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Zionist Entity Holds ‘Wide-Scale’ Drill: ISIL Poses No Threat like Hezbollah

Zionist Entity Holds ‘Wide-Scale’ Drill: ISIL Poses No Threat like Hezbollah

 The Israeli occupation military has finalized plans to wage different kinds of attacks, ground and artillery, in the Lebanese and the Syrian territories, Israeli media reported.Israeli reports said that the Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) staged a ‘large-scale’ drill last week to prepare for a potential ground operation into Syria in the event of an attack by Syria-based militants or by Hezbollah fighters.Israeli channel 10 reported on

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Iranian filmmaker: Movie “Muhammad (PBUH)” aimed at introducing accurate image of Islam

Iranian filmmaker: Movie “Muhammad (PBUH)” aimed at introducing accurate image of Islam

 Prominent Iranian filmmaker Majid Majid said his movie “Muhammad (PBUH)” was produced with the aim of presenting an accurate picture of Islam.Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Majidi said the idea of making the film occurred to him some 8 years ago when an honoring ceremony was planned to be organized for him in Denmark.He said it came after some Danish press published desecrating cartoons of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).“I thought

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Pentagon to Expand Drone Killing Program

Pentagon to Expand Drone Killing Program

  The US Department of Defense is planning to significantly grow the United States’ notorious drone assassination and surveillance program over the next four years.Nearly 14 years into the so-called global war on terror which was launched by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, the demand for Hellfire missile strikes

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Megan Rice: We Are All Victims with the Japanese, Suffering from the Wounds of the Sacred Planet

Megan Rice: We Are All Victims with the Japanese, Suffering from the Wounds of the Sacred Planet

 In August 2012, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and two of her comrades triggered what the New York Times daily referred to as “the biggest security breach” in the history of the United States’ atomic complex.Sister Megan Rice, 82, and her two friends from the Transform Now Plowshares group broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to protest the nuclear policies of the US

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Iran-US Rapprochement: A Bridge Too Far

Iran-US Rapprochement: A Bridge Too Far

 The United States should stop preparing to reopen its embassy in Iran, as there is no dramatic thawing of relations between the two regional rivals.For obvious reasons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei holds that Iran will remain closed to US influence and continue to oppose its violent policies in the Middle East.True, Ayatollah Khamenei gave President Hassan Rouhani crucial political cover to pursue nuclear talks with the

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Ansarullah Foils Saudi Plot to Capture Sana a

Ansarullah Foils Saudi Plot to Capture Sana a

 Zeifollah al-Shami, a senior Ansarullah leader, disclosed that the Yemeni revolutionary forces have defused Saudi Arabia s plan for capturing Sana a."The Riyadh government had plotted for the fall of Sana a, but Ansarullah movement with maximum vigilance foiled it," the Arabic-language Beirut-based Al-Akhbar newspaper quoted Shami as saying on Tuesday.He underlined that the plot to capture the Yemeni capital has failed and what the

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Top Security Official: US Using ISIL to Legitimize Long-Term Presence in Middle East

Top Security Official: US Using ISIL to Legitimize Long-Term Presence in Middle East

 Secretary of Iran s National Security Council Ali Shamkhani underlined that the ISIL is a US protégé, serving Washington s long-term interests in the region."The US is not seeking destruction of the ISIL, but it is using the terrorist group as a publicity tool to legitimize its long-term presence in the Middle East and the Muslim states," Shamkhani said in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar

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Pentagon seeking replacement for Guantanamo prison

Pentagon seeking replacement for Guantanamo prison

 Evaluation teams by the Pentagon have been sent to various federal and military detention facilities around the US to find a possible replacement for the notorious US military prison of Guantanamo in Cuba.One team is set to visit the US Naval Consolidated Brig in Hanahan, South Carolina during the next week to see if it is a viable option to transfer some of the 116 suspects that are still held at Guantanamo and possibly stage military

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Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has posted a Facebook photo suggesting bombing of “the Muslim world” with nuclear weapons.The Facebook photo posted on Sunday night shows a mushroom cloud rising up through the air after the explosion of an atomic bomb with a text saying “Japan has been at peace with the US since August 9, 1945. It’s time we made peace with the Muslim world.”On August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb

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Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 to Tehran soon: Iran defense minister

Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 to Tehran soon: Iran defense minister

 Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic is set to receive upgraded batteries of the S-300 missile defense system from Russia, saying the delivery will take place soon.“All changes [that have been made] by the Russians over these years will be implemented on the S-300 system that is going to be delivered to Iran and we will receive the system soon,” Dehqan said in a briefing with reporters in

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Leader s Aide: Saudi Petrodollars Spreading Global Terrorism

Leader s Aide: Saudi Petrodollars Spreading Global Terrorism

 Iranian Supreme Leader s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati voiced regret that Saudi Arabia has turned into the main financial source of the terrorist groups in the region and the world."Saudi Arabia provides the Takfiris with their needed dollars to purchase weapons," Velayati said, addressing the opening ceremony of the 8th General Assembly of Islamic Radios and Televisions Union in Tehran on Sunday.Today Saudi

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Tens of Bahraini, Saudi Troops Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces

Tens of Bahraini, Saudi Troops Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces

 Abu Maryam, a senior Ansarullah commander, announced that a large number of Bahraini and Saudi military troops deployed at Southern Saudi Arabia have been killed in fierce clashes with the Yemeni forces."Over 20 Bahraini troops were killed in clashes between the Yemeni and Saudi forces in Jizan province," Abu Maryam said.He noted that the Yemeni troops also launched military operations in al-Khoba region of Jizan province and Saudi

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Saudi Jets Continue Pounding Yemeni Areas

Saudi Jets Continue Pounding Yemeni Areas

 Saudi Jets Continue Pounding Yemeni AreasSaudi warplanes continue to pound more areas across Yemen despite reports of civilian casualties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country.According to local media reports, Saudi military aircraft targeted an airbase in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a in their latest deadly airstrikes late on Saturday.Saudi warplanes also carried out an airstrike on a residential area in the Saddah district

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A No-Fly Zone for Merciless War on Syria

A No-Fly Zone for Merciless War on Syria

 The US-Turkish plan to create a no-fly zone in Syria under the guise of eliminating ISIL has a dark motive.After several days of prevarication, US officials say together with Turkey they will set up a coalition-protected “safe zone” inside northern Syria in return for permitting US aircraft to use Turkey’s military bases to attack ISIL. In what is more proof that this is a fake operation against ISIL, Washington is still resisting use

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Egypt’s ousted president appeals death sentence

Egypt’s ousted president appeals death sentence

 Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has filed an appeal against a death sentence given to him over a jail break during the rule of former dictator Hosni Mubarak, Press TV reports.Muslim Brotherhood s top lawyer said Saturday that he had presented an appeal to Egypt’s Court of Cassation for the over 100 prisoners sentenced in the case, including Morsi.Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsud said that a separate file has been submitted to the

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Hezbollah-army cooperation defeated Takfiris: Hezbollah official

Hezbollah-army cooperation defeated Takfiris: Hezbollah official

 Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah says its coordination with the country s army has defeated terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front.Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said in his address to a conference in Tehran on Sunday that thanks to cooperation between the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah forces, the Takfiri terrorists have suffered heavy blows inside Lebanon.He further emphasized that

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Egypt to open Rafah crossing for four days

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for four days

  The Egyptian authorities declared its intention to open Rafah border crossing, in both directions, from Monday to Thursday, August 17-20.The Middle East News Agency quoted official sources as saying the border crossing will be opened in both directions.According to the General Administration of borders and crossings in Gaza, Rafah crossing will be opened for four days from Monday, August 17 to Thursday evening, August 20. Travel will be

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‘Slaying children and vandalism inseparable from Zionism’

‘Slaying children and vandalism inseparable from Zionism’

 University Professor Masoud Akhavan Fard leveled criticism at intl. communities and puppet governments in the region for remaining silent against increasing vandalism of Zionism regime.“Silence of international communities and puppet bigot governments from one side andignorance of public opinion toward crimes perpetrated by Zionism regime from another sidebreed violence at such high rate in the region,” said University Professor and

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Bahraini Opposition Figure: Regime’s Security Options Got Nowhere

Bahraini Opposition Figure: Regime’s Security Options Got Nowhere

 Prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab slammed the Al Kahalifa regime for its crackdown on dissent, saying that security approaches adopted by Manama over the last years have proven ineffective in resolving the country’s problems.Holding dialogue with all opposition groups is the only way out of the current crisis in the country, Rajab, who is also the president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), stated.He further emphasized

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Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

The successful operation that resulted in the arrest of terrorist Ahmad al-Assir was “purely Lebanese,” with no international or Palestinian intelligence agencies playing a role, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said.“We are never embarrassed to say we cooperate with regional agencies in our operations, and this is what occurred when we arrested [extremist militant Shadi] Mawlawi,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying. “But this time, [the

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Islamic Radios, TVs Union Summit Kicks Off in Tehran

Islamic Radios, TVs Union Summit Kicks Off in Tehran

 The eighth General Assembly of Islamic Radios and TVs Union (IRTVU) started work on Sunday in the Iranian capital of Tehran.The General Assembly was opened this morning in a special ceremony held at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) International Conference Hall.Various national and international officials including former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, IRIB Chief Mohammad Sarafraz, and International Adviser to Supreme

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Yemen Turned into Holocaust of UAE Tanks, Soldiers: Al-Manar

Yemen Turned into Holocaust of UAE Tanks, Soldiers: Al-Manar

 The Yemeni army and the Popular Committee units destroyed during the last three days several LeClerc-type tanks used by the invading Emirati forces in Yemen by firing the Russian-made Kornet missiles, Al-Manar correspondent reported.Military sources told Al-Manar reporter that a "major Emirati holocaust" took place in Karsh and Al-Mseimir regions in south-east province of Lahj.Another massacre of UAE tanks occurred in Al-Nasr camp in

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Russia pledges to veto any anti-Iran sanctions resolution

Russia pledges to veto any anti-Iran sanctions resolution

 Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has pledged to block any future attempts by the UN to hit Iran with fresh sanctions."When Resolution 1929, the last series of sanctions resolutions, was adopted… we made it clear behind closed doors to our US and EU colleagues that Russia will not let another sanctions resolution against Iran be passed," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told

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Bahraini Opposition Leader Calls on People to Continue Peaceful Protests

Bahraini Opposition Leader Calls on People to Continue Peaceful Protests

 Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, who was sentenced to four years in prison on political charges, called on the people of the Persian Gulf country to continue peaceful protests until the formation of a democratic government.“To get out of its crises, our homeland needs a genuine democratic-constitutional system in which the government is elected by the people,” Sheikh Salman, the secretary-general of al-Wefaq National

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1200 Terrorists Surrender in Qalamoun As Syrian Army Advances in Daraa, Quneitra

1200 Terrorists Surrender in Qalamoun As Syrian Army Advances in Daraa, Quneitra

Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday continued to launch wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, killing scores of them and destroying their arms and ammunition, state-run SANA news agency reported.In Daraa, units of the army and armed forces destroyed the supply routes and dens of al-Nusra Front terrorist organization and of the so-called “Jaish

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Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

 The Lebanese security forces managed on Saturday to arrest the fugitive terrorist Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut International Airport.General Security sources confirmed his arrest to Al-Manar TV.Assir fled justice in June 2013, after deadly clashes against the Lebanese army in Abra region in the southern city of Sidon.He was an extremist preacher used to take Abra mosque a coverage for his terrorist actions.Army stormed the mosque and found a

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Obama failing to stand up to Israel lobby over Iran agreement: Ex-US congressional staffer

Obama failing to stand up to Israel lobby over Iran agreement: Ex-US congressional staffer

 US President Barack Obama is failing to stand up to the Israel lobby which is leaving no stone unturned to defeat the Iran nuclear agreement in the Republican-dominated Congress, an American activist and radio host in California says.Rodney Martin, the chairman of the All Nationalist Association and former US congressional staffer, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on the Obama

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DM Underlines Iran s Power to Defuse Transforming Threats

DM Underlines Iran s Power to Defuse Transforming Threats

 Iran s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said threats against Iran are changing, but the country s armed forces enjoy the needed power and readiness to deter and defuse such threats."In their efforts to confront the changing threats, the Islamic Republic of Iran s Armed Forces will defuse any move against the Iranian nation by maintaining their deterrence power," Dehqan said, addressing a meeting in Tehran on

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Mission Partition: A False Solution for Iraq

Mission Partition: A False Solution for Iraq

  For the White House it’s hardly a new concept. But partitioning Iraq is a formula for more war - for decades to come.Not surprisingly, the leading Sunni, Shia and secular parties, as well as Iraqi government officials denounce the colonial idea. For instance, Prime Minister Haidar Abadi’s office has said recent comments by the most senior US army official about the possibility of Iraq being partitioned are “irresponsible, reflecting

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Iranian, Russian FMs to Hold Meeting on Monday: Report

Iranian, Russian FMs to Hold Meeting on Monday: Report

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official visit to the Russian capital of Moscow on Monday to hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, a Russian spokesperson said.Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Saturday that the sides will exchange views on the key issues of global and regional agenda, including the ways to settle the Syrian crisis."The foreign ministers will

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Daesh leader raped American hostage Kayla Mueller, US confirms

Daesh leader raped American hostage Kayla Mueller, US confirms

Daesh ​Takfiri terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly raped and abused US hostage Kayla Mueller when she was held by the terrorist group.American intelligence officials told the hostage’s family in June that Kayla was forced to have sex with Baghdadi.In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, Kayla s father talked about the rape incident."They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means," Carl

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Egypt rejects calls for investigation into Rabaa massacre

Egypt rejects calls for investigation into Rabaa massacre

 Egyptian authorities have rejected a call by Human Rights Watch (HRW) for an international investigation into the killing of hundreds of protesters in the country by security forces in August 2013.The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Saturday brushed aside the HRW appeal for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to set up an international commission of inquiry into the deaths of protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square of the capital,

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Spokeswoman Rejects Bahraini Interior Ministry s Claims against Iran

Spokeswoman Rejects Bahraini Interior Ministry s Claims against Iran

  Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham categorically rejected the accusations leveled by the Bahraini Interior Ministry against Iran, and called on the tiny Persian Gulf island state to pay heed to the civil demands of its own nation, instead.Afkham s remarks came after the Bahraini Interior Ministry announced that authorities had arrested five people in connection with the July bombing in Sitra. The statement carried by

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Saudi Arabia going broke under huge costs

Saudi Arabia going broke under huge costs

 Saudi Arabia is burning through its foreign reserves at an alarming pace in the wake of the oil price slump and a sharp rise in military spending.To maintain its lavish spending, the royal family has used up $60 billion of foreign assets in the first six months of the year and borrowed $4 billion from local banks. According to the IMF, Saudi Arabia’s fiscal deficit could rise to around $140 billion by this year-end or 20% of GDP. By

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Iraq PM Condemns US Army Chief’s Remarks on Partition

Iraq PM Condemns US Army Chief’s Remarks on Partition

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office condemned today outgoing US army chief General Raymond Odierno’s “irresponsible” statement on the possibility that Iraq might be partitioned.It was “an irresponsible statement and reflects an ignorance of the Iraqi reality,” Abadi’s media office said.Odierno, who served as the top US commander in Iraq from 2008 to 2010, said yesterday that partitioning the country “is something

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Hezbollah Official Hails Iran as Major Regional Power

Hezbollah Official Hails Iran as Major Regional Power

 Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement s second-in-command described Iran as an “influential” country in the Middle Eastern region, saying that the Islamic Republic has gained the power through patience and resistance.“Iran is an influential power and among those countries fighting against reactionary parties in the region,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said, addressing a large congregation of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday.The

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