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Fighters from the Islamist rebel faction al-Rahman Corps guard a lookout point on the frontlines in Ain Tarma, at a rebel stronghold east of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 23:18:40

UN official urges Palestinian parties to seize positive momentum to reach agreement

The United Nations urged the Palestinian parties on Wednesday to "seize the current positive momentum and reach an agreement on national unity."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 21:18:09

Saudi calls on citizens to report terrorism through social media

Saudi public security Wednesday called on citizens to use social media to report suspected terrorist activities, Al Akhbariya TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 16:24:19

Iraqi parliament rejects Kurdish independence referendum

Iraq's parliament voted on Tuesday to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September 25, authorizing the prime minister to "take all measures" to preserve Iraq's unity, lawmakers said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/12 23:43:39

Syria’s citizen journalists

They honed their media skills by secretly filming Islamic State (IS) group beheadings in Raqqa. Now, these Syrian activists have become impromptu war reporters, covering the US-backed assault on their city from the ground.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 19:58:39

Iran rejects Saudi's terrorism allegations

Iran's foreign ministry dismissed recent allegations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran is sponsoring terrorism, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:38:29

40 people hospitalized over unknown chemicals in southeastern Turkey

At least 40 people, including 23 children, were poisoned and hospitalized late Monday after children opened an industrial drum containing unknown chemicals in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province, Dogan News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:37:15

Qatar's Emir visits largest US military base of Middle East

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited Doha's airbase of Al Udeid, the largest US base in the Middle East on Monday, QNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:33:33

Blockade aims to force Qatar into ‘trusteeship’

Qatar's foreign minister on Monday slammed the "illegal" blockade against his country, insisting it was aimed at forcing it into a "state of trusteeship."
Source: AFP | 2017/9/11 23:23:41

Russia urges UN to ramp up aid to Syrians

Russia on Monday urged UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to ramp up humanitarian aid, as Moscow said it would dispatch demining experts to the city of Deir Ezzor after regime gains.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/11 23:23:40

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal: UN

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday that Iran was playing by the rules set out in a nuclear accord it signed with six world powers in 2015, after Washington suggested it was not adhering to the deal.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/11 22:38:39

3 killed in bus accident in Turkey's capital

At least three people were killed and more than 30 others injured in a bus accident in Turkey's capital Ankara on Monday morning, local Dogan News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 16:59:34

29 insurgents killed in Afghan forces' operations

At least 29 militants have been killed and 15 others wounded during a series of operations conducted by Afghan security forces over the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 16:00:23

Syrian army fully controls main road to Deir al-Zour

The Syrian army on Sunday has become in full control over the main road to Deir al-Zour city in eastern Syria, after stripping the Islamic State (IS) of key areas along the road, a military source told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 1:50:19

Saudi keeps pressuring Qatar to meet Arab-bloc demands

Saudi Arabia said Sunday it would keep pressuring Qatar until demands by a bloc of Arab states are met, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 1:47:34

Netanyahu’s son under fire over ‘anti-Semitic’ imagery on Facebook

From an argument over dog poop to an alleged anti-Semitic caricature he posted on Facebook, Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's 26-year-old son, is courting controversy with his social media activity.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 22:23:39

Iran's navy warns off US warship in Sea of Oman

An Iranian missile boat warned off a US warship approaching Iran's dhow in the Sea of Oman, the navy of the Islamic republic said in a statement on Sunday, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 19:58:47

Syrian army breaks IS siege to Deir al-Zour airport

The Syrian army on Saturday broke the Islamic State (IS) siege on the military airport of Deir al-Zour city in eastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 7:02:02