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 2018-06-20 02:02 

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Hundreds of Civilians Leave Militant-Held Areas for Government Lines in Eastern Idlib...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of civilians have left the militant-held areas of Eastern Idlib in the last few days in order to reach the government's lines near the Abu Dhuhour Airport. [VIDEO]...

 2018-06-20 01:02 

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Ansarullah Forces Attack UAE-Backed Troops in Western Yemen...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni Ansarullah forces continued their attacks on the UAE-backed troops in the Western coastal region as their fighters carried out more operations to oust the invaders. [VIDEO]...

 2018-06-20 01:02 

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'Free Our Children Now': Activists Protest Separation of Immigrant Families on US-Mexico Border...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Immigration activists in Texas held a march and vigil to draw attention to recent separations of immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-06-20 00:01 

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13-Year-Old Gazan Martyred Days After Taking Israeli Shot at Border...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Zakariya Bashbash was martyred after taking bullet wounds two weeks ago in clashes on the border between protesters and Israeli forces. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-06-19 19:59 

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Iran Unveils 1st Domestically-Produced Diesel Engine...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The production line of domestically-produced 1,300-horsepower diesel engine was inaugurated on the sidelines of 'the International Railway Transport Exhibition' in Tehran this morning. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-06-19 19:59 

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Photos of Trump Administration's Detention Center for Children Increases Critics' Horror...

TEHRAN (FNA)- As attention to the issue of child separation reaches a new high on Monday, the Trump administration is trying to defend what critics call "cruel" and "immoral" policy. It's even releasing photos and video a Border Patrol...

 2018-06-19 19:59 

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Those Who Play With Fire in Yemen Must Remember That Smoke Will Get in Their Eyes...

TEHRAN (FNA)- As the US-backed, Saudi-led fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah continues, the United Arab Emirates, another party to the conflict, is desperate to amend existing international laws to create some kind of legitimacy for its involve...

 2018-06-19 19:59 

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Afghan Peace Marchers Arrive in Kabul Exhausted and Tired of War...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. [VIDEO]...

 2018-06-19 19:59 

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Cruel: Heartbreaking Audio of Children Crying in US Detention Center...

TEHRAN (FNA)- As the Trump administration continues to defend its new "zero tolerance" policy on immigration, this audio has revealed the cries of immigrant children hours after they are separated from their families at the US border. [VIDEO]...

 2018-06-19 16:58 

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Ansarullah: Saudi-Led Front Blocked behind Al-Hudaydah Airport...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to advance in territories leading to al-Hudaydah airport, a senior member of Ansarullah movement said Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 15:58 

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Israeli Army Detains 13 Palestinians in West Bank Raids...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces rounded up 13 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 15:58 

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Northern Syrian Tribes Provide Backup for Army's Anti-Terrorism Campaign...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Elites and leaders of a number of tribes in the provinces of Idlib, Aleppo and Hama, in a meeting on Tuesday, declared their support for the Syrian Army's war on terrorism....

 2018-06-19 15:58 

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Meeting on Syrian Constitution Starts in Geneva...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria, on Tuesday met with senior Turkish, Russian and Iranian officials over the establishment of a constitutional committee for the war-battered country....

 2018-06-19 15:58 

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Iraq Condemns Foreign Airstrikes against Syrian, Iraqi Troops...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday morning that condemned the foreign airstrikes against the Iraqi and Syrian troops in Southeast Syria....

 2018-06-19 15:58 

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Iran Inaugurates Production Line of National Diesel Engine...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Tuesday inaugurated the production line of a home-made 1300-horsepower hybrid diesel engine....

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Iraqi Popular Forces: US Airstrikes Aimed at Supporting Terrorists...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Asaeb Ahl Al-Haq Battalion, one of the popular forces fighting alongside the Iraqi army, in a statement on Tuesday blasted the US airstrikes on a Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) base at the borders with Syria, stressing that it was aimed ....

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Syrian Army Fire Inflicts Major Damage on Terrorists' Centers in Hama Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in Northern Hama, destroying their equipment and killing a number of terrorists on Tues ....

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Spokesman: US Not Qualified to Interfere in Iran's Internal Affairs...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned Washington for meddling in Tehran's domestic affairs after the US state department deplored execution of a rioter who had run over three policemen in February unrest in the ....

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Syrian Army Restores Security to More Strategic Regions in Deir Ezzur, Homs...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops stormed the strongholds of the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists in Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs, and managed to restore security to more regions at the border with Iraq on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Syrian Army Pushes Terrorists back from a Key Region in Dara'a Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed the positions of the terrorists in Northeastern Dara'a and captured a strategic region, field sources reported on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 14:58 

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France Slams US Immigration Policy...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A French Government Spokesman said on Tuesday that separating Mexican migrants entering the US from their children means that Washington's idea of civilization differs from Paris'....

 2018-06-19 14:57 

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Governor-General: Iran's Fars Province Ready to Help Qatar Accommodate World Cup Guests...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor-General of Iran's Southern province of Fars Esmayeel Tabadar announced the country's preparedness to assist Qatar to host tourists and players in the 2022 FIFA World Cup....

 2018-06-19 14:57 

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Russia Slams US Demands to Release People Convicted of Terrorism...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Embassy in the United States said on Tuesday the United States has no "moral right" to demand from Russia a release of people convicted of terrorism, taking into account the fact Washington has been conducting continuing ...

 2018-06-19 14:57 

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Israeli Delegation Due in Bahrain Amid Warming Ties...

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli delegation is reportedly due to travel to Bahrain later this month for a UNESCO event in Manama. The visit is likely to trigger a fresh public outcry against the Al-Khalifah regime's warming relations with Tel Aviv....

 2018-06-19 14:57 

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Japan-US Drills to Continue Amid US-South Korean Exercises Freeze...

TEHRAN (FNA)- In the wake of the decision of Washington and Seoul to hold off drills on the Korean Peninsula amid burgeoning diplomacy in the area, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said the Japanese-US joint military exercises will continue ....

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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Sweden Win on Return to Global Stage...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Following an absence of 12 long years, Sweden marked their return to the FIFA World Cup in style in the opening match of Group F. The desire of Janne Andersson's charges was there for all to see as they emerged victorious over a disappoi...

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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Belgium Prevail over Gritty Panama...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The first-half proceedings did not come as a major surprise, as Panama stuck together and worked for each other in building a wall that Belgium's talented individuals were unable to breach. Though lacking imagination, Les Diables Rouges ...

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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Israel Issues Administrative Detention Orders against 44 Palestinians...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli military authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 44 Palestinians since June 1, said Palestine Prisoner's Society (PPS)....

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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England Kick Off Campaign with Hard-Fought Victory...

TEHRAN (FNA)- England snatched victory in the dying moments of their opening fixture against Tunisia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at the Volgograd Arena. [VIDEO]...

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 5: England, Belgium Start Their Campaign on Winning Note...

TEHRAN (FNA)- There were seven goals, three victors, late drama and a bug infestation. Sweden played South Korea, Belgium took on Panama and England faced Tunisia in Russia. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-06-19 10:57 

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FM: Switzerland, Iran Need to Develop Bilateral Ties...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Swiss foreign ministry in a statement issued on the occasion of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's upcoming visit to Switzerland called for expansion of mutual cooperation between Bern and Tehran....

 2018-06-19 10:57 

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US Setting up New Military Base in Northeastern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US military has delivered a large volume of equipment to al-Tabaqa airport in Western Raqqa to set up a new base in the region, a media source reported on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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AEOI Chief: Iran Not to Renegotiate Nuclear Deal...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi underlined that the AEOI will under no condition hold talks on the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the six world powers in Vienna in July 2015....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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Top Diplomat Confirms Turkey Will Buy Russia's S-400 Missile Systems...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that Ankara will purchase Russia's S-400 missile systems and this issue is closed....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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IRGC Security Commander: Iranian VIPs Protected against Bioterrorism...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) VIP and Flight Guards Corps Brigadier General Ali Nassiri underlined that his force is giving Iranian officials and figures protection against any bioterrorism attack....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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Gov't Spokesman: Iran Not to Hold Talks with Trump...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht dismissed possibility for talks with the US under the presidency of Donald Trump....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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Iran: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal Threatening Middle East's Security, Stability...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the huge nuclear arsenal of Israel is a real threat to the stability and security of the Middle East region and also the rest of the world....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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Syrian Army Repels ISIL's Heavy Offensives in Badiyeh of Palmyra...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country's Air Force, fended off a number of attacks by the ISIL in Badiyeh (desert) of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Eastern Homs, inflicting major losses on the terrorists in the last ....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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Unidentified Raiders Assassinate Notorious Terrorist Commander in Northern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Mohammad Soleiman, a notorious commander of Syria's Liberation Front, was gunned down by unknown assailants in Aleppo province, local sources reported on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 10:56 

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EU Could Cancel Brexit Security Deal If UK Quits European Court of Human Rights...

TEHRAN (FNA)- If Britain leaves the European Convention of Human Rights after Brexit, it will trigger a "guillotine clause" that will nullify any UK-EU security partnership to fight crime and terrorism, under plans suggested by Brussels, according...

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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Report: US Immigration Policy Stirs Fears in Health Community...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Health experts warned that thousands of migrant children separated from their families at the US border could face significant health issues in the short and long term....

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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Report: UK 'Complicit' in Israeli Crimes against Palestinian People...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A London-based charity stressed that the British government is "complicit in the violence" perpetrated against Palestinians as it continues to provide arms to Israel....

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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Yemeni Army Dismisses Saudi "Illusions" of Victory in Hudaydah...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni Army Spokesman Sharaf Luqman rejected the Saudi-led coalition's claims of victories in Yemen's Western coasts, describing them as illusions....

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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ISIL Terrorists Withdraw Vastly from More Regions in Southern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued their operation in Badiyeh (desert) of Sweida, driving ISIL terrorists out of more regions on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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UN: Forced Displacement at Record 68.5 Million...

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes last year as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report from the UN's refugee agency....

 2018-06-19 09:54 

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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army's Elite Forces Arrive in Dara'a for Imminent Anti-Terrorism Operation...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of the Syrian Army Elite Forces arrived in the Southern province of Dara'a on Monday to take part in a major attack against terrorists in the South....

 2018-06-19 09:54 

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Terrorists Fail to Prevail over Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra Province...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists in Northern Quneitra and repelled their attack on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 09:54 

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Syrian Army Drives ISIL out of More Regions in Homs...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed the positions of the remaining pockets of ISIL in Badiyeh (deseret) of Homs, and won control over five more regions on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 09:54 

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Ansarullah Official: Aggressors' Supply Lines Cut Off in Western of Yemen...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Ansarullah announced that the Yemeni forces could cut off the roads used by the Saudi-led coalition to transfer weapons and reinforcements to the Western coasts of the country....

 2018-06-19 07:54 

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DeepMind Builds AI That Reconstructs 3D Objects From Single Photo...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Google's DeepMind unit has been involved in some of the company's coolest AI breakthroughs in recent years, from outsmarting human Go players to developing more realistic speech synthesis....

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