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Syrian refugees cross back to homeland with hopes of better tomorrow

After spending years as refugees in neighboring Lebanon, nearly 500 Syrians crossed back to Syria on Thursday, setting foot in their home country for the first time in years with hopes of a better tomorrow.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/30 10:38:10

Israeli PM says Iran in economic upheaval due to reimposed US sanctions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that the renewed US sanctions on Iran have thrown the Islamic republic into economic chaos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 9:47:47

Libyan army announces taking over entire city of Darna

Commander of Libya's eastern-based army, General Khalifa Haftar, on Thursday announced taking over the whole eastern city of Darna after defeating the extremists there.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 8:52:33

Limited prospects

A displaced Syrian child from the province of Daraa looks on at a makeshift camp in the village of al-Rafid in the border area between the Israeli-occupied Golan heights and Syria on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/28 21:28:40

Iran dismisses U.S. efforts to ban Iranian oil as "futile"

The U.S. efforts to ban Iran's oil exports will be futile as it is not an easy task to block the country's crude from the global market, an Iranian oil official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 13:30:56

Iran's Rouhani vows to resist pressures amid economic woes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that he will resist the pressures from inside and outside of the country amid emerging economic woes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:35:55

Israeli economy continues to grow despite housing vulnerability

Israeli economy continues to grow during the first half of 2018 amid a positive business cycle, the Israeli central bank said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:22:45

Deadly strikes hit rebels in southern Syria as aid groups urge restraint

Deadly air strikes pounded rebel-held towns across southern Syria on Wednesday, as relief groups sounded the alarm over a Russian-backed push for the region and its main city Daraa.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/27 23:03:41

Palestinian president meets Prince William in first British royal visit to West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the Palestinians are serious about achieving peace with Israel based on the 1967 borders.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 21:12:12

Palestinian presidency blasts US Middle East peace deal as dividing Palestinians

Palestinian president spokesperson warned Tuesday that the US peace deal is using Gaza relief projects to divide Palestinians, reiterating Palestinian rejection towards it.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 10:05:31

UN meeting on Jerusalem kicks off in Morocco

The fifth International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem kicked off Tuesday in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 9:41:26

US urges Qatar to resolve Gulf dispute

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Tuesday in Washington, urging the Gulf country to end the dispute that has led to an embargo on Doha by the Saudi Arabia-led quartet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 9:39:15

Iran urges int'l community to stop Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

Iran on Monday called for international intervention to stop the Saudi Arabia-led war on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/26 10:38:03

2 Israeli missiles land near Damascus int'l airport

Two Israeli missiles landed near the international airport of Damascus after midnight Tuesday, Syrian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/26 9:29:29

Iran misses chance to Word Cup round of 16 after draw with Portugal

Iran fought to the last moment and only narrowly missed the chance to reach the knockout phase of World Cup after a draw with Portugal 1-1 Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/26 8:30:01

Saudi Arabian women take wheel for first time as ban on female driving lifted

Wearing a black robe and veil, Hanan Azmi drove her black Cadillac for the first time along the Tahalia Street in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/25 10:08:30

Erdogan faces test as Turks head to the polls

Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/24 22:38:39

Out of the booth

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) holds his ballot after filling it, at a polling station during snap twin Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul on Sunday. Turks began voting in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as the President's toughest election test, with the opposition revitalized and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/6/24 22:33:40