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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

Assad Allies: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or breach of red lines from whoever it is, America knows our ability to respond well.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to US: Iran Not Cowed By U.S. Attack on Syria

IRAN POLITICS: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to US: Iran Not Cowed By U.S. Attack on Syria

Iran’s Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Iran won’t “retreat from the field”.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State

Iran President Hassan Rouhani condemns US missile strike on Syria as violation of its sovereignty. Assad determined to crush terrorism in Syrian territory.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Undeterred! Syrian Air Force Resumes Flights From US-Attacked Airfield

SYRIA POLITICS: Undeterred! Syrian Air Force Resumes Flights From US-Attacked Airfield

United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, located about 25 miles from the city of Homs.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

“We are asking for impartial international fact-finding body to be set up to find out where these chemical weapons came from,” Iranian President Rouhani.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria: What You Need to Know Now

SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria: What You Need to Know Now

Moscow also vowed to take “a number of measures” to strengthen and improve Syria’s air defense system in order to protect “vital parts of Syrian infrastructure,” according to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Strikes On Syria One Step Away Clashing With Russia: Medvedev

SYRIA POLITICS: US Strikes On Syria One Step Away Clashing With Russia: Medvedev

U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the Russian military, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged on Friday, underscoring the risks in U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major foray into the Syrian civil war.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 23 Tomahawk Missiles Out Of 59 Reached Syrian Airfield – Russia Mod

SYRIA POLITICS: 23 Tomahawk Missiles Out Of 59 Reached Syrian Airfield – Russia Mod

US missile strike on Syria airfield was ‘low efficiency’ – Russian MoD. The runway, taxiways and Syrian aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Official: US Blasts Syrian Air Base With Barrage of Cruise Missiles

SYRIA POLITICS: Official: US Blasts Syrian Air Base With Barrage of Cruise Missiles

Russia’s Deputy U.N. ambassador Vladimir Safronkov warned any negative consequences from the strikes would be on the “shoulders of those who initiated such a doubtful and tragic enterprise.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Sets Terms For Inquiry Into Chemical Attack

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Sets Terms For Inquiry Into Chemical Attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said President Bashar al-Assad’s government had gone “beyond a red line” and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed. But he gave no indication of how he would respond.

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: Trump Understands the Region Than Obama: Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa Says

BAHRAIN POLITICS: Trump Understands the Region Than Obama: Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa Says

“We feel like we are being punished for no reason, just for sticking addressing issues that every country has,” Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack

SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack

Russia says poison gas leaked from rebel chemical weapons struck by Syrian bombs. Hasan Ali, Free Idlib Army rebel commander, calls Russian statement ‘lie’.

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SYRIA POLITICS: People From Raqqa Fleeing Under Cover of Night

SYRIA POLITICS: People From Raqqa Fleeing Under Cover of Night

“The situation in Raqqa was terrible,” said Mostafa al-Ahmad, who also left Raqqa on Sunday for Ain Issa. “The SDF is the one advancing, so we thought, ‘let’s just go over to them and get it over with’,” he said.

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: Sheikh Ali Salman Biography

BAHRAIN POLITICS: Sheikh Ali Salman Biography

Sheikh Ali Salman Ahmed Salman was born 1st January 1965 was first Secretary General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society. Read Sheikh Ali Salman Biography.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Kushner, Flies Into Iraq With Top US General

IRAQ POLITICS: Kushner, Flies Into Iraq With Top US General

Marine General Joseph Dunford chairman of US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited Kushner,Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, to accompany him.

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

Salman, 51, is considered a moderate who has pushed for constitutional reforms in Bahrain, unlike hardline groups who have demanded the toppling of the ruling dynasty in a string of protests that go back to 2011.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘US Army, Pentagon, CIA Sponsors of Terrorists in Middle East’: Ali Larijani

IRAN POLITICS: ‘US Army, Pentagon, CIA Sponsors of Terrorists in Middle East’: Ali Larijani

“The US Army, Pentagon and CIA are sponsors of terrorists in the region and are disturbing peace in the Middle East on a large scale,” Larijani said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor which has its own issues with Kurds and is in the midst of a crackdown on Kurdish militants, condemned the flag hoisting.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Teen Killed By Israeli Forces Bullets in East Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Teen Killed By Israeli Forces Bullets in East Jerusalem

Over the past months, Israeli forces have fatally shot many Palestinians in the occupied territories, claiming they sought to attack the Israelis.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

“We managed to capture these US marines leaving the frontline before being ordered to stop filming…,” Phelan says, adding that the US troops are camera shy “for a reason,” as the Pentagon’s official line is that its forces will be kept away from frontline.

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