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Iraqi Delegate Praises Russia's Position on Kurdistan's Independence Referendum

The head of the delegation of the Supreme Council for the referendum said that Russia's position regarding the Iraqi Kurdistan's referendum...

Russian Military Brings 30 Tonnes of Relief Aid to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

A spokesman for Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said that six Russian trucks carrying some 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid reached the outskirts...

Iran opposition leader begins hunger strike to demand public trial

Ailing Mehdi Karroubi has demanded a public trial after being under house arrest for more than six yearsAn ailing 79-year-old Iranian opposition...

With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping...

Saudi Arabia defends use of Canadian-made armoured vehicles against civilians

The Saudi Arabian government is defending the recent deployment of Canadian-made armoured vehicles against residents of the kingdom’s Eastern...

Suicide Blast in Gaza Kills Police Officer, Hurts Five

A security police officer was killed when an attacker detonated a bomb at Gaza’s border with Egypt.

Security Risk Seen in Foreign Recruits Fighting for Kurds in Syria

An influential London think tank is urging the British government to stop Britons from enlisting with a Western-backed Kurdish militia in Syria that...

‘Osama bin Laden Won’ the War on Terror, Says Ex-CIA Analyst

The perennial American lack of foresight and the chaos its Middle Eastern wars have wreaked means Osama bin Laden and forces for extremism have...

Iraq Asks World's Help in Investigating IS Crimes

Iraq asked for international help Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it was working with...

US Service Member Killed in Eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said that one US soldier died and a number of US and Afghan troops were injured during an operation against...

Lebanese, Syrian Ministers Vow to Improve Economic Ties

Lebanese and Syrian ministers pledged Wednesday to boost economic ties. The announcement was part of a visit that has challenged the Lebanese state...

Pentagon Assistance to Vetted Syrian Opposition Never Included Chemical Agents

Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon stated that US military assistance to Vetted Syrian Opposition groups did not include chemical agents.

Over 1,300 Foreigners Detained Trying to Illegally Cross Into Turkey on Tuesday

1,237 individuals were arrested by the Turkish Border Guard at the Turkish-Syrian border Tuesday, 51 were stopped at the Turkish-Iranian border, and...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Refutes Reports on Independent Operations in Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) dismissed media claims, that IRGC conducted an independent ground military operation in Syria,...

Syria Has Right to Address UN as Alleged Western Chemical Weapons Found - MP

Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Russian lower house of parliament's International Affairs Committee, said Wednesday that Damascus has right...