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Palestinians struggle to solve acute water crisis in Gaza

Palestinians are racing against time to find solutions to the acute water shortage in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip before year 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 17:28:55

1st batch of rebels, families evacuate Harasta in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The first batch of Syrian rebels and their families evacuated the city of Harasta in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta countryside on Thursday, as part of a deal that allows the exit of 1,500 rebels and 6,000 family members.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:55:56

Syria rebels begin Ghouta evacuation: state media

Syrian rebels began leaving Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, state media said, under the first such evacuation deal from the battered opposition enclave outside Damascus.
Source: AFP-Reuters | 2018/3/22 23:08:39

Palestinian teen who hit two Israeli soldiers in West Bank gets 8 months in jail

A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed she hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank reached a plea deal on Wednesday that will see her serve eight months in prison.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 22:18:40

UN chief urges Security Council to respond unitedly to chemical weapon issue in Syria

Concerned by the persistent allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday reiterated his call for the UN Security Council to demonstrate unity and resolve on the issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 11:29:10

Israel acknowledges striking suspected Syrian nuclear facility in 2007

Israel's military on Wednesday went public for the first time about an air attack that destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007, confirming the strike was planned and carried out by Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:15:17

140 families evacuate rebel-held Harasta city in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

As many as 140 families evacuated the rebel-held city of Harasta in the Syrian capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta area on Wednesday, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:14:16

Tel Aviv admits to 2007 bombing of Syrian facility, releases cockpit video

Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/21 23:13:40

Syrian rebels reach Russian-brokered evacuation deal in eastern Ghouta

A Russian-brokered deal has been reached to evacuate a Syrian rebel group from a town in eastern Ghouta, opposition sources and officials said on Wednesday, the first such deal in the remaining rebel bastion near the capital.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/21 22:08:40

Blazing festival

Iraqi Kurdish people carry torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq, on Tuesday. The ancestors of modern Kurds followed Zoroastrianism, in which fire is a symbol of sight, goodness and purification. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/3/21 21:53:40

Mortar attack on popular market kills 35 in Syria's Damascus

The death toll rose to 35 in a rebel rocket attack on a crowded marketplace Tuesday east of the Syrian capital Damascus.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/21 7:47:58

Bahrain warns of security challenges posed by Qatar's cooperation with Iranian guards

Bahrain warned Tuesday that it is facing security challenges because of the alleged cooperation between Qatar and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:41:50

Iraq to return bodies of 39 Indians executed by IS

Iraq said Tuesday that the bodies of 39 Indian nationals executed by the extremist Islamic State (IS) militants in 2014 will be returned to India after DNA testing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:33:58

Turkish attack cuts water supply to Syria's Hasakah city: state media

Turkish forces on Tuesday targeted the power line to a water station in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakah, causing a water outage there, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:32:15

Lebanon to resume flights to Iraq's Erbil

Lebanon announced Tuesday to resume flights to Iraq's Kurdish regional capital city of Erbil from April 3, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 19:29:22

Abbas slams US ambassador to Israel "son of a dog"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday slammed the US ambassador to Israel as a "settler" and "son of a dog."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:08:42

Iran's Rouhani congratulates Putin on election as Russian president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday congratulated Russian incumbent President Vladimir Putin on his re-election as the president of the Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 23:07:12

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Jordan's Aqaba

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) announced on Monday the resumption of Turkish Airlines' flights to the coastal city of Aqaba, southern Jordan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 22:25:37