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Indian PM Modi expresses shock, sadness at Beirut blast

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed shock and sadness at the explosion in Lebanon's Beirut city killing scores of people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 14:29:11

Over 100 killed, more than 4,000 injured in Beirut blast

Over 100 killed, more than 4,000 injured in Beirut blast.
Source: CGTN | 2020/8/5 14:02:26

Updates: Explosion in Lebanon's capital kills 78 people

Two huge explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 73 people killed and 3,700 others injured.
Source: Xinhua-Agencies | 2020/8/5 1:51:00

Explosions at Beirut port may be caused by explosive chemicals: minister

Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said Tuesday that the explosive chemicals stored at Port of Beirut may have caused the two huge explosions that caused massive casualties and damages.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 3:44:13

Afghan security forces kill Islamic State fighters

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending a siege in which hundreds of prisoners escaped.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/4 16:33:41

Israel hits group placing explosives along Syria border: Israeli military

Israeli soldiers and aircraft fired on and hit a group of four militants laying explosives at a security fence along the Jewish state's border with Syria, its military said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 16:28:40

Iran apprehends head of US-backed monarchist terror organization

Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a US-based “terrorist group” accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, unsuccessful attacks.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/2 17:18:41

Turkey social media bill

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill which gives the government greater control over social media, the state Anadolu news agency reported.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 19:43:40

Muslims begin downsized hajj

Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday began the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 19:38:41

Yemen's separatists abandon self-rule, push peace deal

Yemen's separatists abandoned their declaration of self-rule in the south on Wednesday and pledged to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal, mending a rift between allies in the war against Houthi rebels.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 19:08:40

Yemen peace talks might fail -- UN envoy

The prolonged UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels might fail, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths warned on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 17:41:15

Israel sets new record of daily COVID-19 infections with 2,308 cases

Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,308 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, setting a new record of daily hike in coronavirus infections.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 16:00:32

UN urges restraint

United Nations peacekeeping force UNIFIL called for “maximum restraint” after clashes Monday on the border between Lebanon and Israel, adding the firing had stopped.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:03:40

Saudi Arabia gears up for downsized hajj, tightens access

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims for the first time in modern history.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/27 19:38:40

US sends envoy to press for peace talks in Afghanistan

Washington has dispatched a special envoy for Afghanistan to press for peace talks between the government and Taliban fighters, with the diplomat scheduled to visit Kabul on a trip with stops in five nations, the US State Department said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 16:58:40

Turkey reports 921 new COVID-19 cases, 225,173 in total

Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 921 to a total of 225,173 on Saturday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/26 10:32:05

Solid China-Saudi friendship

A Chinese expert said that China-Saudi Arabia relations are solid and extraordinary when the two countries celebrated the 30th anniversary of their bilateral ties, and noted that both countries highly value their relationship, particularly in terms of stable oil supply, strategic cooperation, and regional peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 16:58:40

Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria's capital

Five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital, a Britain-based war monitor said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 17:03:41