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UN nuclear chief arrives in Iran

The head of the UN's atomic watchdog arrived in Iran on Monday, state media reported, for a visit aimed at improving cooperation on the Islamic republic's nuclear activities.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/25 16:58:41

Israelis protest sexual violence

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated and observed a symbolic work stoppage on Sunday to denounce sexual violence against women following the alleged gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl in a Red Sea resort.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/24 15:43:40

Red Crescent retrieves 22 bodies off Libya coast

The Libyan Red Crescent retrieved the bodies of 22 migrants off the coastal town of Zwara on Sunday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/24 15:33:41

Iran reveals details from crashed Ukrainian plane's black boxes analysis

Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization revealed on Sunday details of Iran's final report on the crash of Ukrainian passenger plane PS752 that occurred near Tehran in January, official news agency IRNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 10:57:22

IAEA head to conduct first visit to Iran amid Washington's sanctions threat

The head of the UN atomic watchdog will go to Tehran on Monday for meetings with senior Iranian officials aimed at improving cooperation on Iran's nuclear activities, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/23 16:53:42

Lebanon downs Israeli drone

The Iran-backed Hezbollah said on Saturday that it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew over the Lebanese border.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/23 15:13:41

General killed by 'explosive device'

A Russian major general was killed and two servicemen wounded when an improvised explosive device went off near a Russian convoy in eastern Syria on Tuesday, news agencies quoted the defense ministry as saying.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/19 15:53:43

Israeli, German fighter pilots honor Nazi victims

Israeli and German fighter pilots on Tuesday carried out their first joint military exercises in Germany, honoring Holocaust victims and the 11 Israelis slain at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/19 15:53:40

Gaza's only power plant shuts down due to fuel shortage

A Palestinian official in the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company announced on Tuesday that the only power station in the Gaza Strip has completely stopped operation due to fuel shortage.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 11:56:05

China donates medical equipment to Syria's children hospital

The Chinese embassy has donated medical equipment to the University Children Hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 11:01:46

High-tech farmers plant seeds of green revolution in Dubai

An ultra-modern vertical farm in the middle of the desert stands as a testament to Dubai's determination to spark a “green revolution” to overcome its dependence on food imports. Al-Badia market garden farm produces an array of vegetable crops in multi-storey format, carefully controlling light and irrigation as well as recycling 90 percent of the water it uses.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 17:38:41

Pakistani army chief visits Saudi Arabia to revive ties strained over Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief met with senior Saudi Arabian officials in Riyadh on Monday in an effort to ease a row between the two countries over policy toward the disputed region of Kashmir.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/18 16:58:41

Lebanon's hospitals overflowing

Lebanon's health minister warned Monday that hospitals are reaching maximum capacity to treat novel coronavirus patients after the deadly Beirut blast overwhelmed clinics and triggered a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:13:40

Palestinian killed in East Jerusalem after stabbing an Israeli police officer: sources

The Israeli police shot dead on Monday a Palestinian young man in the old city in East Jerusalem after he stabbed an Israeli police officer and wounded him, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/18 11:10:36

Syria, Iran highlight rapid development of strategic ties amid challenges

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and visiting Ali Asghar Khaji, senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, highlighted on Monday the rapid development in the strategic relations between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/18 10:42:01

Macron urges new talks in Middle East after phone call with Abbas

French President Emmanuel Macron urged fresh Middle East peace talks after Israel and the UAE agreed to normalize ties in a move praised by many Western governments, including Paris, but unanimously denounced by the Palestinians.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/17 16:43:41

Trump vows Iran 'snapback'

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to use a controversial technique to unilaterally reinstate UN sanctions on Tehran, a move with huge repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/17 16:38:41

Saudi appoints 10 women in senior mosque roles

Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women in senior roles at Islam's two holiest sites, authorities said Sunday, as the conservative petrostate seeks to boost female employment.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/17 15:33:40