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Russian General killed in IS shelling in Syria: defense ministry

A Russian lieutenant general was killed in a shelling launched by Islamic State (IS) terrorists near the city of Deir al-Zour in northeastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 6:14:42

Iraqi PM reaffirm rejection to Kurdish independence referendum

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday reiterated his rejection to the referendum on independence of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan slated for Sept. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 6:14:09

Iraqi PM reaffirm rejection to Kurdish independence referendum

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday reiterated his rejection to the referendum on independence of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan slated for Sept. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 0:01:00

UAE strives to become world's best, most advanced state

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is striving hard via global cooperation to become "the best and most advanced country in the world," said an e-mailed government statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 19:55:14

US warns citizens of unrest in Iraq during Kurdish referendum

The US embassy in Iraq on Sunday has limited the movement of its personnel and citizens for the impending referendum on independence in northern Iraq, in particular in the disputed areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 17:54:25

Syria tells UN complete victory within reach

Syria's foreign minister said Saturday that complete victory was within reach in the country and Damascus hopes de-escalation zones will help Syria reach a cessation of hostilities, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 7:38:27

Turkish, Iraqi military leaders discuss Kurdish independence referendum

The heads of the Turkish and Iraqi armed forces held talks on Saturday to discuss the planned referendum in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 6:35:09

Iraqi forces retake more IS-held areas amid offensive to liberate Hawijah

The Iraqi forces on Saturday retook control of a town and 25 villages from Islamic State (IS) militants as part of an offensive to liberate Hawijah and surrounding areas, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 6:34:14

Yemen's Houthi forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi airbase

Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels said on Saturday that they fired a ballistic missile toward a military airbase in a Saudi Arabian border city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 6:27:09

Iran seizes foreign fishing boat in southern waters

Iran seized a foreign fishing boat in the Persian Gulf on Saturday for illegally entering the country's territorial waters, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:37:48

Iraq's KRG denies reports of postponing independent referendum

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied the reports over postponing the Kurdish independence referendum in the semi-autonomous region, confirming that the referendum would be held as scheduled on Sept. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:36:32

Iran "successfully" launches ballistic missile: Press TV

Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, Press TV reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 21:02:52

Iran "successfully" launches ballistic missile, TV reports

Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, the country's Press TV reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 13:36:15

Israeli rockets hit military post near Damascus airport: media

Two rockets believed to have been fired by Israeli jets outside the Syrian airspace targeted the vicinity of the Damascus international airport at dawn Friday, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:26:30

Iranian leaders slam Trump's anti-Iran remarks

Iranian leaders on Thursday reacted strongly to the recent anti-Iran remarks by US President Donald Trump, saying such hostile words will not intimidate the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:14:01

US, Russian militaries hold face-to-face talks on Syria: Pentagon

US and Russian military officials had met face-to-face somewhere in the Middle East this week on de-confliction measures in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:11:08

Syrian Kurds set to hold first elections since announcement of federal rule

The Syrian Kurds are poised for their first elections in areas under their control in northern Syria since their announcement of federal rule in March 2016, a well-informed source told Xinhua Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:10:30

Arab Parliament calls for postponing Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Arab Parliament Speaker Mishaal al-Salami on Thursday urged President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani to postpone an independence referendum scheduled for next week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:19:09