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Turkey beefs up military reinforcements near Syria border amid growing tension with Kurds: report

The Turkish army is beefing up military presence amid high-security alert near the Syrian border Tuesday evening, just as Ankara is bracing to attack a Kurdish-held region in northern Syria, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:53:55

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi airport

Yemen's Houthi movement on Tuesday said it fired a ballistic missile toward a regional airport in Saudi border province of Jizan, Saba news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:46:50

UAE launches 1st unfenced desert conservation reserve "Marmoom"

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched on Tuesday in Dubai "Marmoom Reserve," which will be the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:44:54

Kosovo Serb leader shot outside office

Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/16 23:08:40

Saudi condemns Qatari interception of UAE civilian planes

Saudi Foreign Ministry condemned on Tuesday Qatar's interception of two United Arab Emirates (UAE) civilian planes, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 17:09:45

Iran vows proper response to new US sanctions

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday vowed "proportional reaction" to the new US sanctions on Iranian entities and individuals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:01:28

Iran to host regional rally racing for Muslim women

A rally racing competition for women of Muslim countries will be held this year in the city of Tabriz, northwestern Iran, Tehran Times daily reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 7:59:22

Lavrov says US needs to see 'reality' of Iran deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday called on Washington to "recognize reality" on the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:33:08

Palestinians meet to respond to Trump's 'slap of the century'

Palestinian leaders met Monday to plan a response to what they see as US President Donald Trump's attack on their long bid for statehood, after Mahmud Abbas denounced White House peace efforts as the "slap of the century."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:28:40

Twin suicide bombing kills 31 in central Baghdad square

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:18:39

At least 16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and 67 others were wounded Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 15:08:34

Chinese New Year celebration in Kuwait offers chances to know Chinese culture

"I love Chinese food and I would like to go back to China again," said Kuwait Television director Ahmad Alhomoud on Saturday at a Chinese New Year's celebration held in Kuwait.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 9:53:58

Rebels intensify attacks in Syria's Idlib following recent defeat

The Syrian army on Sunday responded to another wave of attack by the rebels in Idlib, days after the army foiled the offensive in the rebels' bastion, according to the Syrian army War Media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 9:50:14

Abbas slams Trump's Mideast peace plan as 'slap on the face'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed on Sunday the peace deal proposed by US President Donald Trump, calling it a "a slap on the face."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 9:48:54

Netanyahu in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pose for photographers after Netanyahu arrived at the Air Force Station in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 23:13:39

New protests as Tunisia marks uprising anniversary

Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the “Arab Spring,” with more protests after days of unrest over persisting poverty and unemployment.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 22:18:39

Houthi statement

A pro-Houthi supporter and her daughter hold weapons at a gathering to show support for the Houthi rebels, in Sana'a, Yemen, on Saturday. A United Nations panel has concluded that Iran violated an arms embargo imposed on Yemen by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Houthi rebels in the conflict-plagued Arab country. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/1/14 22:13:40

Iran refuses renegotiation of nuclear deal despite US pressures

Iran will never renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal despite the US pressures, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/14 9:28:26