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Gaza reports first coronavirus death as mosques reopen for Eid al-Fitr

Authorities in the Gaza Strip announced Saturday that a 77-year-old female Covid-19 patient has passed away, becoming the first fatality from the...

Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites in Eid holidays

Iran will reopen religious and cultural sites from Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic has reached its “containment phase”, President Hassan Rouhani said on...

Zarif: Palestinians should not pay for West’s crimes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to West's fear from democracy, saying Palestinians should not have to pay...
eIraq evacuates foreign staff from iraqi oilfield

Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests: sources

Several dozen foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a gas facility in the southern province of Basra, industry sources...

Turkish Airlines extends flight suspension due to virus

Turkish Airlines announced Wednesday that a suspension of domestic and international flights will be extended because of the coronavirus pandemic, Anadolu reports.

UN Middle East peace envoy warns against unilateral action on all sides, as Israel...

The UN’s Middle East peace envoy issued a stern warning on Wednesday against any unilateral action – including an Israeli annexation of...

Palestinian head warns of total break in case of Israel annexation

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has warned that Israeli annexations in the occupied West Bank would spell the end of all security coordination,...

Int’l Congress appeals to UN to implement 4-article resolution on Palestine

International Congress Members of Holy Quds on Wednesday adopted 4-article plan proposed by Iran on Palestine, calling on the United Nations to...

Palestine withdraws from all agreements with Israel and US, says Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced his country will be ceasing all arrangements with Israel and the US in light of Benjamin...

Israeli envoy asks US officials to approve annexations

Israel’s ambassador to the US has reportedly been lobbying members of the Trump administration and Congress to convince them to give a...

Jordan, Palestine ponder joint suspension of Israel agreements

Jordanian and Palestinian officials are considering taking simultaneous action including the suspension of their respective agreements with Israel as a reaction to...

Zarif sends warning letter to UN chief about US threats to Iran oil tankers

Following reports on US government officials' threats to disrupt Iranian fuel tankers heading for Venezuela, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent...

UK-flagged tanker ‘repulses pirate attack’ in Gulf of Aden

Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship's manager Stolt Tankers...

Saudi technology commission holds dialogue session for World Telecommunication day

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the participation of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology...

N. Cyprus: Forest fire breaks out amid high temperature

A forest fire broke out in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)'s coastal city of Girne on Sunday, as heat waves...