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Kurds overrun last IS enclave in Syria

Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:40

Iran able to overcome problems: Veep

Iran is able to resolve problems, Iranian first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday.
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/22 17:58:26

Israel strikes targets in Syria

Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to rocket fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 20:58:40

Suicide bomber targets US forces in Syria's Hasakah: monitor

A suicide bomber detonated himself in a convoy of U.S. forces in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Monday, injuring two U.S. soldiers and killing five Kurdish-led fighters, a war monitor reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 20:25:00

Iran Expediency Council to decide about CFT, Palermo conventions in a month: MP

Iran's Expediency Council will issue its final decision on country's joining Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Palermo Convention within maximum 30 days, a senior member of Majlis (Parliament) announced on Sunday.
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/21 17:53:07

Syria's air defenses intercept Israeli missile strikes in Damascus

The Syrian air defenses responded to heavy Israeli strikes early Monday, destroying most of the missiles before they reached their targets, the Syrian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 16:44:58

Kingdom of fun

Bathed in light, musicians belt out melodies among pre-Islamic desert ruins in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a heritage trove at the centre of efforts to put the reclusive kingdom on the tourism map.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:39

4 cubs die in Gaza due to severe cold weather

A wave of a severe coldness swept the region over the past two days, leaving the death of four new-born cubs in a zoo in Rafah city in southern Gaza Strip.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 19:24:14

US-led airstrikes kill 20 civilians in eastern Syria

At least 20 civilians were killed on Friday by US-led airstrikes on an Islamic State (IS)-held area in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 23:18:01

Syrian ambassador rejects invitation to Beirut summit

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim Ali said Thursday that he rejected the invitation to Lebanon's Arab Economic and Social Development Summit due to the "inappropriate approach" of the Arab League towards Syria, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 13:00:18

Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia to support local digital transformation

Huawei, Chinese technology giant, has co-launched an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) talent job fair with Saudi Arabian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Thursday in Saudi capital Riyadh.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:41:09

France to remain militarily engaged in Syria in 2019 despite US withdrawal

France would carry out its military offensive against the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria this year, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, warning that "any rush to withdraw (troops) would be a mistake."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:30:06

Iran foreign minister says Tehran wants to rebuild Iraq after IS fight

Iranian firms should have a key role in rebuilding Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group, Tehran's top diplomat said Wednesday in a rare meeting with Iraqi paramilitary units.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/17 20:18:42

U.S. military says American soldiers killed in Syria explosion

A number of U.S. soldiers were killed in a blast on Wednesday while conducting a routine patrol in northern Syria, the U.S. military said, the first U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of troops from the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 11:13:57

Israeli new chief of staff sworn in

Aviv Kochavi was sworn in on Tuesday as Israeli military's 22nd Chief of Staff in an official ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 20:18:11

Iran's withdrawal from JCPOA detrimental for Europe: SCFRI

A senior foreign policy official warned that Iran's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and its consequences for the security of the region and Europe will not be in the interest of the European governments.
Source: IRNA | 2019/1/16 14:22:00

New UN envoy meets with Syrian FM in Damascus, Syria

Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 10:44:20

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt

Palestine on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:06:44