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Washington preparing new sanctions against Tehran - media

The US administration is expected to ratchet up pressure on Iran with a slew of new sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's illicit ballistic missile program and regional support for terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials who deemed …

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Tel Aviv opposes Syria cease-fire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel opposes the cease-fire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia because it empowers Iran. Netanyahu made the comments to reporters after a meeting …

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Russian military adviser killed in Syria's Hama

Russian military adviser Nicholai Afanasov was fatally wounded by artillery shells in Hama, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. "As a result of a sudden mortar attack by militants the town of Syrian Government …

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ISIS militants say its leader is dead — media

ISIS militants (terror group, outlawed in Russia) have said the organization’s leader Abu Bakr al-Bahgdadi is dead, the Al Sumaria TV channel reported, citing a source in Iraq’s Nineveh province. According …

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Syria truce monitoring center to be formed in Amman

Russia, the United States and Jordan have agreed to form a southwestern Syria ceasefire monitoring center in Amman, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "It has been agreed to use a monitoring center, which …

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Iran proposes to expand ceasefire deal in Syria

A partial ceasefire in southwestern Syria agreed between the United States and Russia should be expanded to all of Syria if it is to be successful, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. …

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US agree to leave Assad in power - media

The White House has introduced a new strategy on Syria, which leaves Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power and implies that the cooperation between Moscow and Washington on this matter will be expanded, the Daily Beast …

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