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Peace far away as showdown approaches Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Syrian capital Damascus has witnessed intense airstrikes and shelling as military showdown is approaching.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:11:56

Syria steps up air strike on rebels

Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 23:28:40

Turkey launches health initiative to handle wounded in Afrin operation

As Turkey is fighting hard for the Afrin district in northwestern Syria, medics and equipment have been sent to the border area to better handle wounded troops under a government initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:49:11

Israeli opposition leader urges elections amid Netanyahu's corruption probes

The Israeli opposition leader said on Wednesday that the country should prepare for elections in response to a series of corruption investigations relating to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:13:48

Marib thriving as opportunities attract internally displaced in Yemen's crisis

The clang of jackhammers and excavators fills the streets of Marib, an oil-rich Yemeni boomtown once accustomed to the sounds of war, now a rare oasis of stability in a country torn by strife.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 19:33:40

Libyan security busts arms smuggling gang

Security forces in eastern Libya on Tuesday busted a gang that smuggles arms and ammunition in the city of Marj, the Libya News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:12:38

Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Afrin areas under spotlight due to intensified fighting

The Syrian capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta area and the Kurdish-held Afrin enclave have grabbed the headlines recently after witnessing intense battles.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:11:06

Libyan navy rescues 324 immigrants off western coast

The Libyan navy announced on Monday that 324 African and Arab migrants had been rescued after their two boats broke down off the coast of the western city of Zuwara, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 12:39:31

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community

Iran found the wreckage of the crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane on Monday and received condolences from Chinese, Russian and United Nations (UN) leaders for the victims of the incident and their families.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:30:13

Bad weather condition hinders Iran's search for wreckage of crashed plane

Bad weather hindered Iranian rescue teams' search for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed on Sunday in central Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 11:21:15

66 killed in plane crash in central Iran

An Iranian passenger plane crashed into the Dena mountain on Sunday morning and all the 66 people on board were killed, Abed Zadeh, Chief of the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 17:57:40

Plane carrying more than 50 passengers crashes in southern Iran -- report

An Iranian commercial plane with more than 50 people on board has crashed into the Zagros mountains in southern Iran, the country's Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:44:43

Drone strike kills 8 militants, destroys Taliban drug factory in W. Afghanistan

An unmanned plane has targeted a drug lab of Taliban in the western Farah province, killing eight militants and destroying a drug lab of the outfit, the official media outlet Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:12:14

US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

A US drone strike targeting a car killed three members of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch, including a leader in the central province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a military official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:03:30

Iran dismisses Macron's missile program remarks as "unrealistic"

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's latest comments on the country's missile program as "unrealistic."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:41:25

Palestinian receives 4 life terms for killing Israeli family in settlement

A Palestinian youth was granted four life sentences by an Israeli military court on Thursday for murdering three family members in a West Bank settlement last July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:10:05

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:54:49

Jordan calls for more aid to provide services to Syrian refugees

Jordan on Tuesday called for more aid to provide services to the Syrian refugees in the Kingdom, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:40:38