• Iran starts mass-producing indigenous Sa’eqeh fighter jet
    4:23 PM

    Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran has started mass-producing the Sa’eqeh fighter jet, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has announced. In an exclusive interview with IRNA Wednesday, Hossein Chitforoush said Sa’eqeh fighter jets would satisfy the needs of the IRIAF for the time being and

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  • Russian woman identified as Istanbul suicide bomber
    3:23 PM

    Istanbul, Jan 8 (IANS) A Russian woman has been identified as the suicide bomber in Tuesday’s blast at a police station in Istanbul which killed a police officer and injured another, media reported Thursday. Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala told reporters that the woman has been identified, but refrained from

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  • Iran’s defender to miss Asian Cup
    2:27 PM

    Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran’s defender Hashem Beikzadeh will miss the 2015 AFC Asian Cup football tournament due to a hand injury. Beikzadeh suffered a hand injury in Iran’s training camp in Australia Tuesday. He was transferred to the hospital and underwent a scan to determine the extent of his

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  • Iran should be immune against sanctions: supreme leader
    7:11 PM

    Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran should be immune against the sanction pressures by its enemies, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying by leader’s official website Wednesday. “You should disarm the enemy with the sanction tools. The reason is if you look at the enemy’s hands (to

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  • Turkish troops to renain in Afghanistan
    9:49 AM

    Ankara, Jan 7 (IANS) The Turkish parliament has authorized the government to continue posting Turkish troops in Afghanistan for two more years under a new NATO mission, media reported Wednesday. The new legislation also grants the government authority to permit foreign army personnel to be transported to and from Afghanistan

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  • Iran,P5+1 to hold new talks on Jan 18: Negotiator
    12:36 AM

    Tehran, Jan 7 (IANS) A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers will be held Jan 18, media reported. “The next round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group will be held at deputy foreign ministerial

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  • Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul police station
    6:59 PM

    Istanbul, Jan 7 (IANS) A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing at least one police officer and injuring another, media reported. According to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin, the attacker’s nationality and identity remained unknown, BBC reported citing Turkish TV. She targeted a

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  • Iran marks 40-km red zone inside Iraq to stop IS
    2:21 PM

    Tehran, Jan 6 (IANS) Iran has marked a 40-km red zone inside the Iraqi border to thwart any infiltration attempt into its soil by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, an Iranian army commander said Tuesday. The Iranian army has warned the IS militants against any movement towards the Iranian

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  • Number of displaced people highest since WWII: UN
    12:58 PM

    Ankara, Jan 6 (IANS) The UN refugee chief Tuesday warned that the number of people displaced due to conflicts has hit the highest point since World War II. Antonio Guterres, UN high commissioner for refugees, made the comments during a conference of Turkish ambassadors held in capital Ankara, Xinhua reported.

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  • Turkey, US to sign deal to train Syrian rebels
    12:19 AM

    Ankara, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkey and the US are expected to sign a deal this month to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters as part of efforts to battle Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a foreign ministry official said Monday. The training and equipping program is expected to launch

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  • Syrian major opposition rules out talks plan
    12:03 AM

    Istanbul, Jan 6 (IANS) The newly elected president of Syria’s main opposition National Coalition Monday ruled out the possibility of taking part in new talks proposed by Russia to end the Syrian conflict. Khaled Khoja, 49 years old, doctor and businessman from Damascus Khoja, won the majority of votes of

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  • Turkish Super League standings
    3:07 AM

    Ankara, Jan 5 (IANS) Following are the standings from the Turkish Super League after Sunday’s matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against and points), reported Xinhua. 1. Fenerbahce 16 11 3 2 25 13 36 2. Besiktas 16 11 2 3 25 15 35 3.

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