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Turkey's Erdogan sends signals to launch new Syria offensive soon

Turkish president announced his army will launch a new military offensive in northern Syria "within a few days," sending signals that Turkey is determined to remove US-backed Kurdish fighters in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:34:35

At least 9 dead, dozens injured in high-speed train accident in Ankara

A Turkish high-speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday morning, killing at least nine people and injuring 47 others, The Turkish Transport Minister said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 9:59:31

Jordan warns citizens against imitating "Yellow Vest" protests

Jordan on Thursday warned its citizens against holding copycat "Yellow Vest" protests in the kingdom, saying it is unacceptable.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 9:07:25

UN urges authorizations for humanitarian convoy to proceed in Syria

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Thursday urged all concerned parties to provide the authorizations for humanitarian convoy to proceed in Syria without delay.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 8:35:58

UN chief announces cease-fire for Yemen port at peace talks

UN chief Antonio Guterres announced Thursday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, including a cease-fire for a vital port.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 23:08:40

4 dead, 43 injured in high-speed train accident in Ankara

At least four people were killed and 43 others injured in a high-speed train accident in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday morning, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 14:15:31

High-speed train crashes in Ankara, multiple injuries reported

A high-speed train crashed into an overpass in Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday morning, with multiple passengers injured, CNN Turk reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 13:24:10

Syria offers facilities for refugees to return home: ambassador

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim Ali confirmed on Wednesday that the Syrian government is offering facilities for refugees' return to Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 9:07:11

Turkey-backed rebels say ready to join Turkey's operation against Kurdish militants in eastern Syria

Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria on Wednesday expressed readiness to join Turkey's upcoming operation against Kurdish militia in eastern Syria, a war watchdog said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 9:04:12

Netanyahu hails Israel's improved ties with Arab, Islamic nations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel has improved ties with Arab and Islamic nations around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 8:56:11

UN Security Council EU members reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

European Union members on the UN Security Council on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment and support to the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:40:52

Pressure builds on Yemen's warring parties

Yemen's warring parties are being pressed to agree thorny confidence-building measures, including the status of a strategic Red Sea port, in consultations on Wednesday ahead of the close of the first UN-led peace talks in two years.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 21:23:41

Israeli troops prepare to demolish homes of Palestinian assailants

Israel's army said Wednesday it made preparations for the demolition of the family homes of two Palestinian perpetrators of a 2016 shooting after their homes had been demolished and rebuilt.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 16:05:43

Iran confirms recent ballistic missile test in defiance of U.S.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday confirmed the recent ballistic missile test, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 23:21:15

Iran confirms ballistic missile test

Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticized a December 1 launch.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:28:40

5 killed in suicide car bomb blast in Afghan capital

At least four security forces members and an assailant were killed and six others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast struck an Afghan security forces' convoy in western Kabul on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 14:56:29

8 police, 11 militants killed in clashes in southern Afghan province

At least eight police officers and 11 Taliban militants were killed after clashes erupted in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, a local official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 13:45:56

IMF eulogizes Afghanistan's steps in financial, economic reforms, pursuit of self-reliance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised the Afghan government's progress in economic and financial reforms and the pursuit of self-reliance despite continued challenges, Afghan Ministry of Finance reported on its website Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 13:19:27