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    Hezbollah's Gains In The Middle East Are Trouble For Israel

    When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.The praise, contained in a top general's letter to Iran's.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia's Great Gamble

    Just as Hussein’s refusal to accept Yazid’s authority in the seventh century, issues of political power and religious legitimacy have become inextricably intertwined in the Saudi-Iranian rivalry today.

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    Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold 'Syrian congress'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a "Syrian people's congress" that will bring together government and opposition figures.

    West Asia
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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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    Syrian army fully liberates Dayr al-Zawr from Daesh

    The Syrian army and allied fighters have managed to retake full control over the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr in their latest push against Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

    West Asia
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    Iran leader wants Putin to ditch dollar to Isolate US

    During the meeting which lasted one hour, Iran’s Supreme leader told Vladimir Putin that Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral

    West Asia
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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War

    A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA.

    West Asia
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    IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

    The Islamic State group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said Monday.

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    Pasdaran Ignore Trump Warning, Flexe Muscle in Middle East

    Regional analysts say the emergence of Iran in Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Lebanon, where it wields influence through Hezbollah, means Tehran has become a front-line player in the region which Washington could not afford

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    Wouldn't hand over Raqqah to Syrian government:US backed group says

    A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government”.

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    Daesh ‘caliphate’ crumbles but group remains potent threat

    The fall of Raqqa has boxed Daesh into a small “rump caliphate” straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border, a remote but strategically key area its enemies are keen to seize.

    West Asia
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    With Syria Lost And Iran Deal On Block, Trump Turns Hard On Hezbollah

    Earlier this month, the leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused the Israeli government of intentionally pushing the Middle East towards war. He further

    West Asia
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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    'People no longer care': Damascus accepts Assad victory as fait accomplish

    Within the capital city the story is similar. Half the checkpoints have been lifted, say Damascus residents, reducing the stress of traffic jams and creating a sense of a gradual return to normality.

    West Asia
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    Syrian War Nearing Its End, Says Grand Mufti

    Islam is a religion of peace and had never waged a war against anyone, and gives shelter to others. We are standing at the gate of victory in Syria and soon we will announce “Syria is free from foreign fighters”.

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    Erdogan, Putin agree joint push to end Syria war

    President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday agreed to step efforts to bring peace to Syria, with the Russian leader declaring the right conditions now existed.

    West Asia
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    Syria: Why are Israelis offering condolences to US leaders

    An informed Israeli source told Melman that the delegation had all the appearances of a funeral. “Those who offered condolences were the Americans,” he explained.

    West Asia
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    Two Syrian rebel groups say US and Arab allies urging retreat to Jordan

    Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat.

    West Asia
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    US evacuates 20 Daesh commanders from Deir ez-Zor:Report

    A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations.

    West Asia
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    Israeli attacks meant to boost terrorists’ morale: Syria

    The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on the United Nations Security Council to denounce Israel’s repeated aggression against the country and take prompt action to stop.

    West Asia
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    2018 World Cup qualifiers bring drama to the Middle East

    As usual in the international breaks in the region, the main story must somehow connect to the Syrian national team, which has continued its heroic journey towards the forthcoming World Cup.

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    Syria reach World Cup play-off with Australia after late equaliser in Iran

    Syria scored deep into stoppage time at Iran to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time amid an ongoing civil war at home.

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