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Assad warns of virus 'catastrophe'

President Bashar al-Assad warned Monday of a “catastrophe” in war-battered Syria if the easing of lockdown measures against coronavirus is mishandled.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/5 22:28:40

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Project identifies location of overwater villas, hotels

The Red Sea Project, one of Saudi Arabia's most ambitious tourism projects, has recently identified the location of its overwater villas and hotels, the Red Sea Development Company said in a press release on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/2 16:01:38

Detained Iranian scientist contracts COVID-19 in US prison

Dr. Sirous Asgari, an Iranian scientist who was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is not freed despite being exonerated in a US sanctions trial contracted COVID19 in US custody, UK media reported.
Source: IRNA | 2020/4/29 20:18:22

Iranians won't forget US maximum pressure at pandemic era: Envoy

Iranian Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Taghi Hosseini said on Wednesday that Iranian people will not forget at a time when their lives were threatened by coronavirus pandemic, the US intensified sanctions rather than ease them.
Source: IRNA | 2020/4/29 20:13:43

Iran media group accuses US of stealing its .com

The Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI), a media group that publishes a series of government-owned newspapers including 'Iran', slammed the United States for "stealing" its .com domain.
Source: IRNA | 2020/4/29 20:09:15

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria: monitor

A fuel truck bomb in a market in northern Syria killed at least 46 people including Turkish-backed rebel fighters on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/29 19:38:41

South Yemen separatists' self-rule declaration rejected

The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday rejected Yemen separatists' declaration of self-rule over the country's south and demanded "an end to any escalatory actions."
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 20:33:41

Chinese medical experts install CT scanner to help tackle COVID-19 in Iraq

A team of Chinese medical experts completed the installation of a CT scanner at a quarantine center in Iraqi capital Baghdad, as part of China's efforts to help Iraq cope with the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 13:53:57

Yemen separatists announce self-rule in south

Yemen's main southern separatist group announced early on Sunday it would establish self-rule in areas under its control, which the Saudi-backed government warned would have “catastrophic consequences.”
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/26 20:23:41

Lockdowns impede public prayers, Afghan peace process

Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdowns with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, while a pushback in some countries has sparked fears of a surge in infections.
Source: Agencies | 2020/4/26 18:08:40

Turkey confirms 3,122 new COVID-19 cases, 104,912 in total

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Friday confirmed 3,122 new COVID-19 cases and 109 more deaths in Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/25 8:19:14

Iran vows to target US warships if security threatened

Iran will target the US military vessels in the Gulf if they threaten Iran's security, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Thursday, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/23 22:43:26

Protests resumed in Lebanon against gov't policies

Lebanese protesters resumed on Wednesday their demonstrations all over the country against the cabinet's policies amid a meeting for the parliament to approve draft laws, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/23 10:33:42

Lebanon's COVID-19 cases rise to 682, death toll at 22

Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Wednesday by five to 682 while death toll increased by one to 22, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/23 10:28:13

Iran announces first military satellite launch amid US tensions

Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country's first military satellite on Wednesday, at a time of fresh tensions with US forces in the Gulf.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/22 19:43:42

Syria reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 42 in total

Three new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian health ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/22 10:22:14

Syria, Iran slam US for upholding economic sanctions despite virus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday slammed their common foe the US for maintaining sanctions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/21 19:13:40

Netanyahu, Gantz to form gov't

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a historic deal Monday with one-time rival parliament speaker Benny Gantz to form a unity government, ending the country's worst-ever political crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/21 19:08:41