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US intelligence service closely cooperating with MKO terrorists

TEHRAN: Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations says the anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), supported by some regional and European countries, is working closely with the US intelligence service in a bid to plunge Iran into chaos. “Even though terrorists and organized criminals differ in their motives and …

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Three IRGC servicemen killed in terror attack in NW Iran

TEHRAN: Three servicemen of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have lost their lives when they came under attack by terrorists in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan. The IRGC announced in a statement that a vehicle carrying forces from its Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shuhada base was attacked at the …

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Suspected cholera cases in Yemen soar to 460,000: UN

SANA’A: The United Nations says war-torn Yemen has seen a sharp rise in the number of suspected cholera cases, as more than 460,000 cases have been recorded so far this year, compared to 380,000 cases for all of 2018. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq further said on Monday that 705 …

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Iran summons Nigeria chargé d’affaires over Zakzaky situation

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Nigeria’s chargé d’affaires to the country to express concern over reports of Nigerian Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky’s deteriorating health condition. Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced the summoning on Monday, describing Zakzaki as a “eruditely and distinguished figure.” “We hope that the …

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Yemenis target Saudi airport, power station in retaliation

SANA’A: Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah popular defense movement says it has hit an airport and a power station, targeting southwestern Saudi Arabia in retaliation for an ongoing invasion of the impoverished nation by the kingdom and its allies. Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported the counterattacks on Monday. It specified the targets …

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Israeli officer killed by friendly fire in 2018, inquiry reveals

TEL AVIV: Tel Aviv claims the Israeli officer killed in a botched commando raid against Gaza enclave in 2018 was indeed killed by his comrade’s stray shot. According to a statement by the Israeli military, an inquiry into the November incident reveals the dead man was actually hit by friendly …

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Turkish president urges end to Haftar’s ‘unlawful attacks’ in Libya

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for an end to “unlawful attacks” by militiamen loyal to the renegade commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. “The president renewed his support for the internationally-recognized government and urged an end to unlawful attacks by Haftar’s forces,” Turkey’s …

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