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Israel kills three Jihad militants after border protests

Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn lethal army fire.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/27 22:58:40

Syrian army, Russians foil IS attack on military site in eastern Syria: report

The Syrian army has foiled an attack Wednesday by the Islamic State (IS) group on a Syrian military site in eastern province of Deir al-Zour, killing 43 IS militants, state news agency SANA reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/27 21:28:41

Israel operates against establishment of Iranian forces in Syria: prime minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel operates against the establishment of Iranian forces in Syria and the transfer of weapons to Lebanon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/27 21:28:02

Candidate registration starts for Afghan parliamentary elections

The registration of candidates for Afghanistan's third parliamentary elections in the post-Taliban country began on Saturday, the Afghan Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/26 23:48:41

Syria sends list of gov't delegation for UN-backed constitutional committee

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said Saturday it has sent the name list of the government delegation for the UN-backed constitutional committee to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/26 23:06:10

US pullout from Iranian nuke deal detrimental to global peace: Iranian defense chief

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Friday blasted the US for withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal, saying the US move is detrimental to global peace and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/26 14:32:14

109 Palestinian protesters injured by Israeli gunshots at Gaza border: report

At least 109 Palestinians were injured on Friday by Israeli gunfire during clashes with Israeli soldiers along the Gaza-Israel border, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/26 11:20:08

Iran nuclear deal signatories attempt to save agreement

Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/25 22:48:41

DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has confirmed the demolition of its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri Thursday, saying all its tunnels have been collapsed by explosions and their entrances completely closed, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 10:10:20

Palestine says all Israeli settlement activity illegal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on Thursday that all Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories is considered illegal and a violation of international legitimacy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:49:22

UN calls for immediate access of humanitarian organizations to Libya's Darna

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribeiro on Thursday urged all parties to immediately allow safe access for humanitarian organizations to the eastern city of Darna.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:44:24

Putin, Macron meet to discuss U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday exchanged views on international issues including the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Kremlin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:34:21

Iran leader outlines terms to Europe

Iran's top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the US exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/24 22:53:40

Saudi arrests drive home message: change comes from the top

Saudi Arabia this week branded its most iconic women's rights advocates as “traitors,” sending what analysts and activists say is an unmistakable message: future change comes only from the throne.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 19:08:41

Iran's top leader urges EU to guarantee Iran's interests after US exit from nuke deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday urged the European parties to Iranian 2015 international nuclear deal to guarantee Iran's interests against US pressures, according to the leader's official website.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 9:32:47

Syrian official says withdrawal of Iran, Hezbollah from Syria not on discussion agenda

The withdrawal of Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group from Syria is not on the discussion agenda, as those forces have come to Syria upon the invitation of the government, Syria's deputy foreign minister said in an interview published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:09:54

Iran dismisses US demands

Iran on Wednesday kept up a drumbeat of opposition to US demands for sweeping change in its foreign policy and nuclear program, and Tehran's ally Damascus dismissed out of hand a US call for a withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/23 22:58:40

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