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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army, Russian, Iranian and Shi’ite forces, have steady succession of military victories over the past 18 months.

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IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

Mehdi Karroubi son, Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, was accused of publishing propaganda against the state over the letter to President Hassan Rouhani.

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IRAN POLITICS: U.S. Navy Ship Changed Course Toward Iranian Revolutionary Guard Vessels

IRAN POLITICS: U.S. Navy Ship Changed Course Toward Iranian Revolutionary Guard Vessels

“If Iran’s ignorant enemies think about invading Iran they should know that our armed forces are much stronger than 1980 when Iraq attacked,” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Abadi Rejects Calls By Iran Allies in Iraq to React to Trump Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Abadi Rejects Calls By Iran Allies in Iraq to React to Trump Travel Ban

Abadi said at a news conference that Iraq was best served by preserving U.S. alliance. “We are in a battle and we don’t want to harm the national interest.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Russia: Defend Ceasefire

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Russia: Defend Ceasefire

“It’s a real test of the power of Russia and its influence over the regime and Iran as a guarantor of the deal, so if it fails in this role there will follow bigger failures,” Mohammad Alloush said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Attend Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Attend Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

Russia, Assad set the new diplomatic effort in motion after Syrian rebels suffered major defeat last month by losing control of districts of eastern Aleppo.

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IRAN POLITICS: Khamenei Warns Of Retaliation If US Breaches Nuclear Deal

IRAN POLITICS: Khamenei Warns Of Retaliation If US Breaches Nuclear Deal

“The current U.S. government has breached the nuclear deal in many occasions,” Khamenei said on Obama, addressing members of the Revolutionary Guards.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Using Trump Victory To Claw Back Power

IRAN POLITICS: Revolutionary Guards Using Trump Victory To Claw Back Power

“Trump and the Islamic State militants were gifts from God to the IRGC,” said a senior official within the Iranian government.

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YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi said: “No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”

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IRAN: Two Americans Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

IRAN: Two Americans Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Siamak Namazi, who was born in Iran and educated in the United States, worked as a business consultant in Iran for several years, and was well-known in US.

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SYRIA: Assad Forces Recaptured Territory From Insurgents

SYRIA: Assad Forces Recaptured Territory From Insurgents

President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand in Aleppo.

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RUSSIA: Putin: The First Among Equals In Middle East

RUSSIA: Putin: The First Among Equals In Middle East

2 years ago Russia had no presence in Mideast, aside from a naval base in Syria. Today Moscow’s jets, missiles fly over Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi airspace.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Prince Khaled al-Faisal Warns Iran Against Using Force To Pursue Rivalry

SAUDI ARABIA: Prince Khaled al-Faisal Warns Iran Against Using Force To Pursue Rivalry

SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression.”

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IRAN: Nuclear Negotiator Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying

IRAN: Nuclear Negotiator Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying

The nuclear deal President Hassan Rouhani struck last year gave Iran relief from most international sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear program.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Thamer Al Sabhan A Saudi Envoy Faces Assassination From Iranian Militias Group

SAUDI ARABIA: Thamer Al Sabhan A Saudi Envoy Faces Assassination From Iranian Militias Group

The assassination was to be carried out using RPG7 missiles since the ambassador’s cars were armored.

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IRAN: Iranian Authorities Ban Pokémon Go

IRAN: Iranian Authorities Ban Pokémon Go

Mahsa Alimardani of Global Voices explains that this isn’t the first time Iranian authorities have banned or otherwise censored video games.

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IRAN: Iranian Lawmakers Approves Nuclear Deal Bill

“The bill to implement the JCPOA … was passed in a public session on Tuesday with 161 votes in favor,” IRNA said.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Missiles Take Out Terrorist Iranian Cows

Putin added, “The fact that we have launched precision-guided weapons from the Caspian at a range of around 1,500 km and hit all the targets indicates the good status of defense industry.

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IRAN: 10 Photos Of Hajj Stampede Iranian Bodies Arrive Home From Saudi Arabia

BBC Monitoring puts the death toll at 1,216, based on official statements and media reports from 34 countries who lost citizens in the stampede.

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IRAN: Hajj Stampede Iranian Dead Bodies Arrive In Iran From Saudi Arabia (Photos)

“If it were proved that some authorities were guilty in this accident we will not forgive the loss of our loved ones.” supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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