The Iranian consulate building in Najaf was set on fire several times last month amid protests that rocked the south of Iraq.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The commander was detained in the northern Kirkuk province near the Hawija settlement. He was apprehended with a fake passport.
Despite having a stable income, a good job and a comfortable life, Mohammed Hassan chose to leave Gaza, unable to cope with the never-ending military confrontation between Israel and Hamas, and unwilling to put up with the constant dread for his family.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mohamed al-Halbousi, appealed on Wednesday to President Barham Salih to nominate a new prime minister within 15 days.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry previously stated that the country is not seeking to abandon the nuclear deal and is ready to abide by the commitments stipulated by the agreement, as long as the sanctions regime against Iran is lifted.
Iran has repeatedly stressed its determination to develop what it describes as defensive military capacity and technology, despite seeing declining military expenditures as a result of sanctions by the United States.
In October, President Donald Trump, who previously announced his intention to withdraw all US forces from northeastern Syria, said that some American troops would remain there to "guard oil" from Daesh* militants.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian authorities have arrested key members of a group planning to cause unrest at university campuses in Iran, the country's intelligence ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was signed in 2015 by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. It stipulated that Tehran significantly limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related international sanctions.
Even if Benjamin Netanyahu leaves Israel's political arena, peace is nowhere near, believes a Palestinian expert. Not only because Israel hasn't produced a visionary but also because Palestinians are too mired into their own political mess that they cannot concentrate on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India had been trying to protect its trade turf. In a bid to aggressively correct its trade deficit, the country has taken a number of measures; it has withdrawn from the China-led 16-nation Free Trade Agreement and is renegotiating deals with South Korea and Japan, among other countries.
New technology could shed additional light on historic discoveries unearthed earlier. Researchers can now not only estimate the precise age of the relics but also reveal curious details from the lives of ancient monarchs who lived thousands of years ago.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Reuters Monday that cutbacks in US troop numbers in Afghanistan are "not necessarily" contingent on a peace deal with the Taliban.
Reuters reported earlier that Ankara had vetoed NATO's defence plan for Poland and the Baltic states, allegedly over the US refusing to support the same for Turkey, after Ankara suggested naming the Kurdish YPG militia a terrorist organisation.
Previously, the Israeli prime minister vowed to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected for a new term, but the latter failed to materialise in the September election. Now he is facing trouble, as Israeli prosecutors have chosen to indict him in several corruption cases, with his immunity yet to be decided on.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey is carefully studying the characteristics of the Russian Su-35 fighter jets, but it is too early to speak about the procurement of these aircraft, the head of the country’s Defence Industries Directorate, Ismail Demir, said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The NYT wrote 1 December that "eyewitness photos and videos, flight logs and cockpit tapes obtained by The Times enabled reporters to trace an airstrike on a Syrian camp for displaced families to a Russian pilot."
Despite its arguably aged military arsenal, Iran seems to be pretty good at maintaining American partrollers to keep a keen eye on what’s going on in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, which has of late seen a number of tanker attacks.
VIENNA (Sputnik) - The IAEA General Conference on Monday at a special session approved the appointment of Grossi to the post of the agency's news chief. He will begin his duties on Tuesday.
Many of Turkey's allies in NATO have condemned its military operation "Peace Spring" in Syria, targeting mostly local Kurdish militia, such as the military wing of the US-led coalition's ally – Syrian Democratic Forces. Ankara continued the operation despite criticism from the alliance.