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Newly-elected Iraqi president tasks Adel Abdul-Mahdi to form next govt

The newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih on Tuesday named the Shiite independent politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi as prime minister-designate and tasked him with forming the next government, Iraq official television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/3 17:35:38

UN chief condemns pre-election terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday condemned the series of lethal attacks in Afghanistan in the run-up to the October parliamentary elections, said his spokesman.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/3 11:46:27

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Jewish nation state law

An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister at Palestinian protesters during clashes after a protest against the recently passed Jewish nation state law, in the West Bank City of Hebron, on Oct. 1, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/2 16:21:13

Malnourished children receive medical treatment at hospital in Hajjah province, Yemen

A malnourished child is seen at a hospital in Hajjah province, Yemen, Oct. 1, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/2 9:40:16

PLO urges UN to list Israel as "state of children rights violation"

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sent a letter on Monday to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urging him to list Israel as a state that "violates children's rights" in its annual report on children and armed conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 17:06:21

General strike held in Palestinian territories to protest Jewish nation state law

The Palestinian territories in West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian towns inside Israel witnessed Monday a general strike in protest of the recently passed Jewish nation state law in Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 17:01:09

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees gathered Monday morning to return to their homeland from Lebanon, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 16:30:14

Russian official says aerospace force conducts no imprecise airstrike in Syria operation

The Russian Aerospace Force has carried out no imprecise airstrike in the three years of its Syria operation, a senior Russian official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 15:58:32

Iran's IRGC hits "terrorists'" bases with missiles, drones in Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it has targeted "terrorists'" bases with surface-to-surface missiles and drones in Syria on Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 15:48:37

Palestine complains to int'l court over US embassy move to Jerusalem

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on Saturday that Palestine has filed a legal complaint against the United States to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 21:17:09

Iran unveils indigenous airborne firefighting system

Iran unveiled on Saturday a high pressure fire suppression system which can be mounted on various aircraft, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 21:15:34

Iran denounces Israeli PM's atomic claims as "lies"

Iran on Friday denounced recent allegations leveled by Israeli prime minister about Tehran's nuclear program as "lies."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 9:26:43

Lebanon's official vows to strengthen cooperation with China

Lebanon's Tripoli and China will work on strengthening economic ties, said Wael Yassin, vice president of the International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 9:21:39

Iran FM rejects Israeli claim of nuke program

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday dismissed Israeli claims that Tehran was harboring a secret atomic warehouse.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/28 23:18:40

Turkish disaster chief Gulluoglu shares experience with Chinese side

His country has opened its door to 3.5 million Syrians fleeing civil war to settle and seek a more peaceful life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 20:23:40

7 FMs urge convening constitutional committee on Syria soon

Foreign ministers of seven nations on Thursday urged convening as soon as possible a constitutional committee to begin drafting a new Syrian constitution.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 14:12:14

EU committed to Iran nuclear deal: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday that the European Union is committed to the Iran nuclear deal as long as Iran remains fully committed to it.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 13:52:45

Abbas threatens to renege on agreements with US, Israel, Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened on Thursday to renege on agreements with Israel, the United States and the Islamic Hamas movement over their failure to be committed to the accords.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 13:46:01