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Iran, Turkey agree to boost military cooperation
Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar held separate meetings with Iranian officials, during which they discussed expansion of military cooperation.
Report: 3,000 killed in September in Syria
More than 3,000 people, including nearly 1,000 civilians, have been killed during the past month of foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria, making September the deadliest so far this year.
Yemen Houthis have shot down US surveillance drone
Yemen’s Houthi forces shot down a US surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, the state news agency SABA reported.
Iranian FM to travel to Oman
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will make a trip to Oman, on October 2.
Carmakers rush to put Saudi women behind wheels of their models
Car companies haven’t wasted any time courting the nine million potential customers unlocked when Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women drivers.
Saudi GDP shrinks for second quarter
Saudi Arabia’s economy contracted for the second quarter in a row as the kingdom grapples with low oil prices and its businesses struggle to cope with economic reforms.
Hezbollah now in strongest position and Israel knows this: Nasrallah
The secretary general of Hezbollah says the Lebanese resistance movement is now in its strongest position and this is even acknowledged by Israel, stressing that the movement seeks to preserve national security and stability in the Arab country.
Barzani’s independence bid strengthens Daesh, Israel: Iran official
A senior Iranian official says the recent move by President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani for independence is tantamount to boosting the Daesh terrorist group and the Israeli regime.
Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu
Turkey has opened its largest military base in Africa, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as the African country struggles in a protracted war against militants.
Trump pursuing Israel first policy, not America first: Analyst
US President Donald Trump is in pursuit of an “Israel first” policy which can be seen in the recent telltale remarks of the US ambassador to Israel, a former US Senate candidate says.
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