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Senior Iranian Commander Killed Near Iraqi-Syrian Border

Senior Iranian commander killed in drone strike on his car near Iraqi-Syrian border – reports

BAGHDAD – A senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in a drone strike near the Syrian-Iraqi border on Sunday evening, according to reports, just two days after the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist. The IRGC commander and three of his escorts are believed to have …

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Turkey Plays Key Role in the Fight Against Terrorism: NATO

Turkey plays key role in the fight against terrorism says NATO

ANKARA – The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, on Monday said that Turkey has played a key role in the fight against terrorism, providing infrastructure and platforms for the liberation of territories controlled by Daesh. Speaking at the 66th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Jens Stoltenberg made the …

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Turkish, Russian Defence Chiefs Talk Caucasus Conflict

Turkish, Russian defense chiefs talk Caucasus conflict

ANKARA – The Turkish Defense minister, Hulusi Akar, in a phone call, told his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, on Monday that Armenia must end attacks on civilian settlements in violation of a new ceasefire and leave the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Akar and Shoygu discussed the Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan and …

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Erdogan, NATO Chief Hold Talks in Ankara

President Erdogan, NATO chief hold talks in Ankara

ANKARA – Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday received the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, amid continued efforts to resolve disputes between Turkey and Greece over the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan and Stoltenberg met behind closed doors and discussed a series of questions for about an hour. According to a statement …

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China, Pakistan, Iran Embark on Joint Military Exercises in Russia

China, Pakistan, Iran Embark on Joint Military Exercises in Russia

BEIJING – Chinese and Russian forces will participate in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and others, the Chinese Ministry of Defense announced Thursday. The “Caucus 2020” exercises will deploy wheeled vehicles and small arms that will be transported …

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Iran Terms Russia as Sustainable, Useful Ally

Iran Terms Russia as Sustainable, Useful Ally

TEHRAN – Noting that the international developments have strengthened Iran-Russia relations, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Presidential Office, Mahmoud Vaezi, said that Russia has proved to be a sustainable and significant ally for Iran. Speaking in an exclusive interview with a newspaper which was published on Wednesday, Vaezi said that …

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Turkish Presidential Board Discusses Foreign Policy

Turkish presidential board discusses foreign policy

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of Turkey’s High Presidential Advisory Council on Foreign Policy on Wednesday. Following the two-and-a-half-hour meeting, communications director Fahrettin Altun said in a statement that the council discussed recent foreign policy developments, particularly about the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Syria. The …

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US Vetoes UNSC on Foreign Islamic State Fighters

US vetoes UN Security Council on foreign Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to prosecute, rehabilitate and reinstate those involved in terrorist-related activities. The country said it had missed a crucial part of the repatriation of foreign fighters from the extremist “Islamic State” group and their families. “The …

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Pakistan, China, India to Participate in A Military Exercise

Pakistan, China, India to Participate in A Military Exercise

MOSCOW – Away from border hostilities, the military from Pakistan, China and India will jointly conduct exercises in Russia next month. An Indian military contingent will participate next month in “Kavkaz 2020” (“Caucasus 2020”), a strategic command post exercise in which various countries, including China and Pakistan, will also participate. …

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