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Children of war

Three children, not older than five years, are languishing in cold and muddy camps for the displaced in Syria's northeast, far away from their family in France.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/25 20:48:39

Israel sells India 50 military drones in 500-mln-USD deal

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has agreed with India's Ministry of Defense on the sale of 50 Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for 500 million U.S. dollars, the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 11:04:47

Dubai-bound plane hijack attempt foiled in Bangladesh

Crew members on a Dubai-bound flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines foiled a hijack attempt on Sunday by overpowering a suspect who tried to force his way into the cockpit, said an official.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 0:56:01

Turkey's Erdogan says more than 310,000 Syrians return home

Some 311,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their homeland following military operations launched by Turkey in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 0:52:41

24 killed by IS land mine in central Syria

At least 24 civilians were killed Sunday when a land mine exploded in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 18:22:25

Thousands flee Islamic State for already crowded camp in Syria: UN

The United Nations and its partners at Al-Hol camp in Syria braced for thousands of evacuees fleeing from fighting in the area of Hajin in eastern Syria, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 16:59:00

1 Palestinian killed, dozens injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

One Palestinian teenager was killed on Friday and dozens injured in clashes between hundreds of Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers during the weekly anti-Israeli rallies and protests held in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 9:59:46

Peninsula Shield military exercise to start in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announced on Friday the arrival of all teams participating in the joint Peninsula Shield military exercise, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 9:58:20

U.S. to leave 200 troops in Syria after pullout

The White House said Thursday that the United States would leave a small proportion of troops in Syria after the planned pullout.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 2:08:13

Great Wall trek

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud poses for photos during his visit to the Great Wall of China in Beijing, on Thursday.
Source: VCG | 2019/2/22 23:43:39

US to leave 200 troops in Syria after pullout

The White House said Thursday that the United States would leave a small proportion of troops in Syria after the planned pullout.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 15:12:13

Iran to stage massive naval military exercise in southern waters

Iran's navy will stage a large-scale military exercise in the country's southern waters, Tasnim news agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 12:05:07

First qanat museum to be launched in Ardakan

The first qanat (subterranean canal) museum of Iran and the world will open on February 20 concurrent with the first National Conference on Qanats, the Legacy of Water and Water on February 20-21, announced the executive secretary of the conference.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/22 1:14:39

US Likely to Retain Control of Northeast Syria After Troop Pullout - Official

The US is likely to retain control over the Kurdish-populated areas in northeastern Syria by keeping its troops in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and reserving the right to intervene if needed, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), a de facto autonomous region, told Sputnik.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/21 11:13:55

Iran speaker: No country can damage Iran-China ties

No country is able to tarnish Iran-China relations, Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/21 0:12:23

Middle East powers seek ties with China

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is scheduled to visit China from Thursday to Friday after his trip to Pakistan and India, in a sign that Chinese observers said shows the kingdom is seeking to diversify its diplomacy rather than merely rely on the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 22:48:40

Chinese envoy urges pushing Yemeni parties to sustain effective political dialogue

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday urged the international community to push the Yemeni parties to sustain effective political dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:08:47