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Iraq launches fourth phase of anti-ISIS military campaign in rural Anbar

Iraqi military announced on Saturday that it had launched a new stage of its military campaign to hunt down remnants of the ISIS in Anbar

24 August 2019 09:49 PM

Operation Claw 3 launched in North Iraq: Defense ministry

Turkish security forces launched on Aug. 23 Operation Claw 3 in Sinat-Haftanin region in northern Iraq

24 August 2019 09:46 PM

Explosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens

A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34

24 August 2019 09:40 PM

Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in Iraq

A leading Shiite Muslim cleric followed by some Iraqi militants issued a public religious edict forbidding the presence of US troops in Iraq

24 August 2019 09:37 PM

Syria regime forces surround Turkish army post: monitor

Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in the northwest Friday after overrunning nearby areas

24 August 2019 09:09 PM

Iran's Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

Iran's FM Zarif will head to East Asia on Sunday, his office said, as part of a diplomatic push to win relief from biting US sanctions

24 August 2019 09:00 PM

Britain sends another warship to Gulf

A third British warship is heading to the Gulf, the Royal Navy announced Saturday, amid heightened tensions in the region

24 August 2019 08:56 PM

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

British PM Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would tell President Trump at this weekend's G7 summit to pull back from a trade war

24 August 2019 08:46 PM

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.

24 August 2019 07:57 PM

Oil prices slide as U.S.-China trade war escalates

Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods including crude oil, another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

24 August 2019 07:53 PM

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

24 August 2019 07:50 PM

Maliki threatens Israel after shelling IMIS camps

​Former Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki said on Saturday that Iraq will react against Israel if it was proven that it shelled the camps of the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria, news reports reported.

24 August 2019 07:41 PM

Protests continue against Zarif's visit to Paris

Iranians residing in France, supporters of the Iranian Resistance, and human rights organizations took part in a rally against the visit to Paris by Javad Zarif, the mullahs' foreign minister.

24 August 2019 06:48 PM

Video of beaten Iraqi woman in Iran angers Iraqis

The spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad al-Sahaf says his office is "following with great interest" reports about an Iraqi woman

24 August 2019 04:53 PM

Iran is hiding its missiles to surprise the enemy - deputy minister

Iran’s deputy defense minister has said his country has accurate missiles it has not unveiled to be able to surprise its “enemies”. Qassem Taqizadeh

24 August 2019 04:51 PM

Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey

An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead

24 August 2019 04:39 PM

IRGC commander says Iran has tested a new missile

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami has told local media on Saturday August 24 that Iran has "tested

24 August 2019 04:36 PM

Central Bank governor claims 40% recovery in value of Iran's currency

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati says the value of the Iranian currency rial has been strengthened by 40 percent

24 August 2019 04:33 PM

Villa get first points with 2-0 victory over Everton

Promoted Aston Villa earned their first Premier League points of the season with a 2-0 win over Everton thanks to goals from Wesley and Anwar

24 August 2019 03:35 PM

Can outdated slogans of 'resistance' save Zarif?

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited several European countries including France Norway and Sweden this week.

24 August 2019 03:30 PM

Turkey’s balancing act as safe zone finally launched

Turkey and the US have finally announced that the first phase of the northern Syrian safe zone will be launched this week after months-long negotiations carried out between military officials of the two NATO allies.

24 August 2019 03:15 PM

Drones fail to dent Saudi output as Asia shuns Iranian crude

Within less than three months, Saudi Aramco oil and gas facilities have been attacked with drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi militias that are supported by Tehran.

24 August 2019 03:01 PM

Police man killed, two wounded in ISIS mortar attack in Diyala

At least one Iraqi security personnel was killed and two wounded in an ISIS mortar attack that hit Diyala province on Friday night.

24 August 2019 02:59 PM

France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders’ summit.

24 August 2019 02:55 PM

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country’s last big rebel stronghold.

24 August 2019 02:48 PM

Yemen's separatists declare ceasefire in clash with government forces in Shabwa

Yemen’s southern separatists declared a ceasefire in their clashes with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa after two days of fighting.

24 August 2019 02:44 PM

Trump presses US companies to close China operations

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.

24 August 2019 06:54 AM

Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor says

An explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway’s nuclear test-ban monitor said on Friday.

24 August 2019 06:44 AM

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to US missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a like-for-like response to a recent U.S. missile test, which he said showed that Washington aimed to deploy previously banned missiles around the world.

24 August 2019 06:41 AM

Constraining Iran Requires Ending its Colonization of Arabistan

​Iran’s meddling across the Middle East is increasing. Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen seize ships, Iranian proxies fire missiles into neighboring countries, and the Islamic Republic continues to seek a land bridge to the Mediterranean. Enabling Tehran’s malign outreach is its oil wealth.

24 August 2019 06:34 AM

Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with 'American Factory'

Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely.

24 August 2019 05:31 AM

Zarif threatens Iranian protesters in Stockholm to death

Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the religious dictatorship ruling Iran, threatened Iranian protesters in Stockholm to death, brazenly boasting that the regime’s agents and operatives would not let them live for a minute and eat them alive.

24 August 2019 05:25 AM