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Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

Iran bids farewell to iconic martyr Hojaji

Iranians have held a large funeral procession in the capital, Tehran, in honor of iconic martyr Mohsen Hojaji, who was beheaded by the Takfiri Daesh terror group in Syria last month. Hojaji was a member of the Iranian military advisory team, which assists the Syria army in its counter-terrorism operations ...

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Riyadh bullying countries to kill UN probe on Yemen

Riyadh has removed the driving ban on women as part of its recent reforms to undo the damage the ultraconservative kingdom has suffered for decades of human rights violations both inside and outside of Saudi Arabia. “The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of ...

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Lebanon airline to halt Erbil flights

Lebanon says it plans to halt flights by its flagship carrier airline to Iran’s Kurdish region from Friday in a major sign that may show an international air traffic embargo called by Iraq against the region is already being put into place.    An unnamed official from the Middle East ...

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Rockets hit Afghan capital as Mattis, NATO chief arrive

Up to 20 rockets have struck the airport and surrounding areas in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul hours after US Defense Secretary James Mattis and NATO’s General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg arrived in the country on an unannounced visit. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the rocket attacks on Wednesday, saying ...

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Interpol approves Palestine membership despite Israel opposition

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has voted for the full membership of Palestine in the world’s biggest police organization, in a new diplomatic blow to Israel and the US, which were firmly opposed to the move. Palestine’s membership bid was approved at the Interpol’s annual General Assembly in the Chinese ...

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‘Iraqi Kurdistan independence benefits US, Israel’

The independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, which was held in defiance of international calls to scrap it, continues to draw criticism from governments around the world. Kurdish authorities have put the turnout at 76 percent, with 3.3 million of the total 4.58 million registered voters having participated in the ...

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Belching Vanuatu volcano may blow, forces 7,000 to flee

A rumbling, belching volcano that’s threatening to blow had forced more than 7,000 people to flee their homes by Wednesday on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.   Authorities have declared an emergency on Ambae Island, where activity at the Manaro volcano has increased recently, raising fears of ...

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