ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey insists that the width of the safe zone in Syria's north should amount to 30-40 kilometres (18.6-24.8 miles) and is waiting for Washington's steps, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will receive elements of the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in August-September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates issued a joint statement in connection with the situation in Libya and called on the conflicting sides for an immediate ceasefire and the investigation into the recent attack in Benghazi, which had resulted in the deaths of three UN employees.
According to The Times of Israel, passengers are waiting in long lines, watching the growing piles of baggage stocked up in the departures area due to an airport malfunction.
The IRGC warning comes amid reports suggesting that Israel has agreed to provide intelligence assistance to a US-proposed maritime coalition to patrol the Persian Gulf against a purported Iranian threat in the wake of "sabotage attacks" on oil tankers in the region.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is going after American citizens who have already attended or plan to attend the New Horizon Conference (NHC) held by an Iranian media expert to discuss major global issues.
Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council are committed to the ceasefire in Aden and are willing to work with the Saudi-led coalition, their leader said on Sunday, according to media reports.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants attacked positions of the Syrian government troops on Saturday and Sunday, leaving 23 servicemen killed and seven more injured, the Russian Defence Ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation said.
Militants have regularly been trying to attack the Khmeimim base in Syria with drones. In July, Russian air defences at the base successfully countered a drone attack destroying the UAVs from a safe distance from the facility.
TEHRAN (Sputnik) – The United States should revise its policy toward the Middle East and take steps aimed at de-escalating tensions in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday during the phone conversation with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Iranian budget reforms are aimed at eliminating the country's dependence on oil revenues, head of the country's Plan and Budget Organization, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, said on Sunday.
The US has suspended shipments of the fifth-generation jet to Turkey and stopped training its pilots since it failed to convince Ankara to drop a contract on Russian S-400 air defence systems in favour of American Patriot systems.
A video that emerged on social media this weekend purportedly shows Iranian fast attack boats pursuing a British frigate in the Persian Gulf as tensions between Tehran and London continue to boil. The authenticity of the footage is yet to be verified.
In his annual Hajj address Iran's Supreme Leader has called on all countries to vehemently oppose the US peace plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, dubbed the "deal of the century". The top cleric called it a "ploy" and a crime against all humanity, although the deal hasn't been revealed in full yet.
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Eight civilians have died and 11 others sustained injuries in Saudi-led coalition strikes in northwestern Yemen, Houthi-controlled media reported on Sunday.
GAZA/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - At least 14 people have been injured as clashes erupted on the Temple Mount holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem between the Muslim worshipers and Israeli police officers, Palestine Red Crescent spokeswoman Erab Al Fuqaha said on Sunday.
The statement comes in response to US Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, who earlier said that President Donald Trump is waiting for a phone call from the Iranian government about whether the Islamic Republic wants to start talks.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Four members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance have been killed in a bomb explosion in the northeastern province of Al Hasakah, Al Watan newspaper reported on Sunday.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian troops have liberated the town of Hobait in Idlib Province in a strategic move that would allow them to gain access to one of the province's largest cities, Khan Shaykhun, al-Watan reported.
This year, according to various estimates, at least 2.3 million Muslims have come to Saudi Arabia in order to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is required for every believer, who can afford it at least once in their lifetime.