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Trump says won't let Syria's Assad get away with "horrible" actions

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't let Syrian President Bashar al-Assad get away with the "horrible" actions he has done.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 6:58:52

Keeping an eye

Palestinians pray as Israeli border police officers stand guard at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major Jerusalem shrine, heeding a call by clerics not to enter the site until a dispute with Israel over security arrangements is settled. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/7/26 0:13:39

Israel removes metal detectors from mosque in Jerusalem

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 23:33:40

Saudi Arabia bares ‘terrorist’ blacklist

Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a "terrorist" blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organizations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 22:38:39

Entrepreneurs at Iran’s domestic start-ups grab opportunities under shield from sanctions

The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognizable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its booking.com.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 20:13:39

Israeli forces arrest 26 Palestinians in West Bank raid

Israeli forces launched a large-scale detention campaign Tuesday in various areas of the West Bank and arrested 26 Palestinians, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 18:09:29

Iran seeks 70 bln USD from investors to boost petrochemical sector

Iran will host an international petrochemical conference on November 26-27 and will try to seek 70 billion US dollars from investors to boost petrochemical sector, Financial Tribune daily reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 16:50:48

Israel to remove metal detectors from entrance to Jerusalem holy site

Israel's security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors from the entrance to the holy site in Jerusalem which is known as the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims and Temple Mount to Jews, following days of violent clashes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 10:38:23

UAE, US review cooperation in combating extremism, terrorism

Army leaders of the United Arab Emirates and US reviewed their cooperation in the military and defense fields on Monday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 7:38:37

Clashes break out between Palestinians, Israeli forces in West Bank

At least 12 Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank, Palestinian source said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 7:32:39

Lone clinic in Syria’s rebel north tackles war’s toll

At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/24 22:13:40

At least 20 killed in Kabul suicide car bombing

An explosion struck near the house of an Afghan politician in the western side of Kabul Monday, leaving casualties, a witness said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 11:48:02

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

A Jordanian was killed, another injured and a Israeli staffer at the Israeli embassy in Amman was also injured in a shooting inside the embassy on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 10:02:36

Saudi soldier killed in landmine blast in border city Asir

A Saudi soldier died on Sunday in a landmine blast in the border city of Asir near Yemen, Saudi Press Agency reported
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/24 8:04:48

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after deaths

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears more unrest could follow.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 23:38:39

Erdogan moves to ease Qatar crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday embarked on a key visit to the Gulf region aimed at defusing the standoff around Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no-one had an interest in prolonging the crisis.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 22:23:39

Egyptian police kill 8 pro-Muslim Brotherhood militants in Fayoum province: ministry

Egyptian police killed on Sunday eight militants loyal to the outlawed group Muslim Brotherhood during clashes in Fayoum province, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 21:43:46

Syrian army captures new terrain in Qalamoun region

The Syrian army has captured a terrain of 36 square kilometers in the western Qalamoun region, northwest of Damascus, over the past 24 hours, state TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 21:34:01