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Lebanon slams Riyadh for roles behind Hariri's resignation

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday criticized Saudi Arabia on the background of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation, saying that Riyadh has carried out an "act of aggression" against Lebanon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:52:05

Macron invites Hariri, his family to France

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family to France, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:46:27

925,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen as supplies run out: UN

There were more than 925,000 suspected cholera cases with over 2,200 associated deaths in Yemen as of Sunday, while key ports for humanitarian shipments remained closed, said the United Nations on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:45:55

US-backed forces approach Iraqi border in eastern Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) became 15 km from the Iraqi border, after advancing in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Deir al-Zour, a monitor group reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:41:54

Rouhani blasts Saudi Arabia for urging Israel to attack Lebanon

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:47:02

Lebanese president says outgoing PM detained in Saudi Arabia

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun accused Wednesday Saudi Arabia of "detaining" Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in the kingdom earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:32:54

Palestinians mark 29 years for declaration of independence

The Palestinians on Wednesday marked 29 years for the declaration of independence and called for embodying an independent Palestinian state on the territories Israeli occupied in 1967 with east Jerusalem as its capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:29:12

Lebanon’s Aoun says Saudi Arabia detained Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in a statement from the kingdom earlier this month.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 22:53:40

Military deploys anti-rocket batteries in central Israel

Israel's army has deployed anti-rocket Iron Dome batteries in central Israel, a military spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:27:49

Aftermath of Iran-Iraq border earthquake

A woman cries after an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab city, western Iran, Nov. 14, 2017. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border area Sunday, causing the deaths of at least 445 people while injuring more than 7,000.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:12:01

Jordan stresses on Japan's role in Mideast issues

Jordan on Tuesday stressed on the importance of Japan's role in regional issues in the Middle East including the peace process, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:53:04

Saudi-led airstrikes destroy air navigation system of Yemen's capital airport: spokesman

Saudi-led coalition launched three airstrikes on the main civil airport north of Yemen's capital Sanaa on Tuesday, completely destroying the airport's air navigation system, the airport's spokesman Mazin Ghanim told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:51:51

Turkey slams US-backed deal for permitting IS to withdraw from Raqqa

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim slammed on Tuesday the US over backing the alleged deal between People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Raqqa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:49:53

Iran's Rouhani inspects quake damages, pledges compensation to losses

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday travelled to Iran's western Kermanshah province to inspect the damage and rescue operations in the regions hit by a deadly earthquake on Sunday night, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:49:29

Lebanese PM should "return freely" to "close period of uncertainty": French PM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday said that his Lebanese counterpart Saad Al-Hariri should "return freely" to Lebanon to preserve the country's stability and to avoid a fresh crisis in a region already marred by civil wars and tense conflicts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:49:08

Key ports for humanitarian shipments to Yemen remain closed: UN

Two key ports for humanitarian shipments to Yemen have remained closed since Nov. 6, bringing famine closer to Yemenis, said the United Nations on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:47:53

Millions at risk in Yemen due to second week of border closures: UN official

The top humanitarian official in Yemen warned Tuesday that millions of people in the country remain at severe risk due to the worsening situation in the country due to the closure of land, sea and air borders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:44:53

US security officials arrive in Israel to discuss Syria agreement

Officials with the US National Security Council arrived in Israel on Tuesday to discuss with their Israeli counterparts the recent US-Russian truce agreement for Syria, officials and media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:43:27