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Afghan president, US vice president discuss Afghan situation over phone

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening with US Vice President Mike Pence on situation in Afghanistan and the region, the presidential palace said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 16:25:06

China calls for patience over probe of chemical weapons use in Syria

A Chinese envoy called on the Security Council members to be patient on Tuesday over the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:50:23

Iran dismisses Saudi Arabia's accusations of aggression as "false, dangerous"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday dismissed the accusations of Iran's direct aggression made by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as "false and dangerous."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:47:54

Germany signs 276-mln-euro technical aid agreement with Jordan

Germany signed a grant and technical aid agreement with Jordan worth 276 million euros to support the Arab kingdom in various areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:46:58

Syria will join Paris Climate Accord: reports

Syrian representatives at the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 23) in Bonn have announced that their country will belatedly join the Paris Climate Accord, German media dpa and Spiegel reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:46:41

UN calls for humanitarian access after closure of Yeman's ports, airports

The United Nations on Tuesday called for unhindered humanitarian access to people in Yemen after closure of ports and airports, a UN spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:44:56

At least 50 killed, injured in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on N. Yemen

At least 50 people, including civilians, were killed and injured in fresh Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a village in Yemen's northwest province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a provincial security official and medics said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 7:44:40

Palestinian unit gov't calls on Israel to lift siege, restrictions on Gaza

Palestinian national unity government on Tuesday called on Israel to lift siege and restrictions on Gaza Strip immediately.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 2:08:34

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’ through Huthi rebels

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince accused Iran on Tuesday of "direct military aggression" through Yemen's Huthi rebels, ratcheting up regional tensions as the kingdom reels from a sweeping royal purge.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 22:31:57

2 killed in TV station attack in Afghan capital

At least two people were killed and three others wounded when an explosion and ensuing gunfire rocked a local TV channel station in Kabul on Tuesday, witnesses and sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 16:54:18

Israel, Palestine ready to work with China to find solution to peace process: Chinese special envoy

Palestine and Israel welcome China's involvement in their peace talks and are ready to work with China to find a solution, Chinese Special Envoy for the Middle East Issue Gong Xiaosheng told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:49:24

Turkey, US resume limited mutual visa services

Turkey will resume processing visa applications at its diplomatic missions in the United States on a 'limited basis,' Turkey's Embassy in Washington announced on its Twitter account late Monday, shortly after a US similar decision earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:42:47

UN agency urges all ships docking in Yemen's Red Sea ports to leave

A United Nations agency on Monday informed all commercial ships docking in Yemen's Red Sea port cities of Hodeidah and Saleef to leave the ports immediately.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:38:54

Palestinian president to visit Saudi Arabia

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrive in Riyadh, the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Monday on an official visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 1:38:03

Saudi anti-corruption investigation widens

An anti-corruption probe that has purged Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen appeared to be widening on Monday after the founder of one of the kingdom's biggest travel companies was reportedly detained.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/6 23:18:40

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 22:23:41

Islamic Jihad vows to retrieve remains of Gaza militants from Israel

The Islamic Jihad (Holy War) group said Sunday that it knows how to bring back the remains of the militants killed in tunnel blast in the Gaza Strip, local source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 9:27:03

Egypt condemns Houthis' missile attack on Saudi capital

Egypt strongly condemned the firing of a ballistic missile by Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 23:40:59