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Trump says Soleimani killing 'to stop war' as Iran tensions soar

US President Donald Trump on Friday insisted he was not seeking war with Iran, as Washington deployed additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/4 16:31:48

Senior Chinese, US officials discuss Middle East over phone

Differences should be resolved through dialogue and consultation, Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said on Friday in a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 11:04:25

Airstrike hit vehicle convoy of Iraq's paramilitary group in N. Baghdad

A vehicle convoy of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces has been attacked early Saturday near Taji stadium in northern Baghdad, the paramilitary group confirmed in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 9:13:26

Condemnation of killing

Protesters shout slogans against the United States and Israel as they hold posters with the image of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, killed in a US airstrike in Iraq, and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a demonstration in the Kashmiri town of Magam on Friday. Hundreds of people in India-controlled Kashmir staged demonstrations on January 3 within hours of the killing.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/3 23:38:40

Iran vows 'revenge' after US kills top military commander

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport, prompting Tehran to vow “revenge” and dramatically upping the stakes in bitter tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 19:28:40

Pentagon confirms US forces killed top Iranian commander Soleimani

Pentagon confirms US forces killed top Iranian commander Soleimani
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 11:15:52

Hashd Shaabi leader killed in bomb attack in Iraq

Abu Mahdi al-Muhamdis, the deputy top leader of Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces was killed on Friday in a bomb attack near the Iraqi airport, a security source and lawmaker said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 10:17:44

Top Iran commander killed in strike at Baghdad's airport

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed among those died in an attack on Baghdad's airport early Friday, according to Iraqi state TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 10:15:20

War puts industry of Yemeni traditional Qamaria window at risk

War puts industry of Yemeni traditional Qamaria window at risk
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 9:42:53

Israeli PM Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 20:23:41

Israeli PM seeks immunity in graft cases

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would ask the parliament to grant him immunity from prosecution in three corruption cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/2 9:51:41

More protests at US Embassy

Hundreds of Iraqi militiamen and their supporters hurled stones at the US Embassy in Baghdad for a second day on Wednesday and security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive them away.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/1 21:43:41

US to deploy troops to Mid-East after embassy attack

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States will deploy about 750 troops immediately to the Middle East, a move taken hours after demonstrators stormed the US Embassy in Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/1 11:05:49

Trump blames Iran for demonstrators storming US Embassy in Baghdad

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed Iran after furious Iraqi demonstrators mourning those killed in an earlier American attack in Iraq stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/1 11:19:48

US ambassador to Iraq, embassy staff evacuated from embassy

US ambassador to Iraq and diplomatic staff evacuated from the embassy in Bagdad following protests outside embassy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/31 18:26:03

Dense fog blankets NW Pakistan's Peshawar

Vehicles move on a road in dense fog in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, on Dec. 30, 2019. Dense fog blanketed different cities of Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, disrupting air and road traffic. (Photo by Umar Qayyum/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/31 17:40:28

Taliban say 'no cease-fire plans' for Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any cease-fire in ­Afghanistan after rumors swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/30 23:08:06

US strikes on pro-Iran group in Iraq kill 25

US airstrikes against a pro-Iran group in Iraq killed at least 25 fighters, a paramilitary umbrella said Monday, triggering anger in a country caught up in mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/12/30 23:08:05