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Iran strongly condemns execution of Sheikh Nimr

Iranian officials have denounced the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, urging the world of Islam to show reaction to the killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Riyadh says it has executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 47 others, defying international calls for the release of the jailed political dissidents.
Jaber Ansari

Iran dismisses Arab League claims as biased, unconstructive

Despite the unfriendly stance of some countries, Iran will continue to play a constructive role in easing tensions and defusing crises, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
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Famous Arab world journalist asks question about S400, martyrdom of Kuntar in Syria

For now, we should not pass an angry judgment about Russia's failure to respond, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, Abdel Bari Atwan, said in an opinion piece.
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An island off war-stricken Yemen (PHOTOS)

Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean which is registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
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Middle Eastern birds and a lesson for Mr. Trump

Iranian Muslims rush to the help of the environment and the wildlife, but ISIS terrorists seek to use birds as suicide bombers to advance their unholy agenda and spread the reign of terror in the world.
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Iran’s Javad Zarif on Syria, Russia, and Donald Trump

Foreign Minister Zarif urges the American candidates to wake up to the real world in an interview with the New Yorker.
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Iran’s Zarif: Peace in Syria Vital

Terrorists should never have been allowed to set the agenda, or dictate the response.
Turkey military

Troop deployment to Iraq, Turkey’s reaction to post-JCPOA era

Turkey thinks that the presence of the Russian military alongside Syrian ground troops and resistance forces is tilting the balance in Assad's favor and this can pose threats to Turkey via its southern border.
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Turkey should be the Turkey it used to be: Iran MP

The grave mistake of Turkey is that it thinks NATO would rush to its assistance against Russia in case something happens.