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Iran-US disputes not to drift towards war: experts

The recent military build-up by the U.S. regional forces has increased danger of conflicts between Tehran and Washington and has worried regional and international players.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 8:10:17

Israel restores Gaza Strip fishing zone to ease crisis

Israel said it eased on Sunday fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip with the aim of preventing a deterioration in humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/26 20:28:40

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

Iran will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/26 20:23:42

UN mission welcomes release of two Libyan journalists

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday welcomed the release of two Libyan journalists arrested by the country's eastern-based army earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:35:49

Decoupling from China hampers global development

For the past two decades, the botched theory of the "coming collapse of China's economy" has been debunked repeatedly by realities. If one must find a match for its fallacy, the theory of "decoupling from China" is a prime candidate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:21:30

Syrian army foils rebel attack in Hama countryside

The Syrian army foiled an attack by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in the northern countryside of Hama province in central Syria on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 10:02:37

Iran's IRGC threatens to sink U.S. warships by "secret weapons"

Iran has two new "top secret weapons" and may use them to sink U.S. warships, an advisor to the chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 7:39:26

Iran expresses concerns about US increasing military presence in Mideast

Iranian officials on Saturday expressed their concerns about the escalating tensions with the United States and sought to grab the international attention to what they called the "danger" in prospect.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 7:33:51

Explosion occurs in Syria's Idlib amid rampant lawlessness

An explosion was heard in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, in what appeared to be caused by an explosive device, a war monitor reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:26:29

Iranian FM in Baghdad on official visit for talks with Iraqi leaders

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived Saturday in Baghdad on an official visit to discuss with Iraqi leaders bilateral ties and regional situation, the Iraqi official television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:25:31

Turkey to find way out of S-400 deal to avoid confrontation with US: analysts

As the time for Russia's delivery of its S-400 air defense system to Turkey approaches amid US threat of sanctions, Ankara, which is facing a fragile economy, is likely to maneuver out of the deal with Moscow despite officials' rhetoric, said Turkish analysts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 22:18:20

Iran warns of US increasing military presence in Mideast

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that the US decision to deploy additional troops to the Middle East region is "dangerous," Iran's state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 20:46:21

House speaker says Lebanon wants no war

Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri said that Lebanon does not want any war but it won't give up on its sovereignty, or its land or sea rights, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 20:28:17

Pakistani gov't to further ease policies to attract trade, investment: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government would continue to ease policies to bring reforms and conducive atmosphere for trade and investment to achieve economic stability in the country, local media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 17:09:01

2 killed, 5 injured in IS attacks in central Iraq

A member of paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units and a woman were killed on Friday in two attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a provincial security source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 11:54:03

Libyan army releases 2 journalists

Libya's east-based army on Friday released two Libyan journalists arrested three weeks ago in the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 11:51:09

Trump says to send 1,500 more US troops to Middle East amid tension with Iran

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country will send additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid escalating tension with Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 8:36:30

1 killed, 16 injured in mosque explosion in Afghan capital

A praying leader was killed and 16 people were wounded after an explosion rocked a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern side of Afghan capital Kabul, a Ministry of Interior Affairs official confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 17:45:00