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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

Libya situation has reached crucial juncture: UN envoy

The top UN envoy in Libya Ghassan Salame said on Wednesday that the situation in Libya has reached a crucial juncture.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:08:02

Pompeo, Saudi crown prince talk over phone on Yemen, human rights, region

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had talked over phone with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday regarding the situation in Yemen, human rights and regional issues, the State Department said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:07:17

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the United Nations led the charge to provide aid.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 22:23:40

Israeli chip exports to China jump 80 pct to 2.6 bln USD in 2018: report

Israel's computer chip exports to China jumped 80 percent in 2018 to 2.6 billion US dollars, the Israel Export Institute (IEI) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 8:37:39

Foreign cargo ship sinks at Iranian port, all survive

A foreign cargo ship sank in the waters off Iran's Shahid Rajaee port on Tuesday with all 14 aboard surviving, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:48:24