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Iraq forces reach Mosul airport

Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way to Mosul airport Monday as they prepared to take on the Islamic State group's stronghold in the city's west bank.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 22:48:39

Iraqi forces launch new push against IS to retake western Mosul

Iraqi security forces on Sunday announced the commencement of a new phase of offensive to drive out the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS) group from its major stronghold in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:50:53

Iran dismisses Canada court ruling as "unacceptable"

Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected on Sunday a recent Canadian court ruling against Iran as "unacceptable," Tehran Times daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:49:43

Iraq attacks IS-held Mosul

Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 23:03:39

US involvement in Syria questioned

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on Sunday questioned US President Donald Trump's engagement in solving the Syrian war, just days ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/19 22:43:39

White Helmets to attend Oscars

Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets - the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary - said Saturday they have received US visas to attend next week's prestigious Academy Awards ceremony.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 22:33:39

Iraq announces offensive to retake western Mosul from IS militants

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the start of an offensive to drive the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS) group out of the western side of the city of Mosul.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 14:00:41

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Mosul as military action looms

The UN aid agencies on Saturday warned that tens of thousands of civilians in Iraq's Mosul are at "extreme risk" with battles to drive out the Islamic State (IS) militants from the western side of the city could break out soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:47:58

Nearly 100,000 displaced Iraqis return to communities last month: IOM

Nearly 100,000 displaced Iraqis have returned to their communities in the last month, despite intensified fighting in some areas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday in Geneva.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:00:57

Iran says troops deployment to Syria by US to help extremism

Deployment of troops by the United States to Syria to fight the terrorist groups in the country would adversely fan flames of extremism in the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 6:36:10

Damascus accuses Turkey of building separation wall in northern Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Turkey on Friday of bringing in equipment to build a separation wall in northern Syria, according to state news agency SANA.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 6:35:53

Turkish shelling kills 24 civilians in northern Syria

At least 24 civilians have been killed by Turkish shelling on Syria's northern city of al-Bab, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:56:44

Saudi dismantles 4 terror cells, arrests 18 suspects

Saudi Interior Ministry dismantled four Islamic State (IS) militant group terrorist cells, and arrested 18 suspects, reported Saudi Press Agency on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:51:53

45 killed in car bomb attack in Iraq's Baghdad

The death toll from a car bomb attack Thursday in southwestern Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, rose to 45 and 56 others wounded, a police source told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:51:12

Iran slams US, Israeli leaders over nuclear comments

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed the recent comments by the US and Israeli leaders against Tehran's nuclear program, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:40:25

Saudi-led coalition investigates airstrike claims in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition launched on Thursday an investigation into airstrike claims in Yemen that killed civilians, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:38:48

Syria calls on Turkey to withdraw troops from Syria, close border

Syrian government calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Syria and close Turkish-Syrian border to the flow of terrorists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:33:52

Trump-Netanyahu meeting indicates no major change in US policy on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The contradictions in the press conference between US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not clarify the unknown about how the new American administration will handle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:33:22