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Iran says ties with Russia "strategic"

Tehran and Moscow need to bolster their "strategic" cooperation in the face of US hegemony, a senior adviser to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/12 9:14:56

Iran dismisses US allegations on Iranian embassies: spokesman

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi dismissed as "ludicrous" a recent US allegation that Iranian embassies are involved in terror attacks in Europe, Press TV reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/12 9:13:42

Netanyahu tells Putin Israel to act against border violation attempts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, telling the Russian leader that Israel will act firmly against anyone attempting to breach its borders.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/12 8:58:27

Political leader among 6 killed in suicide blast in Pakistan's Peshawar

At least six people, including a political leader, were killed and over 20 others injured in a suicide blast in Pakistan's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar on Tuesday night, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 8:51:09

Chinese tech to turn Mid-East desert into arable land

New Chinese technology is expected to convert part of a desert in the Middle East into arable land, which will also serve countries along the Belt and Road route, a research team said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 22:58:41

Train tragedy

Mourners carry the coffins of victims of a train accident during a funeral ceremony on Tuesday at Uzunkopru district in Edirne, Turkey. Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when the train derailed due to ground erosion after heavy rains. The train was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul's Halkali station on Sunday when six carriages derailed in the Tekirdag region. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 22:43:41

Former glory

A picture taken on Monday shows a view of the dome of the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, a year after the city was retaken by the Iraqi government forces. Iraqi forces announced the “liberation” of the country's second city on July 10, 2017, after a bloody nine-month offensive to end the Islamic State (IS) group's three-year rule there. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/7/10 22:28:40

AL Secretary General: B&R Initiative has potential to transform world

While the Silk Road in history paved way for modernity by linking east and west, the Belt and Road Initiative nowadays has the potential of transforming the world once again, said Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/10 8:28:40

China-Arab forum to broaden B&R

The eighth ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) will open in Beijing on Tuesday, during which the two sides are expected to broaden cooperation in the Belt and Road initiative, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 22:18:40

Turkey sacks thousands prior to expected end of emergency

Turkish authorities on Sunday ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees, including police officers, soldiers and academics, ahead of the expected end of a two-year state of emergency this month.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/8 22:53:42

Tens of thousands head home after south Syria cease-fire deal

Tens of thousands have returned to their homes in southern Syria since a cease-fire deal between regime ally Russia and rebels to end more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/8 22:53:41

Chinese FM puts forward five-point proposal on Iran nuclear issue

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Friday put forward a five-point proposal concerning the Iranian nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 9:56:30

Israel's minister expects early elections in next March

Israeli Finance Minister said on Saturday that he believed the general parliamentary elections will be brought forward to the next March.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 8:09:41

28,000 people return home after deal in Syria's Daraa

Over 28,000 people have returned to their homes in the southern province of Daraa over the past 24 hours, after the rebels and the Syrian army halted the military operations under a Russian-backed deal, a monitor group reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 7:28:44

2nd LD-Writethru: IS suspects kill 2, kidnap several in southeastern Libya

Two people were killed and several others were kidnapped on Saturday in an armed attack by militants suspected of being Islamic State (IS) terrorists on a government water supply project site in southeastern Libya, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/7 22:34:17

Roadside bomb kills district governor in W. Afghanistan

A district governor was killed after his vehicle ran over a mine in Afghanistan's western Ghor province Saturday, provincial police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/7 15:59:44

Iran hails nuke talks in Europe "constructive"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that the ministerial meeting of the remaining parties to the international 2015 nuclear deal was "constructive."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/7 13:18:25

World powers seek to keep Iran in nuke deal

Three European nations along with Russia and China met with Iran Friday to offer it economic benefits that would lessen the blow of sweeping US sanctions, two months after US President Donald Trump walked away from the landmark nuclear deal.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/6 23:13:42