s Damascus

🕔12:06, 20.May 2018

Islamic State has been driven from virtually all the territory it once controlled in Syria and neighboring Iraq, but is still present in remote areas along the border.

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Moqtada Sadr Wins Election In Iraq

Moqtada Sadr Wins Election In Iraq

🕔08:52, 19.May 2018

The final results of Iraq’s elections confirmed Saturday a breakthrough for nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr, who was in the lead, ahead of internationally favoured prime minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Muslims Countries Don’t Follow U.S. On Israel Embassy – Turkey Says

Muslims Countries Don’t Follow U.S. On Israel Embassy – Turkey Says

🕔11:45, 18.May 2018

“In the final declaration, we will emphasise the status of the Palestine issue for our community, and that we will not allow changing the status of the historic city,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an opening address.

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Israel Must Quickly Leave UN Rights Council – Avigdor Lieberman

Israel Must Quickly Leave UN Rights Council – Avigdor Lieberman

🕔13:18, 17.May 2018

Avigdor Lieberman claimed that “Israel is under a double attack,” one from Gaza and another campaign of “hypocrisy headed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.”

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Israel Bomb Hamas Base in An Air Raid

Israel Bomb Hamas Base in An Air Raid

🕔11:45, 17.May 2018

The overnight raid by Israel came after it said gunfire from Gaza targeted its soldiers and damaged a house. No one was hurt by the gunfire.

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Iran Says Chinese CNPC Ready to Replace Total On Gas Deal

Iran Says Chinese CNPC Ready to Replace Total On Gas Deal

🕔11:28, 17.May 2018

Zanganeh said on Wednesday that were CNPC, which was part of the Total deal, unable to carry out the work in South Pars due to US sanctions it would fall to Iran’s Petropars.

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Donald Trump’s Middle East Policies Fuel Serious Worries

Donald Trump’s Middle East Policies Fuel Serious Worries

🕔09:58, 15.May 2018

Trump’s withdrawal last week from the Iran nuclear deal, against the protestations of European allies, appears to have emboldened both Israel and Iran to move more forcefully toward full-on confrontation. In Syria, Trump’s eagerness to pull out U.S. troops as soon as the Islamic State group is defeated has forced a reckoning by Iran’s enemies about the possibility that Tehran will fill the void.

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Iran, EU Meet to Try to Save Nuclear Deal

Iran, EU Meet to Try to Save Nuclear Deal

🕔09:52, 15.May 2018

Mohammad Javad Zarif met the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of talks with counterparts from Britain, France and Germany — the three European signatories to the landmark deal who are scrabbling to preserve it.

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