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Turkey's Erdogan warns US over sanctions threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/29 21:53:39

Resistance continues, says Palestinian teen freed in Israel

A Palestinian teenager released by Israel on Sunday after completing a prison term for kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier urged continued struggle against Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a call echoed by the Palestinian president.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/29 21:33:39

Xi's trip deepens South-South ties, upholds multilateralism

Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Sunday after visiting the Middle East and Africa, with officials and experts saying that the trip has deepened South-South cooperation and upheld multilateralism, especially among emerging economies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 18:38:40

UAE to hold China Week annually

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will hold the UAE-China Week annually to promote bilateral cultural exchanges, the country's state news agency WAM reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 6:37:59

Iran FM to visit Singapore to join ASEAN treaty

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Singapore soon to sign documents on Iran's joining the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), official IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 6:36:39

Palestinian delegation to visit Egypt over national reconciliation: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that a Palestinian delegation will head to Cairo on Sunday to convey the Palestinian official position on Palestinian national reconciliation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 23:42:41

Over 7,000 child casualties verified in Syria since 2011: UN envoy

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba said Friday that the UN have verified more than 7,000 children killed or maimed as a result of the Syria conflict since its start in March 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 9:52:56

Saudi-led coalition intensifies airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen's Hodeidah

The Saudi-led Arab coalition stepped up military operations by launching a series of airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the Red Sea coastal city of Hodeidah on Friday, a military official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:27:05

Victory dance

Supporters of politician Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, dance to celebrate the victory of their party's candidate, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday. Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party declared victory in the election but the final result is not formally confirmed
Source: AP | 2018/7/26 23:58:41

Mass attack

A mass funeral is held for victims of Wednesday's suicide attacks in Syria's southern city of Sweida on Thursday. The death toll in the attacks climbed to 250 by Thursday. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/26 22:43:41

Syria's Sweida lives single deadliest day in 7-year war

After being one of the safest places away from Syria's seven-year-old war, the southern province of Sweida lived the single deadliest day Wednesday with over 215 people killed and 180 wounded in the Islamic State (IS) attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 14:16:31

Death toll of IS attacks in Syria's Sweida rises to 215

At least 215 people were killed and 180 others injured Wednesday in a spate of attacks and bombings carried out by the Islamic State (IS) in Syrian's southern province of Sweida, according to the Health Department of Sweida.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 7:12:28

Blockade protest

Gaza children, some holding posters of imprisoned relatives, release balloons at a protest, demanding Israel's over-a-decade-long blockade to end, and their right to treatment to be returned, in front of Beit Hanoun Border Gate in Gaza City on Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2018/7/25 22:13:40

Iran's Rouhani says resistance proper response to US policies

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that resistance is the most powerful response to the United States' anti-Iran policies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 21:18:18

38 killed in series of IS suicide bombings, attacks in Syria's Sweida

At least 38 people were killed and 37 others wounded in a series of bombings and attacks that rocked government-held areas in the southern province of Sweida on Wednesday, state media and opposition activists reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 18:01:08

Chinese envoy: two-state solution fundamental to resolve Palestine-Israel conflict

Chinese ambassador to the UN Ma Zhaoxu said Tuesday that the "two-state solution" is the fundamental way to resolve conflicts between Palestine and Israel while calling for increased efforts to resume talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 17:15:23

38 killed in attacks in Syria's Sweida

As many as 38 people were killed and 37 others wounded in a series of bombings and attacks in the southern Syrian province of Sweida on Wednesday, according to the health department of Sweida.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 14:52:19

Iran's top commander warns US against anti-Iran threats

Iran's Armed Forces are highly prepared to give response to any threat at any level against the Islamic republic, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri vowed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 8:27:56