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Middle East

Iran condemns Israeli assault on Palestinian journalist’s funeral procession

The secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Headquarters has condemned Israel’s vicious attack on participants in the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Lebanon votes in first election since economic collapse

Polls opened on Sunday in Lebanon’s first election since the country’s economic collapse, a test of whether Hezbollah and its allies can preserve their parliamentary majority amid soaring poverty and anger at ruling parties.

Saudi Arabia executes two Shia youths

Saudi authorities have executed two young men from the Shia-populated Qatif region over trumped-up allegations of involvement in terrorist activities.

Mohamed bin Al Zayed elected new UAE president

Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, was elected by the Federal Supreme Council as the President of the United Arab Emirates, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

UNSC condemns Israel killing of Al Jazeera reporter

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the Israeli killing of Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to diplomats.

5 killed In Israeli raid on Syria

Israel carried out fresh airstrikes on Syria’s northwestern province of Hama late on Friday, killing at least five people, including a civilian, according to Syrian media.

Qatari emir thanks Iran for “warm hospitality”

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has thanked Iran for its hospitality during his visit to Tehran.

Hamas hails Iraqi parliament for criminalizing normalization with Israel

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has thanked Iraq after its parliament criminalized any effort to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.

Yemen deputy defense chief says they possess sophisticated weapons

Yemen’s Deputy Defense Minister General Ali al-Kohlani says his country has some sophisticated weapons that he is not allowed to reveal. Kohlaniw was speaking with Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Iraqi MPs draft bill to criminalize normalization with Zionist regime

Iraqi lawmakers have approved a draft bill banning any normalization of ties with the Zionist regime.

Raisi: Foreign interference undermines regional security

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says any foreign interference in the region would be detrimental to its security.

Israel reverses assertion Palestinian fire killed Al Jazeera journalist

Israel’s military chief has walked back assertions made earlier that Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh may have been killed by stray bullets fired by Palestinian forces.

Iran says ceasefire unique chance for resolving Yemen crisis

An aid to Iran’s foreign minister says the ongoing UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen is a unique opportunity to politically resolve the Yemeni crisis.

Israeli troops kill Al Jazeera journalist in West Bank

Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed.

Iran FM: Turkey’s dam construction activities unacceptable

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Iran considers “unacceptable” Turkey’s moves in the area of dam construction, which have created problems for the people of Iran and beyond in the region.

Nasrallah denounces calls for disarmament of Hezbollah

The secretary-general of Lebanon's Hezbollah has denounced calls by some political parties for the disarmament of the resistance movement in the run-up to next week’s parliamentary elections. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed the demand comes amid those parties' utter disregard for the worsening economic crisis in the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei hails Syria’s resistance, victory in war

The leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has hailed the Syrian government and people’s resistance and their victory in an international war waged against the country.

Syria’s Assad visits Iran, meets with Leader, president

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has traveled to Iran and met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.

Saudi king admitted to hospital for ‘examinations’

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to hospital for unspecified medical tests, state media reported Sunday.

Qatari emir set to visit Iran for follow-up on recent agreements

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is set to pay a visit to Iran for talks with senior officials on a variety of bilateral and regional topics, including follow-up on recently-inked agreements between the two countries.

Khatibzadeh: Normalization with Israel encouraging violence

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the normalization of relations with the Israeli apartheid regime is one of the factors that encourage and intensify violence by Zionists in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Pro- Intifada body: World must take stand against Israel’s desecration of al-Aqsa

The Secretariat of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada has sharply condemned Israel’s sacrilegious acts of aggression against al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied al-Quds, urging the world community to take a stand against the regime’s crimes.

Three killed in stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

Israeli medics say at least three people were killed in a stabbing attack near Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

Sandstorm in Iraq sends over 1,000 to hospital

More than 1,000 Iraqis were rushed to hospital with respiratory ailments on Thursday due to a sandstorm hitting half a dozen provinces.

Israeli settlers, army troops storm al-Aqsa Mosque

Hundreds of Israeli settlers, accompanied by army troops, stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday.

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