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Abbas says Hamas agrees to adopt peaceful struggle against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, has finally decided to adopt popular peaceful struggle against Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:30:24

Israel marks national Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel marked its annual day of Holocaust remembrance on Wednesday evening with an official ceremony held in Jerusalem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:12:15

Trump dares Russia to shoot down missiles

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/11 22:48:40

Wooing the West

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has pushed to curb the power of hardline clerics and prominent sheikhs who promote the kingdom's uncompromising version of Islam, but analysts warn that moderating the exportation of Wahhabism could be more difficult.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/11 20:03:39

Syria on brink of war as US threatens military action

The US-Russia tension runs high over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, while the US seems banging the drums of war in Syria using the same old pretext of chemical weapons.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 9:50:31

UNHCR expresses alarm at escalating humanitarian needs in Syria's Douma

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday expressed alarm at the civilian deaths and violence in several areas of Syria and the spiraling new displacement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 8:33:24

Iran condemns alleged Israeli attack on Syrian air base

An Iranian deputy foreign minister on Tuesday condemned the alleged Israeli attack on a Syrian air base.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 8:30:02

Russia proposes inspection of alleged chemical attack site

Russia said on Tuesday it will propose to the United Nations that international inspectors visit the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, a move which follows US President Donald Trump's warning of quick, forceful action in response to the incident.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/10 22:58:40

Iran mines yellowcake to use in nuclear industry

Iranian nuclear chief said here Monday that Iran has extracted yellowcake domestically for industrial use in nuclear technology.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 13:21:04

Alleged Syrian chemical attack new flashpoint in US-Russia ties

The alleged Syrian chemical attack is becoming a new flashpoint for relations between the United States and Russia that many already see as having hit rock-bottom.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 10:58:41

Hamas vows continued anti-Israel rally until goals achieved

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said on Monday that the current anti-Israel mass rally will continue until its goals are achieved.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:05:15

Video shows Israeli harsh interrogation of Palestinian teenager icon

A video revealed on Monday morning shows two Israeli interrogators harassing and threatening the Palestinian teenager resistance icon Ahed Tamimi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:04:40

US threatens to target Syria over alleged chemical attacks

In 2003, the US invaded Iraq over what later appeared to be false intelligence information, dragging an entire country into the woes of war.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:02:42

UN envoy warns of escalation in and beyond Syria

Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria, on Monday warned of the danger of the current situation in Syria running out of control.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:01:57

All kidnapped by Islam Army rebels reach gov't positions near Damascus

All kidnapped people by the Islam Army rebels in the Douma district near Damascus were released on Monday evening and reached the Syrian army position near the capital Damascus, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 6:28:57

Russia warns West to avoid snap judgments

The Kremlin on Monday warned against jumping to conclusions over a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, after Moscow said its experts had found no traces of chemical weapons.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/9 23:18:39

Rift appears in IS over new leader in N. Afghanistan

Rift has emerged in the ranks of Islamic State (IS) over choosing a new leader to replace Qari Hekmat who was killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, deputy to provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 14:26:07

Missiles attack airbase in central Syria, cause casualties: state TV

The T-4 airbase in the Syrian central province of Homs was hit by a missile attack before daybreak Monday, leaving several people dead and wounded, the Syrian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 11:48:58