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Pompeo speaks over phone with British foreign secretary on Libya, Yemen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over phone with British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday on issues related to Libya and Yemen, said the US State Department on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 9:01:58

China to send 89 athletes for Asian Athletics Championships

China will send a team of 89 athletes for the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships slated for April 21 to 24 in Doha, Qatar, comprising 46 male and 43 female.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 18:27:08

Palestinian artisan produces musical instruments in West Bank city of Hebron

Palestinian artisan Ayoub al-Zaatari paints a Darbuka, a kind of goblet drum, as he works inside his workshop in the West Bank city of Hebron, April 18, 2019. Ayoub al-Zaatari, 55, produces various kinds of hand-made drums and musical instruments, using clay, wood and leather.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 17:11:51

Syrian refugees face rising resentment in post-election Turkey

Amid current economic difficulties in Turkey, the Syrian refugees in the country are facing rising resentment, if not hostility, from the local population, especially following the recent local elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 15:37:23

Iran plans to reform currency by deleting 4 zeros from monetary unit

Iran plans to reform its currency rial by removing four zeros from the monetary unit, the Eghtesadonline news website reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 9:56:53

Turkey is technology partner of F-35 jets program: spokesman

Turkey is not just a buyer of US F-35 fighter jets but also a technology partner in the production program, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 9:50:51

Iran's Rouhani calls on Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism," in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic's archfoe Israel.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/18 21:38:41

Lebanon's PM warns against economic collapse in absence of harsh measures

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri warned on Wednesday against an inevitable collapse in economy if the government does not approve the harshest austerity budget in the nation's history, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 21:22:35

Turkey seeks to improve trade ties with Iran, slams US sanctions

Turkey slammed the US sanctions on Iran, seeking to set up new mechanisms to improve bilateral trade ties, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 21:22:17

Palestinians call for int'l support to prisoners in Israeli jails

Palestinians marked the national prisoners' day on Wednesday, expressing support to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 17:27:35

Lebanon's public sector employees hold general strike over possible wages cut

Lebanon's public sector employees, including teachers, municipalities' employees and other state workers, went on strike on Wednesday to protest against a possible cut in wages aimed at reducing budget deficit, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 17:26:25

First Chinese Studies Center launched in Iran

China.Org news website reported Monday that the first Chinese Studies Center of the People's Republic of China was launched at Allameh Tabataba'i University in Tehran.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/17 14:11:22

Iranian jet fighter holds first air show

Iranian jet fighter Kowsar held its debut air show over Tehran on Tuesday in addition to refuelling another jet fighter of the Iranian brand in the air.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/17 14:05:15

Deadly floods

An Afghan woman walks through flood water as heavy rain falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. Afghan officials said at least five people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country's western Herat province.
Source: AP | 2019/4/16 23:23:41

UK, EU express welcome to new Palestinian govt

Britain and the European Union on Tuesday expressed welcome to the formation of the 18th Palestinian government since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1995.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 21:05:59

Iran FM visits Syria, Turkey to discuss ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif started a trip to Syria and Turkey on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 18:36:36

Iran, Italy examine expansion of ties, cooperation

In the meeting, the two sides also examined grounds for expansion of mutual cooperation and relations.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/16 16:07:33

Iran's Milad Tower to turn red on World Hemophilia Day

The tower will turn red in a bid to support the hemophilic patients as well as raise awareness about this disease.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/16 16:05:01