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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

UN official warns of largest famine in decades in Yemen if blockade continues

The United Nations' (UN) humanitarian chief warned on Wednesday of an appalling famine in Yemen unless the current air, sea and land blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition is lifted.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 2:15:35

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen

Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 23:33:40

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: what you need to know

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes to the kingdom occurring over the past two and a half years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/9 19:58:39

US, Qatar hold 1st counterterrorism dialogue, eye further partnership

US State Department said Wednesday that US and Qatari officials met here earlier Wednesday for the first US-Qatari counterterrorism dialogue to facilitate bilateral coordination.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 10:48:42

Iran urges "friendship" with Saudi Arabia amid Yemen row

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday gestured "friendship" between two major Muslim states of Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:40:20

US urges "robust" int'l action to those responsible for Syria chemical weapon incidents

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a joint statement with his British, French and German counterparts on Wednesday that "robust international response" and actions are needed so that "those responsible for the use of chemical weapons" in Syria "will be held accountable."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:39:39

Syrian army liberates last IS stronghold in eastern Syria

The Syrian army and allied fighters on Wednesday liberated the city of al-Bukamal, the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, pro-government al-Ekhbaria TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:32:54

Broken families

Refugee children protest outside German embassy in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday to demand faster family reunification process in Germany. Refugees have been on a hunger strike in Athens since November 1, to highlight the plight of 2,000 people wanting to rejoin families, mainly in Germany. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 23:53:39

US accuses Iran of aiding Houthis

The White House on Wednesday condemned missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, saying they threatened the region’s security and undermined efforts to halt the conflict.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2017/11/8 22:48:40