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IS captures palace of Qatari emir’s mother in Syria (PHOTOS)

Images of a Qatari-owned grand palace in Palmyra, Syria IS militants have seized.
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We need to form a strategic coalition with powerful Iran

Javier Solana has said that conclusion of a nuclear deal will bring about fundamental changes for Iran and the wider region.
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Iranian woman killed in hit and run in Canada

Maryam Rashidi, an Iranian woman, was run over in Calgary while trying to stop a stolen truck from fleeing with unpaid gas. She succumbed to her injuries two days later in the hospital.
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Hezbollah takes on Takfiris in Syria to defend Lebanon’s freedom and sanctities

The leader of the Marada Movement has praised Hezbollah’s fight on the Takfiris in Syria, saying Hezbollah is supporting what remains of Christians in the Middle East.
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A vote, shattered dreams and multiple benefits

An Iranian daily has reviewed the blow President Erdogan was delivered in the parliamentary vote and said that the Turkish people could properly practice democracy and contain the president's authoritarian ambitions.
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American activist: Iran is a major player in the Mideast

The American people will not forgive Congress if it does not pass the deal with Iran, Medea Benjamin said.
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Can Iran live with the Taliban in its backyard?

Iran has concluded that living with the Taliban, which is to become part of the Afghan political structure, would better serve its national interest and stabilize the region, says a political analyst.
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MEP: We have come to Tehran to guarantee promises

Richard Howitt, a Member of the European Parliament, has said that the EP will open its Tehran office in 2016 after the conclusion of a nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1.
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The chance for failure of nuclear talks is low: Mousavian

The chance for failure is low, Mousavian, currently a research scholar at Princeton University, said.
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Iranian rock band Piclavier raises awareness for Palestine

The five-member rock band, Piclavier, has recently received official permission to perform its first live gig.