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Israeli court to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors

A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:53:40

Looming contradictions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he has discussed legislation with the US that would annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, but the White House denied it in a rare show of disunity.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 22:13:39

US pledges 200 million USD to support anti-IS efforts in Syria

The United States pledges 200 million US dollars in support of the anti-IS coalition efforts in Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 20:02:56

Dubai leads as pioneer in transport, highrise building and commerce

The emirate of Dubai, home to the world's tallest mixed-use tower Burj Khalifa, delivered three new global firsts in the fields of commodities, real estate and autonomous vehicles at the start of this week, local sources said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:16:05

Gaza patients plea for better treatment with necessary medicines

After Israel's 11-year-long blockade on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, limited health care and lack of necessary medicines have made life worse and worse for people with chronic diseases in the coastal enclave.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:01:22

Afghan air force kills 43 militants in southern province

At least 43 militants were killed and more than 20 others injured following airstrikes in southern Afghan province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police chief said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 14:50:33

Trump 'not necessarily sure' Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he was "not necessarily sure" Israel was seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 22:58:39

Iran's Rouhani calls for 'year of unity' after huge protests

Rouhani said conservative officials should not block candidates they dislike from future elections, and that there should be greater trust in the people, including the use of referenda on key issues.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 23:43:39

Israel targets 'Iranian' positions in Syria after warplane shot down

Israel attacked what it said were Iranian positions inside Syria on Saturday in "large-scale" raids after one of its warplanes was targeted by Syrian air defenses and crashed.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 23:35:59

Palestinians to ask Russia's Putin to step into peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aide said Sunday that Palestinians will ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to step into a multilateral mechanism to overlook the peace process.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 20:58:37

Rouhani says Iran, regional states defeated US plots

Iranian president on Sunday said that regional states, including Iran, have aborted a number of US plots over the past year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 20:50:00

Iranians mark anniversary of Islamic revolution with anti-US, Israel sentiments

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians attended nationwide rallies on Sunday to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 17:34:59

French PM calls military interventions in Middle East "mistake"

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday at the opening of the 2018 World Government Summit that the idea to export democracy by force through past interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya is a mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 17:27:21

First Indian PM' s visit to West Bank

Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/10 23:43:41

Interview: Iraq hopes to start new chapter after Kuwait conference

The Iraqi government hopes to start a new chapter in its economy and the life of the Iraqi people after the upcoming Kuwait's international conference for reconstruction of Iraq, which follows the full defeat of Islamic State (IS) group in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 23:09:22

Israel launches large scale attack against Syria after F-16 fighter jet crash

The Israeli army launched a large-scale attack against the Syrian aerial defense system and Iranian targets in Syria after an Israeli F-16 fighter was hit by missiles from Syria and crashed on Saturday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:52:04

Remnants of Israeli rocket fired at Syria found in Lebanon

The remnants of an Israeli rocket that was launched at dawn Saturday at Syria, was found in the village of Sarine in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa region while shrapnel were found in the town of Ali Nahri, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:40:55

Syrian gov't allies pledge tough response to Israelis attacks

The operation room of Syria's allied forces on Saturday warned in a statement that the Israeli attacks against Syria will no longer be tolerated and Israel will witness a "tough" and "serious" response from now on.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:38:04