Monday, August 15, 2022

Middle East

Egypt asks Iran to back its ceasefire plan to end Gaza war

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has called on Iran to back its ceasefire plan to end Gaza war between Hamas and Israel, which has so far left more than 300 people dead, including children, in the Gaza Strip.

Iran FM urges Egypt to open Rafah border crossing

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing at least for humanitarian aid, particularly for the transfer and treatment of wounded Palestinians in Gaza.

Human Rights Watch: ISIL killing, expelling Iraq religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has warned that ISIL Takfiris kill or expel all religious minorities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and its surroundings.

Zionists to use US Weapons Arsenal If Needed

Should the occupying regime of Israel find itself low on ammunition, it can tap into a stockpile of a billion dollars worth of US weapons arsenal stored in Occupied Territories by the United States for emergencies. So far, the Zionist regime has not requested access to the stockpile during the current assault on Gaza.

Worldwide protests against Israeli crimes in Gaza

People around the world have participated in protest rallies to condemn the Israeli deadly aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Tel Aviv Looks to Change the Equation

An interview with Ghazanfar Roknabadi, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon

PUIC Troika must urgently meet on Gaza: Larijani

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States' (PUIC) Presidential Troika over the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

US Demands Flexibility from Maleki, not Resignation

An interview with Ali Akbar Assadi, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs

Leader’s Aide: Iran Ready to Help Iraq If Baghdad Asks

Supreme Leader’s top Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati expressed concern about the situation in Iraq, and said Tehran is ready to help the Iraqi nation and government upon a request by the Baghdad government.

Swiss journalist: Iran could be a model example for all Middle East

A Middle East correspondent of a Swiss-based newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, has said Iran could be an example for all people in Middle East.

Iran Condemns Israeli Aggression against Palestinians

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and lawmakers in Gaza, describing it as an indication of the Zionists' weakness and internal rifts.

1.5 million Iraqis join fight against ISIL militants

Around 1.5 million Iraqis have volunteered to join battles against the militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

US warship, 50 fighter jets ready in Persian Gulf as Iraq crisis escalating

The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq.

Egypt religious institution forbids Muslims from joining ISIL

A major Islamic center in Egypt has issued a religious decree forbidding Muslims from joining the Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

No Iranian forces in Iraq: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed reports about the deployment of Iranian forces in Iraq, but expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide any help upon Baghdad’s request to fight the Takfiri militants.

US, reactionary allies behind ISIL crimes in Iraq: Larijani

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US and its allied authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are behind the Takfiri atrocities in Iraq.

Al-Qaeda-linked operatives nabbed in Iran: Official

Thirty agents linked to the terrorist group al-Qaeda have been apprehended across Iran over the past month, says the country’s deputy intelligence minister.

Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL militants

Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL Iraq's top Shiite religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called Iraqis Friday to take up arms against the foreign backed militants who have overrun swathes of the country after launching a major offensive.

Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIL

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – an al-Qaeda offshoot -- has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.

Maliki: People Forming Battalions to Help Army Combat ISIL

Iraq’s premier said civilian backup groups are going to join the army forces to help them combat the Al-Qaeda-linked militants who have taken control of Mosul, in the Northern province of Nineveh.

Iraqi Tribesmen Recapture Mosul Neighborhood

Tribesmen from Iraq’s Mosul regained control of one of the Northern city’s neighborhoods following heavy clashes with Takfiri militants.

Zarif, Zebari Discuss Terrorists’ Attack in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari in a phone talk discussed the latest developments in the region, specially the recent terrorist operations in Iraq.

US-Sponsored Takfiri Groups Blemishing Real Face of Islam

Commander of Iran's basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri and Salafi groups in different regional states, specially in Syria and Iraq, and said these groups which are supported by the US have scratched the beautiful face of Islam.

Shamkhani: Presence of Daesh in Iraq, a threat to whole region

Iranˈs Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) chief Ali Shamkhani said the growing presence of the terrorists affiliated to Daesh group in Iraq is a threat to the whole region.

Iraqi Grand Ayatollah calls for unity against DAESH

Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah has called for unity among all of the country’s political and army factions against the terrorist DAESH.

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