Archive for April, 2018

Leader: Foreign spies behind currency hype

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that foreign spies have been working behind the scenes to create a foreign currency crisis in Iran. “The role of foreigners and their intelligence services was obvious in the recent chaos in Iran’s currency market,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with thousands of […]

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Leader: Enemies’ spy agencies have failed to harm Iran

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that enemies have waged a large-scale intelligence war against Iran, but foreign spy agencies have failed in their attempts to inflict any harm on the country. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and a group of […]

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Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

The Iranian cabinet on Wednesday ordered all state-run organizations and companies to replace U.S. dollar with euro in reporting their financial statements. The government also put the central bank in charge of managing and announcing rial-to-euro exchange rate continually. The decision is made as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the […]

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Zarif to attend UN peacebuilding meeting in New York

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York on Thursday to attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on April 24-25, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said.

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Jordan elected vice president of Joint Arab Labor Organization

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Member of the Jordanian Chamber of Industry Muwaffaq Bani Hani, won the position of Vice President of the Joint Arab Labor Organization for its 45th session.

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Palestinian Issue and Crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of Agenda of Arab Summit in Dammam

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The 29th Arab Summit was expected to kick off in the Saudi city of Dammam on Sunday with the Palestinian issue and developments in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of its agenda.

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Keeping Iran nuclear deal in place vital for EU: Mogherini

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union has reiterated its strong and unequivocal commitment to the full implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran by all sides, saying preserving the deal is vital for the EU.

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Velayati says Iran will continue backing Syria

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Sunday that Iran is standing beside Syria. In a press conference after a meeting with a member of China’s Foreign Policy Advisory Committee, Velayati said, “The resistance front will be strengthened in future and Iran will continue supporting […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Threaten Putin, Russia, And The 2018 World Cup Between March 31, 2018 and April 7, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram shared several new posters in English, Arabic, and Russian, threatening terror attacks on Russian soil, and specifically targeting the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia during the summer. […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Urges Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Fighters To Repent And Join Its Ranks On April 11, 2018, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) province in Damascus, Syria, released a video urging the fighters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to repent from the “acts of unbelief” it accused them of committing and calling on […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Publishes Article Urging Muslims In The West To Carry Out Attacks In Their Countries On April 7, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a brief article in Arabic titled “Increasing Motivation to Attack the Nations.” EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Urges Operatives To Maintain Security Awareness So As Not To Be Captured […]

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US says it has proof Syrian government responsible for chemical attack

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as Western allies considered military strikes on Syria. While the prospect of US-led military action that could lead to a confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle […]

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Egypt, UAE hold joint military training exercise in Red Sea

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a joint military training exercise off Egypt’s eastern shores dubbed Khalifa 3, Egypt’s armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday. Naval and air forces of the two countries will take part in the multi-day exercise at a Red Sea base in Egyptian territorial waters, Egyptian military […]

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UN to ask Canada for sending helicopters to Mali sooner

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United Nations is in talks with Canada on speeding up the deployment of six helicopters to shore up its peacekeeping force in Mali, a UN envoy said on Wednesday. Mahamat Saleh Annadif said Canada will send the helicopters in August but that the mission needs them in June, when Germany pulls out of the […]

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Somalia to halt UAE funding for troops as relations sour

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced on Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces. Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal’s comments to reporters came shortly after the UAE condemned what it called an “illegal” move by Somalia to seize $9.6m from […]

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Trump tells Russia to prepare for US missiles

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to brace for American engagement in Syria after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” Trump said on Twitter. “You shouldn’t be […]

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New military operation to combat IS launched by Libya’s Presidential Council

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Presidential Council of Libya in Tripoli has announced the launch of a new military operation under the name Asifat Al-Wattan (The Nation’s Storm), which it says will be targeting terrorists across Libya. The PC Head’s spokesman, Mohammed El Sallak, announced on Monday in a presser the kickoff of the military operation, which he said […]

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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria’s worst air disaster

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the capital, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane after it caught fire in a field near the Boufarik airbase, […]

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19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in CAR capital

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked on Wednesday after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of the capital. Bangui’s bloodiest flareup in two years brought hundreds of angry […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Comments Off

Article In ISIS Weekly Al-Naba’ Praises Attack In Trèbes, ‎France, Notes Impact Of ‘Lone Wolf’ Operations Issue 125 of the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly Al-Naba’, released online on March 29, 2018, praised the March 23 terrorist attack in the town of Trèbes in southern France. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed four, and […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Gaining Strength In Somalia Against the backdrop of the losses taken by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, there have in recent months been indications that the organization’s peripheral branches are growing stronger, for example, in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Libya. Official ISIS media bodies are covering them more intensely, and the […]

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Top Houthi Official Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi Threatens To Continue Shelling Aramco, Jeopardizing The NEOM Project

Thursday, April 5, 2018 Comments Off

Houthi leader Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, president of “the Revolutionary Committee of Yemen,” warned the British, the Europeans, and the Americans: “Stop your support of Saudi Arabia so that it will stop bombing us. If you continue, we will continue to shell Aramco and other vital facilities.” (by memri org)

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Putin to Moscow International Security Conference: Despite its defeat, Daesh retains its destructive potential

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that despite its military defeat, Daesh (ISIS) retains its significant destructive potential, as it can change its tactics and launch attacks in different countries and regions in the world. In a message to the participants in the 7th Moscow International Security Conference, which kicked off on Wednesday with the participation […]

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Rouhani warns against unwanted foreign forces in Syria

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

President Hassan Rouhani has warned of the consequences of the presence of unwanted foreign forces in Syria, insisting on Iran’s long-held policy that the Syrian crisis cannot be resolved militarily.

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Russia expected to invest over $50b in developing Iran’s oil, gas fields

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

Russian companies are expected to invest over $50 billion in development of oil and gas fields in Iran, Tass reported quoting Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Monday.

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King receives invitation to attend Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday received an invitation from the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Azizi Al Saud to participate in the Arab Summit scheduled to be held in Dhahran city on April 15.

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Erdogan to host Syria summit with Rouhani, Putin on April 4

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a trilateral summit on Syria on April 4 with the participation of his Iranian and Russian counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin, the Turkish Presidential Press Office said in a statement on March 31.

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

Days After Father’s Appointment As Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Paytm Employee Joins Kashmiri Jihadi Group Hizbul Mujahideen Just days after Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai took over as interim chairman of separatist Kashmiri group Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), his son joined the Pakistan-backed jihadi group Hizbul Mujahideen. On March 19, 2018, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani as chairman […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Leader Condemns Infighting Between Jihadi Groups In Syria, Says It Will Lead To Distrust In Jihad On March 27, 2018, Al-Andalus, the media arm of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released an audio recording in which the group’s leader Abu Mus’ab Abd Al-Wadoud condemned the infighting between […]

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