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12th January 2017 - Reuters

Iran welcomes arrival of first Western plane ordered since sanctions lifted

An Airbus A321 airliner landed in Tehran on Thursday, the first to arrive out of the 200 Western-built aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year.

12th January 2017 - Reuters

Turkish ruling party warns of elections if constitution bill not passed

Turkey will hold elections if parliament fails to approve a constitutional reform package expanding President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a ruling AK Party lawmaker was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu agency on Thursday.

12th January 2017 - Voice of America

Syrian Army: Israel Fires Rockets at Military Airport Near Damascus

Syrian army command said on Friday that Israel fired rockets at a major military airport west of Damascus, the capital, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions of what it called a "flagrant" attack.