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Macron recalls need of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil

French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated Saturday the necessity for the Iraqi government and the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan to hold talks to end the political crisis in the country peacefully, his office said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/30 7:57:21

UN says Iran commitment to nuclear deal implemented

The head of the United Nations atomic agency on Sunday said Iran was carrying out its commitments made under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/29 23:38:40

Respecting the Republic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony marking the 94th anniversary of Republic Day on Sunday in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2017/10/29 23:18:40

Iraqi forces push into last IS stronghold in western Iraq

Iraqi security forces on Saturday continued their push into the last stronghold of Islamic State (IS) militants near the border with Syria in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 8:43:07

Iraqi-Kurdish talks make progress despite pending points

The Iraqi and Kurdish army commanders made progress Saturday in talks, aiming at ceasefire between the federal and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, but the two sides fell short to agree on some pending points.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 6:33:57

Lebanon states support for Spain's unity amid Catalonian issue

The Lebanese government stated its support for Spanish unity Saturday as the issue of Catalonian independence escalated over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 6:32:05

Lebanon appeals for int'l help for hosting 1.5 mln refugees

Lebanon appealed on Saturday to the international community for more financial assistance to help the country care for 1.5 million Syrian refugees.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 6:30:59

UAE launches 1st regional e-commerce free zone

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched Saturday Dubai CommerCity to be the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the Middle East and the North Africa region, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/29 6:30:01

6 killed in fire accident in Tehran Refinery

Six people were killed and two injured after a fire erupted in Tehran Refinery on Friday evening, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/28 7:35:15

Iraqi PM announces 24-hour halt of federal forces movement in disputed areas

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday announced 24-hour halt of movement of the Iraqi security forces to allow a joint Iraq-Kurdish military team to arrange redeployment of federal forces in the disputed areas claimed by Baghdad and the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/28 2:25:44

Iran dismisses UN rights report as "distorted"

Iran has rejected a recent report by the UN rights rapporteur as "distorted," Press TV reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 17:09:42

Iran vows support for Bagdad's battle against terrorism

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that Tehran would continue its support for Baghdad's battle against terrorism and its efforts to boost national unity, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:55:41

Syria's Assad says victory against terrorism sets ground for political work

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that the Syrian army's victory in the fight against terrorism set the ground for more political work.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/27 8:43:17

Iraq forces attack Islamic State group’s last bastion of Al-Qaim, Rawa

Iraqi troops attacked the Islamic State group's last bastion in the country on Thursday as the retreating jihadists battled to save their self-styled "caliphate" from total collapse.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/26 22:48:40

IRGC forces destroy terror group in NW Iran

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) destroyed a terrorist group in an operation in the northwestern Iran, Press TV reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 18:10:00

Syrian forces close in on last IS key stronghold in al-Bukamal

The Syrian government forces are advancing in the countryside of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria in fighting the Islamic State (IS) in al-Bukamal, the last major IS stronghold near the Iraqi border, a military source told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 9:32:11

Kurds offer to freeze outcome of vote

Iraqi Kurdish leaders offered Wednesday to freeze the outcome of last month's vote for independence, taking a step back in a major crisis that prompted Baghdad to seize swathes of disputed territory.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 22:13:39

Researcher finds ancient stones in Saudi desert

Nearly 400 mysterious ancient stone structures have been identified in the Saudi Arabian desert by an Australian researcher using Google Earth.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/25 22:03:39