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Iran slams US unilateralism as root cause of global insecurity

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that the US unilateralism is the root cause of growing insecurity in the world, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 10:20:33

Turkish president asks Riyadh to show how missing journalist left consulate

Turkey's president has demanded Saudi officials prove their claim that missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as the US called for a thorough probe into his disappearance.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 23:13:41

Traditional grape molasses remains popular in southern Syria

A farmer shakes extracted grape juice to make grape molasses at an orchard in the countryside of Sweida, Syria, on Oct. 7, 2018. Farmers in Sweida province in southern Syria, which is well known for having one of the best and sweetest grapes in the country, are welcoming the harvest season for grapes every year around this time to make grape molasses, the traditional food that has maintained its popularity in southern Syria. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 11:00:07

Turkey's Erdogan says Saudis must prove missing journalist left consulate

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Saudi Arabian authorities have to prove that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had left the Istanbul consulate, reported state-run Anadolu Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:28:05

Turkey demands permission to search Saudi consulate over missing journalist

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Saudi Arabian ambassador to Ankara for the second time after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and demanded permission to search the consulate building in Istanbul, local media said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 9:22:05

Saudi Arabia cannot replace Iran's oil in market: minister

Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Monday that Saudi Arabia would not be able to replace Iran's oil share in the global market, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 8:58:07

Tunisia, Saudi Arabia hold joint air force exercise

Air forces of Tunisia and Saudi Arabia carried out joint exercise in the air base in the province of Bizerte in north Tunisia, Tunisian Ministry of Defense announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 8:53:31

Taliban urge Afghans to boycott elections, reject all peace talks

The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections and demanded a complete withdrawal of foreign forces as the only solution to end the 17-year-old war as they ramped up attacks in strategic provinces.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/8 22:18:40

UN expresses support for newly appointed Libyan ministers

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday expressed support for the newly appointed Libyan ministers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 13:00:44

Israel's army boost forces in West Bank following shooting attack

Israel's Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot ordered to reinforce forces in the West Bank on Sunday after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis and injured a third.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:37:08

Syria's Assad says all rebel-held areas to return under gov't control

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the remaining rebel-held areas in Syria will return under the government control, adding that the demilitarized zone deal in Idlib province is temporary.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:36:22

PLO calls on Palestinian Central Council to hold meeting in October

The Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday officially called on the Palestinian Central Council to convene in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 26.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:31:49

Pakistan reopens consulate in east Afghan city

Pakistan said on Sunday that it has reopened its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad that was closed in August over what Pakistani officials had claimed "interference" in diplomatic affairs by local Afghan officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:18:03

Security forces launch anti-IS operation in northern Iraq

The paramilitary Hashd Shaabi said that the security forces launched on Sunday an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:14:39

Turkish police believe Saudis killed journalist in consulate

Turkish police believe prominent Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul after he went missing on Tuesday, according to an unnamed government official, but Riyadh quickly denied the claim.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:38:40

Iran's parliament passes counter-terrorist finance bill to save nuclear deal

Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:38:39

Israel PM Netanyahu's wife goes on trial in delivery meals fraud case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara Netanyahu went on trial Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:08:40

7 dead in Iran's northern flood

Heavy rains in the northern and northwestern parts of Iran over the past two days claimed the lives of at least seven people, semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 11:46:50