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Palestinian killed, 4 houses demolished in West Bank

Palestinian sources said Thursday a Palestinian man was killed during a clash that broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces in north West Bank city Jenin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 16:18:56

Tillerson says US to maintain military presence in Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the United States will keep its military presence in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 14:44:55

Preventive measure

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kandahar on Wednesday. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is now endemic in just three countries – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/17 23:18:40

UN Palestinian refugee agency launches crowdfunding campaign following US aid cut

The United Nations relief agency for Palestinians said Wednesday that it has launched an international crowdfunding campaign after the United States cut aid to the agency by over 50 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 18:11:37

UAE condemns Qatari "desperate" interception of UAE civil aircraft

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) top diplomat said on Wednesday that the Qatari interception of two UAE aircraft on Monday reflects its "desperate attempt" for fear of marginalization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 18:10:16

New Jerusalem-Tel Aviv express train makes first test run

Photo taken on Jan. 16, 2018 shows the new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv express train near Modi'in. The long-awaited Jerusalem-Tel Aviv express train made its first test run, with the line's journey time expected to last a brisk 28 minutes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 11:19:07

UNICEF highlights impact of war on Yemeni children

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted the impact of war on children in Yemen, saying the country has become one of the worst places in the world for children.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 10:42:34

Israel reopens Gaza crossing after tunnel destroyed

The Israeli authorities announced Tuesday it has reopened a key commercial crossing with the Gaza Strip after destroying a tunnel underneath the crossing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:56:17

Iran urges Muslims states to prioritize Palestine issue

The 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off here on Tuesday with the senior officials highlighting the Palestine issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:55:24

Turkey beefs up military reinforcements near Syria border amid growing tension with Kurds: report

The Turkish army is beefing up military presence amid high-security alert near the Syrian border Tuesday evening, just as Ankara is bracing to attack a Kurdish-held region in northern Syria, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:53:55

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi airport

Yemen's Houthi movement on Tuesday said it fired a ballistic missile toward a regional airport in Saudi border province of Jizan, Saba news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:46:50

UAE launches 1st unfenced desert conservation reserve "Marmoom"

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched on Tuesday in Dubai "Marmoom Reserve," which will be the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 7:44:54

Kosovo Serb leader shot outside office

Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/16 23:08:40

Saudi condemns Qatari interception of UAE civilian planes

Saudi Foreign Ministry condemned on Tuesday Qatar's interception of two United Arab Emirates (UAE) civilian planes, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 17:09:45

Iran vows proper response to new US sanctions

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday vowed "proportional reaction" to the new US sanctions on Iranian entities and individuals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:01:28

Iran to host regional rally racing for Muslim women

A rally racing competition for women of Muslim countries will be held this year in the city of Tabriz, northwestern Iran, Tehran Times daily reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 7:59:22

Lavrov says US needs to see 'reality' of Iran deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday called on Washington to "recognize reality" on the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:33:08

Palestinians meet to respond to Trump's 'slap of the century'

Palestinian leaders met Monday to plan a response to what they see as US President Donald Trump's attack on their long bid for statehood, after Mahmud Abbas denounced White House peace efforts as the "slap of the century."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:28:40