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  • 2 killed, 241 wounded in Iran quake

    Date: 2018-08-26 06:53:06 GMT - Iran - Middle East - SN:10 - ID:7547356

    TEHRAN, Aug 26 (MENA) - Hundreds of people have been injured and at least two have died after a powerful 5.9 earthquake struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq, Fars news agency reported. The quake struck some 31 kilometers from Javanrud, ....

  • Israel arrests two Palestinian fishermen north of Gaza

    Date: 2018-08-26 06:49:58 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:9 - ID:7547306

    GAZA CITY, Aug 26 (MENA) - Israeli naval forces arrested two Palestinian fishermen in the sea, north of the Gaza Strip. In statements on Sunday, Nizar Ayash, the Palestinian fishermen's union chief, said Israeli forces seized the two fishermen ....

  • Ashrawy: US decision cutting aid to Palestinians irresponsible

    Date: 2018-08-25 10:54:58 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:19 - ID:7546438

    RAMALLAH, Aug 25 (MENA) - Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Hanan Ashrawy on Saturday described as irresponsible and immoral a US decision cutting 200 million dollars from Palestinian aid. In press ....

  • Carter: In Syria, an ugly peace is better than more war

    Date: 2018-08-24 22:56:41 GMT - USA - Middle East - SN:68 - ID:7546178

    WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (MENA) - Former US president Jimmy thinks that even an imperfect or ugly peace in Syria is better than ongoing violence. "The alternative is a failed state for decades ahead in the heart of the Middle East," Carter said in a ....

  • US yanks $200 mln in economic aid from Gaza, West Bank

    Date: 2018-08-24 22:14:24 GMT - USA - Middle East - SN:67 - ID:7546173

    WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (MENA) - The Trump administration will revoke more than $200 million in economic aid for the West Bank and Gaza, US Today quoted the US State Department as saying on Friday. The move came after a State Department review ....

  • 189 Palestinians injured in Gaza border protests

    Date: 2018-08-24 18:57:45 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:59 - ID:7546067

    GAZA CITY, Aug 24 (MENA) - At least 189 Palestinians were injured or suffered teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces attacked Great March of Return protests at the Gaza Strip-Israel border, WAFA news agency quoted the Palestinian Ministry of ....

  • Putin, Erdogan to meet soon, says Russian FM

    Date: 2018-08-24 11:58:15 GMT - Russia - Middle East - SN:22 - ID:7545649

    MOSCOW, Aug 24 (MENA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will meet soon at the Astana-format summit in Iran, TASS news agency quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying at a meeting with his ....

  • Russia, Israel discuss Palestinian-Israeli settlement

    Date: 2018-08-23 22:39:58 GMT - Russia - Middle East - SN:60 - ID:7545087

    MOSCOW, Aug 23 (MENA) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Israeli ambassador to Russia Gary Koren to discuss the latest Middle East developments, the ....

  • Lavrov, Pompeo discuss situation in Syria — Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2018-08-23 22:28:42 GMT - Russia - Middle East - SN:59 - ID:7545033

    MOSCOW, August 23 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed over the phone the situation in Syria and the schedule of upcoming contacts, TASS news agency reported. "While exchanging views ....

  • British woman released from jail in Iran for three-day family reunion

    Date: 2018-08-23 16:25:29 GMT - United Kingdom - Middle East - SN:40 - ID:7544969

    LONDON, Aug 23 (MENA) – British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from prison in Iran, her family has said, the Independent reported on Thursday. The 39-year-old was released from jail in Tehran on a ....

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