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Gazans, Hamas slam latest Israeli attack on al-Aqsa

Gazans, Hamas slam latest Israeli attack on al-Aqsa

 Hundreds of Palestinians have held a demonstration in the blockaded Gaza Strip in protest against the Israeli regime’s latest attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).During the protest rally, which was called by the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, the demonstrators chanted anti-Israeli slogans and called on the Arab League to take action against the attack.In an address to the crowd, Hamas official Mushir

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Rouhani says oil prices kept down to harm Iran, Russia

Rouhani says oil prices kept down to harm Iran, Russia

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says certain major oil producers collaborated with world powers to put Iran and Russia under pressure by taking measures to bring down the prices of oil.“During the days [that Iran was under the pressure of the sanctions], some big producers of oil that are dependent on world powers decided to reduce the price of oil from $110 per barrel to $40 per barrel to undermine Iran and recently even Russia,” Rouhani

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President Orders Taking Care of Iranian Pilgrims Injured in Mecca Crane Collapse

President Orders Taking Care of Iranian Pilgrims Injured in Mecca Crane Collapse

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the country’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization officials to “immediately” take care of the situation of the Iranian pilgrims injured in the collapse of a crane in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri had a telephone conversation with Head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi on Saturday, stressing President Rouhani’s insistence on

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Iran to Keep Siding with Iraq against Extremism: FM

Iran to Keep Siding with Iraq against Extremism: FM

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday reaffirmed Tehran’s commitment to backing Baghdad in the fight against violence and extremism.In a meeting with Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Tehran, Zarif underlined that Iran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation in dealing with domestic, regional and international issues, particularly in the battle against violence and extremism.He also hoped that the

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Al Saud incapable of running Mecca affairs: Iran cleric

Al Saud incapable of running Mecca affairs: Iran cleric

 A senior Iranian cleric has heaped scorn on Saudi officials for the tragic death of 107 pilgrims in a construction crane crash incident in the holy city of Mecca, saying the ruling Al Saud is not qualified to run the affairs of highly revered site."The Al Saud is not capable of administering the affairs of Grand Mosque. At a time when millions of pilgrims are present in this mosque, why should a crane be there? This action of theirs is not

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Two Russian Military Planes Carrying Aid Land in Syria

Two Russian Military Planes Carrying Aid Land in Syria

 Two Russian planes carrying humanitarian aid have touched down in Syria, Russian news agencies report."Two Russian planes arrived today at the Latakia Martyr Bassil al-Assad international airport carrying 80 tonnes of humanitarian aid provided by Russia," Russian agencies reported on Saturday.Russia s Defense Ministry said earlier military cargo planes have taken to Syria all of the things needed to set up a tent camp for more than 1,000

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Killer Crane in Mecca Owned by Saudi King s Son

Killer Crane in Mecca Owned by Saudi King s Son

 The crane which crashed through the ceiling of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, killing over a hundred pilgrims, operated for a company owned by Saudi Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Arab media disclosed on Saturday.According to the Arabic-language Middle-East Panorama website, the crane was mounted by Nesma company which is run by the Saudi King Salman s son.At least 107 people were killed and 238 more were injured when the crane collapsed on to

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Yemen army seizes 4 Saudi military bases

Yemen army seizes 4 Saudi military bases

 Yemeni forces have seized control of four Saudi military bases in the southwestern province of Dhahran al-Janub.Fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by allied forces of the army, took control of the strategically important bases in the Saudi province, the southwestern region of Asir, Yemen s al-Masirah TV reported on Saturday.The Yemeni forces set fire to lookout towers and three munitions depots at the Saudi bases. The

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JCPOA Not to Hamper Iran Nuclear Industry’s Progress: AEOI Chief

JCPOA Not to Hamper Iran Nuclear Industry’s Progress: AEOI Chief

 Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi gave an assurance that a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers would not slow down the country’s nuclear industry or bring it to a halt.“The Iranian nation should rest assured that, technically speaking, the country’s nuclear industry will not face any slowdown or stoppage (as a result of JCPOA implementation,” Salehi said, according to

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PM: Turkey Needs Single-party Government to ‘Fight Terror’

PM: Turkey Needs Single-party Government to ‘Fight Terror’

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Saturday said Turkey needed a single-party government to fight "terror," as the country prepares for snap November polls and the army battles against Kurdish militants.Davutoglu sought to stir the faithful at the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara with a rousing speech presenting the AKP as the natural party of power after it lost its overall majority for the first

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120 Terrorists Killed in Syria in 24 Hours

120 Terrorists Killed in Syria in 24 Hours

 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 120 militants from different terrorist groups have been killed in Syria in the past 24 hours.According to the report, the militants who were members of the ISIL and al-Nusrah terrorist groups were killed near Deir Ezzur military airport, Idlib airport and Latakia and in the Syrian army s airstrikes in other parts of the country.Also five civilians were killed and dozens more were

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Iran and Russia: Clear Conscience Never Fears Midnight Knocking

Iran and Russia: Clear Conscience Never Fears Midnight Knocking

 There is a reason why Iran and Russia are helping Syria in its counter-terrorism effort: They are more concerned about what their conscience whispers than about what the United States and its NATO-Arab allies shout.Allowing a sovereign nation to fall apart is wrong. Lining up behind a blockade of assistance to the Syrian government – even if that would mean an ISIL/al-Qaeda victory – is wrong. It will have immeasurable consequences.

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Iran Warns US Republicans to Drop Attempt to Reimpose Sanctions

Iran Warns US Republicans to Drop Attempt to Reimpose Sanctions

Iran s top security official Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani warned the White House to block renewed efforts by the US house majority to reimpose sanctions against Tehran under a new pretext following the implementation of the recent nuclear agreement."After their failure in the Senate, the Republicans along with the Zionist lobby have normally been seeking to make up for their defeat, but any kind of sanction that would lead to the revival of

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Clinton 2016 campaign going to crash and burn soon: Analyst

Clinton 2016 campaign going to crash and burn soon: Analyst

 The belief that Hillary Clinton will crash and burn makes it certain that US Vice President Joe Biden will seek the nomination, an American political analyst says.Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer in San Francisco, California, made the remarks during a telephone interview with Press TV on Saturday, when asked to comment on a report which says Biden will soon join the race for the White House.“I think without a

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US government was complicit in 9/11 attacks: Scholar

US government was complicit in 9/11 attacks: Scholar

 The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States were staged by the CIA, Pentagon and neoconservatives within the US government, an American scholar and retired professor says.“This was brought to us compliments of the CIA, neocons and the Department of Defense, and the Mossad,” said James Henry Fetzer, cofounder of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of people of varying backgrounds and expertise who rejected the

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US government was complicit in 9/11 attacks: Scholar

US government was complicit in 9/11 attacks: Scholar

 The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States were staged by the CIA, Pentagon and neoconservatives within the US government, an American scholar and retired professor says.“This was brought to us compliments of the CIA, neocons and the Department of Defense, and the Mossad,” said James Henry Fetzer, cofounder of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a group of people of varying backgrounds and expertise who rejected the

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US and Russia: Making Forays Into the Other’s Territory

US and Russia: Making Forays Into the Other’s Territory

 One supports the government while the other backs “trusted” terrorists in Syria, and the similarities between the two parties begin and end there.This week, however, their paths crossed in a manner that the US government did not appreciate: Russia is “reportedly” increasing its involvement in Syria, backing the military in the fight against ISIL, al-Qaeda, affiliates and proxies.The US government has picked the “military

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Riyadh blamed for negligence in Mecca deadly incident

Riyadh blamed for negligence in Mecca deadly incident

 The co-founder of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, an institution critical of Riyadh’s construction projects at the holy sites, has blamed the Saudi regime for its negligence in a deadly crane incident in Mecca.​On Friday, Irfan al-Alawi compared the fatalities of the crane collapse in the Grand Mosque of Mecca to that of a bomb blast, criticizing Saudi officials for their disregard of safety measures in the ongoing

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Lavrov: Air Campaign Not Enough to Quash ISIL, Coordination with Syria Important

Lavrov: Air Campaign Not Enough to Quash ISIL, Coordination with Syria Important

 Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday called for coordination between a US-led coalition, Syria and Russia on the fight against Takfiri militants.Lavrov said coordination with the Syrian government is important because an air campaign is not enough to quash ISIL , the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.”Russia s top diplomat stressed that "all sides" involved in the Syrian conflict should coordinate their

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Zawahiri Declares War on ISIL’s Baghdadi

Zawahiri Declares War on ISIL’s Baghdadi

 The leader of Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a new audio message accused top leader of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfiri group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, of “sedition” and insisted the Iraqi terrorist recluse was not the leader of all Muslims as al-Baghdadi had claimed 14 months ago in a Mosul mosque, a report in ABC news said.In the new audio tape, which was released online

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Obama warns Russia against help to Syria

Obama warns Russia against help to Syria

 President Barack Obama has warned Russia against the continuation of arming the Syrian government in its fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday that there are "Russian military experts in Syria who are instructing (the Syrians) on the use of the military systems being delivered" to the Syrian government.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday urged members of

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US Had No Option but to End Excessive Demands in Iran Talks: Spokeswoman

US Had No Option but to End Excessive Demands in Iran Talks: Spokeswoman

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman on Friday dismissed US President Barack Obama’s remarks after Senate vote on Iran deal as “contradictory”, and said Washington had no option in talks with Tehran but to avoid excessive demands.Obama hailed a Senate vote blocking a disapproval resolution for Iran nuclear agreement, and said, “This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of

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US House of Representatives rejects Iran nuclear agreement

US House of Representatives rejects Iran nuclear agreement

The Republican-dominated US House of Representatives has rejected the Iran nuclear accord overwhelmingly, in a vote that was sharply along party lines.The House on Friday voted against approving the Iran agreement by 162 to 269 votes, with 25 Democratic lawmakers joining Republicans in an attempt to show the lack of support the nuclear deal has in the House.The House also passed a measure by a vote of 247 to 186 that would prevent US President

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Iran s Intelligence Minister Ensures Readiness to Defuse Threats

Iran s Intelligence Minister Ensures Readiness to Defuse Threats

 Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi underlined on Friday that his ministry is fully prepared to defuse and repel any type of threat to Iran."The intelligence ministry comprises of pious and religious forces who are loyal to Islam and revolution and ready to defend the country against foreign threats," Alavi said.The Iranian intelligence minister reiterated that his forces will not allow the enemies to succeed in hatching

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At least 107 people, including Iranian, killed as crane crashes on pilgrims in Mecca

At least 107 people, including Iranian, killed as crane crashes on pilgrims in Mecca

 At least 107 people, including an Iranian citizen, are killed as a crane falls on Hajj pilgrims in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.Saudi sources said on Friday that strong winds and storm had brought the crane down. At least 238 people have also been injured.Iran s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization also announced that 25 Iranian nationals were among the injured pilgrims.The Saudi Civil Defense authority confirmed the incident and

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How Hezbollah, Syrian Army Foiled Nusra Front Attack on Zabadani: Photos

How Hezbollah, Syrian Army Foiled Nusra Front Attack on Zabadani: Photos

 At least 20 militants of the Takfiri group in Syria, Nusra Front, were killed and 30 others were injured in a failed attack on the southwestern city of Zabadani on Thursday.Media Military sources told al-Manar how Hezbollah and the Syrian army thwarted the terrorists attack on the Syrian army military posts in al-Alali orchard and Moza castle in northwestern Zabadani.About 200 militants took part in the attack which was aimed at breaking

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Syrian Army Seizes Full Control over Oil, Gas Fields in Homs

Syrian Army Seizes Full Control over Oil, Gas Fields in Homs

 A unit of the army and armed forces on Thursday morning carried out a special operation against dens of terrorists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfiri group in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province.A military source told SANA news agency that a unit of the army bombarded a den of ISIL with their vehicles in the surroundings of Tal Sa’ad in the northeastern countryside of the

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UN Says to Coordinate with Syria on Chemical Probe, Russia Lifts Objections

UN Says to Coordinate with Syria on Chemical Probe, Russia Lifts Objections

 Russia has lifted its objections to a UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria after getting assurances that the international team will coordinate with Damascus over the probe, diplomats said Thursday.The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution August 7 approving a joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had followed up by

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Egypt Sends 800 Ground Troops to Engage in Saudi-US War on Yemen

Egypt Sends 800 Ground Troops to Engage in Saudi-US War on Yemen

 As many as 800 Egyptian soldiers arrived in Yemen late on Tuesday, Egyptian security sources said, swelling the ranks of a Gulf Arab military contingent launching a wide war on the country, Reuters news agency reported.It was the second reported deployment of ground troops there by Egypt. The first was in 1962 when Cairo dispatched 70 thousand, while only half of them returned home in 1967, as the rest were killed by the Yemeni resistance

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UN adopts Palestine flag hoisting resolution

UN adopts Palestine flag hoisting resolution

 The United Nations has approved a resolution calling for the hoisting of the Palestinian flag at the world body’s headquarters in New York.On Thursday, the UN General Assembly decided that the flags of the non-member observer states of Palestine and the Holy See "shall be raised at (UN) Headquarters and United Nations Offices following the flags of the member states."As many as 119 countries voted in favor of the resolution, eight voted

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US plans to topple Syria’s Assad go back to 9/11: Analyst

US plans to topple Syria’s Assad go back to 9/11: Analyst

 Washington’s plans to overthrow the Syrian government go back to the 9/11 attacks and recent revelations by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should come as no surprise to anybody, says an American journalist.Wayne Madsen, an author and investigative journalist, made the comments when asked about Assange’s remarks who said on Wednesday that the US had planned to topple the Syrian government long before 2011, the year that the brutal

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Infighting among House Republicans jeopardizes vote on Iran agreement

Infighting among House Republicans jeopardizes vote on Iran agreement

 Feuding Republican members of the US House of Representatives have abandoned a resolution against the Iran nuclear agreement after blowback from conservatives.The House was scheduled to vote on Wednesday on the rule for debating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a procedural measure that would have cleared the way for passing the resolution disapproving of the Vienna accord later this week.But the voting was cancelled after

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Lavrov: Russia Has Never Made Syria Military Presence Secret

Lavrov: Russia Has Never Made Syria Military Presence Secret

 Russian Foreign Mnister Sergei Lavrov denied Moscow was ramping up its military presence in Syria, saying it was supplying its Middle Eastern ally with humanitarian aid and military equipment in accordance with existing contracts."Russian planes are sending to Syria both military equipment in accordance with current contracts and humanitarian aid," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters."We have never made our military

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EC Secretary Blames US, Israel for Displacement of Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis

EC Secretary Blames US, Israel for Displacement of Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis

 Secretary of Iran s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee voiced concern about the situation of Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni refugees, and took the US and Israel responsible for their displacement."The US and Israel are the main culprits behind the Yemeni, Syrian and Iraqi people s displacement," Rezayee told reporters in the Central city of Qom on Thursday.He blasted the ignorance of those countries which claim to be advocates of human rights

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Fables of 9/11: Persistent, Persuasive, and Destructive

Fables of 9/11: Persistent, Persuasive, and Destructive

 The tragedy of 9/11 should no longer be allowed to haunt the world’s collective memory and define its sense of purpose and orientation.Under the pretext of wiping out the terrorists and their movements, the United States and its allies continue to spread sectarian poison and bring pain and suffering to many others. For fourteen years, the world has only seen wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the

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David Heap: Illegality of Gaza Blockade Has Been Established by UN Specialists

David Heap: Illegality of Gaza Blockade Has Been Established by UN Specialists

 On May 10, a group of vessels planning to break the naval blockade of Gaza Strip by Israel started its journey towards the besieged enclave from Sweden.The “Freedom Flotilla III” stopped in several European cities and ports along the way to Gaza and was joined by a number of politicians, activists, journalists and artists from different countries. However, it was finally intercepted by the Israeli navy on June 29 in the international

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