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Mideast security forum in Beijing contributes to enhancing regional security: Kuwaiti expert

The Middle East Security Forum recently hosted by China highlighted China's attention to the region and Arab world which needs China "as an ally," a Kuwaiti expert told Xinhua in an interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/12 8:57:13

Turkey may close incirlik air base for US over sanctions against S-400 purchase - Foreign Minister

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/12/11 21:54:45

Yemenis turn to solar power as lifeline amid war

Amid nearly five years of grinding war and electricity cut in Yemen, many Yemenis turn to solar power to keep lights on. The lights were so bright streaming in through the windows of houses in the neighborhoods of the historical capital Sanaa.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:01:17

Car bomb blast, gun firing rock outside main US base in Afghanistan

Militants detonated a massive car bomb and seized a building outside a main U.S. and NATO military base in Afghanistan's Bagram on Wednesday morning, pushing security forces to respond, officials and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 12:00:23

Protesters storm municipality in Lebanon's Tripoli after building collapse kills 2 Syrians

Hundreds of protesters stormed on Tuesday the municipal building of the Lebanese northern town of Mina in Tripoli city after the death of two Syrians in the collapse of a building in the town, LBCI TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:07:41

Tightened security measures in Yemen's Aden to curb spike of assassinations

Local authorities on Tuesday beefed up security measures across the country's strategic southern port city of Aden in an attempt to curb the spike of assassinations in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 10:00:57

5th Gulf Defense and Aerospace exhibition opens in Kuwait

The 5th Gulf Defense and Aerospace (GDA) exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at the Kuwait International Fairground in Hawalli Governorate with the participation of more than 200 armament companies from 31 countries and regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:47:08

Iraq's Mosul shows signs of recovering after 2 years of IS defeat

After two years since Iraq announced full liberation from the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Mosul, the second largest metropolis of Iraq, is showing signs of recovering.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 14:10:53

Nature reserves in war-ravaged Yemen face risk of abandonment

Photo taken on Dec. 9, 2019 shows general view of the Huswah Nature Reserve in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen. During the past years, the Huswah Nature Reserve received large swarms of migratory birds with around 150 different species but recently the number of migratory birds dwindled until 50 species, according to local officials. (Photo by Murad Abdo/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 11:44:34

Syrian woman builds home-cooked dishes business from her kitchen

From cooking meals for neighboring homes to food delivery for more customers, a Syrian woman sets up her own business in her house kitchen to get through the impacts of the war.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 9:37:06

Young Lebanese show talent in Chinese singing competition

27 Lebanese young people showed talent and their Chinese language skills in a Chinese singing competition held in Beirut on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/10 8:15:56

Christmas preparations underway in Bethlehem amid Israeli settlement expansion

As a famous destination for pilgrims across the world, the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem is witnessing the hustle and bustle of local people's preparation for the coming Christmas, though it's still suffering the Israeli settlement expansion for the moment.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:48:00

Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions as oil exports plunge

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday a "budget of resistance" against US sanctions targeting the country's vital oil sector, backed by a $5 billion Russian investment.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:43:40

Protests grip Iraq's capital and south

Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly violence meant to “scare” them.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 22:38:41

Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

Up to 23 people were killed, and 137 others wounded in Friday's attack on protesters in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/8 8:51:16

Saudi King expresses sorrow over US naval base shooting

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed sorrow over a deadly shooting in Florida, allegedly carried out by a Saudi military trainee, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 22:04:16

Unknown group attacks US base in eastern Syria: state media

An unknown group attacked a US base in an oil field in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour overnight, pushing the US forces to respond, state news agency SANA reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/6 20:28:50

Abe plans Persian Gulf deployment

Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows military deployments for research and intelligence gathering, the Nikkei business daily said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/5 19:33:40