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‘UK, Russia can defeat Daesh together’

A file picture taken on October 3, 2015 shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber taking off from the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia. (AFP image)

Russia’s ambassador to the UK says Moscow and London can join hands and defeat Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group together as they once aligned to defeat Nazism.

The present situation requires the same foresight, determination and willingness to make common cause, while pushing everything else aside. ISIL and other terrorists, who act under various guises, hate humanity and everything our world is based on,” said Alexander Yakovenko in an article published by the Telegraph newspaper.

He described ISIL as a “horrible and opportunistic” combination of extremism and Saddam-era military expertise.


Iran’s biggest oil investment event opens

More than 250 representatives of companies from 33 countries are attending the two-day conference. ©Shana

An important conference opens in Tehran to lay out 50 oil and gas projects for development through foreign investment which Iran hopes to trickle in with the lifting of Western sanctions. 

“Now, it is an appropriate time for the oppressive sanctions against Iran to be lifted and once again it is proved that sanctions against oil flow harm both the producer and consumer and that oil must not be threatened and sanctioned with a political attitude,” Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh told the opening Saturday.


Son of Turkey’s president involved in oil trade with Daesh, Moscow says

Bilal Erdogan, son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Kremlin spokesman says Moscow has information that the son of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has interest in oil business with the militants in Syria.

There is intelligence, Peskov said Saturday, proving that Erdogan’s son has an interest in the oil trade with the militants.


NATO’s Terror Convoys Halted at Syrian Border

For years, NATO has granted impunity to convoys packed with supplies bound for ISIS and Al Qaeda. Russian airstrikes have stopped them dead in their tracks. If a legitimate, well-documented aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies bound for civilians inside Syria was truly destroyed by Russian airstrikes, it is likely the world would never have heard the end of it.


Bombing Syria: Thousands hit the streets in Europe

Demonstrators protest against British bombing of Syria outside Downing Street in London on Saturday [Andy Rain/EPA]

Protesters in UK and Spain demand their governments not launch air strikes against ISIL in Syria after Paris attacks. 

Thousands of people demonstrated in London and Madrid against the potential participation of their countries in air strikes in Syria, as political momentum grows to broaden the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


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