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US airstrike kills 2 IS militants in Afghanistan

Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed after US and NATO-led coalition forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar overnight, the provincial government said in a statement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:17:32

Murder of civilians to affect peace in Middle East: PLO official

Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi said Wednesday that the massacre of Palestinian civilians in Gaza would lead to the destruction of chances of peace in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 9:24:41

Egypt's Sisi says US embassy move to negatively impact Palestinian cause

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that US move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will have negative consequences on the Palestinian cause.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 9:17:04

Saudi Arabia designates Hezbollah leader on terror list

Saudi State Security Presidency designated on Wednesday 10 Hezbollah commanders, including its head, on the kingdom's terrorism list, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 9:05:50

Egypt adds 241 members of IS-affiliated group to terrorist list

An Egyptian court on Wednesday added 241 members of Wilayat Sinai terrorist group, which is loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group, on terrorist list for five years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:08:49

Iran's Rouhani slams some Arab states for "silence" over killings of Palestinians

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday slammed what he called the "silence" of some Arab states and Islamic countries following the killings of Palestinian protesters by Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:51:20

OPCW finds "likely use of chlorine as chemical weapon" in Saraqib, Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed on Wednesday that chlorine was likely used in a February attack in Saraqib, Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:41:39

Another Jerusalem embassy

Sara Netanyahu and her husband Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin applaud as Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin (from left to right) cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Guatemalan becomes the first country to follow in the footsteps of the US' deeply controversial move. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 23:13:40

Turkey, Israel in diplomatic row over Gaza dead

Turkey has told the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to leave the country temporarily, state media said Wednesday, the latest in a series of tit-for-tat expulsions in a growing crisis over Israel's killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 23:03:40

Merkel sticks up for Iran nuclear deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back on Wednesday against Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the accord helped outside powers worried about Tehran's regional role to pursue their concerns with the Islamic Republic.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 22:28:41

Safe and sound

Ancient mosaic artworks are displayed at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Turkey on Tuesday. Many years ago, the missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl mosaic were abducted abroad from the ancient city of Zeugma located on the border of Belkis town in Gaziantep's Nizip district. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/5/16 22:23:42

Syrians thrive in Turkey

In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to around half a million Syrians who fled the civil war south of the border, hundreds of Syrian businesses are thriving, boosting the economy for both the displaced community and their host country.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/16 21:23:40

EU top diplomats agree to follow through Iran nuclear deal

European top diplomats on Tuesday agreed to follow through the landmark Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw last week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 19:00:45

Qatar, Turkey discuss Israeli aggression against Palestinians over phone

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim held a phone conversation on Thuesday over the Israeli aggression against Palestinian demonstrators, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 18:08:35

S. African gov't urged to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over killing of Palestinians

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) urged the South African government on Wednesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over the killing of Palestinian civilians.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 17:44:49

Airstrike kills 15 Taliban militants in west Afghanistan

At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in an Afghan Special Operations Forces-led airstrike targeting their position in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Tuesday, the command of special forces said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:51:15

UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 10:30:34

Some 4,000 Palestinians participate in "Nakba Day" Gaza protests: Israeli army

Some 4,000 Palestinians Tuesday participated in the protests along the Gaza Strip border at five locations, said the Israeli army.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 10:17:03