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Rouhani congratulates Venezuela on their fair election

Rouhani congratulates Venezuela on their fair election

Iranian President commended the recent "successful, peaceful and sound" presidential election in Venezuela, saying it was a "great victory" for the Latin American government and nation.

 
Pompeo is a stranger to world events: Iran

Pompeo is a stranger to world events: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest remarks about the Islamic Republic's right to uranium enrichment, noting he is a stranger to world events.

 
Lebanon stands at forefront of fight against Zionism: Rouhani

Lebanon stands at forefront of fight against Zionism: Rouhani

"Lebanon stands at the forefront of the fight against the Israeli regime's extremism," Iranian President stressed.

 
North Korea summit may go ahead: Trump

North Korea summit may go ahead: Trump

US President Donald Trump says it is still possible that meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, go ahead according to the original schedule.

 
Ankara vows protecting Turkish firms against US sanctions

Ankara vows protecting Turkish firms against US sanctions

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman has stressed the country will firmly protect its firms against new sanctions imposed by Washington.

 
Pakistan to buy 30 gunship helicopters from Turkey

Pakistan to buy 30 gunship helicopters from Turkey

Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters, according to an election manifesto the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party announced Thursday.

 
Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Iran wants European powers to give it a package of economic measures by the end of the month to compensate for the U.S. withdrawal from their 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, a senior Iranian ...

 
UN: French anti-terror laws risk marginalizing Muslims

UN: French anti-terror laws risk marginalizing Muslims

A UN human rights expert on Friday raised concerns about possible effects of France's new anti-terrorism laws on fundamental human rights, especially for the country's Muslims.

 
North Korea open to US talks ‘any time’ despite Trump axing summit

North Korea open to US talks ‘any time’ despite Trump axing summit

North Korea said May 25 it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a summit, a decision that once more casts a pall of uncertainty over the ...

 
Iraq orders probe after voting machines fail hacking test

Iraq orders probe after voting machines fail hacking test

Iraqi authorities have launched an inquiry into this month’s parliamentary elections after intelligence services found that the voting machines used were vulnerable to hacking.

 
109 Palestinian protesters injured by Israeli live rounds, tear gas

109 Palestinian protesters injured by Israeli live rounds, tear gas

More than 100 Palestinian protesters have been wounded by Israeli tear gas and live rounds as the clashes between protesters and Israeli forces continue for the eighth week.

 
Israel Supreme Court backs army’s shooting of unarmed protesters

Israel Supreme Court backs army’s shooting of unarmed protesters

The Israeli Supreme Court has fully backed the army’s policy of shooting unarmed Palestinian protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip, issuing its decision yesterday in response to two petitions filed by ...

 
PA threatens to cut security ties with Israel if Gaza blockade lifted

PA threatens to cut security ties with Israel if Gaza blockade lifted

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has threatened to severe security cooperation with Israel if the blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted, according to the Palestine Information Centre.

 
US defence bill to ban sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

US defence bill to ban sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

A US Senate committee has passed a defence bill that would see Turkey barred from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike fighter jets as tensions continue over its detention of US citizen Andrew ...

 
US House rules out war against Iran without congressional authorization

US House rules out war against Iran without congressional authorization

Bipartisan amendment at the US House has Representatives bans declaring war against Iran without authorization from the congress.

 
US, Turkey reach agreement over Syria’s Manbij city ‘roadmap’

US, Turkey reach agreement over Syria’s Manbij city ‘roadmap’

Washington and Ankara have reached agreement over roadmap for cooperation in Manbij city security after months of dispute between two NATO allies on presence of Kurdish militia there.

 
US warns of “firm reaction” against anti-terror operation in Dara’a

US warns of “firm reaction” against anti-terror operation in Dara’a

The United States has threatened to take “firm and appropriate measures” against Syrian army as it prepares to liberate key border area with Jordan and Israeli occupied Golan Heights.

 
New UK parliament motion condemns Israel’s ‘massacre of Palestinian protesters’

New UK parliament motion condemns Israel’s ‘massacre of Palestinian protesters’

A Parliamentary Early Day Motion was tabled yesterday condemning Israeli forces’ “massacre of Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border fence”.

 
Nasrallah calls US sanctions on Hezbollah as ineffective

Nasrallah calls US sanctions on Hezbollah as ineffective

Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the sanctions imposed by the United States and some Persian Gulf Arab states against Hezbollah officials are ineffective.

 
Iran to decide soon whether to stay in JCPOA

Iran to decide soon whether to stay in JCPOA

"Iran will decide soon whether to stay in the 2015 nuclear deal," said top nuclear negotiator urging the Europeans to guarantee Tehran's interests under the accord.

 

'US sanctions against Iran result in harmful consequences'

"United States' move to impose unilateral sanctions against Iran will result in harmful consequences," Russian President stressed.

 
IAEA confirms Iran

IAEA confirms Iran's commitment to JCPOA

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran's compliance with its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

 
Rouhani congratulates Jordan king on the kingdom’s independence

Rouhani congratulates Jordan king on the kingdom’s independence

Iran’s President sent a congratulatory letter to Jordan's King Abdullah II over anniversary of the kingdom’s independence, saying Muslim countries now need unity and cooperation more than ever.

 
Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader

Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader

U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 22 there was a “substantial chance” his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not take place as planned on June 12 amid concerns that Kim is resistant ...

 
Maduro rejects Washington sanctions, expels diplomats

Maduro rejects Washington sanctions, expels diplomats

Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two U.S. diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas ...

 
16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded on May 22 when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said....

 
Germany

Germany's Merkel says China and Germany standing by Iran nuclear deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday China and Germany are standing by the existing nuclear deal with Iran after the United States left the 2015 accord earlier this month.

 
Muslim community hosts open iftar for British public

Muslim community hosts open iftar for British public

The Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) held its annual Open Iftar event Wednesday which offered members of the British public a free warm meal as well as a chance to converse with Muslims and non-Muslims from ...

 
Iraq’s Sadr puts ‘finishing touches’ on cabinet lineup

Iraq’s Sadr puts ‘finishing touches’ on cabinet lineup

Shia political leader Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Sairoon bloc came in first in Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary polls, says he has put the “finishing touches” on a proposed cabinet lineup.

 

US has almost reduced its reputation to zero: Erdoğan

The decision by the U.S. to move its embassy to Jerusalem holds no value as the U.S. has almost reduced its reputation to zero, Turkey’s president said late Wednesday.

 
 
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Who’s in Charge? The Israel Lobby Ten Years Later

The Summer of 2017 marked the tenth anniversary of the publication of Stephen Walt and Mearsheimer’s book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Netanyahu: Don’t look here where we’re shooting children, look over there at Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a notorious warmonger, serial liar and supremacist racialist who used to lead the closest thing Israel has to a fascist party until parties even more extreme got elected to parliament, is attempting to bamboozle the clueless Trump into getting on a war footing ...

Christian Zionism: The New Heresy that Undermines Middle East Peace

At least one in four American Christians surveyed recently by Christianity Today magazine said that they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel. This view is known as Christian Zionism.

Iran warns US of fallout of withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iranian former nuclear diplomacy team in nuclear negotiations has written an article published on Reuters, sternly warned the US government of the fallouts of withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.

Are Hezbollah and Iran the real threat to Arabs in the Middle East?

The dramatic recent Saudi-led hike of incitement against Iran and Hezbollah peaked when the government in Riyadh called for the Arab League to convene a meeting and issue a statement on behalf of all the Arab nations criticising Iran and calling for Tehran to stop meddling in the affairs of the Arabs ...

 
Book on Iran-India nuclear ties released

Latest book by prominent Indian researcher relates on the ties between two key powers in Asia, Iran and India, with a focus of their ties around nuclear issue.

James Montague, in an extract from his book The Billionaires Club (Bloomsbury), explains why millions of migrants pay a heavy price to keep some Arab nations afloat

Persian version of “An Introduction to Salafi Discourse” published

Persian translation of the book on Salafism has been released in Iran to focus on new religious sects including some of the most important organizations affiliated with Salafism in the modern time.

“ISIL Manifest” published

Persian translation of the book on terrorist group ISIL has been published in Iran.

“Woman in View of Qur’an” published

Much disputed among non-Muslims, women in view of Qur’an is the theme for the latest book by Iranian author Mohammad Moradi shedding more light on the Islamic attitude on the female members of the community.

 
Report: Russian Energy Firms Eyeing Iran

A large number of Russian companies are taking action to boost cooperation with Iran as several large delegations from European states are due to arrive in Iran in coming weeks to win a major share of the country's market after the recent agreement in Vienna.

 
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US considers further financial cuts to international bodies to silence Palestinians

Under US President Donald Trump, international organisations have become targets for repression and vehicles by which Israeli oppression is maintained.

Pakistani parliament looks to merge tribal region

Pakistan’s parliament is likely to approve a much-awaited legislation on Wednesday aimed at bringing the country’s semi-autonomous tribal region along the Afghanistan border under the federal constitution after 70 years of independence.

Sadr set to win Iraq election

Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, led in Iraq’s parliamentary election with more than half the votes counted on Monday, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn of fortune for the Shi’ite leader.

Ambassador of the UAE in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba

At a critical moment for Palestinians Abu Dhabi and Manama are moving ahead with normalisation with Israel, just as Riyadh did before them.

Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions on May 8, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry.

 
War criminals not welcome here

On 9 September, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making an official state visit to Britain for meetings with David Cameron.

Jeremy Corbyn

“We are making the case for a defence diversification agency because we have a moral duty, and strategic defence and international commitments, to make Britain and the world a safer place,”

UK resident Muslims strongly denounce terrorism

"The Prophet of Islam(PBUH) has brought the religion of peace and respect, not only for Muslims but also for the humanity," said the Commander Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland.

Peace activists to hold anti-war demo in U.K

Organizers of this event say “over one million dead in Iraq and hundreds of thousands killed in Afghanistan- at the cost of billions of pounds to the British taxpayer.”

 
Hezbollah, Syria Army Advance in Damascus suburb (Video)  

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Binyamin Netanyahu

The letter protesting against his visit on Thursday is signed by the leaders of Unite, RMT, Aslef and TSSA unions, and numbers of the Labour MPs and many other activists and academics.

Isil launch second chemical attack in Syrian town

Based on this report,some 20 casualties were left with breathing difficulties and angry blisters

Palestinians slams Tony Blair

Israel wants an agreement that intensifies the split between Gaza and the West Bank, and that is what Tony Blair is doing

Isis beheads elderly chief of antiquities in ancient Syrian city

Isis militants hung body of Khaled Asaad, 82, in a main square of Palmyra, national antiquities chief says

 
Nasrallah raps US for aiding Daesh terrorists in Syria’s Bukamal
US Treasury imposes sanctions on Iran’s Guard Corps
Trump rejects to certify Iran’s nuclear deal
 
Secretary General of Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, says the US did not spare any effort in aiding Daesh terrorists in Syria’s ...
The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions against Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) under the pretext that the Iranian force backs terrorist ...
US President Donald Trump has rejected to certify the historical nuclear deal between Iran and is likely to terminate the landmark agreement.
KSA should fund all humanitarian aid to Yemen: Top UN official
Dhaka says Myanmar plants landmines on Bangladesh border
Harawa under IS control (courtesy of Harawa town council)
 
"Saudi Arabia should provide all humanitarian aid to address rampant disease and hunger in Yemen, "Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...
Myanmar government has reportedly laid landmines across its border with Bangladesh as thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee the country for a refuge in Bangladesh....
Libyans have described their fears of an emboldened Islamic State reasserting itself in vast swathes of lawless territory, as the group seeks to re-establish ...
Cooperation among Iran, Syria, Russia and resistance bearing fruit: Shamkhani
Al Wefaq slams Manama for burial of activists
Islamic unity leads to victory, promotion of Muslims
 
“The valuable results of the strategic cooperation among Iran, Syria, Russia and the resistance front in the genuine fight against terrorism are constantly ...
Top Al Wefaq official has slammed Bahraini regime over burial of the slain activists killed during protests in support of senior Shia cleric rather than ...
Major Iranian Islamic unity center stressed Islamic unity makes grounds for victory and advancement of Muslims and dispersion leads to their failure and ...
Half a million children died in Iraq by the world’s powers
 
With the dire humanitarian situation in Iraq, humanitarian disasters occurred during 1990s in Iraq is the subject of Britain’s pacifists and their meetings....
 
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