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Arabs in Syria’s Deir al-Zor protest against reining in Kurdish militia : residents 

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AMMAN ( Reuters ) – Arabs in Syria’s Deir al-Zor have stepped up protests against the U.S. allied Kurdish militia that handles the oil-rich province after seizing it from Islamic State, inhabitants, protesters and tribal chiefs stated on Sunday. Protesters burned tyres along a major highway from Deir al-Zor to Hasaka which is used by tankers carrying …

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US prevents Iran from benefiting from JCPOA

Sergey A. Ryabkov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Friday that the United States prevents Iran from benefiting from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Islamic Republic of Iran has fulfilled its commitments within the framework of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) fully, he reiterated. The Islamic Republic of …

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Militant attacks assassinated 17 Syria pro-regime fighters, asserts Monitor 

Syria Attack

Assaults by two extremist communities slaughtered at least 17 Syrian government troops and militiamen in the northern province of Aleppo early on Saturday, a battle monitor stated. Thirty other people were seriously injured in the assaults by Al-Qaeda’s ex- Syria branch, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham ( HTS), and its assistant Hurras Al-Deen, which continues linked to the global extremist network, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated. …

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Iran produces three new missiles

Missile launch

“Heidar ”is an air-to-ground missile with more than 8km range that can be installed in different systems to attack armored targets, land-based equipment and more than one meter of penetration of enemy forces. “Qamar-e Bani Hashem” is a missile that is more than 8 kilometers long, capable of destroying armored …

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US and Qatar foreign ministers discuss fight against Iran


On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and, according to the State Department, discussed ways to counter the “malignant effect” of Iran. Senior diplomats have also addressed other regional problems, including Afghanistan, Libya, and Sudan, spokesman Morgan Ortagus said …

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Maritime piracy statement spots first Somali hijackings after five-year lull 


First Somali hijackings after five-year lull: Somali pirates effectively hijacked a tiny bunkering tanker as well as a conventional show , both within their territorial waters. An overall of 28 workforces were taken hostage and also subsequently unveiled within a quite short time. IMB suspects that these kind of incidents were opportunistic, especially as the hijacked vessels were not following the Proper Management Practices for Defense against Somalia Based Piracy ( BMP4 ) recommendations. “IMB proceeds to promote almost …

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Amnesty International draws attention to Qatar’s violation of human rights amid FIFA 2022 preparations


Qatar is hosting the next Football World Cup, to be held in 2022. With the big game drawing close Amnesty International urged theFederation International De Football (FIFA) to pay attention to the human rights violations, labour abuses and vulnerability of migrants working in the hospitality, construction and domestic care sector …

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Iran’s foreign minister believes Trump does not intend war yet could be ‘drawn into one’ 


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not think U.S. President Donald Trump wants a battle with Iran, yet he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a discrepancy. “I don’t think he wants war,” Zarif claimed in an interview at the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York. “But that doesn’t preclude him being …

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Turkey stands with Colombo against terrorism, Turkish FM claims 


Turkey stands along with Sri Lanka in its battle against terror, the Turkish foreign minister stated Wednesday. “We are stunned by the heinous terrorist attacks focusing innocent people at churches as well as hotels, claiming lives of more than three hundred people and harmed many more on 21 April 2019 in Sri Lanka,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu wrote to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Ankara. “We are also mourning for …

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Russia : Catastrophic Situation in Al-Hawl, Al-Rukban Syria refugee camps


A “catastrophic situation” has erupted in Al-Hawl and Al-Rukban camps for Syrian refugees, Russia cautioned yesterday. “Despite the common positive dynamics in certain directions, the situation is still catastrophic,” Foreign Ministry official, Igor Starkov, claimed during a meeting of Russian and Syrian coordination officers on returning refugees. The Russian official …

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