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Iran calls for lifting of "unjust" US sanctions at ICJ hearing in The Hague

On the opening day of court hearings here, Iran requested that judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order the immediate lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/27 19:53:01

Top IS leader killed in coalition's missile attack in Afghanistan

The top leader of Islamic State (IS) outfit in Afghanistan has been killed by long-range missiles fired by US-led NATO coalition forces that struck IS hideouts in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, said a statement Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/27 16:54:37

3 killed, hundreds injured in 5.9-magnitude earthquake in western Iran

In the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale in western Iran on early hours of Sunday, at least three people were killed and 243 others were injured, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/27 1:05:37

Israel develops new treatment to purify polluted rivers, land

Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology on Sunday announced the development of a new treatment that cleans heavy metals and organic pollutants from increasingly polluted rivers and land.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/26 23:35:18

3 killed, 243 injured in magnitude-5.9 earthquake in western Iran

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, killing at least three, and injuring 243 others, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/26 17:48:40

One killed, 58 injured in 5.9-magnitude earthquake in western Iran

In the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale in western Iran early Sunday, one person was killed and 58 others were injured, the Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/26 8:22:27

Jordan condemns Israel for arresting Awqaf employees in Jerusalem

Jordan on Saturday condemned Israel for arresting several employees of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Department in Jerusalem, state-run Petra new agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 23:29:46

Iran to launch indigenous submarine by 2019: commander

Iran's navy commander said that the country's homegrown submarine will come on stream by March 2019, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 19:23:31

Iran's president urges unity among Iranians to overcome problems

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday urged unity among the Iranians to overcome the existing economic problems in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 17:08:17

US to "redirect" aid to Palestinians by over 200 million USD

US State Department said here on Friday that President Donald Trump has ordered it to "redirect" economic aid to the Palestinians that are worthy of more than 200 million US dollars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 9:06:57

At least 42 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die due to various causes in Saudi Arabia

At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes during Hajj pilgrimage at different localities in Saudi Arabia, officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 9:01:59

UN to meet on Syria

The UN peace envoy for Syria will host Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks on drafting a new Syrian constitution on September 11-12, a UN spokesperson said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/24 22:53:41

Syrian refugees in Turkey expected to exceed 5 mln in 2028: report

Turkish authorities estimated that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey will exceed 5 million in 2028, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 22:34:33

22 children, 9 women killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen's Hodeidah: Houthi media

At least 22 children and nine women were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on a camp of internally displaced families south of Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, Houthi rebel-controlled Saba news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 14:46:31

UN condemns IS attack on security checkpoint in western Libya

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday condemned the Islamic State (IS) for attacking a security checkpoint in the western Libyan city of Zliten, which killed and injured 11 security personnel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 14:36:08

Saudi announces interception of missile fired toward border city

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the interception of a ballistic missile fired from Yemen toward the border city of Jazan, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 13:39:01

UAE official slams Qatar for alleged contacts with Israel

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash slammed on Thursday Qatar for "secret contacts with Israel."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 11:19:10

Islamic State chief Baghdadi urges jihad in purported new recording

The leader of the Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage jihad in a purported new audio recording released on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/23 21:23:43