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Israel owns Golan Heights: Trump

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, US President Donald Trump declared Monday that the Golan Heights belongs to Israel -- handing another major diplomatic victory to the premier ahead of tight elections.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/3/26 21:15:39

Journalists from 20 countries visit Iran in one month

A total number of 66 visas were issued for foreign journalists and press staff for media work in Iran during the period.
Source: IRNA | 2019/3/26 18:31:57

Iran launches 1st advanced tourist ship

The first Iranian domestically-made advanced tourist and passenger ship with the capacity of 220 passengers made its debut.
Source: IRNA | 2019/3/26 18:13:26

Trump recognizes Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, marking a major shift in U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 11:28:23

UN policy on Golan Heights remains unchanged: spokesman

The UN policy on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights remains unchanged despite the Trump administration's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory, a UN spokesman said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 11:12:30

Serious child labor

A Yemeni boy waters plants and cleans tombstones at a cemetery in the capital Sanaa on Monday. Yemen has the highest level of child labor in the Arab world, both as a percentage and in sheer numbers, according to the International Labor Organization.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/25 21:38:40

11 killed, dozens injured in southern Iran flood

At least 11 people were killed in the heavy rains and subsequent flood in the southern Shiraz city of Iran on Monday, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 20:37:05

Popular backing

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters cheer during a campaign rally in Istanbul on Sunday ahead of the March 31 local elections. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed supporters on stage during a campaign rally of the People's Alliance, which gather the AKP and right-wing Nationalist Movement Party, in Istanbul on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/25 20:28:39

Netanyahu to cut US visit short

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he will cut short his trip to the US after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/25 20:23:40

V for victory

A female fighter from the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces flashes a victory sign near the Omar oil field in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province on Saturday, after announcing the total elimination of the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/24 21:08:40

Turkey vows to become global player in defense industry

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country is set to become a global player in the defense industry, local Hurriyet Daily News reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 19:23:40

Syria lambasts Trump for ignoring intl law on Golan

The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, saying it flies in the face of international law.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/22 21:58:40

Iran vows to defeat U.S. in "economic war"

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that his country will defeat the United States in the latter's anti-Iran "economic war."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 10:52:31

30 bodies recovered from sinking ferry in northern Iraq

At least 30 bodies were recovered and 12 others rescued Thursday after a ferry sank in Tigris River in northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi Health Ministry and police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 3:58:56

Palestinian leadership rejects Pompeo's request for bilateral talks: official

Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Nabil Abu Rudeinah said Thursday the Palestinian leadership has rejected a request by visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to hold bilateral talks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 3:57:31

Turkey in diplomatic row with Australia, New Zealand over mosques shootings

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments on the deadly mosques shootings in New Zealand have sparked a sharp diplomatic row as the NATO country's leader denounced what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 3:36:32

Brazil 'still studying' possible relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil is "still studying" the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Brazil's top diplomat said Wednesday, days before President Jair Bolsonaro is due to visit the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 20:53:42

Iranian president says US anti-Iran policies fail

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Thursday that the United States have failed in the exercise of "illegal" sanctions against Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:44:40