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More than 130 people killed in NW Syria violence spike: UN

In an upsurge of violence in the Syrian civil war, more than 130 people were killed, including "many children" in three governorates over the weekend, the United Nations said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:34:15

Saudi announces interception of missile fired at border city

The Saudi air forces announced on Monday the interception of a ballistic missile fired toward the border city of Najran, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:33:52

Pompeo speaks with Saudi crown prince as Saudi-Canadian brawl lingers

As the diplomatic confrontation between Canada and Saudi Arabia continues, the US State Department said here on Monday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:28:21

Iran's supreme leader Khamenei: 'No war, no negotiations with the US'

Iran's supreme leader said Monday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country's problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:53:40

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics save tiny lives

Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifted an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria's rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 19:48:39

Jordan's king vows to continue fighting against terrorism

King Abdullah II of Jordan said Sunday that Jordan will continue the fight against terrorism, one day after terrorists killed four Jordanian officers, state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 8:22:13

Jordan announces completion of counter-terrorist raid in Al Salt

Jordan on Sunday announced to have completed a raid by security forces against a cell of terrorists in the city of Al Salt, northwest of Amman.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 8:18:16

Taliban attack leaves 11 army soldiers dead in N. Afghanistan

At least 11 army soldiers were killed and 21 others injured as Taliban attacked an army base in Faryab province, north of Afghanistan, on Saturday night, a local official said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 8:12:22

Currency woes

A woman leaves a money changer on Saturday in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to defy US “threats” over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash. Erdogan has ruled out any change in the country's interest rates policy
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 22:38:39

Jordan forces kill 3 'terrorists' after bombing

Jordanian security forces have killed three “terrorists” and arrested five others during a raid after an officer was killed in a bomb blast near the capital, the government said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 22:08:39

50 militants including key Taliban commander give up fighting in W. Afghanistan

A total of 50 militants including Taliban key commander Mullah Toofan laid down arms and surrendered to local authorities in the western Badghis province on Sunday, police spokesman Naqibullah Amini said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 14:16:40

Death toll of terror attack in NW Jordan rises to 3

The death toll in a raid on a group of terrorists in the city of Al Salt, northwest of capital Amman, rose to three, the government of Jordan said in the latest news release on Saturday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 6:30:12

Syrian air defenses intercept "enemy targets" on west of Damascus

Syria's air defenses intercepted "enemy targets" on the western countryside of the capital Damascus after midnight Saturday, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 21:54:37

Saudi Arabia intercepts 2 missiles targeting border city Jazan

The Saudi air forces intercepted on Friday two ballistic missiles launched toward the border city of Jazan, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:07:01

Syrian forces step up airstrikes on last major rebel bastion in Syria

The Syrian forces on Friday launched over 80 airstrikes on areas in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, in what could be a prelude for a wide-scale campaign, a war monitor reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:04:32

Security Council calls for "credible and transparent" probe into Yemen air strike

The UN Security Council on Friday called for a "credible and transparent" probe into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:03:05

Israeli army strikes 2 Hamas posts in northern Gaza Strip

The Israeli army's tanks Friday evening struck two Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:02:44

Fighting corruption top priority of Lebanon's new gov't: president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Friday that fighting corruption will be the first priority of the new government, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 20:06:27