Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have conducted a string of new aerial attacks against the positions of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group near the town of Bukamal in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, are fighting to fully recapture the territory from the extremists.
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said in Moscow that he hopes Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on November 4, would return to Beirut after he completes his visit to France, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.
North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a US nuclear threat.
Nearly two dozen civilians lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out two separate attacks in Yemen as the kingdom presses ahead with its devastating aerial bombardment campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor.
Iraqi forces retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Daesh terror group, more than three years after the terrorists stormed nearly a third of Iraq's territory, the Defense Ministry said.
Iran said France and other Western nations need to adopt a “realistic” approach that helps soothe tensions in the region instead of taking “biased” stances that endanger peace and stability in the Middle East,