Iran News

  1. Russia oil minister signals cooperation with Saudis on price

    CAIRO (AP) — Russia's oil minister signaled possible cooperation with Saudi Arabia at a meeting with his Gulf Arab counterparts in Riyadh on Sunday, as the kingdom seeks to convince major oil producing countries to cut production in order to increase prices.
  2. Pentagon chief urges 'isolation operation' for IS-held Raqa

    US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter (C) said the idea of simultaneous operations against Mosul and Raqa "has been part of our planning for quite a while"US defence chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that an operation to isolate the Islamic State group in Syria's Raqa should begin in conjunction with the assault on the jihadists' Iraqi bastion Mosul. "We want to see an isolation operation begin around Raqa as soon as possible," Carter said during a visit to Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan to review an ongoing offensive to retake Mosul from IS. Iraqi forces launched a huge operation last week to retake Mosul, the last major city in Iraq under IS control.

  3. Hezbollah to stay in Syria until 'apostate project' defeated

    BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting returned to Syria's Aleppo Sunday after a cease-fire to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city's besieged eastern districts expired with no evacuations.
  4. The Latest: Aid convoy reaches Damascus suburb

    Map locates Syrian cities where Turkey plans to expand operations; 2c x 2 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 69 mm;BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

  5. Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires, say residents

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired, residents in the capital said. The ceasefire, agreed to allow for an increased flow of humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a day of heavy fighting between the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement. Each side accused the other of repeatedly violating the truce and U.N. attempts to extend it before it lapsed appeared to have failed.


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