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Why Russia and Iran are ditching the dollar

The U.S. has employed economic sanctions on Russia and Iran in hopes of crippling them financially, making it more difficult for them to compete for influence in the region. However, Russia and Iran are working together to ditch the dollar to weaken the effects of U.S. sanctions. The two are working to develop a new […]

‘Transparent War’ – What Shoigu Wants to Show the World in Syria

By Arthur Evans – The concept of a “transparent war” was launched by the Russian Army in 2017, and Russia continues the active implementation of it in Syria. At the beginning of September, several dozen journalists from various international media outlets returned from Syria. Most of them, accredited in Moscow, thanks to the Russian army, […]

Turkey condemns Arab League statement on Syria operation

ANKARA – Turkey has condemned the Arab League statement about the Ankara operation in northern Syria, said Turkish presidential administration communications director Fahrettin Altun. On Saturday, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged Turkey to immediately halt the military operation against Kurdish units in northern Syria and to withdraw troops from the territory of the […]

Iranian MP: Europe Unable to Preserve the Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN – Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi said Europeans lack the necessary power and will to safeguard the nuclear deal, stressing the need for Iran to take the next step to scale down more undertakings under the JCPOA. “The Europeans have neither the will nor the […]

SDF Denies Turkey’s Claim about Advancing to Center of Strategic City

DAMASCUS – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Ankara-backed militants had taken control of the center of the strategic city of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria on Saturday. Ankara-backed militants claimed to have seized control of Ras al Ain’s city center in northeast Syria on Saturday, as Turkey’s offensive on Kurdish militia positions […]

Houthi on US Troops in Saudi Arabia: Learn from Vietnam

SANA’A – Head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammad Ali al-Houthi called on the US to “learn from Vietnam” after Washington announced plans to deploy about 2,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia. An “increase in numbers does not mean victory”, al-Houthi warned in a series of tweets, adding the US should also learn from its […]

Putin: Syria must be freed from foreign military presence

MOSCOW – Syria must be freed from foreign military presence, this refers to all countries, says Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is openly discussing the issue of the inadmissibility of illegitimate foreign presence in Syria with partners from Turkey and the US, the Russian president said in an interview with Arab media on the eve […]