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Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Notorious ‘Thug’ Who Fought In Syria Attacked And Stabbed In Iran

Radiofarda – A group of unidentified young men on motorbikes attacked and stabbed one of the most notorious “thugs” in the Iranian capital city Tehran, media in Iran has reported. Hani Kordeh, a tough guy described as a “thug” by Iran media fighting in Syria. Undated It is still not known whether the victim, alias Hani Kordeh (Hani the Kurd), …

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Iraqi protesters torch buildings, block roads over PM pick

Al-Arabia – Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads and bridges in Baghdad and the country’s south Thursday after torching several buildings overnight. The demonstrators oppose the entire political class and have vented their anger against leaders who are negotiating to nominate an establishment insider as the next prime minister. “The government is hostage to corrupt parties and sectarian divisions,” said one …

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Heavy Presence of Security Forces In Iranian Cities To Prevent Protests

Radiofarda – Since Wednesday evening social media users in Iran have posted videos of the heavy presence of security forces and riot police in many cities and townships in anticipation of a new round of protests. Videos posted on social media show heavy presence of security forces and riot police in full gear in Tehran and the townships around the …

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Iran, Russia And China Holding Four-Day Naval Exercises

Radiofarda – The senior spokesman of Iran’s armed forces announced Wednesday that joint naval exercises lasting four days between Russia, China and Iran will start on December 27 in Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean. This is the first time the three countries conduct a joint naval exercise in the waters of northern Indian Ocean and the Sea of …

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Missile Strike In Syria Kills 5 Pro-Iran Fighters: Monitor

Radiofarda – Five pro-Iranian fighters were killed by unidentified missiles on Wednesday evening in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a war monitor said. “Missiles of unidentified origin targeted the headquarters of the 47th Brigade of pro-Iranian militias in the town of Albu Kamal, in the east of Deir Ezzor province, killing five fighters,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights …

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Israel Preparing For A ‘Limited Confrontation’ With Iran, Chief Of Staff Says

Radiofarda – Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi has said Wednesday that his country is preparing for “limited confrontation with Iran”, as Tehran continues its policy of entrenchment in Syria and Iraq. “There is a possibility that we will face a limited confrontation with Iran and we are preparing for it,” Kochavi said as he was addressing …

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Next Year’s Budget Balanced Only on Paper, Iran Parliamentary Think-Tank Says

Radiofarda – In a report published on December 25 Iran’s Majles Research Center, an influential parliamentary think-tank, said next year’s budget bill has only been balanced on paper. The report says the budget for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2020) will be 50 percent in deficit despite plans to issue government bonds as well as borrow from the …

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Iran-Backed Bloc Names New Candidate For Iraq PM, Protesters Reject

AP — An Iranian-backed bloc in Iraq’s parliament proposed Wednesday the governor of oil-rich southern Basra province as the country’s next prime minister. The nomination was promptly rejected, however, by Iraqi protesters who want an independent candidate to take over the government, two officials said. The Fatah bloc, which includes leaders associated with the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units, supported by …

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Southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya in turmoil after activist’s death

Al-Arabia – Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched on Wednesday in southern Iraq to mourn a dead activist after a night during which the headquarters of two pro-Iran militias were set on fire, an AFP correspondent reported. The demonstrators oppose the political class that has run the country since a 2003 US-led invasion overthrew dictator Saddam Hussein. They accuse leaders of …

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Iran Takes Security Measures to Prevent Fresh Protests

Iran-HRM – Heavy police presence reported in several Iranian cities while internet networks have been disconnected since early Wednesday. December 25, 2019FacebookTwitterEmail The Iranian regime is getting ready to prevent any protests that might erupt during gatherings scheduled for December 26. Heavy police presence reported in several Iranian cities while internet networks have been disconnected since early Wednesday. Problems in accessing proxy …

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