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IRGC Commander Hails Iraqi Army's Victories Against Terrorists

TEHRAN - Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami in a meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi lauded the Arab country's army for its victories against the terrorist groups, specially the ISIL.

During the meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Obeidi underlined that Iran would spare no efforts in assisting the central government of Iraq in maintaining unity, national security and social balance.

Palestine to Present Revised Statehood Resolution to UN


Palestine is to submit a final draft of its statehood resolution calling for an end to the occupation and the creation of a state by 2017 to the United Nations Security Council, senior Palestinian Authority officials said Monday.

The officials clarified that the draft resolution is not new, but rather a revision of the resolution submitted to the council by Jordan earlier this month. The revised resolution sharpens the Palestinian stance on Jerusalem, future borders and Palestinian refugees.

Iraq Forces Fully Retake Dhuluiya Town


Units of the Iraqi military, backed by volunteer forces, have managed to fully liberate the town of Dhuluiya in Salahuddin Province from the Takfiri ISIL militants.

Karim al-Nuri, a top commander of Badr volunteer fighters, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi forces succeeded in taking full control of the Tigris River town, 70 km north of the capital, Baghdad, from the Takfiri militants.

2 reactors closed after deadly gas leak at hacked S. Korean nuclear plant

 The South Korean labor ministry has ordered the closure of two nuclear reactors under construction, after a toxic gas leak killed three workers. The incident comes in the wake of cyber attacks and threats against the reactor’s operator.

Several government agencies and the police are conducting a probe into the deaths at the construction site of the Ulsan nuclear reactor on Friday.

Gorbachev: Putin saved Russia from disintegration

Russian President Vladimir Putin saved the country from falling apart, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said during the presentation of his new book 'After the Kremlin.' Gorbachev also commented on the situation in Ukraine and NATO expansion.