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About 1 hour ago

Syrian air defense thwarts Israeli aggression, destroys missiles

Syrian air defenses have thwarted another Israeli aggression against the war-ravaged Arab country, and shot down a large number of 'hostile' missiles in the skies over the western-central province of Hama. Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing an unnamed military source, reported on Friday that 'at about four o'clock in the morning, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial aggression with a barrage of missiles coming from the direction of the Lebanese city ...
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About 4 hours ago

Iraq pledges ‘earth-shattering response’ after Baghdad blasts

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi promises a crushing response after a twin blast, that has reportedly been claimed by the Takfiri terror group of Daesh, targeted a busy square in Baghdad claiming at least 32 people. 'Our response to those who shed innocent Iraqi blood will be bold and earth-shattering, and the evil leaders of Daesh will face a force to be reckoned with,' Kadhimi tweeted on Thursday. Our response ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 10 hours ago

Lebanon Prosecutor Questions Central Bank Head at Swiss Request

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh answered questions from Lebanon’s public prosecutor on Thursday based on a request from Swiss investigators looking into allegations of money laundering and embezzlement linked to the bank. Salameh said in a statement he had told Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat that he stood “ready to answer any questions” and no financial transfers had been made from central bank accounts. The Swiss attorney general’s office has not said ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 11 hours ago

Speaker Berri Contacts Iraqi PM, Condemns Baghdad Twin Terrorist Blasts

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday contacted by phone Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, condoling him and condemning the twin suicide bombing that hit Baghdad earlier today and claimed dozens of martyrs and wounded. In the same context, Speaker Berri contacted Sayyed Ali al-Sistani's representative in Lebanon, Hamed al-Khafaf, denouncing the terrorist attack. A double suicide attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad claimed the lives of at least 32 people and left ...
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About 12 hours ago

Palestinians slam Israel's scramble to build new settlements

A senior Palestinian official says the Israeli regime continues to breach international law and violate UN resolutions by pressing ahead with plans to build thousands of more settler units across the occupied Palestinian territories. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Thursday Israel has stepped up settlement expansion activities in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounces settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem ...
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About 12 hours ago

‘US military transfers hundreds of troops from Iraq to NE Syria’

As part of Washington’s attempts to wrest further control over oil reserves in Syria and plunder natural resources there, the US military has reportedly transferred hundreds of troops from Iraq to Syria’s energy-rich northeastern province of Hasakah. Syria’s state-run television network reported that 200 troops were flown to US bases in the town of al-Shaddadi onboard helicopters on Thursday. The town is located about 60 kilometers south of the provincial capital city ...
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About 12 hours ago

Roadside bombs hit US convoys in southern Iraq

Two roadside bomb attacks have hit convoys of logistic vehicles belonging to the so-called US military coalition in Iraq, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh terrorist group in the Arab country. An unnamed security source told Arabic-language Shafaq news agency on Thursday that the first attack occurred in Iraq's southern province of Muthanna on a highway near the provincial capital city of Samawah. The source said the explosion caused no casualties, leaving ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 12 hours ago

Loyalty to Resistance Bloc: Ongoing Crisis in Lebanon Necessitates Government Formation

The Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc stressed on Thursday that the ongoing crisis in Lebanon necessitates the creation of the new government which can administer the public affairs. In a statement issued after its periodic meeting, the bloc urged all the residents in Lebanon to abide by the anti-coronavirus measures in order to curb the spread of the pandemic, hailing the cooperation between the ministry of health and the parliament to manage ...
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About 12 hours ago

Basic goods imports exceed 4 mln tons in 10 months: Iran’s GTC

Iran’s Government Trading Company (GTC) says the country imported over four million metric tons of basic goods in the 10 months to late January despite pandemic-related restrictions imposed at borders and difficulties facing the country in settling trade payments. Amir Talebi, a deputy head of the GTC, said on Thursday that a total of 194 ships carrying basic goods, including foods, staples, medicine and animal feed, had docked at Iranian ports in ...
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