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Syrian army in full control of eastern Aleppo: Russia

In this photo released by the Syria’s official SANA news agency, green government buses are seen carrying people out of eastern Aleppo, Syria, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)The Syrian military has wrested full control of the militant-held eastern...

Iraqi Air Force kills 20 Takfiri Daesh terrorist group commanders near Mosul

This file photo shows an F-16 fighter jet operated by the Iraqi Air Force.Nearly two dozen high-ranking figures of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been killed when Iraqi Air Force fighter jets carried out an airstrike near Mosul as government...

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of convicts

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (Photo by leader.ir)Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed with either exception or commutation of the sentences of more than 1,200 convicts deemed fit...

Syria's evacuation of civilians in Aleppo suspended as militants breach ceasefire

Evacuations of civilians and militants from eastern Aleppo have been suspended after terrorists opened fire on a convoy at one of the crossing points, Syrian state television says. The report on Friday also said the militants tried to take...

Iran’s Aseman Airlines to get Airbus planes

Hossein Alaei, the head of Iran’s Aseman Airlines.Iran’s Aseman Airlines says it is working on a plan to renovate its fleet by procuring a series of planes from the world’s largest aerospace corporation Boeing, European aviation giant Airbus an...

Sukhoi signs basic plane sales deal with Iran

Russia’s media say Sukhoi - the country’s aviation giant – has signed a basic deal with an unnamed Iranian company over sales of its Superjet 100 planes.Russia’s media say the country’s aviation giant Sukhoi has signed a basic agreement wit...

Yemen on verge of famine amid Saudi attacks: UN officials

The United Nations says Yemen is on the brink of famine.The United Nations aid official in Yemen says the country is on the brink of famine, with a Saudi-led war having battered its economy and preventing distribution of food supplies to the hunger-s...

Middle East Leaders Look Forward to Trump — 'No one will weep' for Obama's departure

(WJD) Surprised? The Wall Street Journal quotes several Middle Eastern leaders who say they are looking forward to working with president-elect Trump after the disaster of the Obama years.At a recent conferencemany principal speakers, including Testa...
by Eye On The World on Dec 12, 2016

British PM’s anti-Iran remarks humiliate Persian Gulf states: Iran VP Es’haq Jahangiri

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq JahangiriIranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has downplayed British Prime Minister Theresa May’s remarks against Iran, saying such comments have humiliated the Arab states in the Persian Gulf.Speaki...

US airstrike in Mosul leaves 90 Iraqi troopers dead: Report

This file photo shows two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets supporting the operations against Daesh terrorists, after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq. (Photo by AFP)At least 90 Iraqi soldiers have lost their lives when fighter jets from...

At least 45 pro-Hadi troops killed in Aden bomb blast

A wounded Yemeni man is taken off an ambulance on December 10, 2016 after a bomber killed 45 soldiers and wounded around 50 others at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden. (Photos by AFP)A bomb blast has killed at least 45 soldiers loyal...

Western leaders call for resumption of Syria talks amid army's gains against militants

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and France's Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault (C) give a press conference following a meeting with representatives from foreign-sponsored Syrian opposition in...

Iran summons British envoy over PM’s meddlesome remarks

This file photo shows a view of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over the recent meddlesome remarks made by UK Prime Minister Theresa May against the Islamic Republic.“Following Briti...

Islamic resistance sole path to Palestinians’ victory: Iranian official

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani (R) and the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, meet in Tehran on December 10, 2016. (Photo by IRNA)A senior Iranian official says resistance i...

OPEC, non-OPEC producers set for deal

OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria (@AFP)The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is expected to clinch a deal with non-OPEC producers to reduce oil output.OPEC has started a meeting with producers from outside the group in Vien...

Turkey seeks to arrest 55 suspected Gulen movement financers as crackdown widens

A detained Turkish soldier, who allegedly took part in the failed July 15 military coup, arrives with his hands bound behind his back at the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Turkish officials have issued arrest warrants for doz...

Turkey court rules to stop legal cases against Israelis over flotilla raid

People shout anti-Israel slogans as the lawyers of the Turkish victims of a 2010 Israeli raid speak to the media outside Istanbul’s main courthouse, December 9, 2016. (Photo by AP)A court in Turkey has ruled that litigation must be dropped against...

Israeli army admits tweeting fake Lebanon map marked with Hezbollah positions

The image shows a fake map of Lebanon that the Israeli military tweeted earlier to show what it said were military positions held by Hezbollah. Israel later had to admit that it was fake.The Israeli army has acknowledged that a “declassified map”...

Turkish warplanes bomb northern Iraq, kill 19

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters)Turkish fighter jets have bombarded an area in northern Iraq, killing at least 19 people.The warplanes took off from an...

Iran among 2017 must-visits for tourists in Middle East

Imam Mosque in the central city of Isfahan features distinctive Iranian-Islamic architecture.Iran has been recommended as a top travel destination for 2017 as the country takes steps to ease visa rules for foreign tourists.Business Insider has named...


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