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Intensive aerial bombardment targets IS-held area in Syria's Daraa

Over 1,000 airstrikes targeted an area controlled by the Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Daraa, a monitor group reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:19:23

Iran condemns Israel's 'Jewish Nation-State' law: spokesperson

Iran's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the recent law approved by the Israeli parliament as "racist," Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:17:01

UN chief concerned over escalation of violence in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his "grave concern" over the dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:10:24

Iran's top leader rejects talks with US to solve problems

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said any negotiation with the United States to solve the existing mutual problem is an "obvious mistake," official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 19:24:08

Turkey, US officials meet to discuss Iran sanctions

Turkish and American officials on Friday started to discuss forthcoming US sanctions against Iran, as Turkey is one of the main importers of Iranian oil.
Source: CGTN | 2018/7/21 11:00:04

Netanyahu says Israel to continue to strike Iranian military presence in Syria

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday told Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone that Israel would continue to act against the establishment of an Iranian military presence in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 10:08:59

Turkey, US start talks on sanctions against Iran

Turkish and American officials on Friday started to discuss forthcoming US sanctions against Iran, as Turkey is one of the main importers of Iranian oil.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 10:00:32

UN voices concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law

The United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the newly passed "nation-state" law by the Israeli Knesset, which critics say institutionalizes discrimination against the country's Arab minority.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 9:25:15

China, UAE pledge further people-to-people exchanges

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged Friday to strengthen their people-to-people exchanges as they agreed to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 22:50:59

Israel passes controversial "Jewish nation-state" law

Israel passed on Thursday a bill that defines the country as an "exclusively Jewish state," in a move denounced by its Arab citizens and human rights groups.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:28:17

Afghan forces kill 17 militants in northern province after repelling Taliban attack

At least 17 insurgents have been killed and over a dozen others injured after Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in the northern Kunduz province on Thursday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:22:41

Arab League condemns Israeli approval of controversial Jewish nation-state law

The Arab League on Thursday condemned the Israeli parliament passing a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 10:26:01

Jordan condemns Israel for endorsing controversial "Jewish state" law

Jordan on Thursday condemned Israel for passing the controversial "Jewish state" law, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 10:17:44

Iran says US destabilizes world through arms sales

Iran's foreign minister said Thursday that the United States destabilizes the world peace by massive arms sales.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 10:16:55

Fruitful China-UAE financial cooperation opens up possibilities for Gulf region

As the first Gulf country to forge a strategic partnership with China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has enjoyed fruitful financial cooperation with China over the past years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 9:38:28

Palestine's Abbas condemns Israeli approval of "Jewish state" law

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Thursday the Israeli parliament for its approval of the "Jewish nation-state" law, which considered Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Jerusalem as its capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 9:29:52

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several years.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 22:38:40

Israel adopts Jewish nation-state law

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 22:18:41