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Chinese New Year celebrated in Damascus

On the eve of the Chinese new year, some Syrians and their Chinese friends gathered at a Chinese restaurant in Damascus. They exchanged congratulations at tables where delicious Chinese food was served.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:44:14

Iran able to enrich uranium "at any level": official

Iran is capable to enrich uranium at "whatever level of purity," Ali Asghar Zarean, a special assistant to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was quoted as saying by state TV on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 10:26:03

Turkey urges more support from Europe to assist displaced Syrians

Turkey is hosting over 3.6 million Syrian refugees on its soil, costing more than 40 billion U.S. dollars until now.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/25 11:45:07

Iraq protesters demand expulsion of US troops

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a cleric's call for a "million strong" turnout.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:24:44

34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran's attack

Thirty-four US troops had been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of the Iranian missile attack on US military base in Iraq earlier this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 10:12:32

Over 17,000 Afghan refugees return home so far in January: UN migration agency

More than 17,000 Afghan refugees have returned home or been deported since beginning January, the UN's migration agency International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 15:21:55

Syrians traumatized by war turn to Yoga for health stress reliever

Stress and depression are modern illnesses in Syria due to the long-standing war, which pushes Syrians to search for alternatives to release the stress without the side effects of pills.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/23 19:15:19

Lebanese protest

A protester poses in front of burning tires in Beirut, capital of Lebanon on Wednesday. The country ended a painful wait by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy. Photo: AFP
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:08:41

2 missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked protests.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 22:33:41

South Korea rethinks patrols off Iran

South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the US pressed for help to guard oil tankers.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 20:48:40

3 rockets land near US embassy in Iraq's Baghdad

Three Katyusha rockets on Monday landed near the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 8:59:00

Iran to leave NPT if nuke case sent to UN Security Council: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the Islamic republic will leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in case the nuclear case of the country is sent to the UN Security Council.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 7:51:59

Iran says nuclear deal not dead yet

Iran said Monday that it had not closed the door to negotiations to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world powers that has escalated since 2018 when the US withdrew from the deal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 22:48:40

UN envoy to Yemen condemns Houthi missile attack on Marib's military camp

The UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Sunday condemned a missile attack on a government military camp in the Yemeni northeastern province of Marib.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 13:52:31

UK, France reiterate commitment to upholding Iran nuclear deal

Britain and France on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal while acknowledging the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, said a Downing Street spokesperson.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 13:48:59

2,400 Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters reach Libya: monitor

As many as 2,400 Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have so far reached Libya to fight against the east-based army led by Khalifa Haftar, a war monitor reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:42:58

Iran warns of repercussions for IAEA over Euro moves

Iran's parliamentary speaker on Sunday warned of unspecified repercussions for the UN's nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against the Islamic republic act “unfairly.”
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 22:13:41

Iran FM rules out negotiation over new nuke deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ruled out the possibility of any negotiation over a new nuclear deal, Tehran Times daily reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 8:09:09