WORLD >> Mid-East

Xi calls for restraint after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Xi calls for restraint after attacks on Saudi oil facilities
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/20 22:50:27

Afghanistan hospital attack deaths rise to 39, with 140 wounded

A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, almost doubling the previous death toll of 20, a provincial governor spokesman said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/20 22:18:40

Pompeo favors 'peaceful resolution'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that US-allied Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates seem to wish to “fight Iran to the last American.”
Source: AFP | 2019/9/20 21:48:40

UN official highlights dire humanitarian situation in NW Syria

The humanitarian situation in northwest Syria remains alarming despite a unilateral cease-fire in Idlib, Ursula Mueller, UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/20 12:12:00

Pompeo confers with Gulf allies on response to Iranian 'act of war'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the United Arab Emirates Thursday for further talks with Gulf allies about responding to major attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure which he has denounced as an "act of war" by Iran.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 21:38:42

At least 10 killed in car bomb attack in southern Afghanistan

The Taliban killed at least 10 people and wounded 90 on Thursday after a car bomb targeting an intelligence services building exploded and destroyed a nearby hospital in the southern Afghan city of Qalat, the governor of Zabul province told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 20:13:41

Netanyahu calls for unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz Thursday to form a unity government together, a major development after deadlocked election results put his long tenure in office at risk.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:58:41

Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation after Washington said it had proof that attacks on Saudi oil installations originated in Iran.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/18 21:03:41

Netanyahu in tight Israel election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after an Israeli general election, reports said, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier's long rule.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/18 20:58:40

UN Security Council extends mandate of Afghanistan mission

The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 12:09:53

UN chief condemns suicide attacks in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday strongly condemned the suicide attacks at an election campaign rally in Parwan Province and a public place in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused numerous civilian casualties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 11:22:18

Saudi oil production to be fully restored by end of September: energy minister

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud said Tuesday that Saudi oil production, suspended earlier due to attacks on two major Aramco facilities, would be fully restored by the end of September.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 10:45:36

Israel votes on whether to extend Netanyahu's term

Israel voted in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's term as the country's longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 21:38:41

Iran's supreme leader rules out US talks

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 21:38:40

Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for summit seeking Syria solutions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Monday for their latest summit on Syria, vowing to work together to prevent further humanitarian crisis in the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 19:43:42

UN nuclear watchdog starts general conference amid mounting Iran tension

The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 63rd General Conference opened here on Monday amid heightened tensions over the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/17 11:57:56

Trump authorizes release of oil from strategic petroleum reserve after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after attacks on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 11:53:12

Iran denies US claims about Saudi Aramco attacks

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied the "pointless" US claims that Iran is behind recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil establishments.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 13:13:51