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8 people killed, hundreds wounded in northern Iraq by huge earthquake

A total of eight people were killed and hundreds others wounded in a huge earthquake that hit Iraq's northern and eastern provinces late on Sunday, health officials told Xinhua on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 16:16:52

Death toll rises to 207 in Iran after major earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border

At least 207 people died in a huge 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border area on Sunday, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 14:29:00

Earthquake death toll rises to 141 in Iran

At least 141 people died and nearly 1,000 injured in the powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday, Iran's state IRIB TV reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 13:48:47

At least 90 killed, thousands injured in earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

At least 90 people died and over thousands were injured in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 9:11:53

Lebanon PM Hariri confirms return to Lebanon in coming few days

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed on Sunday that he would return to Beirut "within the coming few days," Saudi Future TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 8:03:30

8 Iranian villages damaged in strong quake at Iraq-Iran border area

A powerful earthquake measuring at 7.2 magnitude hit Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday, acccording to Iran's State Television Staion.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 6:41:05

7.2-magnitude quake hits Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province

A huge earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah on Sunday, the official website of the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 6:40:44

Explosion at Bahrain’s main pipeline a ‘terrorist’ act

Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unrest.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 23:33:39

Lebanon wants its PM back

Lebanon’s president urged Saudi Arabia on Saturday to explain why Saad Hariri had not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation as prime minister a week ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 23:32:50

Palestinian Islamic Jihad says will confront 'Israel war threats'

Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement said Sunday that the Israeli threats to target its party leaders is "a declaration of war that we will confront."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 20:38:23

7 killed in crash of Iraqi helicopter in eastern Iraq

An Iraqi helicopter crashed on Sunday in Iraq's eastern province of Wasit, killing seven crew members, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 15:48:10

Drone from Syria approaches Israel, intercepted by Patriot missile

An Israeli Patriot missile intercepted a drone from Syria that approached Israel's disputed border with Syria near the Golan Heights on Saturday morning, the Israeli army said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 19:11:32

Saudi citizen kidnapped in Lebanon

A Saudi national was kidnapped in the vicinity of the Keserwan locality of Adma in Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:50:19

Yemen currently facing largest humanitarian, food crisis in world:UN

A UN official on Friday warned that Yemen is currently facing the largest humanitarian and food crisis in the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 7:10:35

Lebanon tells Saudi Hariri must return

Lebanese President Michel Aoun told Saudi Arabia's envoy on Friday that Saad al-Hariri must return to Lebanon and the circumstances surrounding his resignation as prime minister while in Saudi Arabia were unacceptable, presidential sources said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/10 23:08:40

Taliban, IS infighting leaves 7 dead in eastern Afghanistan

At least seven militants from Taliban and Islamic State (IS) were killed and four others wounded after clash erupted between two rival groups in the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, a local official said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 16:04:27

Saudi Arabia releases 7 out of 208 detained for corruption charges

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that seven people out of total 208 detained for corruption charges have been released, Al Arabiya local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:27:36

Saudi-Iranian conflict overshadows Lebanon after PM resignation, but war unlikely: analysts

The long-standing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran has overshadowed Lebanon following the recent resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, but it is unlikely lead to a war, analysts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 8:08:30