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Putin to talk with Saudi King Salman following Assad’s Russia meeting

Teenagers aged upto 12 sold for prostitution

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles Amid Taliban Threats

Gen. Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei

Declared absconder : Is Ishaq Dar in a real fix?

India cancels $500m arms deal with Israel

Assad and Putin discuss end game in Syria

Arab League emergency meeting: Divisions fail decisions

Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

The difference between the Sunnis and the Takfiri Wahhabism!

Who conspired against Khatm.e.Nubuwwat (PBUH) law?

Dirty Politics: PTI’s blunder of making alliance with Taliban’s father

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

Imran Khan paves way for father of Deobandi Taliban to his new Pakistan

Rana Sanaullah blames Intelligence Agencies for Shirazi kidnapping

Report: Saudi Arabia deficit reaches $32.4bn

Russia eyes active role in Afghanistan, breaking with three-decade restraint

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

Why Nawaz Sharif is hesitant to remove Ishaq Dar?

Can Islamabad protests lead into Military take over?

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

Nasrallah: US did what it could to help Daesh in Syria's Bukamal

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ABNA | Syrian civilian killed, material damaged in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

MERH | Study indicates discrimination against Shias in Bahrain

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

Does Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab, Muslim states?

Why Pentagon persuaded Congress to delink LeT from Haqqani network?

Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

Replacing Finance minister: Is PML-N going to make Ishaq Dar a perfect scapegoat?

Faizabad sit in: Is another model town like action in the offing?

Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

The Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS)

Lebanese PM Accepts France Invite: Will This End Crisis?

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

The series of the arrogant prince

US troops told to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan

Shafaqna special: Did PML-N launch Tehrik.e.Labaik?

Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

Free Balochistan posters: A new game plan against CPEC

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV

Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

Social Structure Founded by the Prophet (pbuh)

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Syria


Assad and Putin discuss end game in Syria

1396/9/1 | 14:33
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a political solution to the war in Syria, during Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad’s rare visit to Russia, according to BBC News.   The two leaders met in Sochi yesterday to discuss completing the military campaign in the country; Russian support in the past two years has given Syria an upper hand in the conflict.   “We still have a long way to go before we achieve a complete victory over terrorists. But as far as our joint work in fighting terrorism on the territory of Syria ...

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

1396/8/26 | 14:33
    I’m sorry for my marriages,” I would love to have a quiet life with someone and children from one husband. “says Margo.   Margo is a 27-year-old woman, born in France´s Nant. She is the mother of three children, a 6 and a 3 year old and a 5-month-old baby.  Margo was arrested in Raqqa, the headquarters of the self-proclaimed ISIS headquarters, and She wants to return to France.   Margo was arrested by the Syrian Kurdish forces during the liberation of Raqqa and is now held in northern Syria.   “I ...

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

1396/8/26 | 14:33
  A new report says Saudi Arabia has offered deals to detained princes and businessmen to fill depleted state coffers. According to a report published in The Financial Time on Thursday, Saudi authorities were negotiating settlements with individuals held over allegations of corruption at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. The report quoting people close to the negotiations said that some of the suspects were keen to secure their release by signing over cash and corporate assets. “They are making settlements with most of those in the ...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

1396/8/25 | 14:33
  Israel will stop at nothing to contain Iran, even if it has to act alone, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. The PM accused Tehran of plotting to destroy Israel from Syria, where it has been helping fight terrorists at the government's invitation. “Iran is scheming to entrench itself militarily in Syria,” Netanyahu claimed as he addressed the Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly in Los Angeles via a video conference on Tuesday. The Israeli leader further alleged that Iran, which serves as one of ...

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

1396/8/20 | 14:33
The media bureau of Syria’s Operations Command Center says Daesh Takfiri terrorist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be holed up at a militant-held pocket in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. The media outlet announced in a statement on Friday that al-Baghdadi might be hiding in the city of al-Boukamal, which lies on the Euphrates River and the border with Iraq. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Omar Abu Laila, a Europe-based opposition activist, however, denied the report that al-Baghdadi is ...

Israeli Officials :We Will Bombard Russia’s military bases in Syria If The S-300 is Given to Our Enemies

1396/8/19 | 14:33
  The news that Israel had attacked targets in Syria was a yawner. The Israeli Air Force has been regularly paying visits to Syria for years, attacking convoys transporting Iranian weapons to Hezbollah, or destroying a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007.   But this time, Syrian media reported that Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military airport. Yet much more significant is that fact that the airport was located outside Damascus, probably at least twenty-five miles from the Israeli border.   If in fact the ...

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

1396/8/18 | 14:33
    While the average young person in Britain struggles to gain a foothold in the crowded housing market, returning ISIS fighters are set to be given free tax-payer funded homes as well as cars, counseling, and public sector jobs to “bribe” them not to carry out terror attacks on British soil.   The top-secret new government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, will even allow terrorists to jump to the top of council house waiting lists, allowing them to choose the best available homes to live in rent free, elbowing ...

What’s behind US striving after Syria’s Abu Kamal seizure?

1396/8/10 | 14:33
  As the life of the ISIS-declared caliphate led by the self-appointed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi nears its end, the future of the West Asia region after the terrorist group’s obliteration rises to call attention as the most important issue. All of the regional and international actors engaged in the crisis are contesting for the largest possible sphere of influence to save interests and proceed with the agenda in a region seeing new order in the post-ISIS period.   Meanwhile, Syria is in the heart of the multi-party, fierce competition ...

Tillerson: Assad Can Have No Role in Syria’s Future

1396/8/8 | 14:33
    With the Assad government in Syria cementing increasingly secure in control over much of the country, the US had quieted down for months on demands for Assad’s ouster, instead shifting to blaming Iran and Russia for Assad’s survival.   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, however, now says that with Geneva talks coming up in late November, Assad has to be removed from power, and that the only way to end the Syrian war is for the world to accept a “whole and unified Syria with no role for Bashar al-Assad.”   Exactly ...

Would Kashmir turn into another Syria?

1396/8/8 | 14:33
  India’s interlocutor for occupied Kashmir has said: “If radicalisation picks up in the valley, the situation will be like Yemen, Syria and Libya and finish the Kashmir society itself".   So, it is very important that everybody, all of us, contribute so that suffering of Kashmiris end," Dineshwar Sharma told a news agency, NDTV reported on Saturday.   Sharma, in a recent interview to NDTV also, had kept his focus sharply on reaching out to the Kashmiri youth.   "The youth and people of Kashmir have to realise what ...

Syrian women continue to play an important role in defending their country

1396/8/6 | 14:33
  Seven years after the start of the war in Syria, women continue to show their ability to defend their homeland next to Syrian men.   Syrian women are accustomed to contribute to the development of their country. They have established their presence in all fields, even in the battlefields and on the fronts of the fight against terrorism.   According to al-Alam, Syrian Women volunteer to be part of Special missions of National Defense Forces. the fight against terrorism has gathered them all to defend their homeland. “There ...

US State Department admits Al-Nusra affiliate using chemical weapons in Syria

1396/8/3 | 14:33
  The US Department of State admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front are carrying out terrorist attacks using chemical weapons in Syria. Russia’s defense ministry says it’s the first admission of its kind.     The assertion was made in the latest Syria travel warning issued by the State Department on Wednesday. It also mentions Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]. “Terrorist and other violent extremist groups including ISIS and Al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham [dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra, ...

Russia urges US to destroy chemical weapons

1396/7/27 | 14:33
  After destroying the remainder of its chemical weapons in September, Russia is now calling on the United States and other countries in possession of such weapons to immediately “follow suit” and do away with their stockpiles. Speaking at a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov blasted the US for undermining the international treaties banning chemical weapons. “We call on all other ...

What Next after US Provides Safe Exit for ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa?

1396/7/26 | 14:33
  ISIS Takfiri terrorists are abandoning Raqqa through a safe exit corridor established by US-backed SDF militias.   The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US, is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, and continues to battle ISIS terrorists still holed in Raqqa city which was the de facto capital of the Takfiri group in Syria since its capture in 2014.   Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed that ISIS terrorists are abandoning Raqqa after surrendering the city to SDF.   The ejection ...

Syria demands ‘immediate, unconditional’ pullout of Turkish troops from Idlib

1396/7/23 | 14:33
  The Syrian government has strongly denounced an incursion of Turkish military forces into the country’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib, demanding “immediate and unconditional” withdrawal of Turkish troops from the war-ravaged Arab country. “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the incursion of Turkish military units in[to] … Idlib province, which constitutes … blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and flagrant violation of international law,” an ...

US Daesh fighter in Syria poses dilemma for White House

1396/7/22 | 14:33
  On 12 September an American member who was allegedly fighting with Daesh in Syria surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces and was handed over to the United States’ military custody in Iraq. The Department of Defence (DoD) is treating the fighter as an “enemy combatant”.   Whether the US decides to imprison him in Guantanamo Bay or fly him to US mainland to be tried in a civilian court is a major litmus test over the legality of the war against the Daesh group (or the Islamic State) in Syria, Iraq and beyond.   The ...

Takfiri terrorism’s next station could be Southwest Asia

1396/7/22 | 14:33
  The life of the takfiri terrorist groups, especially ISIS, is coming to an end in Syria and Iraq thanks to the popular resistance forces' support for the Arab countries' national armies.     The life of the takfiri terrorist groups, especially ISIS, is coming to an end in Syria and Iraq thanks to the popular resistance forces’ support for the Arab countries’ national armies. However, experts unanimously rule out obliteration of the Daeshism (from Daesh, Arabic acronym for ISIS) in the short run.   However, the ...

Over 90% of Syrian territory free from Daesh: Russian daily

1396/7/22 | 14:33
As the Syrian army and its allies continue their advances against Takfiri militants, a Russian daily affiliated with the country's defense minister says more than 90 percent of Syrian territory are free from the control of the Daesh terrorists. A total of 92 percent of Syria's land is now retaken from the control of Daesh terrorists, according to information published in Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper on Thursday. The daily further said that Russian fighter jets conducted 517 sorties in the past week, destroying 1,260 Daesh targets. Meanwhile, ...

Hezbollah chief says US helps Daesh, does not allow it to be eliminated

1396/7/17 | 14:33
  The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah says the United States does not want Daesh Takfiri group to be destroyed and is providing Takfiri terrorists with assistance through its bases in Syria. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks while delivering a speech at a ceremony held in al-Ain town in North Bekaa region to commemorate two martyred members of the resistance movement. The ceremony was held after Hezbollah commander, Ali al-Hadi al-Asheq, and Hezbollah fighter, Mohammad Nasserdine, were killed, along with five other ...

12 commanders killed, leader injured; Al-Nusra’s final breaths in Syria

1396/7/15 | 14:33
  Reports indicate that Al-Nusra Front leader, the Al-Qaeda branch in Syria, has been critically injured by the Russian air strike.   Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader of Al-Nusra, which has transformed to Tahrir al-Sham recently and after the collapse of Al-Nusra, has been wounded following a series of air strikes launched by Russian forces. The Russian ministry’s spokesman confirmed the news adding that many more of the groups commanders were also injured during the strikes.   Julani sustained shrapnel wounds and is in ...

Israeli minister urges more active US role in Syria amid Assad gains

1396/7/12 | 14:33
  The Israeli minister of military affairs has voiced concern over the Syrian government’s ongoing achievements in the course of the war in the country, urging the US to assume a more active role in the developments in Syria. Avigdor Lieberman’s remarks mark a U-turn in Tel Aviv’s estimations of the Syrian developments, as Israeli officials had long predicted that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would lose ground in the country’s war against terrorism after the beginning of the conflict in 2011. We hope the ...

Syrian activist and daughter ‘assassinated’ in Turkey

1396/7/1 | 14:33
  A prominent Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in Turkey allegedly by members of Bashar Al-Assad’s security forces.     Istanbul police department confirmed today that the bodies of 60-year-old Dr Orouba Barakat and her 22-year-old daughter Halla were found in their apartment in Istanbul’s Uskudar neighbourhood, located in the Asian side of the city.     The police were called by friends of the victims who became concerned after failing to get in contact with the ...

95,000 patients waiting for unknown fate from the continued closure of Sanaa airport

1396/6/30 | 14:33
  The General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology launched a call to the United Nations, international and humanitarian human rights organizations and the Human Rights Council to move quickly to lift the ban on Sanaa International Airport to save the lives of thousands of sick and disabled people.     The Spokesman for the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Meteorology, Dr. Mazen Ahmed Ghanem, reiterated the call by the United Nations and human rights organizations to act quickly to stop illegal and inhumane practices ...

United States supplying weapons worth $2.2B to Syrian terrorists organization

1396/6/29 | 14:33
  According to a report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), over $700 million was spent on AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers, mortars, and other weapons and ammunition. The report states Washington is using “vaguely worded legal documents which obscure Syria as the weapons’ final destination – a practice experts say threatens global efforts to combat arms trafficking and puts the Eastern European governments who sell the weapons and ...

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

1396/6/27 | 14:33
  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says “certain Western countries” still support, directly or indirectly, terrorist organizations and groups in Syria despite the fact that this wrong policy has already backfired on their governments and people. The Syrian president made the comments in a meeting with an Italian parliamentary delegation headed by Mario Romani, a member of the Senate of the Republic, in the capital Damascus on Sunday, Syria's official news agency, SANA, reported. President Assad said such visits by the European ...

The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

1396/6/25 | 14:33
  Haaretz urged Russia and the United States to refrain from any ceasefire agreement in Syria with the presence of Iran or its united troops in southern Syria near the occupied Palestinian state.   Israel raised this demand during talks that took place before the July ceasefire agreement, which has been faced with Russia's opposition.   Senior Israeli Cabinet ministers refer to the US-Russia deal on Syria as a strategic failure of the highest level. “The United States threw Israel under the bus for the second time in a row.   The ...

Why US is not happy with Deir Ez-Zor’s recapture from ISIS?

1396/6/25 | 14:33
  The Syrian forces, backed by an array of allies, keep fast advancing in Deir ez-Zor fronts against ISIS terrorist group, raising hackles of the Americans who decided to deploy the Washington-backed militias to the strategic city in a bid to not fall behind the other actors in competition in eastern Syria.   The Deir ez-Zor city is located in Syria’s east and is considered a gate to the neighboring Iraq. Major part of the city, except for some small neighborhoods, fell to the terrorists in the initial stages of the Syrian conflict ...

Russia urges Syria not to retaliate against Israel airstrike

1396/6/24 | 14:33
  Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is reported to have advised Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad not to retaliate against the Israeli airstrike earlier in the month on a Syrian chemical weapons programme by telling him to “concentrate on the big picture”.     The airstrike on the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, which Israel claims is associated with Al-Assad’s chemical weapons programme, was the latest in a catalogue of attacks by Israel on Syria.     A senior Russian official dealing with ...

Iran a partner in Syrian victory: Assad's letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

1396/6/24 | 14:33
Syrian President Bashar Assad has sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, thanking him and congratulating the Iranian nation on recent advances in Dayr al-Zawr. "In the beginning, I would like to congratulate in the warmest terms Your Excellency and the friendly government and people of Iran on the strategic achievements that the Syrian Arab Army has made with the cooperation of our allies and friends, in breaking the siege on Dayr al-Zawr city," Assad said in a part of the message. Last week, Syrian ...

Assad must keep Iran out of Syria if he wants to survive, says Israeli minister

1396/6/22 | 14:33
  Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has to keep Iran out of Syria if he wants to survive, local media have reported.   “Israel needs to pressure world powers to not allow [Iran to establish a strong presence in Syria],” Shaked told Herzliya’s International Institute on Counterterrorism Conference. If the world powers did not comply with this demand, she said, then Israel should “do what we need to do.”     A few days ago, the Israeli air force carried ...

Syrian refugee: ‘Europeans are using our name to make money’

1396/6/21 | 14:33
Fatima’s husband and two of her brothers were killed by fighters in Syria. Fearing for her children’s lives, she escaped her homeland and embarked on an arduous journey to Morocco where the family posed as Moroccans and were able to cross into Europe. “Arriving in France was like the end of a bad dream, it was a new start for us.” Less than six months later, Fatima and her children are now begging on the streets. I first met Fatima (not her real name) at a slip road in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris, home to the famous Stade de France. ...

Israeli-syllabus school set up in Syrian area controlled by armed groups

1396/6/15 | 14:33
  An Israeli-US organisation has set up a school in the northern Syria governorate of Idlib, which is under the control of armed groups, Russia Today reported on Monday.     The Israeli syllabus is being taught in the school, with textbooks intended to provide Syrian pupils with a different perspective about Israel.     An Israeli news website reported that the school has 90 Syrian pupils and 15 teachers. It is an addition to two similar schools which have been established in areas controlled by the armed groups ...

Syria holds Iran to 2-2 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match

1396/6/15 | 14:33
The Iranian men's national team has been held to a draw against Syria but succeeded to remain top of its group in the third round of the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualification tournament. On Tuesday evening, Team Melli started its Group A match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a fine manner, and attacking 31-year-old professional footballer Ashkan Dejagah made an early attempt to run at the Syrian goal; however, the temptation to play the ball in haste forced him to give ball away. In ...

Daesh is not dead and buried; it is another tool in the war on terror

1396/6/14 | 14:33
  As the pick-up trucks and black-clad soldiers of Daesh overran the city of Raqqa in northern Syria and declared the establishment of a new ‘Caliphate’ in 2014, the world watched in astonishment.    Some were taken in by the emergence of this shadowy group, seeing it as the new saviour of the Muslim world, daring to do what the monarchies and regimes in the Middle East had been too afraid, apathetic or sold out to do. They declared that the regional countries were “Zionist puppets” and so the task had passed to this new ...

US siege on civilians in Syria aimed to overshadow resistance’s achievements: Iran

1396/6/13 | 14:33
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the United States’ move to impose an aerial blockade on buses carrying women and children as part of a deal between the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement and the Daesh Takfiri terrorists. “The US move to lay a siege to women and children seems to be illogical given the country’s history of cooperation with Daesh [terrorist group],” Qassemi said on Sunday. There is a “fundamental difference” between fighting armed Daesh terrorists and the killing of innocent people, ...

Soccer-War-torn Syria on verge of World Cup fairytale

1396/6/12 | 14:33
Against all odds, Syria’s footballers have overcome more than six years of civil war and internal political rifts to raise hopes of qualifying for their first ever World Cup. Forced to play their home games away due to security concerns, Ayman Hakeem’s Syria have embarrassed a succession of better-resourced opponents to sit third in Group A of Asian qualifying, behind leaders Iran and South Korea. An unlikely win away to Iran on Tuesday coupled with defeat for South Korea by Uzbekistan in the final round would give Syria second spot ...

Sadr’s announcement on Hezbollah-IS deal

1396/6/11 | 14:33
Iraqi Shia cleric and militancy leader Muqtada al-Sadr has urged the Iraqi government to ensure protection for its borders with Syria after a controversial deal between Islamic State militants and Lebanese militia Hezbollah helped the group redeploy there.   “The Iraqi government is required to secure the borders with Syrian al-Boukamal region,” Sadr tweeted on Thursday. “We are fully prepared to cooperate with it (the government)”. A deal between Hezbollah and Islamic State fighters, approved by the Syrian government, has gone ...

Israeli security: Assad will regain control of Syria in 2018

1396/6/10 | 14:33
  Top Israeli defence officials believe that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his allies are “likely to regain control of most of Syria’s territory by the end of 2018”, Israel Hayom reported yesterday.   The assessment is based on several regional and international measures, “chiefly the US’ decision to halt aid to Syrian rebel groups fighting to unseat Assad”, the newspaper added.   Israeli security sources have mentioned “Washington’s apparent loss of interest in the outcome of the six-year civil ...

Syria militants plan chemical attack to blame government: Russia

1396/6/10 | 14:33
A senior Russian diplomat has warned that members of a foreign-backed militant group plan to carry out a chemical attack in Syria’s Dara'a province in order to put the blame on the Damascus government.  Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that members of Shabab al-Sunnah group, which is linked to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), have access to chemical weapons in Syria’s Dara'a province. According to the Russian spokeswoman, six settlements, namely Hiran, Nawa, Inkhil, Jamila, Tafas and Deira ...

US, Israel ‘masterminding’ weapons supplies to ‘terrorists’ in Syria

1396/6/9 | 14:33
  An investigative reporter who claimed to have discovered a covert scheme “masterminded” by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE to supply weapons to Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups under the watch of the CIA and NATO, has been sacked by her employers for what she describes as “telling the truth about weapons supplies to terrorists”.     Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhiev claims she was dismissed after being interrogated by security forces following her report that “at least 350 diplomatic …flights transported ...

Netanyahu: Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon

1396/6/7 | 14:33
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.     Iran, Israel’s arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him in Syria’s civil war. There was no immediate comment from Iran.   Israel has pointed to Tehran’s steadily increasing influence in the region during the six-year-old Syrian conflict, whether via ...

Daesh terrorists had no choice except submission: Nasrallah

1396/6/7 | 14:33
  Leader of Lebanese Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Daesh terrorists who left the border region between Lebanon and Syria had no choice, but to submit to resistance fighters. “Daesh had no choice, but to submit to us, because they had collapsed from within and had to accept our conditions,” the leader of hezbollah said in a televised address on Monday explaining about evacuation of Daesh terrorists from Qalamoun region near the border with Syria. Nasrallah pointed out that the battle against Daesh terrorists ...

Russia agrees to 1,000 more Iranian troops entering Syria

1396/6/5 | 14:33
  Russia has agreed that thousands more Iranian troops may enter Syria in support of the exhausted regime forces which have limited military capabilities, Israel’s Maariv revealed on Friday.   According to the newspaper’s security analyst, Yossi Melman, Israeli intelligence evaluation has disclosed that in the battle against Daesh in eastern Syria the regime needs intensive support from the well-trained Iranian troops as well as Russian air cover. Russia, he said, has approved the reinforcements from Iran.   “The Iranian ...

Israeli Media: Israel is Defeated in Syria

1396/6/5 | 14:33
As far as Syria is concerned, I think Israel has been defeated”, said the Arab affairs analyst on Israel's TV station Channel Two.    “In the Syrian civil war, many people and different parties lost, but the most prominent one among them is Israel...I know I say very harsh words, but I had them on my mind for months, maybe more”, said the Israeli analyst.   The Israeli analyst pointed out that Israel and its intelligence services failed to understand what was exactly going on in Syria, adding that they underestimated the role of ...

ISIS Seeks Deal to Withdraw From Syria-Lebanon Border as Troops Advance

1396/6/4 | 14:33
The Lebanese military, backed by Hezbollah, continues to push north along their border with Syria, pushing deeper into the territory held by a small pocket of ISIS forces, with officials saying a total victory is increasingly close and Hezbollah bragging about territory they’ve seized on both sides of the border. Unlike most other ISIS territory in Syria, which is connected, this area is far afield from the rest of their territory, and has ISIS leaders within the exclave formally requesting a deal that would allow them to surrender the ...

Netanyahu fears Syria resolution will not be in Israel’s interest   

1396/6/2 | 14:33
  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Israeli concerns over the role of Iran in Syria.   It’s believed that Netanyahu will use the occasion to secure a place at the negotiating table to make sure that a resolution to the Syrian conflict does not strengthen Iran’s power in the region.   During the meeting in Sochi, Russia, today, Netanyahu – who was visiting his counterpart for the eighth time over the last five years – was intent on bringing ...

The Syrian rebellion enters its endgame

1396/6/1 | 14:33
  Credible reports centred on the collapse of Ahrar Al-Sham in north-west Syria point toward an important shift in the six-year Syrian rebellion. The group was widely regarded as the largest and most potent non-jihadi element of the Syrian rebellion. By definition, therefore, its collapse is a key indicator of jihadist domination in that part of Syria.     The term “jihadi” in this context refers to groups whose outlook is either internationalist or whose activities are not purely focused on changing the ruling system ...

Syria: a testament to international moral bankruptcy

1396/6/1 | 14:33
  Much has been written about Syria’s civil war which has engulfed the country for the past six years, but sadly the mounting death and destruction in Syria has long since become mere statistics. The international community grew comfortably numb to the horror, the likes of which we haven’t seen since World War II.   Both internal and external players have been nurturing their vested interests by prolonging the deadly conflict, hoping to improve their position to serve their long-term objectives. The irony is that none of the ...

Former Mossad chief Halevy admits Israel supported Al Qaeda in Syria to weaken Russia

1396/6/1 | 14:33
  Israel provided “tactical” assistance to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, throughout the Syrian civil war.   In an interview with the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera, Efraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad confirmed what many in the Middle East and around the world already surmised: that Israel provided “tactical” assistance to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, throughout the Syrian civil war.   The fact that Halevy chose the Qatari government-funded Al Jazeera to make his ...

MI5 chief: Hundreds of Britons fighting in Syria alongside terrorist groups

1396/5/29 | 14:33
  BBC-“The number of British citizen have gone to Syria to fight alongside terrorist militants “, a senior UK intelligence official says.   Andrew Parker, head of domestic intelligence service MI5, told a parliamentary hearing the conflict was attracting al-Qaeda UK sympathisers.   MI5 has previously said that up to 200 British fighters are in Syria.Last month, BBC News learnt that a group of 20 young men from the UK were fighting against forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the Turkish border.     “The ...