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Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims

In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, a change is taking place. For the first time since the conflict broke out, people are starting to return. Via: theguardian.com But the people settling in are not the same as those who fled during the past six years. The new arrivals have a different ...

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Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17

Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17 15:00 Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17 15:00 – Capitol Hill The military stand-ins for the President, Vice President and their wives, salute the troops while standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building during the Pass and Review during the Department of Defense Dress Rehearsal, in front of ...

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The U.S. Has Done It In 45 Countries Worldwide – Election Interference

America has a long history of meddling in the elections of foreign countries, new research shows Via : vocativ.com Russia’s attempt to sway the 2016 election continues to consume American politics as the Obama administration struck back with a series of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The White House on Thursday moved to expel 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the ...

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Inside Iran January 1, 2017

Main Points Hossein Salami, deputy Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander, said the fall of Aleppo to the forces of the Syrian regime foiled the plans of the West to take control of the region. He added that in view of Hezbollah’s success in the fighting in Aleppo, he had no doubt it could fight just as well in the ...

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Inside Iran – December 5, 2016

Main Points Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said Iranian forces were not participating in the fighting in Mosul because the Shi’ite militias in Iraq did not need Iranian fighters. He said Iran had deployed a small number of advisors to Iraq. In a speech delivered for Basij Week, he criticized those who claimed Iran ...

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Eleven Arab nations accuse Iran of sponsoring ‘terrorism’

Eleven Middle East and North African countries accused Iran of sponsoring “terrorism” and constantly interfering in the internal affairs of Arab nations, sparking tension and instability in the region.In a letter to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Monday, the 11 countries cited Iran’s support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Shiite Hezbollah group in Lebanon which has sent fighters ...

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Arab World Reacts To Trump’s Presidential Win With Cautious Optimism

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th U.S. president was received in the Arab world with mixed emotions. While Syria and Egypt welcomed the result and expressed hopes for cooperation with the new American administration, reactions in the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were ambivalent. Although the Gulf states were glad to see the back of the Obama administration, ...

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Iran Calls on UN to Help With US Court Asset Award

In a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki­Moon on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javid Zarif argues that the U.S. court decision will have “catastrophic implications” and “will cause systematic erosion” of the principal of state immunity. “I wish to call on Your Excellency to lend your good offices in order to induce the US Government to adhere to its international ...

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Lebanon, Christians, Under Islamist Threat

Islamic jihadist groups are threatening Lebanese Christians and demanding that they submit to Islam. Lebanon’s Christians, descendants of Aramaic Syriacs, were the majority in the country a mere 100 years ago. Saad Hariri, a Sunni Muslim politician supported by Saudi Arabia, has invited every Lebanese party to his office to sign a document confirming that Lebanon is an Arab state. ...

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Inside Iran April, 2016

Main Points For the first time since regular Iranian army forces began deploying in Syria, seven special force officers were killed. In addition, during the past two weeks at least six more Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed. The Iranian commander of the ground forces said that deploying Iranian “advisors” from the regular army and the IRGC was ...

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