Qatar Airways Reports $69mln Loss Amid Blockade

TEHRAN - Qatar Airways reported a loss of more than $69 million amid a Gulf blockade against Doha by its neighbouring countries in what the airline called the "most challenging year in its 20-year history".

Iraqi Source: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Died of Cancer

TEHRAN - ISIL terrorist group's ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died after suffering an advanced type of cancer, an Iraqi source said, adding that his successor will be declared soon.

Leader of Iraq’s Fath Alliance Withdraws Candidacy for PM

TEHRAN – Leader of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political stagnation.

Number of Daesh Terrorists in Afghanistan Could Grow to 10,000

TEHRAN - Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia warned during a Security Council meeting on Monday the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) is on the rise in war-torn Afghanistan, and the group's numbers could soon grow to up to 10,000 members in the country.

Saudi War Machine Revs up as UN Envoy Visits Yemen

TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia intensified its invasion of Yemen as the United Nations special envoy for the violence-scarred country visits the capital Sana’a in an attempt to cobble together a conflict resolution mechanism.
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