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Iran exports to Indonesia up despite US sanctions

Despite US sanctions, Iran's exports to Indonesia experienced 52% growth in value and 20% in weight in first 9 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2018).
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/30 23:34:53

Iran, Slovakia review Europe's SPV

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in a meeting with Slovakian economy minister and also deputy foreign minister of that country Peter ?iga discussed implementation of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/30 23:32:12

Paying homage

A handout photo released by the Iranian president's official website on Wednesday shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (center) visiting the late Ayatollah's mausoleum in Tehran during an annual ceremony of allegiance. Rouhani slammed his critics on Wednesday, defending the political achievements of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and calling the US an “oath-breaker.”
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 21:43:42

15 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza

At least 15 Palestinians were shot and wounded on Tuesday afternoon by Israeli soldiers' gunfire during clashes that broke out in northern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 21:42:22

Chinese traditional musical performance praised by Kuwaiti audience

A traditional Chinese musical performance was held in Hawally Governorate in Kuwait on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 8:33:59

UN legal expert to present report on Khashoggi murder by end of May

A UN judicial expert tasked with investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Tuesday she would present her report by the end of May.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 22:13:42

Yemen truce timelines pushed back: UN

The United Nations envoy for Yemen said Monday the expected timeline for a truce in the flashpoint city of Hodeida and a prisoner swap between warring parties has been pushed back.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 22:08:42

Syrian pharmaceutical industry on fast-track recovery despite protracted war, sanctions

Despite long years of war and Western sanctions, the pharmaceutical industry in Syria is recovering, covering 90 percent of domestic demands.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/28 22:14:47

Chinese Embassy in Lebanon celebrates Chinese New Year with UN peacekeepers

The Chinese Embassy in Lebanon celebrated on Saturday the upcoming Chinese New Year with Chinese peacekeepers in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/28 9:10:21

Market catches fire in Kabul, goods worth millions dollars turns to ashes

A busy market caught fire in Kabul of Afghanistan on Sunday and goods worth millions of U.S. dollars have turned to ashes, Najib Danish the spokesman for Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/27 23:14:47

4 IS suicide bombers target Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria

Four Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers detonated themselves during a counter-offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) overnight in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/27 20:02:06

Kurds overrun last IS enclave in Syria

Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:40

Iran able to overcome problems: Veep

Iran is able to resolve problems, Iranian first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday.
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/22 17:58:26

Israel strikes targets in Syria

Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to rocket fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 20:58:40

Suicide bomber targets US forces in Syria's Hasakah: monitor

A suicide bomber detonated himself in a convoy of U.S. forces in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Monday, injuring two U.S. soldiers and killing five Kurdish-led fighters, a war monitor reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 20:25:00

Iran Expediency Council to decide about CFT, Palermo conventions in a month: MP

Iran's Expediency Council will issue its final decision on country's joining Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Palermo Convention within maximum 30 days, a senior member of Majlis (Parliament) announced on Sunday.
Source: IRAN | 2019/1/21 17:53:07

Syria's air defenses intercept Israeli missile strikes in Damascus

The Syrian air defenses responded to heavy Israeli strikes early Monday, destroying most of the missiles before they reached their targets, the Syrian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 16:44:58

Kingdom of fun

Bathed in light, musicians belt out melodies among pre-Islamic desert ruins in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a heritage trove at the centre of efforts to put the reclusive kingdom on the tourism map.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:39