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EU backs Greece and rejects Turkish 'use of migrants'

EU members on Wednesday rejected what they said is Turkey's use of desperate migrants to pressure its neighbors – and strongly backed Greece's border crackdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 21:18:42

Iraq confirms 5 new cases of COVID-19

The Iraqi Health Ministry on Tuesday announced five more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 31.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 15:54:42

Chinese medical team in Iran sets excellent example of experience sharing

Chinese medical team in Iran sets "an excellent example of 'peer to peer' experience sharing," a World Health Organization (WHO) senior expert said here on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 14:47:32

19 Afghan soldiers feared killed in Taliban overnight attacks

At least 19 Afghan soldiers and police were feared killed in Taliban insurgents' overnight attacks in two provinces, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 14:06:20

US launches airstrike against Taliban to defend Afghan forces

The US launched an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces Wednesday, an American military spokesman said, as violence spirals out of control after a string of deadly attacks by insurgents, throwing the country's fragile peace process into grave doubt.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/4 21:18:40

OPEC to discuss global oil price drop tied with coronavirus

The OPEC club of oil-producing countries will meet on Thursday in Vienna as they weigh how to react to a sharp drop in global oil demand due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/3 20:43:41

China to provide 1,000 coronavirus detection kits to Egypt

China will provide Egypt with 1,000 COVID-19 detection kits and technical documents for precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus pneumonia, said Egypt's Minister of Health Hala Zayed in Beijing on Monday, when she paid a visit to the Chinese capital gifting 1 million medical masks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 19:08:40

Erdogan threatens EU with millions of migrants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that “millions” of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them into backing his incursions into Syria.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/3 18:38:40

Taliban abruptly ends truce

The Taliban called an abrupt end to a partial truce on Monday, just two days after signing a deal with the US that was meant to bring peace at last to Afghanistan.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/3 18:33:40

Indicted Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory Tuesday in Israel's general election, with exit polls putting the indicted prime minister in a strong position to form the next government.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/3 20:58:40

Israel president condemns 'awful and grubby' election

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin condemned what he called an “awful and grubby” election campaign as he cast his ballot on Monday, urging an end to political “instability.”
Source: AFP | 2020/3/2 21:43:40

Iraqi Prime Minister designate Allawi quits

Iraqi Prime Minister designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew his candidacy for the post on Sunday, accusing political parties of obstructing him, deepening a domestic crisis and threatening an unprecedented power vacuum.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/2 19:43:40

EU to hold emergency meeting on Syria conflict

EU foreign ministers are to hold an emergency meeting this week to discuss the worsening Syria conflict that is driving refugees to the bloc's borders with Turkey, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/2 19:43:41

Iran says to set up special hospital for COVID-19 patients "soon"

Iran's central Yazd province will set up a hospital in the city of Yazd in the next few days exclusive for the treatment of novel coronavirus patients, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 9:27:33

EU on 'high alert' to deploy extra staff to Greece

The EU's border protection agency Frontex said Sunday it is on “high alert” at borders with Turkey as thousands of migrants seek to enter the bloc, adding it is deploying support to Greece.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/1 21:53:41

US, Afghanistan's Taliban sign historic peace deal in Doha

The United States signed on Saturday a historic peace agreement with Afghanistan's Taliban in Qatar's capital Doha that includes Taliban reduction of violence and withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/29 21:54:03

US aims to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan 'within 14 months:' Statement

US, NATO to completely pull out troops from Afghanistan in 14 months: media
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/29 20:39:08

Death toll from novel coronavirus rises to 34 in Iran

Death toll over infection of the new coronavirus, officially named as COVID-19, has risen to 34 in Iran, Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/28 20:29:55