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Graft probe into Netanyahu began Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse on Sunday saying his head was “held high” as he began a long-delayed corruption trial.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/25 17:13:41

Afghanistan releases 2,000 Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents proposed a surprise cease-fire during the Eid holiday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/25 17:13:40

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuela

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country's exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a US official's warning that Washington was considering a response to the shipment.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/24 18:03:40

Afghan Taliban announce three-day Eid cease-fire to calm violence

The Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday starting Sunday in a surprise move following months of bloody fighting with Afghan forces after the group signed a landmark agreement with the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/24 16:48:42

Iraqi PM, Chinese ambassador discuss means to boost bilateral ties

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Saturday received Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao and the two discussed means to boost bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/24 13:42:38

Death toll of Pakistan's plane crash rises to 80

A total of 50 bodies and seven injured people have been recovered and shifted to two hospitals in Karachi after a passenger plane crashed in a residential area in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, police sources and rescuers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/23 9:14:59

Syrians turn to flea markets for frugal Eid al-Fitr

In a Damascus flea market, Sham Alloush rummaged through a pile of clothes for something nice to wear for Eid al-Fitr that wasn't too expensive.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/21 18:33:40

Gunmen shoot dead 7 woshippers

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers conducting evening prayer at a mosque north of the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 12, a local police chief said.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/20 17:53:40

UAE airlifts COVID aid to Palestine

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) flew its first publicly announced flight to Israel on Tuesday when Etihad Airways sent medical supplies to help the Palestinians cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/20 17:38:40

2 killed after oil truck, car collide in Yemen's Aden

Two people were killed and three others were injured after an oil carrier truck and a car collided in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Tuesday, a security official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/20 9:46:35

Iran leader Khamenei lambasts US

Iran's supreme leader said Sunday that the US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies “abhor” it now.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/18 18:38:40

Qatar imposes mandatory masks on pain of prison

Qatar on Sunday began enforcing the world's toughest penalties of up to three years in prison for failing to wear masks in public, in a country with one of the highest coronavirus infection rates.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/18 18:23:41

Migrants quarantined on Canary Islands

A group of migrants rescued off the coast of Fuerteventura have been placed in mandatory quarantine as Spain moves to reduce the likelihood of imported coronavirus cases, local officials said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/17 19:23:41

Iran's soccer leagues to resume with no spectators: President Rouhani

Iran's soccer leagues will resume after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/17 10:38:30

Egypt receives 3rd batch of anti-coronavirus medical aid from China

The Egyptian authorities received on Saturday the third batch of medical aid from the Chinese government to help the North African country with its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/16 20:16:41

Taliban to restart war in Afghanistan

The Taliban on Wednesday said they were prepared to battle Afghan forces after the president told troops to resume offensive operations following grisly attacks that have further unraveled a fragile peace process.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/14 19:23:40

Boeing to deliver more than 1,000 missiles to ally Saudi Arabia

Boeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $2 billion for the delivery of more than 1,000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/14 19:18:40

Israel to lend out $230 million to Palestinians over virus losses

Israel is to lend the Palestinian Authority (PA) nearly $230 million to help make up for revenues lost during the coronavirus pandemic, an Israeli official said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/12 20:43:40