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Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the July coup attempt against the Turkish president, the BBC reports. The figure is a total for the period August 2016 to January 2017, German media report. Turkey has urged Germany not to grant asylum to any military officers. Some posted to Nato bases in Germany are thought to be among the group. In Greece, two more Turkish soldiers have requested asylum. The pair – reported to be…
02.24 / 12:22
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Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – Tehran substitute Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said Palestine cause is top priority for Iran, adding that the issue is an Islamic one since domination of infidels over Muslims is forbidden (Haram) according to Islamic t…
02.24 / 12:08
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After illegal hunting and selling of sea turtles took over Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the city’s governor Mohamed Sultan launched a campaign emphasizing the illegality of the act and demanded severe penalties on those who don’t submit to the law. The newly-appointed governor has demanded precautionary measures be taken to combat the illegal poaching, [R…
02.24 / 12:07
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The Islamic militant factions launched several shells on areas in  in the countryside of eastern Suwayda, leaving a girl kiiled and her brother injured, while regime forces have targeted with, heavy machine guns, areas in northern Kenitra, and no information about casualties. Militant factions launched Grad missiles at areas in the town of Salhab, in Hama, without reports of injuries as well as targeting regime forces' gatherings in the town of Mharda, northern Hama.  Information was r…
02.24 / 12:06
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The Iraqi ambassador to Cairo Habeeb Mohamed Al-Sadr said that Iraq has signed an agreement to supply Egypt with one million barrels each month, according to the state-owned Al-Ahram. Al-Sadr said the Iraqi Oil Marketing company SOMO sent the contract for the oil exports to the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum for final approval. The Iraqi…
02.24 / 11:52
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Orumieh, West Azarbaijan, Feb 24, IRNA - Azerbaijan Republic officials have agreed to issue visa for Iranian citizens in the joint borders, Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi…
02.24 / 11:39
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TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament’s Director General for Foreign Affairs stressed that creating any safe zones in Syria is a total disrespect for the country’s sovereignty and is a violation of its territorial integ…
02.24 / 11:14
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Islamabad, Feb 24, IRNA - Pakistan is preparing to host th 13th Meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) heads of state in which an Iranian high level delegation will have an active…
02.24 / 10:24
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Photo: Reuters   Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago, the BBC reports. It comes a day after troops retook the city’s airport from IS. The army’s assault takes them from desert and farmland into a densely packed city, where fighting is expected to be particularly hard. IS are dug into the west after being driven out of eastern Mosul last month.…
02.24 / 09:55
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The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer". Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained her, Senator Leila de Lima insisted she was innocent of the drug trafficking charges that could see her jailed for life. "It is my honour to be imprisoned for the things I am fighting for. Please pray…
02.24 / 09:39
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Clashed erupted early Friday between militants related Libya’s National Salvation Government and others loyal to the internationally-recognized National Accordance at Tripoli’s residential Bousleim area. The militant used the heavy weapons, including tanks, leading to the killing of six persons and the injury of 16 others. Libya’s Red Crescent said that it failed to evacuate the area from the civilians, as a state of panic dominate the residents due to their failure to leave their houses to…
02.24 / 09:39
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Davit Narmania, a Mayor of Tbilisi is not going to visit the City Council. He has responded to the opposition"s request, to cancel the order, based on which a property, worth million GEL has been handed to Judge Nazghaidze"s family. According o the Mayor the demand is unreasonable , because the property has been handed to the family in full accordance with law.Davit Narmania claims that the opposition stages a political show. " Given the fact that they planned a political show, I am not…
02.24 / 09:37
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Qazvin, Feb 24, IRNA – Some 500 Iranian scientists graduated from prestigeous universities across the world returned Iran after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (…
02.24 / 09:24
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Iraqi joint forces managed to besiege ISIS militants, as they cut the roads of supply to the extremist group in the western side of the city, as the military media cell revealed that the air force executed air raids against the strongholds of the extremist group. It said that the raids led to the killing of over 60 militants and the injury of over 30 in addition to the destruction of a store of weapons at Qaem district. According to a statement, the Iraqi forces managed to destroy a…
02.24 / 09:22
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Yemeni governmental troops managed to achieve notable advance towards sites in the northern and eastern areas of Yemen’s strategic city of Mokha. According to military sources, governmental troops managed to reach points in Haet area, two kilometers away from Yakhtel. The sources added that clashes erupted between the governmental troops on one hand and Houthi militias and other forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on the other hand in Haet area, saying that the governmental …
02.24 / 09:08
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Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said there are centers in Europe and the US that are planning to change lifestyle of people in non-Western countries, particularly in the Islamic…
02.24 / 08:41
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With opposition Democrats preparing for crucial 2018 midterm elections and the nation’s next presidential race on the distant 2020 horizon, nothing less than the future of the party is at stake. The race to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC) features front-runners Tom Perez, a Hispanic-American and former secretary of labor under Barack Obama who is the establishment pick, and Keith Ellison, a black Muslim congressman from the party’s progressive wing who has left open the pro…
02.24 / 08:25
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The United States on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on two leadership officials of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria. According to a statement by the U.S. Treasury Department, Iyad Nazmi Salih Khalil and Bassam Ahmad al-Hasri were responsible for providing key support to Nusra Front by overseeing militant operations and developing the militant group's strategy. Designating Khalil as Nusra Front's third highest-ranking official as of early 2016, the statement said Khalil took…
02.24 / 08:10
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its… Read more » The post President Trump Wants to Make Sure U.S. Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Top of the Pack’ appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: President Trump Wants to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal U.N., President Trump Denounce N. Korea, But No Sign of Any Action S. Korea: Trump Aware of…
02.24 / 08:00
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An alliance of four mainstream political parties officially formed in Nairobi Wednesday poses a critical challenge to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto's re-election bid during elections due in August, party officials said. The National Super Alliance (NASA) was officially registered as a political party Thursday after the leaders of the four parties -- Wiper Party Kenya, the Forum for Restoration of Democracy (FORD) Kenya, Amani National Congress (ANC) and the…
02.24 / 07:57
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