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Top UN humanitarian official voices concern about insufficient food imports to Yemen

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Tuesday expressed concern about insufficient commercial imports, particularly food, to Yemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:55:16

Saudi offers to send forces of Islamic Alliance to fight terrorism in Syria

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al- Jubeir revealed Tuesday an offer by his country to send forces of the Islamic Alliance to fight terrorism in Syria, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:53:19

2 killed in Iran's helicopter crash in Persian Gulf

At least two people were killed in an Iranian helicopter crash in Persian Gulf on Tuesday evening, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:51:50

Hamas says ready to reach prisoner swap deal with Israel

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday that his movement is ready to reach a prisoner swap deal with Israel through a third-party broker.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:20:58

Erdogan's ally ignites Turkey snap poll talk

The main nationalist ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ramped up expectations that elections could be brought forward by over a year by urging snap polls in August.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 23:28:40

OPCW investigators arrive in Douma says Syrian state media

Syrian state media reported Tuesday that investigators from the world's chemical watchdog had entered Douma, a town outside Damascus where an alleged gas attack happened.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 23:28:40

Outlawed crop

An Afghan boy collects raw opium poppies in the Surkhroad district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. In its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017 report, released in November, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime revealed an 87 percent increase in opium production compared to 2016. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2018/4/17 23:18:40

Jordan has no foreign military bases: minister

Jordan on Monday denied reports that the kingdom has foreign military bases, state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:33:45

Iran vows to punish Israel for killing military advisors in Syria

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Israel will be punished for killing Iranian military advisers in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:31:58

Iraqi gov't vows punishment for tearing up campaign posters

The Iraqi Interior Ministry warned Monday against tearing up posters and portraits of candidates during the campaign for the parliamentary elections slated for May 12.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:22:24

Syrian air defenses respond to missile attack on 2 airbases

Syrian air defenses responded to a missile strike, believed to be carried out by Israel, that targeted two airbases in Syria after midnight Tuesday, according to the War Media, the media wing of the Syrian army.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 8:38:13

EU urges relaunch of Syria talks after strikes

EU foreign ministers on Monday backed "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons, after weekend strikes by Britain, France and the US, but called for renewed efforts to find a political solution to the seven-year war.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 23:13:40

Thousands of Iraqis rally in Baghdad in protest of U.S.-led attack on Syria

Thousands of Iraqis loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and some civil rights activists rallied Sunday in downtown Baghdad to protest against U.S.-led attacks on Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 18:50:54

15 IS fighters join Taliban in N. Afghanistan: official

A 15-member group of the Islamic State (IS) outfit has switched side and joined the Taliban group in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province, deputy to provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 15:03:56

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/15 22:48:39

Hundreds protest in US against military operation in Syria

Hundreds of people held an emergency protest Saturday evening in downtown Los Angeles in response to the US-led airstrikes on Syria the night before.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 18:05:50

Qatar urges protection of Syrian civilians after US-led airstrikes

Qatar called on the international community to take immediate action to protect Syrian civilians after the US-led airstrikes on the Arab country, state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 17:12:50

Pentagon says strikes on Syria hit every target, yet with reservations on effect

The Pentagon said on Saturday that the airstrikes against the Syrian government had hit every target, but admitted that "there's some left" for the alleged Syrian chemical weapons after the attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 17:12:24