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UN chief regrets US decision on Israeli settlements

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday regretted Washington's announcement that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory will no longer be considered illegal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/20 16:38:29

US support for Israeli settlements in West Bank undermines two-state solution

Palestinian observers believe that the US announcement that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate the international law undermines the internationally-backed two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/20 10:29:40

Palestinian journalists launch campaign for colleague injured by Israeli soldier

Palestinian journalists have launched a solidarity campaign as their colleague Moath Amarneh, a photojournalist, was severely injured by a metallic bullet in the eye fired by an Israeli soldier on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 11:37:29

Pompeo says US no longer considers Israel's West Bank settlements against int'l law

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US government will no longer consider Israel's West Bank settlements "inconsistent" with the international law, a move that may further dim the future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 10:38:10

Airstrike kills 7 in south of Libya's Tripoli

A total of seven people were killed on Monday by an airstrike that hit a factory in south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to the Health Ministry's field medical department.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 10:11:21

Turkey, Russia hold 8th round of joint patrol in northern Syria

Turkish and Russian troops held the eighth round of joint patrol in northern Syria under a deal reached last month for withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters, said Turkey's Defense Ministry on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 7:55:58

Kuwait to build e-link between healthcare centers, hospitals: minister

Kuwait will build e-link between healthcare centers and hospitals, Kuwait's Minister of Health Bassel Al-Sabah said on Sunday at the inauguration of a healthcare center in Hawalli Governorate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/18 8:39:25

Aramco declares $1.7 trillion valuation in delayed landmark IPO

Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO), but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/17 21:13:40

Newly-recruited forces begin securing state facilities in Yemen's Aden

Units of the newly-recruited security forces began securing a number of state facilities in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/17 14:24:49

Syrian animal lover aspires to develop best zoo in Syria

Syrian animal lover aspires to develop best zoo in Syria
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/17 13:31:26

At least 10 killed in bomb attack in Syrian town of Al-Bab

At least ten people were killed Saturday in a bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab near the Turkish border, according to Turkish state-run Anadolu News agency.
Source: CGTN | 2019/11/17 9:01:38

Iran launches production of laser cannons: report

Iran's Deputy Defense Minister Qassem Taqizadeh said Saturday the ministry has started manufacturing air defense laser cannons, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/16 21:25:22

Syrian president says US presence in Syria to generate resistance

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the US military presence in Syria would generate a resistance until its withdrawal from the country, state news agency SANA reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/16 9:02:32

Iran eyes tech cooperation with China amid US sanctions

Amid US sanctions, Iran is trying to boost its technology sector instead of oil, and looking for more cooperation with China, Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari told the Global Times in an exclusive interview in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/15 13:43:40

Israeli warplanes resume airstrikes on Gaza after rockets firing

Israeli warplanes resumed airstrikes early Friday on facilities that belong to the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in response to new rockets fired into Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 13:27:19

Prospects for tension between Israel, Gaza remain uncertain despite ceasefire deal

Prospects for escalation between Palestinian armed factions in the Gaza Strip and Israel remain uncertain, Palestinian observers said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 8:04:02

Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms to halt in hostilities

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting cease-fire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/14 22:13:41

Kuwait, UN sign environment cooperation agreement

Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed on Wednesday a memorandum of environment cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 9:25:28