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Iran, Russia condemn Israeli attack on Syria airport

Iran and Russia have condemned an attack by Israel on a major airport in Syria as an act of aggression and a blatant violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan condemned the attack earlier on Thursday on an area near the international airport in ...

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Suspected militants kill three soldiers in Indian Kashmir

At least three Indian soldiers have been killed in a suspected militant attack on a military airbase in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a military official says. Indian army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the incident occurred in Kupwara district near the de facto border dividing the disputed region of Kashmir between ...

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Iran inaugurates its biggest solar plant ever

Iran has inaugurated a major solar power plant as the country is pressing ahead with an ambitious agenda to use renewable energy resources.  The plant was constructed with an annual production capacity of 10 megawatts over an area of 20 hectares near the central city of Isfahan would produce. Iran’s ...

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Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

From January to March, 210 children were killed. KABUL  – Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said Thursday in Kabul. From January to March, 210 ...

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China, Russia slam installment of US missile system in South Korea

China and Russia have voiced serious concern about the controversial transportation of an advanced US missile system to South Korea, drawing attention to the destabilizing effect of the deployment on an already fraught situation on the Korean Peninsula. According to South Korean media, the long-planned deployment of the US Terminal ...

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Iranians can vote presidential elections in 103 states: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says expatriates can cast their ballots in the country’s upcoming presidential elections in as many as 103 foreign countries. Hassan Qashqavi, the Ministry’s deputy for consular, parliamentary, and expatriates’ affairs, said Wednesday that there will be 279 polling stations in Iranian missions abroad, including embassies and consulate generals, ...

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Iran, India call for closer cooperation in fight against terrorism

The Iranian and Indian defense chiefs have emphasized the need for a “decisive” fight against terrorism as well as bilateral defense cooperation with that end in sight. Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley made the remarks during a Wednesday meeting in the Russian ...

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