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UN, Iranian Red Crescent jointly aid victims of flood

The United Nations and the Iranian Red Crescent (IRC) society are working to provide assistance to those in need among the 10 million people affected by heavy rains and flash flooding in Iran, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:06:16

Netanyahu wins 5th term as Israeli PM: final results

Official results of Israel's elections were published on Thursday night, showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party has beaten the main rival, the Blue and White party.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 6:31:36

Honoring a comrade

Members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attend the funeral of an Arab fighter who was killed the previous week in the eastern Deir Ezzor province, in northeastern Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/11 22:23:40

7 killed, 14 injured in chain car accident in Iran

At least seven people were killed and 14 others injured in a chain car accident on a highway in the south of Iran's capital Tehran on Thursday, state IRINN TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 21:07:04

Greek president says Europe fails to play effective role in Syrian war

Visiting Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Thursday that Europe has failed to play an effective role in the Syrian war since the war started, OTV local TV Channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 19:29:07

Israel PM heads for 5th term in office after tight race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is highly likely to be the longest-serving Israeli leader as his major rival party has declared defeat in the elections held Tuesday in Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 10:39:16

Feeling good

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts after speaking to supporters at his Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv early Wednesday morning.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 23:28:40

Iraq says US blacklisting Iran's IRGC not fit for Mideast stability

Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that the US decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization" doesn't serve stability in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 23:18:51

UAE to play big role in China's BRI: official

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to play a big role in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), said a UAE official on the sidelines of Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 23:18:22

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400 deal "national security decision"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's procurement of the Russian S-400 air defense systems is a national security deal and in delivery stage, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 23:17:35

'Bibi' poised to win Israel election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on path for victory in Israel's elections on Wednesday after nearly complete results put him in position to form a right-wing coalition and further extend his long tenure in office.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 22:38:42

Erdogan says Russian S-400s delivery could arrive earlier than planned

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey's disputed Russian S-400 missile defense systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 22:38:40

Russia ready to consider selling more S-400 missiles to Turkey: Kremlin

Russia is interested in expanding its military technical cooperation with Ankara and is ready to consider supplying more S-400 air defense missiles to Turkey, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 20:54:23

Iraqi president reiterates call for mitigating tension in Mideast

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Wednesday reiterated his call to mitigate the tension in the Middle East, asserting the importance for expanding cooperation to promote regional security and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 20:53:24

Israel's Likud, Blue and White tie with 97.4 pct of vote counted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger, Benny Gantz, tied in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday morning after 97.4 percent of the votes were counted, official figures by Israeli Central Election Committee showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 15:12:45

News Analysis: Netanyahu faces uncertain political future as exit polls show tight race in Israeli elections

Exit polls of the Israeli elections on Tuesday show a race too close to call, where leaders of both rival parties have declared victory.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 9:55:37

4 policemen, 3 citizens killed in suicide attack in Egypt's North Sinai: ministry

Four policemen and three citizens were killed and 26 others were wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in Sheikh Zuweid city of Egypt's North Sinai province, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement. "The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who is about 15 years old," the ministry said, adding that a six-year-old child was among the seven killed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 22:57:40

Bahrain rejects Israeli PM's statement on Jewish settlements in West Bank

Bahrain rejects statement of Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu pledging to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins the Israeli elections, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 21:39:42