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Vexed Issue of Children Born from Sexual Jihad in Mosul

Nawfal Hamadi al-Sultan, the governor of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, referred to the unregistered children, the unfortunate results of a fatwa dubbed Jihad al-Nikah (sexual Jihad), as one of the major issues ahead of Mosul after its liberation.
Ali Shamkhani

Shamkhani Highlights Iran’s Clever Initiative in Syria

Having Russian air force’s support for the Syrian nation and countering threats to Iran’s security signify Tehran’s clever policies and political clout, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said.
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Unknown Gunmen Kill ISIS Commander Responsible for Recruitment of Children

An ISIS commander known as Abu Wathba al-Saudi has been reportedly killed in an armed attack in the Iraqi city of Mosul, local sources said.

Secret behind Japan’s Rapid Growth Can Be Found in Quran: Ambassador

Bombarded with Iraqis’ questions about Japan’s rapid growth and development after World War II, Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq Fumio Iwai came up with a witty riposte, reminding them that Quran has shown the path of prosperity and growth.
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Turkish President Erdogan Due in Iran: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Iran as Tehran and Ankara have ramped up interaction and political talks recently for restoring regional stability despite their differences on Syria.
Bahram Qassemi

Russia’s Use of Iranian Airbase Is Over ‘For Now’: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that Russia’s recent use of the Iranian airbase was made with prior notice, but it is over for now.
Bahram Ghasemi

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed a recent deadly terrorist attack in Western Turkey which left at least 50 people dead and nearly 100 others wounded.
Ali Shamkhani

Iran Urges Involvement of Sunnis in Iraq’s Political Structure

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the need for engagement of moderate Sunni activists in the political and administrative structure of Iraq.
President Hassan Rouhani

President Reiterates Iran’s Resolution to Side with Iraq against Terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged the Islamic Republic’s continued support for neighboring Iraq against foreign-backed terrorists, saying that Tehran will stand by Baghdad “to the end”.

Photos Reveal ISIS’ Use of Civilians as Human Shields to Flee Syrian Town

Photographs released on Friday, August 19, appear to show the ISIS terrorist group using civilians as human shields to flee the Syrian town of Manbij after being defeated by Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) backed by the US-led coalition.