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Afghan rally calls for peace amid increasing hostility between government, Taliban

Hundreds of Afghan people in the restive Nad Ali district of the southern Helmand province staged a peaceful demonstration on Monday and called upon the Taliban fighters to cease fighting and initiate dialogue with the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 1:07:58

Iran launches submarine

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, standing on the dock between men in white uniforms, during unveiling of Iran's first semi-heavy submarine, Fateh – “conqueror” in Farsi – at the Bandar Abbas naval base on Sunday. “Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully self-reliant on land, air and sea,” Rouhani said.
Source: VCG | 2019/2/18 21:13:40

Home from 'Caliphate'

As the end nears for the IS enclave in Syria and the fate of jihadists' family members becomes a prescient issue, Russia can be seen as a pioneer in systematically returning children of Islamist fighters home.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 21:03:39

Int'l defense exhibition opens in UAE

The 14th International Defense Exhibition and Conference and the fifth Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition opened on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/18 15:07:13

Iran urges Europe to do more on nuclear deal following U.S. call for withdrawal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday urged European powers to do more to save the nuclear deal with the Islamic republic, and accused Washington of having an "obsession" with Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/18 13:31:02

Designing dreams

Stuck between an endless waiting list for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 22:28:40

U.S. widens EU divisions via Middle East conference in Warsaw

By organizing a Middle East conference in Warsaw zeroing in on Iran, the United States has widened divisions among European Union countries, while securing its interests instead of promoting peace and security in the Middle East, a Polish scholar said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 22:12:33

IS militants kidnap 8 civilians in western Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants Friday kidnapped a total of eight civilians in two incidents in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial police source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 20:33:45

Lebanese government wins vote of confidence

The new Lebanese government won on Friday the vote of confidence with 111 votes out of 128 after discussing the ministerial statement for four days during this past week, Tele Liban local TV Channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 17:42:57

UN humanitarian office hails aid delivery to Syria's Rukban

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday hailed the successful delivery of aid to a remote makeshift settlement in Rukban on the Syria-Jordan border.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:50:19

Middle East conference in Warsaw shows gap between US, EU

The international conference on the Middle East ended here on Thursday. During the two-day discussion, the United States and the EU have held different views on Iran issue, and didn't reach any agreements specifically.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:28:14

Saudi Arabia's crown prince to visit China

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Saudi Arabia's crown prince during his two-day visit to China next week, China's Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/15 22:18:41

Saudi crown prince to visit China

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, will pay a visit to China from Feb. 21 to 22 at the invitation of Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 20:26:58

Iran vows revenge against 'mercenary' suicide attack

President Hassan Rouhani vowed revenge Thursday against the "mercenary group" behind a suicide bombing which killed 27 people in southeastern Iran and accused the US and Israel of supporting terrorism.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/14 21:33:41

Iran vows reprisal against terrorist attack

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi expressed regret over Wednesday's terrorist attack in Sistan-Baluchestan which killed and wounded dozens of countrymen, saying that devoted children of the country will take revenge of the bloods of the martyrs.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/14 13:47:20

70 civilians killed, wounded by US-led attack in eastern Syria

A total of 70 civilians were killed and wounded Tuesday by a US-led airstrike in eastern Syria, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 16:49:35

Iran to continue constructive interaction with world: Iran President

Iran will continue the path of constructive interaction with the world and elevating its position, said Iranian President Rouhani while addressing the ralliers of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran on Monday.
Source: IRAN | 2019/2/11 20:51:02

Iranian president says US economic war against Iran not to achieve ends

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the US economic war against his country will not achieve its ends.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:35:48