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Deadly floods

An Afghan woman walks through flood water as heavy rain falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. Afghan officials said at least five people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country's western Herat province.
Source: AP | 2019/4/16 23:23:41

UK, EU express welcome to new Palestinian govt

Britain and the European Union on Tuesday expressed welcome to the formation of the 18th Palestinian government since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1995.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 21:05:59

Iran FM visits Syria, Turkey to discuss ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif started a trip to Syria and Turkey on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 18:36:36

Iran, Italy examine expansion of ties, cooperation

In the meeting, the two sides also examined grounds for expansion of mutual cooperation and relations.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/16 16:07:33

Iran's Milad Tower to turn red on World Hemophilia Day

The tower will turn red in a bid to support the hemophilic patients as well as raise awareness about this disease.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/16 16:05:01

Israeli president starts process of selecting next PM, Netanyahu most likely

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began a series of meetings Monday with representatives of political parties voted into parliament in last week's elections ahead of choosing who will form the next government.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/15 21:33:41

Spotlight: Netanyahu's election victory to witness more Israeli confrontation with neighbors: analysts

Local analysts agree that as Israel's Blue and White alliance led by Benny Gantz has conceded the electoral race, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is inching closer to forming a government for a fifth time.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 13:35:21

Int'l warrior competition starts in Jordan

The international Annual Warrior Competition, created and hosted by Jordan, started on Sunday at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC) , state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 10:45:35

Death toll in Iran floods rises to 76: report

The recent floodings in most parts of Iran killed at least 76 people, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 10:21:53

Libyan gov't forces say shoot down army's fighter jet in Tripoli

Forces of the UN-backed Libyan government on Sunday announced downing of a fighter jet of the eastern-based army in the south of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 23:51:52

Kremlin praises Turkish stance on S-400 missiles purchase

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Sunday spoke highly of Turkey's tough stance on the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missiles despite US opposition.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 23:49:52

Egypt president, Libya's army chief discuss situation in war-torn Libya

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Sunday with Libyan eastern-based army chief Khalifa Haftar in Cairo over the latest developments in war-torn Libya, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 22:45:33

Iran says US pressures to affect oil market "negatively"

Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday that the US continued pressure and sanctions against the Islamic republic will negatively affect the global oil market.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 21:23:51

UN condemns attacks on civilian areas in Libya's Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday condemned attacks on civilian areas and institutions in the Libyan capital Tripoli, which is witnessing violent battles between the UN-backed government forces and the eastern-based army.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 19:30:47

Death toll in Iran floods rises to 76: report

The recent floodings in most parts of Iran killed at least 76 people, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 19:30:05

Palestinian president slams US Mideast peace plan for excluding Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed on Saturday the Middle East peace plan that the United States intends to declare soon for excluding Jerusalem, the official Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 7:55:47

Increasing artillery barrage on Libyan capital outskirts: UN

An increasing artillery barrage on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya has forced nearly 10,000 people to flee their homes and seven civilians have been killed since the siege began last week, a UN spokesman said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 12:47:52

Saudi Arabia, UAE to provide aid for flood victims in Iran

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Friday a joint initiative to provide aid for flood victims in Iran, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 12:43:38