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Putin meets Assad in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 10:24:52

Netanyahu says Israel takes no part in U.S. killing of Iranian commander

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel took no part in the U.S. attack that killed the top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 10:15:22

Iran's IRGC fires missiles at US airbase in Iraq

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired "tens of surface-to-surface missiles" at the US airbase in Anbar province in western Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Press TV reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 9:16:37

Iran launches missiles against US forces in Iraq, Pentagon confirms

The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 9:16:08

Several rockets hit airbase hosting US forces in Iraq

Several missile attacks have targeted Ain Al-Asad airbase which holds U.S. forces in Iraq, Reuters reported citing local media.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/8 7:55:27

Iranians in Beijing pay tribute to Qasem Soleimani

Nearly 100 Iranians gathered in Beijing on Tuesday night to pay tribute to former Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani and his martyred companions who were killed in the recent US drone strike.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/8 1:45:43

Putin visits Damascus, meets Syrian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Damascus on Tuesday and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 22:49:26

Russian President Putin visits Damascus: State Media

Russian President Putin visits Damascus: State Media
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 22:10:45

Dozens dead in Soleimani funeral stampede

A stampede at the funeral for a top Iranian general killed 40 people and injured more than 200 on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Kerman, state television reported.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2020/1/7 21:43:40

Death toll of stampede at Soleimani's funeral rises to 40

The death toll of a stampede at the funeral of slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iran's Kerman city rose to 40 on Tuesday, with the number of the injured rising to 213, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 18:16:00

Iran blacklists US Pentagon as "terrorist organization"

Iran's parliament on Tuesday announced U.S. Department of Defense, the Pentagon, as "terrorist organization," the official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 15:05:04

Iran to respond to US with severe military actions: ambassador

Iran will retaliate against the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani at the most appropriate time using military force and the presence of United States Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf is terroristic, Iranian ambassador to China told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. He noted that the possibility of an all-out war is slim.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 14:35:59

UNESCO warns protection of cultural sites amid escalating US-Iran standoff

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday reiterated the importance of respecting international conventions on the protection of cultural property as tensions escalated in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 11:56:38

China committed to playing constructive role in Middle East, Gulf: envoy

A Chinese envoy said Monday that China is committed to playing a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East and the Gulf region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 11:52:31

Russia urges JCPOA signatories to create conditions for reviving nuclear deal

Russia urges all the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to create conditions for reviving the nuclear deal after Iran announced scrapping the remaining commitments under the JCPOA, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:42:59

Pentagon denies reports on US pullback from Iraq

The Pentagon said on Monday that there was no policy change regarding its force presence in Iraq after media reported earlier that U.S. troops are preparing to withdraw from the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:34:20

Body of Soleimani arrives in Kerman ahead of burial

The body of slain Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani has arrived in his hometown of Kerman where he will be laid to rest later on Tuesday, according to broadcaster PRESS TV.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/7 9:35:54

Mourners fill Tehran to grieve Soleimani

Mourners packed the streets of Tehran on Monday for ceremonies to pay homage to top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, after he was killed in a US strike in Baghdad.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 20:43:42