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Turkish-Qatari ties strengthen amid years of mutual support: analysts

Turkey and Qatar have close relations at political, economic and military levels, an alliance that has progressed over the years even in the murder case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, analysts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 10:36:02

U.S.-led airstrikes kill at least 105 in 7 days in eastern Syria

At least 105 people have been killed over the past seven days in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour as a result of U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) positions, a war monitor reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 10:08:37

Prosecutor exonerates crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia Thursday called for the death penalty against five people accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, but absolved the crown prince of any blame.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 22:05:23

Joy ride

People have fun with a speedboat on the flooded main road in Kuwait city Wednesday night, following flash floods in the Gulf emirate, killing a man and causing damage to roads, bridges and homes.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/15 20:58:42

Saudi prosecution demands death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi case

Saudi Public Prosecution demanded on Thursday death penalty against five of the suspects in the murder case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 20:35:37

20 IS militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in eastern Syria

At least 20 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed over the past 24 hours as a result of U.S.-led airstrikes on IS-held areas in eastern Syria, a war monitor group reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 14:41:07

2 Israeli policemen injured in Palestinian stabbing attack in Jerusalem police station

Two Israeli policemen were lightly injured in a Palestinian stabbing attack inside a police station in East Jerusalem on Wednesday night, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 14:11:58

Australian PM to make Israel embassy decision by Christmas

The Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) has called on Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison to abandon plans to move the Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 12:09:51

Pompeo discusses regional alliance with senior Qatari official

A statement issued by the State Department said that Pompeo and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah discussed working toward a Middle East Strategic Alliance that anchored by a united Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and reaffirmed their mutual interest in promoting regional security and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 11:10:19

Iran continues producing radioactive iodine despite US sanctions: official

Iran has taken a leap towards producing radioactive iodine which is a main therapy for thyroid cancer, IRAN daily quoted an Iranian medical official as saying on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:33:10

Israeli defense minister quits over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza cease-fire that he called a "capitulation to terror," weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:08:41

Iran Space Agency stresses cooperation with various countries

Iranian Space Agency issued a statement on the 12th Summit of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), which began on Tuesday in Beijing, to strengthen cooperation between the Iranian Space Agency and other cooperating organizations.
Source: IRNA | 2018/11/14 20:04:12

Egypt brokers cease-fire in Gaza between Israel, Hamas-led militants: sources

Egypt brokered on Tuesday evening a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Islamic Hamas movement-led militant groups in the Gaza Strip, well-informed Palestinian sources told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 15:02:52

UN pledges to support Iraq with reconstruction

The UN top envoy for Iraq Jan Kubis on Tuesday said the international community must continually support Iraq in rebuilding the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 14:59:10

Lebanon's national carrier to add 15 aircraft to its fleet by 2021

Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines' Chairman Mohammad Al Hout said Tuesday that the national carrier will add 15 new aircrafts to its fleet by 2021, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 13:57:40

Trump says to nominate retired general as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he intends to nominate a retired four-star general as the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 13:43:07

Tourism unsanctionable: Official

Vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization said relations among countries and the different peoples of the world cannot be cut because tourism is unsanctionable.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency | 2018/11/14 11:16:20

Chinese envoy calls for accelerated reconstruction of Iraq

China's UN envoy on Tuesday called for economic recovery and accelerated reconstruction of Iraq after the country's recent progress in forming a new government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 7:59:01