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 2018-01-16 21:28 

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Syrian Army Imposes Control over More Regions in Aleppo Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops managed to advance against terrorists in a newly opened front in Southern Aleppo. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-01-16 21:28 

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Hundreds of Indian Muslims Protest against Netanyahu's Six-Day Visit...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Muslim protesters marched through the city of Kargil in anger at the state visit by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-01-16 21:28 

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Yemeni Forces Step up Ambush against Saudi-Backed Militants in Marib...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni forces continued their attacks against the Saudi-backed mercenary by targeting several areas in Marib province. [VIDEO]...

 2018-01-16 21:28 

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US: Hundreds Denounce Trump's Racist Definition of Haiti in Oakland...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds hit the streets of Oakland for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in protest against racism and to denounce US President Donald Trump's alleged definition of Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as "shithole countries." ....

 2018-01-16 19:29 

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UN Probe Details Saudi Atrocities in Yemen What Next?...

TEHRAN (FNA)- While the latest UN report on Yemen hasn't been released to the public, it wrongfully faults Iran for not preventing weapons transfers to Yemen. Sadly, this appears to have glossed over much of the document, focused on the harm done to c...

 2018-01-16 15:25 

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Media: US Setting Up Large Secret Airbase in Syria to Protect Kurdish-Held Areas...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington has established a secret airbase in Syria to protect the Kurdish forces who have occupied large areas of the Arab country, media reports said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 15:25 

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Turkey-Backed Militants Launch Heavy Attacks on Kurds in Northern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ankara-backed militants targeted heavily the Kurdish fighters' positions in the town of Afrin in Aleppo province, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday, adding that Turkish reconnaissance planes have been patrolling over Afrin ....

 2018-01-16 15:25 

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Iran Arrests Leaders of Recent Riots in Isfahan...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Four females who endeavored to provoke the recent economic protests into riots and received orders from the anti-revolutionary forces outside the country were arrested by security forces in the Central city of Isfahan....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Hundreds Converge on Times Square to Protest Racism, US President...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that US President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further Washington acceptance ...

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Lebanese Daily: US to Face New Vietnam War in Syria by Forming Border Security Force...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Lebanese newspaper said the US means to loot the rich regions that it intends to bring under the rule of the Border Security Force in Syria....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in Aleppo Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation board) in Southern Aleppo and managed to capture several villages in the push towards Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib on ....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Clashes with Syrian Army in Eastern Damascus...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Field sources reported on Tuesday that a notorious commander of Faylaq al-Rahman was killed in battle with the Syrian Army troops in Eastern Ghouta....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Half A Million Rohingya Refugee Children at Risk in Overcrowded Camps in Bangladesh with Cyclone, Monsoon Season on Horizon...

TEHRAN (FNA)- UNICEF warned the health and safety of more than 520,000 Rohingya children living in overcrowded camps and informal settlements in Bangladesh is likely to be put at even greater risk ahead of upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Syrian Army Forwards More Soldiers to Idlib amid Advances towards Terrorist-Held Airbase...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has dispatched more troops and equipment to accelerate advances against terrorists in Southeastern Idlib and capture the Abu al-Dhohour military airport fast, field sources reported on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Booby-Trapped Blast Kills Senior Terrorist Commander in Southern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the notorious commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was killed after a bomb planted in his vehicle went off in Dara'a province, field sources confirmed on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 14:25 

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Turkey Sends More Military Hardware to Border with Syria after US Decision to Set up Border Army...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Ankara has dispatched more military equipment to the border region with Syria to face the Kurdish forces' threats after Washington declared that it would create a several-thousand army at Syria's border, military sources confirmed ....

 2018-01-16 13:25 

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UN: 22 Million Yemenis Now in Need of Aid...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations said on Tuesday, more than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the brutal aggression launched by the Saudi-led coalition nears its fourth year....

 2018-01-16 13:25 

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Five Senior Commanders of Al-Nusra Killed in Syrian Army Attacks in Idlib...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Five notorious field commanders of especial forces of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) have been killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops in Southeastern Idlib, dissident-affiliated websites ...

 2018-01-16 13:25 

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Saudi Arabia's Richest Man Thrown in Jail, Hung Upside Down, Beaten' in Crackdown...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia's richest man has been thrown into jail, "hung upside down and beaten" for refusing to pay the Government 728 million as part of an "anti-corruption sweep", according to a report....

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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Bangladesh, Myanmar Agree on Rohingya Repatriation Plan in Two-Year Period...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years....

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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North Korea: US President's Nuclear Button Boast 'Spasm of A Lunatic'...

TEHRAN (FNA)- It took Pyongyang almost two weeks to respond to US President Donald Trump's bragging about the size of his 'nuclear button,' but a state-run newspaper called it "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog."...

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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Lebanese Speaker Urges Muslims to Boycott Israeli Goods...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri asked all Islamic states to grow united and take practical actions against the Zionist regime like boycotting the Israeli goods....

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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Aleppo: Syrian Army Continues to Advance towards Terrorist-Held Airbase in Idlib...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army forces stormed the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Southern Aleppo and managed to capture more positions in the push toward Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern ....

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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10,000 Bodies Discovered in Several Mass Graves in Syria's Raqqa...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian official said on Tuesday that several mass graves with 10,000 bodies, including one with 4,000, have been found in Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria....

 2018-01-16 12:25 

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Top Commander: Iranian Armed Forces Not Surprised by Any Threats...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined that his forces are prepared to confront and defend the country against any dangers and threats....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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Iran's Wheat Export 7 Folded...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The export of wheat from Iran increased by 758 percent compared to the last year while its import is banned which shows the self-sufficiency of this strategic product in Iran and makes a positive trade balance for the country....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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PUIC Secretary-General Condemns Israel's Settlement Plans, Detention of Palestinians...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States (PUIC) Mahmud Erol Kili deplored Israel for occupying Palestinian lands and arresting a large number of the Palestinian pe ....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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Senior Politician: Border Security Forces to Ignite Horrible War in Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Syrian politician warned that the US-led coalition's decision to start a new Border Security Force for the alleged goal of fighting terrorists in Syria is aimed at disintegration of the country and will lead to a horrible w ....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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Syria: Militants Plead with US for Supplying More Weapons via CIA...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) asked the US to revive the previously suspended CIA military aid program to rebel groups seeking the ouster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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British Rights Groups Call on PM to Cancel Saudi Crown Prince Visit UK...

TEHRAN (FNA)- British rights organisations called on the government to cancel the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, to Britain, which was announced by the UK's Prime Minister, Theresa May, last month....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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Iran Blasts US Decision to Form Border Security Force as Blatant Interference in Syria's Affairs...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry rapped the US-led coalition for its decision to create a new Border Security Force for the alleged goal of fighting terrorists in Syria as blatant meddling in the Arab country's affairs, warning of its dire ....

 2018-01-16 11:25 

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Iranian President Blames US Biased Support for Israel for Instability in Middle-East...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Washington has destabilized the region by its "biased and unsparing" support for Israel and ignoring the Palestinian people's rights....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Syrian Army Imposes Control over More Regions in Aleppo Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops managed to advance against terrorists in the newly opened front in Southern Aleppo towards the strategic Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib and captured more villages and hills, field sources reported on ....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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More Terrorists Killed, Injured in Fierce Clashes Between Rival Groups in Southern Damascus...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of terrorists have been killed or wounded in heavy infighting between the ISIL and Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Palestinian Yarmouk Refugee Camp in the Southern countryside ....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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FM: Russia Not to Support US' Efforts to Change 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that Moscow will not back the US attempts to change the 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany)....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Envoy: Iran to Send Another Oil Tanker to S. Korea...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Seoul Hassan Taherian announced that a new cargo of gas condensates will be dispatched to South Korea after his country's oil tanker, Sanchi, collided with another vessel and sank in the East China Sea....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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US Moves More Warships, Bombers Near North Korea...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Turkish, Iranian Central Banks Vow to Expand Ties...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior officials from the central banks of Iran and Turkey in a meeting in Tehran discussed new ways of developing banking relations between the two neighboring states....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Saudi Forces Shoot Shia Youth to Death in Kingdom's Qatif Region...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabian troops fatally shot a youth Abdullah al-Qallaf during operations carried out in the kingdom's Shia-populated Qatif region in Eastern Province....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Syrian Army on Verge of Laying Siege on Terrorists' Stronghold in Eastern Damascus...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops managed to advance against terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and captured a key hill in the region, inching closer to lay siege on a main bastion of militants on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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China Condoles Iran over Oil Tanker Tragedy...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi extended condolences to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the death of all the 30 Iranian sailors aboard an oil tanker that collided with another vessel and sank off China's East Coas ....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

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Iran Takes Up Rotating Head of PUIC...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The rotating chair of the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC members (PUIC) was ceded to Iran in a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana Summon US Diplomats After Donald Trump Remark...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A growing number of nations are summoning US diplomats in the wake of President Donald Trump's "s***hole" remark, as Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana summoned the United States' senior diplomats over US leader's recent ....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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New Magnesium Alloy Developed for Upcoming Top Galaxy Phones...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Samsung is ready to use "Metal 12" alloys to make durable and lightweight electronics, including smartphones, laptops, and wearables. And the company is already looking to register a new trademark for the special material....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Death Toll from Tripoli Airport Clash Rises to 20...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Palestinian Central Council Calls on PLO to End Recognition of Israel...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Palestinian Central Council called on Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Tel Aviv regime's capit ....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Palestine: Youth Dies of Wounds Sustained during Clashes with Israeli Army in West Bank...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ministry of health Monday announced the death of a Palestinian youth Ahmad Salim who was critically injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers that erupted in the town of Jayous, East of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank....

 2018-01-16 03:24 

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Syrian Army Seizes Strategic Town in Southwestern Aleppo...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army Seized the strategic town of Tal Al-Daman in Southwestern Aleppo province during an assault that sealed the victory on major operation throughout the Al-Hass plateau region. [VIDEO]...

 2018-01-16 02:24 

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Syrian Army Captures Strategic Khanasser-Arbeen Highway...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army scored another major advance in Southern Aleppo by capturing over 30 towns in a matter of 48 hours, and Khanasser-Arbeen Mountain Highway is among the strategic targets captured in the region. [VIDEO]...

 2018-01-16 01:24 

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Australia: Demonstration in Support of Palestinian Teen in Sidney...

TEHRAN (FNA)- People in Sidney took to the streets in support of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager in Israeli prison, and also demanded public support for the BDS (Boycott, Disinvestment, Sanctions) campaign against the Israeli regime. [PHOTOS]...

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