DAMASCUS - A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lashed out at the US-led military coalition for its attempts to displace people from the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, denouncing it as part of a plot to prepare the ground for federalism in Syria.
TEHRAN - Deputy Commander of the Russian military contingent in Syria Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko called on the Syrian people to combat terrorism in the first-ever televised address of a representative of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation since its foundation.
TEHRAN - A senior commander of ISIL was killed in Syrian Air raids in Deir Ezzur's outskirts and two more were killed in popular uprising in the Southeastern territories of the province, local sources confirmed on Friday.
Aug. 18 – President Rouhani visited the families of three martyrs, Ali Akbar, Ali Asghar, and Mohammadreza Asghari Torkani and stressed that the country’s dignity and independence are the results of martyrs and veterans’ devotion.
Aug. 17 – Iranian FM spokesman has dismissed the anti-Tehran remarks made by his American counterpart Heather Nauert, advising the US administration to be realistic about Iran’s role in the Middle East and the multilateral nuclear deal.
Aug. 17 – Iran and Turkey have urged against a decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying the Region’s separation from Iraq would undermine security across the whole Middle East.
TEHRAN - Confederate monuments were removed overnight in Baltimore, Maryland, and other US cities as a campaign to erase symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South gathered momentum across the United States.