Middle Orient

Iran arrests one Israeli spy in East Azerbaijan Province

Intelligence officials in Iran have said that they arrested an Israeli spy in its Easter Azerbaijan province, northwest of the country. Iran Press/ Iran News: The Director-General of East Azerbaijan Intelligence Department announced the arrest of an Israeli spy and several spies connected with the security services of various countries …

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UAE | Abu Dhabi Crown Prince: UAE remains committed to supporting stability, progress in Iraq

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said “the UAE remains committed to supporting stability and progress for Iraq and its people” as he received Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mustafa Al Kadhimi, on Sunday. Bin Zayed hosted an official reception ceremony for Al Kadhimi at Qasr Al Watan, which included …

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Mikdad Discusses With the Iraqi Minister of Immigration the Situation of the Displaced in Both Countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad met on Thursday with the Iraqi Minister of Immigration and Displacement, Ivan Faiq Jabro. The two ministers discussed ways of joint cooperation between the two countries and the situation of the displaced in both countries. Mekdad stressed the importance of strengthening the relationship and …

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Russia’s Top Diplomat Says Dividing Syria Is A Serious Threat

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Wednesday of the consequences of dividing Syria if Washington continues to encourage separatism in the war-torn country. Speaking at a special session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference, Lavrov said the frozen state of the Syrian conflict is fraught with …

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Maritime Border Dispute Emerging Between Lebanon, Syria

Signs of a new border crisis have emerged between Lebanon and Syria, after the Syrian government signed a contract for oil exploration in the Mediterranean with a Russian company. The block to be explored intersects with Lebanese maritime areas for energy exploration along the northern border. Lebanon set the map …

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Iranian Weapons Cargo Delivered To Militants in Southern Damascus

An Iranian cargo plane arrived in Damascus International Airport late on Sunday, loaded with weapons, ammunition, and missiles, a well-informed source told Zaman Al-Wasl. The plane’s landing coincided with the mobilization of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) militia inside and outside the airport. The shipment was transferred immediately to the …

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Kurdish Officials Stress Progress in Intra-Kurdish Talks

On Monday, the PYD-led Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK) in northern Syria said that the talks with the Kurdish National Council in Syria (ENKS) “have come a long way in order to reach a comprehensive agreement between the Kurdish political parties in north and east Syria.” A report released by …

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Fatemiyoun Arrest Six Fourth Division Soldiers Including an Officer in Aleppo

The Fatemiyoun Brigade militias have arrested an officer and five other troops of the regime’s Fourth Division, after setting an ambush on the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway. The Fatemiyoun Brigade was wearing the regime’s army uniform. The operation came to avenge group militias who were arrested by the Fourth Division in early …

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The timing that explains the US-Iran non-negotiation

The timing question is whether the US wants to try to strike a deal with current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani before the June elections. The latest bizarre round of US-Iran non-negotiation through public statements around each other is about one thing: timing.

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