Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
US Vice President Mike Pence is calling for America's European allies to join it in withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal and stop efforts he said are designed to evade US sanctions.
Presidents of three countries will meet to continue discussions on how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Daesh makes a last stand in the east of the country and Washington prepares to withdraw troops.
Iran has a wide variety of ballistic missile rockets and the Shia-majority country is using them as a trump card against hostile countries such as Israel and the US.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians across the country attended events marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, where the rallying cry ranged from "Death to America" to "Death to Israel".
Syria's civil war and bilateral ties are high on agenda in one-day talks between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian capital.
In 2019 Iran is engaged in an effort to strengthen ties with a country it has often been at odds with – and Azerbaijan is in need to allies in its dispute with Armenia.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
Opposition to Bahrain's monarchy has set up shop in Iraq and criticism within Iraq of Bahrain's crackdown on dissidents hasn't gone down well in Manama. The perceived interference in Bahraini affairs could set Iraq on a collision course with the GCC.
Homeira Rigi was previously governor of Qasr-e Qand city, the first Sunni woman to hold a governor's post following the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Turkey, Russia and Iran, the three parties involved in the Astana peace process, have met in Geneva. While the final list of names for a Syrian Constitutional Committee hasn’t materialised, the three stakeholders plan to meet in the New Year.
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