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Turkish attack cuts water supply to Syria's Hasakah city: state media

Turkish forces on Tuesday targeted the power line to a water station in Syria's northeastern city of Hasakah, causing a water outage there, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:32:15

Lebanon to resume flights to Iraq's Erbil

Lebanon announced Tuesday to resume flights to Iraq's Kurdish regional capital city of Erbil from April 3, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 19:29:22

Abbas slams US ambassador to Israel "son of a dog"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday slammed the US ambassador to Israel as a "settler" and "son of a dog."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:08:42

Iran's Rouhani congratulates Putin on election as Russian president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday congratulated Russian incumbent President Vladimir Putin on his re-election as the president of the Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 23:07:12

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Jordan's Aqaba

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) announced on Monday the resumption of Turkish Airlines' flights to the coastal city of Aqaba, southern Jordan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 22:25:37

Lebanon on schedule for upcoming elections: minster

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq assured Monday that the upcoming parliamentary elections will be held on time and that "70 percent of the preparations are now complete."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:48:32

Israel says French consulate worker smuggles weapons to Palestinians

Israel's internal security agency said Monday it had arrested a French employee of France's consulate in Jerusalem on suspicion he was involved in smuggling weapons from Gaza to Palestinians in the West Bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:39:41

Vaccination provided to 2.7 mln children in Yemen amid spread of diphtheria

The World Health Organization (WHO), UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and national health authorities have completed a large-scale vaccination campaign in Yemen after diphtheria infected over 1,300 people, the UN aid agencies said in a joint statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 17:33:11

Turkey hoists its flag over Syria's Afrin as people flee

Turkey's flag was flying in Syria's Afrin on Sunday after Turkish troops and Ankara-backed rebels chased out Kurdish militia forces to seize control of the northern city.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 23:23:39

Syrian president visits frontline area in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited a frontline area in the capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta area, where the Syrian army is advancing against the rebels, the Syrian presidency media office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 22:47:24

Palestinians vow to block "suspicious" solutions to Palestinian issue

The Palestinian authorities said Sunday that the Palestinians will never allow the passage of "suspicious political solutions" to the Palestinian issue, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 22:14:08

Iran, Oman discuss joint bank card switches

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) discussed improving banking relations with a visiting delegation from Oman, Financial Tribune daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 22:01:29

Blair tells Dubai forum Brexit weakens Britain's position globally

British exit from the European Union (EU) weakens Britain's position economically and politically in the world, said Tony Blair at a forum held in Dubai on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 22:00:01

UAE oil giant grants France's Total oil fields concessions

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has granted French energy giant Total concessions to explore two oil fields in the Persian Gulf, UAE state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 21:18:54

Qatar, Italy launch joint naval drills to boost military ties

Qatari and Italian naval forces started a joint exercise on Saturday in Qatar's territorial waters, state-run Qatari news agency (QNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 19:54:31

Iran arrests another ally of former president

A former Iranian vice president was detained by Iran's judiciary, local media reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 19:52:05

Turkish president announces takeover of Syria's Afrin city center

Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels have taken the Afrin city center under control following two-month fighting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 17:31:00

3 killed, 4 injured as suicide bombing rocks Kabul

At least three people have been confirmed dead and four others injured in a suicide bombing that rocked Despechari locality in 9th precinct of Kabul city, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday, spokesman for Public Health Ministry Wahid Majroh said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 20:08:21