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Jordanians enjoy color run in Amman

People take part in the Color Run in Amman, capital of Jordan, on Aug. 25, 2017. Jordanians enjoyed the color, dancing and music of the country's second color run here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 11:15:48

Iran vows legal measures against Apple over apps bans

Iran's telecommunications minister said his country will legally sue a recent decision by Apple for removing Iranian apps from its App Store, Tehran Times daily reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 8:40:26

IS claims responsibility for attack on mosque in Kabul

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul on Friday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 0:19:25

Russian air force destroy over 1,000 terrorist facilities in Syria in past week

Russia's air force destroyed over 1,000 terrorist facilities in Syria in the past week, a Russian newspaper reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 13:24:30

Abbas meeting with US delegation comes out with "positive" result

The meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbasand and visiting US delegation on Thursday in Ramallah, the West Bank, was "positive," a senior Palestinian official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 7:59:21

Iran, Saudi to exchange diplomatic visits: official

Iran and Saudi Arabia will soon exchange diplomatic visits, Tehran said, in a possible sign of tensions easing after the archrivals cut ties last year.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 22:53:39

Kushner says Trump 'committed' to achieving peace in Mideast

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump is "committed" to achieving peace in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 22:28:19

Iran welcomes Qatar's decision to return ambassador

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday welcomed Doha's decision to return its ambassador to Tehran to continue its diplomatic mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 20:28:31

Iran condemns Saudi airstrike on Yemen residential areas

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly condemned a Saudi airstrike against residential areas in the Yemeni province of Sanaa, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 8:09:14

Israeli cabinet minister urges US to regain reins in Mideast

A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday urged the United State to take the reins in the region and accused Russia of supporting the "Iranian axis of evil."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 8:08:51

US-led forces close in on IS in Syria's Raqqa, more civilians fall

The US-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have become closer to the center of Raqqa city in northern Syria after ongoing battles with the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported on Wednesday, adding that over 773 civilians have been killed in the city since June.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 8:04:22

Senior US delegation in Israel trying to revive peace talks

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel on Wednesday night, along with a senior US delegation, for meetings with local leaders in a bid to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/24 7:50:10

IS beheads 11 in checkpoint attack in Libya

Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nine soldiers and two civilians in a checkpoint attack in southern Libya, an army spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 22:55:26

Iran’s rising Syria role affects Israel: Netanyahu

Iran's growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/23 22:43:40

At least 35 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on hotel in Yemen's capital

At least 35 people were killed when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a hotel north of the capital Sanaa early on Wednesday morning, a security official and medics told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 16:56:15

Israeli PM warns of Iran's attempts to establish footholds in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria pose a problem to Israel and the entire Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:45:29

UN chief urges related parties to keep Iran nuclear deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday asked the parties concerned to keep the Iran nuclear deal, which risks falling apart amid mounting hostility between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:44:05

Iraqi forces enter 1st neighborhood in IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday pushed into the first urban areas in the third day of an offensive to drive out IS militants from the city of Tal Afar in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:42:41