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 2017-10-21 14:26 

Alalam News Network

SDF won't hand over Raqqa to Syrian government... +

A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqa, where Isis terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of "federal government" in the country's north....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Russian Experts Clear Landmines from over 30 Hectares of Land in Eastern Syria... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced in a statement that 34 hectares of Deir Ezzur city districts have been demined by Russian sappers in the last 24 hours....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Wins back Al-Quaryatayn from Terrorists... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Army troops imposed full control over the town of al-Quaryatayn in Southwestern Homs on Saturday, inflicting major losses on ISIL terrorists....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan... +

TEHRAN FNA - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council SNSC Ali Shamkhani deplored the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, blasting certain regional states for intelligence and financial support for the Takfiri terrorists....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Spanish PM: Powers of Catalan Administration Will Be Transferred to Central Government... +

TEHRAN FNA - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said at a press conference that Spanish government will administer Catalonia directly from Madrid, adding that Madrid wants to curb the powers of the Catalan parliament....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

People Across the World Taste Iranian Civilization by Watching Iranian Films... +

TEHRAN FNA - Mohammad Mehdi Heidarian, the director of the Cinema Organization of Iran and deputy minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said: "people across the world taste the sweet flavor of Iranian civilization by watching works of Iranian filmmaker...

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Leader's Top Aide Lauds Hamas for Not Leaving Armed Struggle against Israel... +

TEHRAN FNA - Iranian Supreme Leader's top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati praised the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, for insisting on continued armed struggle against the Israeli occupation....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Senior Official: Hamas Never Accepts Cut of Ties with Iran... +

TEHRAN FNA - Deputy Head of Hamas political bureau Saleh al-Arouri underlined that the resistance group would never agree to sever ties with Iran and give up armed struggle as prerequisites for talks with Israel....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Somalia: Mogadishu Bombing Death Toll Rises to 358... +

TEHRAN FNA - The number of people killed in last week's devastating bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358....

 2017-10-21 14:26 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Utilizing Most Powerful Mortars in War on Terrorists... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Army has started using a modern model of M-160 mortars called the Ruthless Axe in the battlefield across the war-hit country, a Russian media outlet reported Saturday....

 2017-10-21 14:25 

FARS News Agency

Trump to Allow Release of Classified JFK Assassination Files... +

TEHRAN FNA - US President Donald Trump announced that he will allow the release of classified documents relating to the assassination of President John F Kennedy, shot dead while visiting Dallas, Texas in 1963....

 2017-10-21 14:25 

Gulf Times

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis... +

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the role which Kuwait played 'to diplomatically seek a resolution' for the ongoing Gulf crisis ......

 2017-10-21 14:25 

Press TV

Spain to dismiss Catalan government, hold new elections: Prime Minister... +

The Spanish premier announces plans to dismiss the Catalan government and hold fresh elections....

 2017-10-21 14:25 

MehrNews.com

Amir-Abdollahian meets with senior Dutch MP... +

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (MNA) Iranian Parliament Deputy General for International Affairs, Amir-Abdollahian, received Dutch MP Raymond Knops in Tehran on Saturday....

 2017-10-21 14:21 

Alalam News Network

Isis claims responsibility for Kabul bomb attack... +

The Isis terrorist group is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed at least 39 and wounded at least 41....

 2017-10-21 14:21 

Ynetnews

Iraqi seeks clarification from Rosneft about energy deal with Kurdistan region... +

BAGHDAD Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said he had sought clarifications from Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft about contracts it signed with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.Rosneft "assured that the contracts are preliminary and not...

 2017-10-21 14:20 

Ynetnews

German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack... +

BERLIN There are no indications that a man detained on Saturday in Munich on suspicion of stabbing several people in the German city had acted out of religious or political motives, the head of the police force said on Saturday.Munich police chief Hubert...

 2017-10-21 14:19 

Al Arabiya

Details emerge of attack between police, extremists in Egypt's Western Desert... +

The Egyptian security forces continued their operations to hunt down extremists involved in the deadly attack on police forces in Egyptrsquo;s...

 2017-10-21 14:16 

i24 News

'This is absolute barbarism': Kabulis come to grips with string of bombings... +

In recent weeks more than 400 civilians were given training and weapons to boost security at Shiite mosques...

 2017-10-21 14:16 

Times of Israel

Foreigners who joined IS face almost certain death in Raqqa... +

World governments are loathe to admit jihadists back home, and may even be encouraging local forces to see that they die in battleWorld governments are loathe to admit jihadists back home, and may even be encouraging local forces to see that they die in b...

 2017-10-21 14:14 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

IPL: Pars Jonoubi Beats Zob Ahan to Return Top of Table... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Pars Jonoubi Jam football team defeated Zob Ahan 3-0 in Isfahan and moved back to the top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) table....

 2017-10-21 14:11 

Al Jazeera

Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame... +

Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus blames Aung San Suu Kyi for continued violence in Myanmar against the Rohingya....

 2017-10-21 14:05 

Gulf Times

Kremlin says Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call... +

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital in late October, the Kremlin said on Saturday....

 2017-10-21 14:05 

ISNA

Iranian, Austrian FMs discuss issues of mutual interest... +

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz, who is expected to become the European country's chancellor, conferred on various issues in a phone conversation....

 2017-10-21 14:04 

Kuwait News Agency

Iraq eyes closer energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia... +
 2017-10-21 14:00 

SANA

Syria surprised over inability of UNSC to stop and condemn Israeli aggressions... +

Damascus, SANA_ Syria on Saturday condemned the new Israeli aggression on al-Quneitra countryside, considering it as a new cycle of outright collusion between the Israeli occupation and armed terrorist groups and a desperate attempt to support these group...

 2017-10-21 13:59 

Press TV

Traditional 'Hingot Yuddh' war games in India... +

Traditional 'Hingot Yuddh' is an age-old tradition in India....

 2017-10-21 13:58 

Haaretz Daily

Leader of American-Israeli group vows 'to be more careful' after posting anti-Semitic Soros image... +
 2017-10-21 13:58 

Al Arabiya

15 Afghan army trainees killed in Kabul suicide attack... +

A suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they were leaving their base in Kabul on Saturday, the defense ministry said, in the latest deadly...

 2017-10-21 13:57 

Al Jazeera

Gunmen kill 12 Niger troops in attack near Mali border... +

Heavily armed assailants believed to have crossed over from Mali launch dawn attack on paramilitary police base....

 2017-10-21 13:57 

Press TV

Syrian army troops, allies liberate central town in Homs from Daesh... +

Syrian army troops and their allies liberate the central town of al-Qaraytan from Daesh Takfiri terrorists....

 2017-10-21 13:57 

Press TV

Former UK deputy PM describes Brexit as a 'disaster'... +

A former UK deputy prime minister says there are MPs in prime minister's party who want to stop Brexit....

 2017-10-21 13:50 

JPost.com

12-year-old Jewish youth wounded by rock in Hebron... +
 2017-10-21 13:49 

Times of Israel

'Czech Trump' poised for victory as anti-EU parties seek gains... +

With majority of results in, Andrej Babis takes a huge lead in election that could install another euroskeptic government in Central EuropeWith majority of results in, Andrej Babis takes a huge lead in election that could install another euroskeptic gover...

 2017-10-21 13:45 

MehrNews.com

Zarif to head senior politics-economy delegation to S Africa... +

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (MNA) Iran Foreign Minister Zarif will leave Tehran at the head of a ranking politics and economy delegation to South Africa, said FM Spox Bahram Ghasemi on Saturday....

 2017-10-21 13:44 

Times of Israel

Iran, Syria pledge joint effort to counter 'Zionist-American schemes'... +

Visiting Damascus, Tehran's army chief signs MOU promising increased coordination between militaries on intel and technologyVisiting Damascus, Tehran's army chief signs MOU promising increased coordination between militaries on intel and technolog...

 2017-10-21 13:41 

Bahrain News Agency

Housing policy revision discussed... +
 2017-10-21 13:41 

Bahrain News Agency

HM King condoles with Egyptian president... +
 2017-10-21 13:41 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Pulling Out of JCPOA to Jeopardize Global Security: Russian FM... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Breaking up the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers would jeopardize global security, including the situation on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said....

 2017-10-21 13:38 

Press TV

Trump says he'll allow Kennedy assassination files to be released... +

Trump says he would allow the release of classified documents related to the JFK assassination....

 2017-10-21 13:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Iran hails Hamas' commitment to armed struggle... +
 2017-10-21 13:36 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Esteghlal Edges Nassaji in Iran's Hazfi Cup... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Esteghlal football team edged past Nassaji Mazandaran 2-1 at Tehran's Azadi Stadium to seal a spot in Irans Hazfi Cup last eight....

 2017-10-21 13:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

No int'l deal limits countries' missile programs: Military official... +

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA Iran's missile program is not negotiable and is a red-line for the Islamic Republic, a top military official said here on Saturday, adding that there is no international contract for limiting the countries' missile programs....

 2017-10-21 13:31 

Ynetnews

Syrian army takes town from Islamic State in Homs... +

BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied forces recaptured a town from Islamic State on Saturday in central Homs province, where the jihadists have lost vast territory in recent months, state media said.Syrian troops regained control of al-Qaraytan "after e...

 2017-10-21 13:30 

Ynetnews

Spain's Rajoy says will sack Catalan government, call regional elections... +

MADRID Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday said he would curb the powers of the parliament of Catalonia, sack its government and call an election within six months in a bid to thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spa...

 2017-10-21 13:25 

Haaretz Daily

Turkey's banks could face billions in U.S. fines for violating Iran sanctions... +

Turkish President Erdogan dismissed the charges as politically motivated, and tantamount to an attack on the Turkish Republic...

 2017-10-21 13:22 

Al Jazeera

What makes someone a 'feminist'?... +

We debate whether all women's choices can be considered 'feminist'....

 2017-10-21 13:17 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Americans not banned from Iran economy: Iranian VP... +

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA Tehran has never told the Americans not to enter the Iranian markets, a top Iranian official said on Saturday....

 2017-10-21 13:15 

Gulf Times

Merkel circles the wagons after early talks on new German government... +

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet top party officials in her conservative political bloc on Saturday, the day after the first round of coalition talks with the Greens and the Free Democrats ......

 2017-10-21 13:13 

Kuwait News Agency

Rajoy dismisses Catalan administration... +

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