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Arab League chief calls for restraint in Libya

Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit called Friday on all Libyan parties to practice self-restraint and immediately de-escalate the military situation in the western areas of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 19:55:28

World Economic Forum kicks off in Jordan

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa 2019 kicked off on Saturday in Jordan with more than 1,000 participants from more than 50 countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 19:08:02

70 killed, hundreds injured in Iran's floods

The unprecedented floods across Iran over the past weeks have claimed the lives of at least 70 people, the chief of Iran Emergency Organization told official IRNA news agency on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:32:56

France to send humanitarian aid to flood-hit regions in Iran

In the coming days, France will send a humanitarian aid shipment to flood-hit regions in Iran, the French Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:30:44

Palestinian official slams Netanyahu's remarks on Gaza, Israeli settlement

A senior Palestinian official slammed on Friday the remarks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Gaza Strip and the continuation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:27:52

Kremlin hopes for no more bloodshed in Libya amid military escalation

The Kremlin said Friday that it is essential any step taken by opposition forces in Libya does not lead to a resumption of bloodshed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:23:00

UN chief concludes visit to Libya, calls for peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday concluded a visit to Libya, where he met with senior officials of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/6 10:10:26

Initial delivery of Russian S-400 systems to start in June: Turkish official

Initial delivery of Russian made S-400 air defense system parts will start in June, as planned before, Turkish officials said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 19:16:44

UN official asks Israeli, Palestinian leaders to reverse trajectory of violence

A senior UN official on Thursday asked the leaders of Israel and Palestine to reverse the trajectory of violence and work toward a two-state solution.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 11:04:20

Pence warns Turkey over Russian air defense purchase

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned Turkey against purchasing the S-400 air defense system from Russia, despite Ankara's firm stance on the deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 13:37:49

Iraq PM to make first official Iran visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi will travel to Iran on Saturday, a member of his office said, in his first official visit to the country rivalling Washington for influence over Baghdad.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/3 22:18:42

West Bank flashpoint

Israeli soldiers inspect the site where a Palestinian man was killed after he reportedly tried to stab an Israeli driver at a junction south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. A series of Palestinian lone wolf attacks broke out in the West Bank in late 2015. The situation has since calmed, but sporadic attacks continue.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/3 22:18:41

Iranian wrestlers bag 8 medals in Georgia champs

Iranian Greco-Roman national team snatched 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in International Mukhran Vakhtangadze Tournament in Georgia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 20:06:08

Iran envoy slams US 'hypocrisy' on Iran floods

Iranian ambassador to the UK in a message described as shameful the claimed made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on recent floods in Iran and accused US of promoting hypocrisy.
Source: IRNA | 2019/4/3 20:00:01

Chinese, UAE entrepreneurs seek to enhance trade, investment cooperation

A trade and investment meeting between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was held on Monday in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, to discuss means of further strengthening cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 9:15:12

Libya says welcomes African Union's observation at UN-sponsored national conference

The head of Libya's Higher Council of State on Tuesday welcomed the African Union's observation at the upcoming UN-sponsored Libyan national conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 9:01:34

Iraqi president calls for developing bilateral ties with UK

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Tuesday received a senior British official in Baghdad and called for developing bilateral relations, according to a statement by the president's office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 8:54:59

Iraqi PM says intends to visit Saudi Arabia, Turkey to boost ties

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that he intended to visit Saudi Arabia, Turkey and some other Gulf countries in the coming weeks to boost Iraq's ties with the regional countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 8:52:59