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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards threatened to avenge an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 25 of their comrades.


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Israel sets October 1 deadline to evacuate Bedouin village in West Bank

Israel on Sunday (September 23) told residents of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank slated for demolition, to clear their houses by Oct. 1.


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US envoy Haley rejects Iran blame over parade attack

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday (September 23) rejected Iranian fingerpointing at Washington over a deadly parade attack, saying Iranian leaders should look closer to home.


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PYD’s primary goal is liberation of Afrin from Turkish-backed rebels: co-chair

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) said on Sunday (September 23) that the party’s primary goal is the liberation Afrin from the Turkish-backed rebels, who captured the district in March from the Kurdish


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36 ISIS militants killed in eastern Syria, says SDF

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said as many as 36 militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) had been killed during the phase of the Operation Jazeera Storm in east of the Euphrates river.


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Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday (September 23) again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared “ungrateful” for Moscow’s efforts to r


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Iran summons UAE envoy over parade attack comments: state TV

Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday (September 23) summoned the United Arab Emirates’ charge d’affaires over comments made about a military parade attack that killed 25 people, including members of the


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Jihadist group rejects deal for Syria's Idlib, main faction yet to declare stance

A jihadist faction in the Idlib region of northwestern Syria has rejected a Turkish-Russian deal that requires “radical” insurgents to withdraw from a demilitarized zone, and urged rebels to launch ne


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Trump attorney Giuliani blasts Iran on behalf of MeK ahead of UN meeting

Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran’s self-declared government in exile on Saturday (September 22) that the US sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country’s o


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Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Egypt’s highest appeals court on Saturday (September 22) rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges.


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UNAMI adds its condolences on Ahvaz attack to those of Iraq, US

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has added its condemnation of the attack in Ahvaz, Iran to the those of the Iraqi government and the United States.


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Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the countr


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Syrian FSA rebels to cooperate with Turkey in Idlib, wary of Russia

Turkey-allied Syrian rebels said on Saturday (September 22) they would cooperate with Turkish diplomatic efforts that have halted a Russian-backed government offensive in Idlib, but they will not surr


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Major powers, except US, try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions ta


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Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing response" after gunmen shot dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday (September 22) in an attack on an Iranian military parade.


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Libya’s latest militia-on-militia fighting leaves 10 dead

Libyan authorities say the latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead.


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Turkey arrests Austrian national for alleged terror links

Turkey’s official news agency says an Austrian national has been arrested for alleged terror links.


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Russia tells Iran it's ready to boost fight against terrorism after attack: RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Iran’s president on Saturday (September 22) after an attack on an Iranian military parade, saying Moscow was ready to boost joint efforts in t


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Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, most rescued: sources

A boat with around three dozen Syrian refugees on board sank off the coast of Lebanon on Saturday (September 22) and most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned, security sou


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Iran closes two border crossings with Iraq after Ahvaz attack

Iraq's border crossing authority confirmed on Saturday (September 22) that Iran was closing two border crossings with Iraq over the Ahvaz attack in southwestern Iran.


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