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Iran says increasing purity of enriched uranium

Iran announced on Sunday it is raising the purity of its enriched uranium beyond limits of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 15:12:22

Putin, Erdogan discuss Libya, Syria by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed issues relating to Libya and Syria in a phone conversation on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 13:42:37

Iran's trimming of nuclear commitments serves US interests: experts

Iran has vowed to abandon more of its commitments pertaining to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal as of July 7 if the remaining signatories fail to uphold the deal, which analysts said will provide the United States an excuse to increase sanction pressures as a serve of its own interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 10:37:11

Revision in Turkey's gov't system pushed by loss in votes, worsening economy: analysts

A year after a switch to an executive presidency with a more powerful president, Turkey's ruling party is planning a revision of the government system, which, analysts said, was necessitated by the party's recent election defeat and a sluggish economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 10:32:47

IOM says security, humanitarian situation worsening in Libya

The security and humanitarian situation is worsening in Libya, with 426 persons having drowned attempting to cross the central Mediterranean route so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 10:25:54

Iraq confirms commitment not to establish ties with Israel

Iraq on Saturday rejected the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and confirmed its commitment not to establish relations with Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 9:26:11

Trump, May discuss Iran, DPRK issues over phone

The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed over phone Friday on issues concerning Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 8:16:30

Jordan, Palestine say no economic offer can replace two-state solution

Jordan and Palestine said on Saturday that no economic offer or idea can replace the two-state solution.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 8:09:26

152 illegal immigrants voluntarily deported from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Friday that 152 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Mali.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/6 8:45:05

At least 40 injured in clashes between Palestinians, Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

At least 40 Palestinians were injured on Friday afternoon during clashes between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/6 8:09:05

Iran urges UK: Release tanker

Iran demanded Friday that Britain immediately release an oil tanker it has detained in Gibraltar, accusing it of acting at the bidding of the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/5 20:53:40

Libyan government considers closing immigration reception centers

Interior Minister of Libya's UN-backed government Fat'hi Bashagha on Thursday said the government is considering closing all reception centers of illegal immigrants in the country for security reasons, following deadly attack on a reception center in east of the capital Tripoli recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 7:47:53

Israel preparing large-scale military campaign in Gaza: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that his country is preparing to wage a broad military campaign in the Gaza Strip, if needed, amidst tensions with the besieged Palestinian enclave.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 11:48:46

Iranian president says Iran to drop more of nuke commitments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Wednesday that the Islamic republic will abandon more of its nuclear commitments in the coming days if the parties to the Iranian 2015 international nuclear deal fail to observe their commitments.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 10:31:35

Iran "will gain nothing" by breaching nuclear deal: French Foreign Ministry

France on Wednesday told Iran that it was not in Tehran's interest to break with the nuclear accord and boost the enrichment level of its uranium beyond the limits agreed with major world powers in Vienna in 2015, urging Tehran to refrain from any move that may further fuel tensions in the region, the French Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 0:57:22

Russian FM urges EU to implement mechanism for trade with Iran to preserve nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday urged European countries to truly implement a special mechanism for trade with Iran bypassing US sanctions, which has made it difficult for Iran to abide by the nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 10:31:10

Non-OPEC producers endorse supply cut extension

Ten non-OPEC oil producing countries led by Russia endorsed on Tuesday the decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to extend production cuts until next March.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 8:51:36

China urges restraint to avoid escalation of Gulf tensions

China on Tuesday urged parties related to the Iranian nuclear issue to exercise restraint and avoid escalation of tension, after Tehran announced that it had surpassed the limit of the low-grade enriched uranium stockpile under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Washington abandoned.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/7/2 21:33:42