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Syrian Army Close to Breaking Siege of Aleppo Northern Villages

The Syrian military forces made further advances in their fightback against terrorist groups in northern Syria with an operation to break a long-running siege by Takfiri militants on the villages of al-Zahraa and Nubl, northwest of Aleppo.

Saudis ‘force’ YouTube to block Iran TV

Video-sharing website YouTube has reportedly blocked an account belonging to Iranian Arabic-language news network Al-Alam under pressure from Saudi Arabia, the TV channel says.

Iran, Saudi Arabia must compromise, resolve Mideast tensions: UN

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Iran and Saudi Arabia should compromise and interact responsibly vis-à-vis the tensions in the Middle East.

Clever answer by an Iraqi female Parliamentarian to Saudi diplomat

A female Iraqi Parliamentarian responding to a comment by Saudi ambassador to Baghdad about democracy said the last time Saudis took part in an...

Is Adel al-Jubeir a CIA choice?

Seyyed Ali Musavi Khalkhali: There are informed sources in the Iranian Foreign Ministry who believe that the changes in Saudi Arabia's new government have...

Nasrallah: Iran has not, will not interfere in Lebanon

Secretary General of the Hezbollah resistance movement Hezbollah said that Iran has not interfered in the domestic affairs of Lebanon and it will not do so in future either.

Iran Urges UNESCO Push to Protect Cultural Heritage in Syria, Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization, to make utmost efforts to protect the endangered cultural works and historic sites in Syria and Iraq from the devastating activities of terrorist groups.

Iran: Saudi wants to send ‘terrorists’ to Syria talks

Iran says it strongly opposes Saudi Arabia’s efforts to send "terrorists in a new mask" to talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.

Senior Iranian, Russian diplomats discuss Syria crisis

Senior diplomats from Iran and Russia have discussed regional developments, particularly the crisis in Syria ahead of talks on the Arab country’s future scheduled for January 29 in Geneva.

ISIS Destroys Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery

ISIS militants destroyed Elijah’s monastery, the oldest church in the city of Mosul, on Wednesday

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