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Israel blamed for arming Myanmar amid Rohingya Muslims tragedies

Human rights groups criticized Israel for the continued sale of weaponry to the Myanmar junta amid violence against Rohingya Muslims, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 23:47:12

Syrian army breaks IS siege on Deir al-Zour airport

The Syrian army on Saturday broke the Islamic State (IS) siege on the airport of Deir al-Zour city in eastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 23:44:46

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims in Mecca rises to 78

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca has risen to 78, said the Egyptian Health Ministry on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 20:28:57

US-backed forces declare battle against IS in Deir al-Zour

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday declared an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in the eastern Deir al-Zour province, where the Syrian army is also advancing against the terror-designated group.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 17:39:27

Iran vows to honor nuclear deal even if US withdraws

Iran will honor the international nuclear deal with world powers regardless of any probable US decision to withdraw from the agreement, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said, Press TV reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 16:29:31

Syrian army advances toward Deir al-Zour city from main desert road

The Syrian army continued Friday to advance against the Islamic State (IS) in the southwestern countryside of Deir al-Zour province in a bid to reach the capital city of that key province from its main southern desert road, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:30:46

Iran, South Korea sign deal on banking cooperation

Iran and South Korea signed an agreement to cooperate in banking sector, Press TV reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:30:31

15 IS militants killed in airstrikes in eastern Iraq

At least 15 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Friday in Iraqi airstrikes on an IS-held areas in the country's eastern province of Diyala, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 7:55:37

US airstrike kills Al-Shabaab terrorist in southwest Somalia

The United States said Friday its military carried out an airstrike that killed one terrorist in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 23:21:47

Tunisia schedules 45 flights to ensure return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia

"The Tunisian airline company Tunisair scheduled 45 flights from the Holy Places in Saudi Arabia during the period from September 6 to 21, in order to ensure the return of the 10,804 Tunisian pilgrims," Tunisair announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 21:30:40

Israeli PM's wife may stand trial over corruption: attorney general

Israel's attorney general said Friday he is considering indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, for fraud and misuse of state funds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 18:04:57

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims in Mecca rises to 67

Four more Egyptian pilgrims aged between 65 and 80 died in Saudi hospitals on Thursday after sickness during performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca, raising the total death toll among Egyptian pilgrims to 67, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:32:35

Israel says to "do everything" to prevent Iranian presence in Syria

Israel will "do everything" within its power to avoid an Iranian stronghold in Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday, hours after Israel reportedly struck a Syrian military facility.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:29:42

Israeli PM's wife to be charge with misuse of public funds

Israel's Attorney General told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, that she will be indicted for fraudulently receiving items worth 115,000 dollars, according to a report late on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:29:23

Israel hits Syria site tied to chemical weapons

The Syrian army said Israel targeted a military site in Hama Province early on Thursday which a war monitor said could be linked to chemical weapons production.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/7 23:18:39

2 porters killed after illegal trespassing in western border: Iranian police

The Iranian border guards shot dead two porters in the western border areas of Baneh, in Kurdistan Province, after they sneaked into a restricted area, the spokesman for the Iranian police said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 22:38:09

Palestinians condemn Israel's plan to build 4,000 units in East Jerusalem

The Palestinians condemned on Wednesday Israel's approval of a plan to build 4,000 settlement units in East Jerusalem, arguing that Israel's settlements escalation undermines the two-state solution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:33:47

Most Palestinians pessimistic over US role in Mideast peace: poll

A majority among the Palestinians are not optimistic over the US President Donald Trump's role in pushing forward the stalled peace process in the Middle East, a Palestinian poll suggested Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:33:24