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Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia agree to support UN peace plan for war-torn Libya

Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia agreed to support the implementation of the United Nations roadmap in Libya, while urging the Libyan warring parties to make further concessions to end the crisis since 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 9:26:47

Iran woos EU mid-size oil companies for cooperation

Iran encourages medium-sized European oil companies to get engaged in the country's energy projects as the big enterprises may fear the US penalties in case of doing business with Iran, a deputy of Iranian petroleum minister said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 0:55:17

Palestinians asks Hague to investigate Israeli action

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to launch a full investigation into accusations of Israeli human rights abuses on Palestinian territory.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/22 22:58:40

Iran tells Europe to save nuke deal

Iran poured scorn on threatened US sanctions on Tuesday and told European powers to step up and salvage its international nuclear deal - though Germany signaled there was only so much it could do to fend off Washington's economic clout.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/22 22:58:40

Israel first to use US-made F-35 in combat

The Israeli military has used its newly acquired F-35 stealth fighters in combat, making it the world's first to do so, an air force commander said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/22 22:33:42

Israel says it is 1st country to use US-made F-35 in combat

Israel is the first country in the world to use the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, said Israel Air Force (IAF) Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 21:03:52

US moves forward at full speed to ramp up pressure on Iran

Monday saw US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threaten to slap the biggest sanctions in history on Iran, if Tehran fails to comply with US demands. US experts said their country is making a full-on effort to force Iran's hand.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 18:25:32

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrives at anti-corruption agency for questioning

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the country's anti-corruption body on Tuesday for an investigation related to the state investment company 1MDB.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 11:10:24

Iran slams Pompeo's remarks as "interventionist"

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's threatening remarks as "absurd and interventionist."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 10:07:43

Iran shrugs off US threat of imposing "toughest sanctions"

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed the US threats of imposing the "toughest sanctions" on the Islamic republic, according to Iran's presidential website.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:34:40

Iran to remain in Syria as long as Damascus needs: spokesman

Iran is in Syria at the demand of the Syrian government to fight terrorism, Iran's Forein Ministry spokesman said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 0:21:08

Iran denies helps to Taliban in Afghanistan

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday denied the allegations that it helps a Taliban push in an Afghan province bordering Iran, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 0:18:45

US to pressure Iran with the 'strongest sanctions in history'

The US will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 23:23:39

Officials say Palestinian president, 82, hospitalized

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said, giving conflicting accounts of the leader's condition.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/21 22:58:40

Syria army declares capital, outskirts safe, empty of rebels

The Syrian army on Monday declared the capital Damascus safe and empty of rebels, following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in areas south of Damascus, according to the state news agency SANA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 22:46:37

Syrian army captures key IS stronghold south of Damascus

The Syrian army on Monday fully wrested control over the Hajar al-Aswad area, a key Islamic State (IS) stronghold south of the capital Damascus, according to the state TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:21:42

Iran says political sympathy of Europe with nuke deal "not enough"

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here Sunday that the political support of the Europeans to the Iranian nuclear deal is "not enough."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 0:12:55

Erdogan in Bosnia for only election stop allowed within EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Bosnia on Sunday to hold his only election rally outside Turkey, while other EU countries have banned such events ahead of Ankara's presidential and parlimentary elections next month.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 23:23:40