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Egyptian delegation meets Hamas leaders over cease-fire, reconciliation issues

A high-ranking Egyptian security delegation on Saturday met with the Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and other Hamas leaders at Haniyeh's office in Gaza City, local sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:37:16

Iraqi new parliament speaker meets Kurdish top officials over gov't formation

Iraqi new parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi met with Kurdish top officials on Saturday to discuss formation of Iraqi government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:32:00

Turkey capable of making 65 pct of defense products: president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey has become a country capable of producing 65 percent of the products needed in its defense industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:29:45

UN chief expresses concern over cease-fire violation in Libya's capital

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern over the continued violation of the UN-brokered cease-fire agreement in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:28:04

US, regional allies responsible for Iran terror attack: FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States and its regional allies are responsible for a terrorist attack in Iran on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/22 18:32:05

8 IRGC forces killed in terror attack on military parade in Iran

At least eight forces of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a terror attack that targeted a military parade in Iran's southern Ahvaz city on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/22 15:53:55

We are losing the fight against famine in Yemen: UN humanitarian chief

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Friday warned of the danger of widespread famine in Yemen amid an economic meltdown and fighting that threaten the lifeline of supplies for civilians.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/22 12:46:49

Iran continues nuclear cooperation with Russia: nuke spokesman

Tehran and Moscow are closely cooperating in various fields of the nuclear industry, the spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 17:29:06

UN Security Council EU members urge Israel to reconsider demolition of Palestinian village

European Union members of the UN Security Council on Thursday called on Israel to reconsider its decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian village in the West Bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 14:50:47

Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats

Iran asked the UN to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and its regional allies.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:23:42

Russia demands more explanation from Israel on downing Russian plane in Syria

The recent downing of a Russian military plane in Syria requires additional investigations and explanations from Israel, and new information about its involvement will be available soon, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 22:09:04

Putin, Merkel discuss peace deal on Syria's Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed over the phone Russia's recent deals with Turkey for the Syrian province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 10:18:30

Syria's Assad offers condolences to Russia's Putin for Il-20 plane crash

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday offered condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the death of Russian soldiers during a recent Israeli missile attack on Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 9:29:04

Iran hails Russia-Turkey deal on Syria's Idlib as triumph of diplomacy

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations welcomed a recent deal between Russia and Turkey on Syria's Idlib issue as the triumph of diplomacy, Tasnim news agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 8:57:00

Iran welcomes Russia-Turkey agreement on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday welcomed a recent agreement between Russia and Turkey to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:48:17

Syria downs Russian plane

Syria accidentally downed a Russian military aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 22:13:40

Boat protest

Palestinian protesters sail with boats during a demonstration against the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, along the Gaza sea barrier on the maritime border with Israel near Kibbutz Zikim, north of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2018/9/18 21:53:40

Israeli missile attack on Syria's Latakia lasts for over 1 hour

Syria's air defenses were triggered Monday evening by an Israeli missile attack on the coastal city of Latakia, which lasted for an hour and a half, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 11:01:20