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Libya situation has reached crucial juncture: UN envoy

The top UN envoy in Libya Ghassan Salame said on Wednesday that the situation in Libya has reached a crucial juncture.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:08:02

Pompeo, Saudi crown prince talk over phone on Yemen, human rights, region

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had talked over phone with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday regarding the situation in Yemen, human rights and regional issues, the State Department said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:07:17

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the United Nations led the charge to provide aid.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 22:23:40

Israeli chip exports to China jump 80 pct to 2.6 bln USD in 2018: report

Israel's computer chip exports to China jumped 80 percent in 2018 to 2.6 billion US dollars, the Israel Export Institute (IEI) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 8:37:39

Foreign cargo ship sinks at Iranian port, all survive

A foreign cargo ship sank in the waters off Iran's Shahid Rajaee port on Tuesday with all 14 aboard surviving, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:48:24

Pompeo eyes discussions about regional alliance, countering Iran in trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said recently that he would discuss the Middle East Strategic Alliance, energy and the "threat" of Iran during his upcoming trip to the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:44:49

Message for IS

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces fires a mortar shell toward a part of Baghouz where remaining Islamic State (IS) group fighters are holding out in their last position, in the countryside of the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on Monday. A shroud of black smoke covered the last redoubt as forces battled holdout jihadists.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 21:58:40

Iran 'rolls out red carpet' for investors

Iran is ready to carry out full cooperation with China under the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R), Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Dejpasand said Monday in an exclusive interview with Global Times, adding that high-level Iranian delegates will attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) next month in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:33:40

Afghan president orders agencies to enhance country-wide security

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has instructed security and defense agencies to further tighten country-wide security as fighting rages in the country, the Afghan Presidential Palace said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:36:59

Lebanon's health minister to support local pharmaceutical drugs industry

Lebanon's Health Minister Jamil Jabak vowed Tuesday to support the manufacturing of local pharmaceutical drugs to offer them to citizens at affordable costs, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:36:24

China's diplomatic efforts contribute to Mideast peace, development

The diplomatic efforts the People's Republic of China has made since its founding in 1949, in the persistent pursuit of global peace, international justice and win-win cooperation, have contributed to the Middle East peace and development, Arab experts have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 10:59:46

Syria, Iran, Iraq military chiefs discuss counter-terror, opening borders, restoring Syrian areas

The military commanders of Syria, Iran and Iraq discussed in the capital Damascus on Monday issues, including the coordination to counter terrorism, opening borders, and restoring all Syrian areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 10:05:32

Iran says to take legal action against US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Monday that Iran will take legal action against the US sanctions, state IRIB TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 0:05:22

Turkey, Iran carry out joint operation against PKK

Turkey and Iran has launched a joint operation against Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 0:00:14

Syria, Iran, Iraq military chiefs discuss counter-terror, opening borders, restoring Syrian areas

The military commanders of Syria, Iran and Iraq discussed in the capital Damascus on Monday issues, including the coordination to counter terrorism, opening borders, and restoring all Syrian areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 23:59:13

Lebanon president vows to fight corruption

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Monday that the fight against corruption in Lebanon will not end soon, Lebanon presidency's website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 22:30:30

Braving sanctions

Since the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in may 2018, the Iranian currency has lost nearly 75 percent of its value in a year, and it takes more than 130,000 rials to get one greenback.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 19:33:39

Youth platform recommends deepening Arab-African cooperation

Sessions of the ongoing Arab African Youth Platform wrapped up late on Sunday with ten recommendations aimed at enhancing cooperation between Arab and African countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 16:49:02