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Egypt president, Libya's army chief discuss situation in war-torn Libya

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Sunday with Libyan eastern-based army chief Khalifa Haftar in Cairo over the latest developments in war-torn Libya, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 22:45:33

Iran says US pressures to affect oil market "negatively"

Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday that the US continued pressure and sanctions against the Islamic republic will negatively affect the global oil market.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 21:23:51

UN condemns attacks on civilian areas in Libya's Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday condemned attacks on civilian areas and institutions in the Libyan capital Tripoli, which is witnessing violent battles between the UN-backed government forces and the eastern-based army.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 19:30:47

Death toll in Iran floods rises to 76: report

The recent floodings in most parts of Iran killed at least 76 people, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 19:30:05

Palestinian president slams US Mideast peace plan for excluding Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed on Saturday the Middle East peace plan that the United States intends to declare soon for excluding Jerusalem, the official Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 7:55:47

Increasing artillery barrage on Libyan capital outskirts: UN

An increasing artillery barrage on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya has forced nearly 10,000 people to flee their homes and seven civilians have been killed since the siege began last week, a UN spokesman said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 12:47:52

Saudi Arabia, UAE to provide aid for flood victims in Iran

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Friday a joint initiative to provide aid for flood victims in Iran, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 12:43:38

Iraq receives 200 IS militants captured by Kurdish-led forces

Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 12:24:05

ICC says no to investigation into Afghanistan

The pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague rejected the request of the prosecutor for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes in Afghanistan, the ICC announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 10:30:28

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

An Israeli spacecraft crashed on the moon Thursday evening during final touchdown, as its main engine stopped working.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 9:07:48

Jordan stresses "constant" position on Palestinian issue

Jordan on Thursday reiterated that its position on the Palestinian issue is "constant" and based on the two-state solution, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:38:22

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 8:08:55

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