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Syrian Kurds Stress Need for Agreement with Damascus

A senior Kurdish military official says a deal between Damascus and Syria's Kurds in the country's north is "inevitable".

Iraq Parliament to Discusses Foreign Forces Ouster

An Iraqi lawmaker says the country’s parliament is working on a draft plan which if approved will force the government to issue the order of the foreign forces withdrawal including those of the US from the Arab country.

New Opportunities for Iran as Arab States Return to Syria

As more and more Persian Gulf Arab states are jostling to re-establish their diplomatic ties with Syria and play a role in the reconstruction of the war-torn country, observers maintain that the new trend provides Iran with a chance to turn the current threats into opportunities and play a leading role in the post-ISIS Syria.

3 US Military Bases in Manbij Complicate Fate of Syrian City: Report

The United States has three military bases near Manbij, which shows how important the Syrian city is to Washington, but that has complicated the city’s fate, a media report says.

Iran President Mocks Trump’s Secret Visit to Iraq

The Iranian president has mocked his US counterpart’s visit to Iraq late December, saying his short, secret trip was proof of the failure of US policies in the region.

Iranian Intelligence Deals New Blow to Israel’s Shin Bet, Journalist Says

The Israeli intelligence services have received a new blow from their Iranian counterparts following the arrest of a former Israeli minister on the charge of spying for Iran, an Iranian journalist said.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s Policy Towards Palestinian Cause Unchangeable: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the policy of the Islamic Republic towards the Palestinian cause and the Zionist regime is principled and unchangeable.

‘Yemen Plight Shouldn’t Be Forgotten During Christmas’

Head of Yemen’s Revolutionary High Council says as the world is celebrating New Year, Saudi-led coalition is causing further bloodshed in the war-torn Yemen by pressing ahead with its relentless massacre there.

‘Khashoggi Corpse Kept in Saudi Consul Residence’

A new book has been published in Turkey which not only sheds more light on the slaughter of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but also set forth a new claim saying that the corpse of the slain journalist is still kept in a water well inside the residence of Saudi consul in Istanbul.

Palestinians Would Shape Government in Tel Aviv: Iranian Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei admired recent victories of Palestinians in their battle against the Israeli regime, expressing hope Palestinians would form a government in Tel Aviv in the future.

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