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Erdogan says Israel's new nation-state law fascist

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday an Israeli law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination legitimizes oppression and shows that Israel is a fascist and racist country where the spirit of Adolf Hitler has re-emerged.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/24 22:33:40

Syria endgame

A picture taken on Monday from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows an explosion caused by airstrikes backing a Syrian-government-led offensive in Syria's Daraa Province, as anti-aircraft countermeasures are fired back from the ground. Israel has been on high alert since June 19, when Syrian government forces launched a Russia-backed offensive to retake Quneitra and Daraa through a combination of deadly bombardment and Moscow-brokered surrender deals.
Source: VCG | 2018/7/24 22:18:39

Syria confirms Israel's targeting Syrian warplane in southern region

The Syrian army said Israel targeted a Syrian warplane that was striking positions of terrorist groups in southern Syria Tuesday, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/24 21:00:38

Israeli PM meets UN envoy over Gaza crisis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the UN Middle East Envoy Nickolay Mladenov met here on Monday with Gaza on top of their agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/24 18:01:08

Palestine to continue paying "salaries" of prisoners, "martyrs" despite Israeli cuts

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will continue to pay the "salaries" of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel and those killed by Israeli forces despite Israel's decision to deduct the money, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/24 10:54:01

Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iranian forces away from Israel's border

Israel rejected Monday a Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from the disputed border between Syria and Israel, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/24 9:21:55

Iran to strike terrorists beyond borders if neighbors fail to act: official

An Iranian security official said Monday that if Iran's neighbors fail to act, the Islamic republic will target terrorist strongholds beyond borders, according to Tasnim news agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/24 9:00:49

Syria slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets by Israel

Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the evacuation of hundreds of trapped White Helmet rescue workers and their relatives from Syria's south through its arch-foe and neighbor, Israel.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/23 22:13:41

Israelis protest law denying surrogacy for gay couples

Israelis demonstrated and held a one-day strike on Sunday to protest a law denying surrogacy to gay couples, with thousands attending a rally in Tel Aviv.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/23 21:53:40

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in anti-Israel protests

A Palestinian young man on Monday died of wounds he suffered during anti-Israel protests along Gaza-Israel border, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 21:14:38

Afghanistan sees rise of major bomb attacks in capital

At least 14 people were killed and over 60 wounded on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated his suicide vest near Kabul airport shortly after convoy of First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum passed by the area, Kabul police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 14:58:07

UAE signs MoU with South Africa over registries collaboration

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) financial free zone Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa, ADGM said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:51:03

Iran's top leader rejects talks with US to solve problems

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said any negotiation with the United States to solve the existing mutual problem is an "obvious mistake," official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/23 9:42:48

Iran president issues warning

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to “play with the lion's tail” on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the “mother of all wars.”
Source: AFP – Reuters | 2018/7/22 23:33:40

Ex-Israeli commandos work to arm 'weekend warriors'

As a young officer in an elite unit of Israel's army, with its motto that no mission is impossible, Idan Peretz knew there had to be a better way to send rescue ropes across rivers.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/22 22:43:40

Intensive aerial bombardment targets IS-held area in Syria's Daraa

Over 1,000 airstrikes targeted an area controlled by the Islamic State (IS) in the southern province of Daraa, a monitor group reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:19:23

Iran condemns Israel's 'Jewish Nation-State' law: spokesperson

Iran's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the recent law approved by the Israeli parliament as "racist," Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:17:01

UN chief concerned over escalation of violence in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his "grave concern" over the dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:10:24