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Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

May 31, BEIRUT (AP) — Assad also told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar that Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but he was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems. The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, […]

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UAE slams Iran for its direct interference in the internal issues of Bahrain

UAE slams Iran for its direct interference in the internal issues of Bahrain

May 20, AP – Addressing a joint Press conference, UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with his Australian counterpart Bob Carr, said Iran had no right to interfere in GCC regional affairs. The UAE on Sunday condemned Iran for its interference in Bahrain’s domestic issues, accusing Tehran of trying to distract […]

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Iran hangs two men for allegedly spying for CIA and Mossad of Israel

Iran hangs two men for allegedly spying for CIA and Mossad of Israel

Iran’s state radio reported Sunday that authorities had executed two men by hanging, one found guilty of spying for Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, and the other for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Iran has executed two men found guilty for working as spies for Israel and the United States. In 2012, Iran had the […]

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UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

May 16, AP – In Vienna, the UN atomic agency, the IAEA, will press Iranian officials to grant access to sites, documents and scientists involved in Teheran’s alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons. Two sets of talks on Wednesday aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme are not expected to produce any major breakthrough […]

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President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

May 13, AP – Iran, the Mideast peace process, counterterrorism and trade are other likely topics for Monday’s meeting. The U.S. and Russia agreed last week to arrange an international conference to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition to the negotiating table. There is no date yet, but such talks […]

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Earthquake jolts Iran, Oman tremors felt in the UAE

Earthquake jolts Iran, Oman tremors felt in the UAE

May 11, AP – The quake which struck Oman had a depth of 33 kilometers and was centered 186 kilometers east of al Khasab, the agency said.. There were no early reports of casualties. Residents in Sharjah reported tremors from two strong earthquake in Iran and Oman this morning. Measuring 6.2 and 6.3 on the […]

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