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Russia denies US statement on Syrian terrorists using easily accessible technologies

The Russian Defense Ministry denied Tuesday a US Defense Ministry statement that drones involved in a recent attempt to bomb Russian military facilities in Syria employed easily accessible technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:53:48

No one spared

A civil defense team member carries the body of a girl during search and rescue operations in the debris of a building destroyed by explosions carried out with bomb-laden vehicles in Idlib, Syria on Monday. At least 32 people were killed and 100 others injured in explosions in Syria's northern province of Idlib on Sunday.
Source: IC | 2018/1/9 23:28:39

Netanyahu's son under fire after strip club tape

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has been caught on tape seemingly drunk outside a strip club talking about a key natural gas deal, leading to political fallout on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/9 23:23:40

Iran's English ban in primary schools triggers debate over deepening rich-poor divide

‍Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools following warnings from Islamic leaders that early learning of the language is the first step to a Western “cultural invasion” as the the education ministry "envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary school stage," according to a senior Iranian official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 15:32:58

People buy Bitcoin in Tel Aviv, Israel

A woman buys Bitcoin at Bitcoin Change in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Jan. 8, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:25:27

Iraqi forces kill 4 IS militants in eastern Iraq

Iraqi security forces on Monday launched an operation to hunt down remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants at a rural area in Iraq eastern province of Diyala, killing at least four IS militants, an army commander said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:15:39

Iran says to reconsider cooperation with IAEA if US dishonors commitments

Iran's nuclear chief said Monday that Iran might reconsider its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) if the United States fails to respect its commitments under 2015 nuclear deal, Iran Daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:11:48

Russia foils terrorist drone attacks on its Syria bases

Terrorists attempted last week to attack Russia's Hmeymim and Tartus military bases in Syria with drones, which were captured or destroyed by Russian servicemen, local media reported Monday, citing a defense ministry statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:07:31

Carnage continues

People look at damage in the aftermath of an explosion that killed at least 23 people and injured tens more at a base for Asian jihadists in a rebel-held area of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 22:54:59

Saudi stadiums to open doors to women for soccer games on Friday

Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend soccer matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 22:53:39

Airstrikes kill 21 civilians in Syria's Idlib: monitor

At least 21 civilians were killed Monday by airstrikes on the rebel-held province of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 17:27:01

Libyan government announces end of military action in western Libya

The Libyan government backed by the United Nations announced on Monday the end of the military action launched a few days ago in the western region against insecurity and smuggling.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 13:27:32

Nearly 300 immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan naval rescued 297 illegal immigrants on Sunday and recovered two bodies off the coast of the western city of Garrabulli, some 60 km east of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 9:48:57

UN agency in Palestine says to continue work under UN mandate

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said Sunday that it would hold on its work under the mandate of the UN General Assembly, following Israel's call to gradually shut down the agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 9:33:57

Palestinians seek EU recognition of Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital

Palestinian officials said they had been making an effort to gain European Union's (EU) recognition of the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, after the US recognized Jerusalem as Israeli capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 9:23:13

Israel reports sharp rise in rocket attacks from Gaza in 2017

A total of 35 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel in 2017, compared with 15 in 2016 and 21 in 2015, according to the statistics from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/8 9:20:34

Shoeless in the rubble

A Syrian paramedic carries an injured child following a reported bombardment by Syrian and Russian forces in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the Eastern Ghouta, on Saturday. Syrian and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians, a war monitor said. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 23:13:40

Iran parliament holds special meeting to discuss protests

The Iranian parliament held a closed-door meeting on Sunday to discuss the deadly protests that hit the country last week, while more pro-regime rallies were held in several cities.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 22:23:40