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59th National Day celebrated in Kuwait City

A woman holds a flag to celebrate the National Day in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait, on Feb. 25, 2020. On Feb. 25 and 26 every year, Kuwait celebrates its National Day and Liberation Day. In 2020, Kuwait celebrates the 59th National Day and the 29th Liberation Day. (Photo by Asad/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 11:05:52

UN's new resolution on Yemen sanctions fails to meet China's concerns: envoy

The UN Security Council's newly passed resolution that extends Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions failed to meet China's concerns, a Chinese envoy said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 9:17:43

Egypt's former president Mubarak dies at 91

Former President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, after undergoing treatment in intensive care following surgery.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/25 22:43:42

Truce in Gaza appears to be holding with both sides showing restraint

Calm returned Tuesday after a two-day flare-up in and around Gaza as a truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad appeared to take hold after initial jitters.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/25 18:53:41

Israeli strikes kill six in Syria after Palestinian rocket barrage

Israeli air strikes targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip and Syria killed at least six fighters, a war monitor said Monday, after the jihadists fired a barrage of rockets at Israel.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/24 20:43:41

Iran determined to control coronavirus outbreak as cases rise

The coronavirus outbreak in the holy city of Qom has been brought under control, and backup support hospitals with 400 beds have been made ready, Iran's Health Ministry told the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 12:33:40

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus

The Syrian air defenses intercepted a number of Israeli missiles over the capital Damascus on Sunday night, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 8:44:01

Turkey hasn't honored Sochi agreement on Syria: Kremlin

Turkey has yet to fulfill its obligations under a 2018 agreement regarding Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 8:05:02

Italy, Iran take drastic steps against virus after cases rise

Italy and Iran took their own drastic containment steps following a surge of coronavirus cases in both countries.
Source: Agencies | 2020/2/23 22:18:40

Kuwait evacuates citizens from Iran over COVID-19

Kuwait received the arrival of the first flight from Iran with Kuwaiti nationals on Saturday, as part of the country's evacuation plan after the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 10:02:25

Death toll from novel coronavirus rises to 4 in Iran

Four people died from infection of the novel coronavirus disease in Iran, an advisor to Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 11:08:15

Turkey's president warns of "imminent" Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to launch an operation into the Idlib province of Syria if the Syrian government does not retreat by the end of February.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 11:00:48

Russia stresses need to avoid foreign interference in Libyan affairs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed the need on Wednesday to avoid outside interference so as to create the conditions for a settlement in Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 7:44:19

Israeli PM's corruption trial to open on March 17: court

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial is scheduled to begin on March 17, two weeks after the country's parliamentary elections, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 11:16:24

Summit on Afghan refugee to evoke more int'l support: UNHCR official

Admitting international support to Afghan refugees is getting thinner, a senior official from the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday that the Refugee Summit Islamabad held here on Feb. 17-18 will evoke more investment for the displaced population.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 10:22:29

5 civilians wounded by blast in Damascus

Five civilians were wounded by a blast in Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 9:42:53

Iranian parliament speaker says to support Lebanon in all fields: report

Iran's Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani said Monday that his country is ready to help Lebanon in all fields amid an absence of support by the international community, local Al Manar TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 11:22:50

Russian FM questions efficiency of US Mideast peace plan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has raised doubts about the efficiency of the US' plan for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known as the "Deal of the Century."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 9:11:20