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Syrian forces near breaking IS siege on oil-rich Deir al-Zour

The Syrian army and allied forces have pushed near 14 km away from breaking the Islamic State (IS) siege on 100,000 civilians in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, a monitor group reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 18:06:14

Iran tests own air defence system to match Russian S-300

Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, state broadcaster IRIB reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 18:05:06

8 killed in attack by 7 suicide bombers in Iraq's Salahudin

Eight people were killed on Saturday when seven suicide bombers attacked a power plant in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 6:56:25

Saudi says Qatar can end Gulf crisis if it abides by previous pledges

Saudi Arabia said Saturday that Qatar can end the Gulf crisis if it abides by its previous pledges, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 6:50:33

Iran vows to boost air defense capabilities

Iran's top military official on Saturday disclosed a plan by the Iranian military to boost the country's air defense capabilities, Arabic language satellite TV channel Alalam reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 23:48:30

Iran maps out policy for classifying Internet restrictions

Iran is taking initiatives to classify internet censorship under "age" and "occupation" within the next two to three months, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 23:20:25

35 Egyptian pilgrims die in Mecca Hajj pilgrimage

Egypt's Health and Population Ministry said Saturday that 35 Egyptian pilgrims died during Arafa Day and the first day of Eidul Adha due to stress and old age in Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia's Mecca.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 23:19:11

Iran discovers huge iron ore reserves

Iran has discovered a huge iron ore reserves in Iran's central province of Yazd, Press TV quoted an industry official as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 20:43:37

UAE arrests drug suspects, massive pills seized

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Saturday the arrest of two suspects and seizing of 4.2 million captagon tablets, state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 20:41:48

Saudi announces success of Hajj so far with 2.3 million pilgrims

Saudi Arabia announced on Friday the success of the Hajj plans so far with the participation of more than 2.3 pilgrims, especially that it was free from contagious diseases, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 9:11:18

UAE rulers perform Eid al-Adha prayers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on Friday performed prayers of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival in Dubai, state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 18:53:09

12 killed in passenger bus crash in southern Iran

A passenger bus overturned in southern Iran on Friday morning, killing at least 12 people, Asr Iran news website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 14:13:59

Qatar calls on Gulf neighbors to address issues in "civilized way"

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thanion Thursday called on its neighbor states to lift the "illegal and baseless" blockade and tackle their differences in a "civilized way."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:38:17

68 IS militants killed in Iraqi airstrikes on border town with Syria

The Iraqi military said 68 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Thursday in Iraq's airstrikes on an IS-held town near the Syrian border in the western province of Anbar.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:24:37

Iraq declares victory over IS in Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State (IS) militants in Tal Afar and the entire province of Nineveh on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/31 22:58:40

Muslims across world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha Festival

A man buys raisins ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 30, 2017. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 10:50:01

94 IS militants killed in Iraqi airstrikes in Anbar province

Ninety-four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Wednesday in Iraqi airstrikes on an IS-held city near the Syrian border in Iraq's western province of Anbar, said the Iraqi military.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 9:30:29

Dubai to punish illegal slaughtering of animals during Eid al-Adha

Ahead of the Islamic feast of sacrifice Eid al-Adha, the Dubai Municipality warned residents not to bring animals to unlicensed butchers, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 9:29:23