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4 killed in gas pipeline blast in SW Iran

At least four people were killed on Thursday in an explosion of the pipelines that link the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city in southwestern Iran, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/14 17:00:48

US-backed forces blitz IS in Syria, see final moments

US-backed forces said Wednesday the Islamic State group was living its "final moments" after thunderous shelling on its last scrap of land in eastern Syria prompted 3,000 jihadists to surrender.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/13 21:38:41

Iran warns against Israeli threat to attack Iranian oil tankers

The Iranian defense minister on Wednesday warned against any attempt by Israel to attack Iran's oil tankers, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 20:37:46

Lebanon bans Boeing 737 aircraft from using airspace after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Lebanese announced on Wednesday its ban on the Boeing 737 aircraft using Lebanon's airspace, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 17:20:59

Lebanon president asks France for help in refugee issue

Lebanese President Michel Aoun asked on Tuesday France to help Lebanon in its efforts of facilitating Syrian refugees back to their homeland, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 0:33:57

Jordan, Iraq start studies to create industrial zone

Jordan and Iraq started studies to create a joint free industrial zone at the border area, a Jordanian government official told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/12 20:55:43

1,106 Syrian kids killed in 2018

Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the UN said Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth year.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/12 17:48:41

Rouhani makes 1st visit to Iraq

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrived Monday in Iraq for his first official visit, as Baghdad comes under pressure from Washington to limit political and trade ties with its neighbor.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/11 20:58:42

Saudi Arabia organizes four-week course to teach basic Chinese in capital

Saudi Arabia is organizing a four-week course to teach basic Chinese in different neighborhoods of the capital Riyadh, Arab News reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:31:13

Seeking refuge

A woman, evacuated with her children from the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz, arrives at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on Wednesday. Veiled women carrying babies and wounded men on crutches hobbled out of the last jihadist village after US-backed forces pummelled the besieged enclave.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 21:13:42

Interview: BRI lessens Kuwait's reliance on oil exports -- Kuwaiti expert

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can help accelerate economic growth in Kuwait and reduce its reliance on oil exports, a Kuwaiti economist has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 12:47:10

Russia FM says supports unity of Gulf region

Russia supports all efforts of Kuwait and welcomes means to preserve the unity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 10:38:50

Turkey, Iran to launch joint operation against PKK: minister

Turkey and Iran plan to conduct a joint operation against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 2:24:35

'Racist' candidate should be barred from Israel polls: attorney general

A candidate for an extreme-right party that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to boost ahead of April elections should be disqualified over "racist" remarks, the attorney general has said.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 20:28:43

Berlin continues backing JCPOA

Director General for Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Philipp Ackermann said that his country continues backing Iran nuclear deal officially known as JCPOA.
Source: IRNA | 2019/3/6 9:37:14

Palestine slams US decision to close consulate in Jerusalem

The caretaker government of the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday slammed the United States for its decision to close the US consulate in Jerusalem and merge it with its embassy in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 3:22:16

Iran expels 2 Dutch diplomats

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that Iran expelled two Dutch diplomats as persona non grata and in response to Dutch government's recent act.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency | 2019/3/5 23:47:45