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ISIS Suspected to be Leaving Yarmouk as SAA Secures Area [Photos & Video]

Damascus (GPA) – The Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus has nearly been cleared of the previously heavy Daesh presence. Today may a victory for both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) as well as Palestinians in the diaspora who have seen the Yarmouk refugee camp mostly cleared of the Zionist proxy, Islamic State. This comes after Yarmouk […]

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Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and What’s at Stake in the Turkish Election?

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what does this upcoming snap election mean for Turkey? Many readers with this site are likely familiar with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but that knowledge may be limited to his appearances in matters involving other countries like Syria and Russia. Yet even when you do hear about […]

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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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Turkey: US JCPOA Exit A Threat to Diplomacy

Ankara (TNA) – The president of Turkey decried the US’ move to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a threat to diplomacy and international cooperation.     In a meeting with the Iranian president’s chief of staff in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the US president’s decision to pull his country out of […]

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Op-Ed: U.S. Threatens Wider War on Syria, Iran

Damascus (WWP) – President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the U.S. was unilaterally leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the Iran nuclear deal — and effectively taking a path of direct confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. New sanctions were announced, to take effect within months. Literally hours after the announcement, Israeli missiles […]

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Turkish Banker Sentenced to 32 months in US Prison for Sanction Evasion

Ankara (MEE) – The prosecution of Mehmet Hakan Atilla has further strained relations between US and Turkey. A US judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey’s state-controlled Halkbank, to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US […]

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UAE-backed Separatist Commander Vows to Secede from Yemen Soon

Aden (YRW) – A commander in the Emirati-backed mercenary forces has vowed that the southern part of Yemen will secede from the Republic of Yemen soon, in order to form its own independent country. Muneer Al-Yafey, a commander in the Emirati-backed mercenary forces, has vowed that the southern part of Yemen will secede from the […]

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Iran Switches from Dollar to Euro

Tehran (MEMO) – Iran’s feud with the US is set to get worse after Tehran announced yesterday that it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than US dollars, as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the American currency due to political tension with Washington. Central bank Governor Valiollah Seif said […]

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False Flag Alert in Crucial Week to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington D.D. (SCF) – This week sees a flurry of diplomatic efforts by Iran, China, Russia and the European Union to salvage the international nuclear accord following US President Trump’s violation of the UN-backed treaty. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is to travel to Beijing, Moscow and then Brussels to discuss how the remaining […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Issue Joint Statement Following Syria Peace Talks

Astana (TNA) – Iran, Russia, and Turkey, as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in Syria, issued a joint statement on Tuesday following the Arab country’s peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. In the joint statement, representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey reiterated that there is no military solution to the […]

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