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Syria warns Israel it has new defenses

A top Syrian official said a new air defense system from ally Russia will force Israel to "think carefully" before carrying out more air strikes in the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 23:18:40

Yemen war crimes probe must continue: UN probers

War crimes investigators called Wednesday for the UN's top rights body to let them continue probing the "extremely alarming" situation in Yemen, amid resistance from Saudi Arabia and others.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 22:58:41

Iran arrests 22 over deadly attack on military parade: report

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has arrested 22 people in connection with Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran's southern city of Ahvaz, the Tehran Times reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:34:41

Iranian President Rouhani blasts US-led sanctions as "economic terrorism"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday blasted the US-led sanctions against his country as "economic terrorism."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:13:41

Iran under spotlight at UN Assembly

A showdown was expected at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani were set to square off during the world's biggest diplomatic gathering.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 22:53:39

Does the UN's bid to end the Syria war still have a purpose?

When your job has been labeled “mission impossible,” failure may be the most likely outcome.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 18:53:40

Clashes with Israeli forces in northern Gaza kill 1 Palestinian

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian and injured 50 others on the border between the northern Gaza Strip and Israel, the Gaza health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 10:41:51

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" Saturday's terrorist attack in Iran's Ahvaz that left 25 people dead.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 8:36:02

Russia to supply air defense system to Syria

Russia will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria within two weeks, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, a week after Russia blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/24 23:08:43

Afghan forces kill 5 IS militants in Kunar province

At least five militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) have been killed as government forces launched operations against the terror group in Watapur district of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Monday, provincial police chief said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 20:41:00

Russia to send S-300 air defense system to Syria following downing of Il-20

Russia will supply the S-300 air defense system and identification, friend or foe (IFF) equipment to Syria after its Il-20 surveillance plane was mistakenly downed by Syria's S-200 system, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 20:11:06

Iran confirms S. Korea's halt of oil imports

Iran's Ministry of Petroleum confirmed on Sunday that South Korea has halted oil imports from the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 9:36:51

Iran's president leaves for New York to attend UN assembly

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran on Sunday to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 16:52:02

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

Iran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain over the attack that claimed 29 lives during a military parade on Saturday in the southwest part of the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 15:22:28

Hamas leader discusses with Egyptian mediators internal reconciliation, truce with Israel

The Islamic Hamas movement said late Saturday that its politburo chief Ismail Haneya discussed with senior Egyptian mediators a truce with Israel and reconciliation to end 12 years of internal Palestinian division.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 11:35:27

Syria's president condemns attack on Iranian military parade

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday slammed the attack that targeted an Iranian military parade in southern Iran as "a criminal and cowered act," local news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:39:04

Egyptian delegation meets Hamas leaders over cease-fire, reconciliation issues

A high-ranking Egyptian security delegation on Saturday met with the Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and other Hamas leaders at Haniyeh's office in Gaza City, local sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:37:16

Iraqi new parliament speaker meets Kurdish top officials over gov't formation

Iraqi new parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi met with Kurdish top officials on Saturday to discuss formation of Iraqi government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:32:00