TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL executed possibly hundreds of detainees between 2014 and 2015, leaving the bodies in a sinkhole eight kilometers (about 5 miles) West of Iraqi Northern city of Mosul, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday in its press release.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A military expert attending the Lima 2017 Maritime and Aerospace show in Peru said the marketability of Russian military hardware has been given a boost because of their performance in the Syrian theater of operations.
TEHRAN (FNA)- European countries should follow the example of Russia, China and Iran and assist Syria in the war on terror, Aleppo Governor Hussain Diab said at a meeting with a parliamentary delegation comprising members of the Russian State Duma and representatives of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi government forces made more territorial gains in Mosul as they are battling in joint operations with allied fighters to flush ISIL militants out of their last urban stronghold in the crisis-hit Arab country.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Leaders from various Palestinian political factions wrote a letter to the United Nations in protest against the removal of a report criticizing Israel for imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi legislator voiced suspicion over US President Donald Trump's pledge to support Iraq in the fight against terrorism and reconstruction of the country, stressing that the ISIL had been annihilated long before if Washington would have remained committed to its undertakings.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army units, backed by the air force, killed tens of al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front and ISIL terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and positions in different areas in the Northern parts of Hama province.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army soldiers managed to regain control of all the points in Damascus province infiltrated by the terrorists. The Takfiri militants had captured the areas after launching an attack overnight through underground tunnels. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei felicitated President Hassan Rouhani on the advent of Nowruz, the start of the New Persian Year, and wished success for his government in serving the Iranian people.
TEHRAN (FNA)- FBI Director James Comey confirmed an ongoing investigation Monday of possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian authorities, local media said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States boycotted a Human Rights Council session focusing on Palestinian areas, citing what it called the council's "long-standing bias against Israel" that threatens the credibility of the UN-supported body.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Denmark summoned Turkey’s charge d’affaires on the heels of a report that Danish citizens of Turkish origin might have been blacklisted and accused of treason on the basis of tips submitted by Turkish government sympathizers via a special hotline.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar Assad reacted to Israeli threats about consequences of any further attack on Israeli aircraft by Syria and said protection of Syria's borders is the right and duty of Syrian authorities.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army forces fended off the Al-Nusra Front's heavy offensive on their positions in Jobar region in Damascus province after inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists. PLEASE DON'T WATCH IF YOU'RE UNDER AGE OR HAVE HEART PROBLEMS OR MENTAL ILLNESS. [VIDEO]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Yemeni fighters have joined the army and Ansarullah forces to fight against Saudi Arabia and its allies as Riyadh's deadly air campaign continues to kill and wound more civilians. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- US's House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes reiterated that “no evidence of collusion” between Donald Trump’s team and Russia has been found ahead of the first public hearing on the matter.
TEHRNA (FNA)- The Syrian army forces pushed back the terrorists' massive offensive on their positions in the Northern parts of Jobar and laid siege on tens of militants in the region after launching a new military operation.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Authorities in Peru declared that the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, with the death toll since the beginning of the year having hit 72. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations (UN)’s former special representative for Somalia has warned of the looming threat of famine in the Horn of Africa country, calling for immediate action to stop a potential humanitarian disaster. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the non-participation of Syrian opposition groups in the latest meeting of Astana talks shows the desire of some countries to hinder solution of the crisis in Syria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah criticized the United Nations for withdrawing an ESCWA report documenting Israeli crimes against Palestinians, saying the international body caved in to US and Israeli pressures by removing the report and the move once against proved that 'this organization is under the control of the US'.
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 2,500 former members of the UK armed forces entered the prison system last year, with experts warning a disproportionate number were being jailed for serious violence and sexual offenses.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least six civilians lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets carried out an airstrike in Yemen’s Southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime continues with its atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against its impoverished Southern neighbor.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Reports said Yemen's popular forces and their allies in the country's army fired a long-range ballistic missile at an airbase in the Saudi capital Riyadh, marking the second such attack on the city.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army soldiers laid siege on the strategic town of Deir Hafer in Eastern Aleppo from the Northern, Western and Southern directions after taking control of the town of al-Harmal.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria has been mired in bloody war since March 2011, with Damascus forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fighting numerous terrorist groups. Turkey and Ankara-backed militants launched 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Syria in August 2016. Since then, tens of civilians have been massacred in bloody battle between militants and the ISIL, while the town has suffered massive destruction. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL power is declining in Raqqa and Mosul, a Russian daily reported, adding that the terrorist group is now very much likely to pick up Deir Ezzur as its new self-proclaimed capital.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army, supported by the air force, repelled two ISIL offensives against their positions near Deir Ezzur airbase and the surrounding areas of Regiment 137, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced in its latest report that militants in more regions laid down arms and joined peace with the Damascus government in the last 24 hours.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria said that the recent Israeli aggression is a violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the sovereignty and the sanctity of Syrian territory, noting that the aggression is part of a long series of attacks carried out by Israel to support its agents in the terrorist war on Syria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- As displacement from Western Mosul continues unabated, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is opening two new camps and asking donors for additional funding to help protect and shelter those forced to flee. [VIDEO]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi forces said Monday that they have taken more territory from ISIL terrorists and were searching for militants and bombs on the edge of the Old City as they press an offensive in West Mosul streets. [VIDEO]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi forces battling ISIL terrorists in Mosul advanced into the Old City and around the al-Nuri mosque on Friday trying to seal off a main road to prevent militants from sending in suicide bombers. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined that his forces will thwart all potential threats against the country's cargo ships and oil tankers in the international waters.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Remember that USB stick that would destroy almost anything in its path, from laptops, photo booths, kiosks, to even cars? Now there's a new version, and it's even more dangerous than before.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Deputy UN Ambassador Mounzer Mounzer, in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, urged the international body to do its best to prevent US air raids on the war-hit country's infrastructures, including dams and bridges over the Euphrates River.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued to advance against ISIL in Eastern Homs and managed to push the terrorists back from more territories in the Eastern direction of the newly-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur), media source said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian National Defense Forces, backed up by the country's Air Force, repelled heavy attacks of the ISIL in the Southern and Southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting heavy losses on the militants. [VIDEO]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Harrowing photos show a battle-hardened Iraqi soldier was brought to tears after uncovering the remains of a little girl murdered by ISIL that was found in a mass grave of some 24 victims - most of them children - in Mosul, Northern Iraq. [PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's Joint Special Operations Command said government troops have concentrated their efforts on hunting down the ring leader of ISIL terror group and prepared for a raid to arrest or eliminate him as soon as his exact location is uncovered. [PHOTOS]