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Syria condemns "illegal excavations" by U.S., France, Turkey in northern Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned what it called the "illegal excavations" in historic sites in northern Syria by the United States, France and Turkey, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:30:50

Israel continues operations to destroy Hezbollah cross-border tunnels

The Israeli army on Monday continued to destroy Hezbollah cross-border tunnels, sending six skid steers and three excavators with armored vehicles to several points on the southern borders with Lebanon, a security source speaking on condition of anonymity told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:37:23

Khashoggi's final words: 'I can't breathe,' says report

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 21:08:40

A year after IS defeat, Iraq in throes of political crisis

A year since Iraq announced "victory" over the Islamic State group, the country finds itself in the throes of political and economic crises left unresolved during the long battle against jihadists.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 18:42:05

Saudi FM says action against Qatar aiming to change its policy

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir asserted on Sunday that the action against Qatar aims to change its policy, Al Arabiya TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 10:01:27

Saudi king asserts dedication to defend Arab, Islamic causes at GCC summit

King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, asserted on Sunday the dedication of his country to continue defending the Arab and Islamic causes in the international level, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 23:06:35

39th GCC summit kicks off in Riyadh

The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit kicked off on Sunday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 21:14:46

Regional crises, bitter diplomatic dispute cloud Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosts a summit of Arab Gulf leaders Sunday as crises brew over a bitter diplomatic dispute with Qatar, the war in Yemen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:13:40

Dangerous tunnels

A photo taken from the southern Lebanese village of Meiss al-Jabal on Sunday shows Israeli and United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldiers gathered on the Israeli side of the border between the two countries. Israel's army said Saturday it had located another tunnel crossing into its territory from Lebanon, the second such find since launching an operation to expose and destroy alleged Hezbollah “attack tunnels.”
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:13:39

Qatari state minister arrives in Riyadh to attend GCC summit

Qatari State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi arrived in Riyadh on Sunday for the one-day Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 21:12:44

UAE vice president heads delegation for 39th GCC summit in Riyadh

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum headed on Sunday a delegation at the 39th Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in the Saudi capital Riyadh, official WAM news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 21:11:27

US eyes continued support for Saudi-led Yemen war coalition

The US wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy in the Arab state, a State Department official said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/9 21:07:30

Iran to stage military drills in Indian Ocean: commander

Iran's navy plans to stage large-scale military drills in the Indian Ocean in the coming months, Press TV reported on Saturday
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:31:11

Israeli military uncovers another Hezbollah cross-border tunnel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Saturday that they have uncovered another cross border tunnel originating from Lebanon and crossing into Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:30:00

US-led airstrikes destroy hospital in eastern Syria

The US-led coalition Friday carried out airstrikes on a town controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria, fully destroying the only hospital and killing eight civilians, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 14:00:57

Turkey urges US envoy to lift observation posts in Syria

Turkey on Friday called on the United States to lift military observation posts in northern Syria which aim at preventing clashes between Turkish forces and Syrian Kurdish fighters backed by the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:56:24

Around 33,500 Lebanese youths leave home country this year

Around 33,500 Lebanese youths emigrated from Lebanon in 2018, doubling the figure registered last year, the Monthly Magazine reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:48:37

Egypt, UK, Italy launch joint naval drill in Mediterranean Sea

The Egyptian, British and Italian naval forces have carried out a joint naval drill in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian armed forces said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:36:45