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41 Palestinians injured in weekly Friday anti-Israel rally in eastern Gaza: medics

At least 41 Palestinians were injured on Friday during clashes between thousands of Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers stationed on the border between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 9:15:14

Syria's air defenses intercept all enemy missiles before reaching targets in southern region

The Syrian air defenses destroyed all enemy missiles targeting areas in southern Syria, state TV reported, noting that the enemy attack couldn't achieve its goal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 9:11:18

Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

Canada on Thursday announced sanctions targeting 17 Saudi nationals linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 8:49:58

UN aid chief arrives in capital of famine-threatened Yemen to support peace efforts

The United Nations humanitarian chief on Thursday arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, where four-year war has pushed millions of people to the verge of starvation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 16:52:52

Israel discovers 9,000-year-old stone mask in southern West Bank

A rare pre-historic stone mask, dating back to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period 9,000 years ago, was discovered in the southern West Bank, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 11:43:37

Iran president vows fighting inflation

The new budget bill for the next year will include principled plans for controlling the inflation rate, boosting production and employment and supporting the low-income strata, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday.
Source: IRNA | 2018/11/29 9:44:58

Pompeo, Mattis highlight Saudi alliance in grilling Senate briefing

U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, on Wednesday tried to convince the U.S. Senate that the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia is worthy despite the kingdom's alleged involvement in the tragic death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and heavy civilian casualties in Yemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:35:06

Pompeo blasts Congress initiatives for more punishments over Khashoggi's death

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently lashed out at the U.S. Congress over the bipartisan proposal to take more actions to punish Saudi Arabia over the death of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 8:31:01

Bolton says no plan for formal meeting between Trump, Saudi crown prince at G20 summit

U.S. National security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are not expected to hold a formal bilateral meeting during the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Argentina.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 8:51:20

Turkey, Qatar vow to boost strategic cooperation in broad areas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani pledged on Monday to boost bilateral strategic cooperation in a wide range of fields, Turkish media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:44:17

729 injured in 6.4-magnitude earthquake in western Iran

At least 729 people were injured in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Sarpol-e Zahab city in Kermanshah Province in western Iran on Sunday, semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:42:43

Disposal of Khashoggi's body discussed by 2 Saudis in NW Turkey: Istanbul prosecutor

Istanbul's chief prosecutor said on Monday that one of the suspects implicated in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had discussed "the disposal of the body" with a Saudi citizen in Turkey's northwestern province of Yalova.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 0:48:02

In Iraq, an ancient board game is making a comeback

After rolling pyramid-shaped dice, Iraqi Kurdish artisan Hoshmand Muwafaq shifted his pebble around an ornate board, his handmade recreation of one of the Middle East's oldest and most popular games.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/26 18:58:39

Chinese brands shine at Dubai fashion event

Chinese brands staged around half of the total 28 fashion shows at the Dubai Fashion Days of 2019, a prominent fashion event at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which lasted from Nov. 21-28.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 17:57:15

Over 600 injured in magnitude-6.4 earthquake in western Iran

At least 634 people were injured in the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that hit Kermanshah province in western Iran on Sunday, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 16:24:48

Russia accuses Syria rebels of using 'chlorine' arms in attack

Russia's defense ministry on Sunday said that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons containing chlorine in an attack the previous day on the regime-held city of Aleppo.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/25 21:33:39

IS spokesman killed in E. Afghanistan

Spokesman of the Islamic State (IS) outfit Sharafat Shafaq was killed in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, said a statement of military website Corps 201 Selab released here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 16:43:26

Rebels use "poisonous gas" in attack in Syria's Aleppo, wounding 44: state media

At least 44 civilians suffered suffocation as a result of a rebel attack with "poisonous gas" in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 11:18:12