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Israel OKs hundreds of new settler units in al-Quds

Israeli authorities have approved plans for the construction of more than a thousand new settler units in al-Quds in flagrant defiance of the international outcry against Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement expansion and land grab policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Azerbaijan not responding to proposal to probe embassy attack”

Nour News, an Iranian media outlet affiliated with the country's Supreme National Security Council, says the Republic of Azerbaijan has not responded to a proposal from the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in a probe into the recent attack on the Azeri embassy in Tehran.

Turkey summons envoys of 9 western countries over security alerts

Ankara summoned ambassadors of nine Western countries including the United States on Thursday, slamming their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts following Quran-burning incidents in Europe.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 345

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

US imposes visa restrictions on Taliban officials

The US has announced additional visa restrictions on the Taliban regime in response to thei bans on women's rights in Afghanistan.

Coronavirus infects over 80 people in Iran, 1 killed

The Iranian Health Ministry figures on Thursday showed that more than 80 people had tested positive for the Coronavirus over the past 24 hours. The deadly disease has also killed 1 patient during the period.

Israel carries out air raids on Gaza Strip

The Israeli military has launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip as fears continue over escalating violence across the Palestinian occupied territories.

Report: Saudi Arabia executions rate almost doubled under MbS, King Salman

The rate of executions in Saudi Arabia since King Salman and his son Mohammed bin Salman came to power in 2015 has almost doubled annually, according to a new report.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 344

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iran Covid: Over 110 infections, 2 dead

The Iranian health ministry announced on Wednesday that more than 110 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 2 patients have passed away in the same period of time.

Report reveals Bush ordered CIA to find replacement for Yasser Arafat

Former US President George W Bush had ordered the CIA to search for a replacement for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the escalation of the second Intifada in 2001, recently released British documents has revealed.

Turkish base in northern Iraq comes under rocket attacks

Unidentified attackers fired eight rockets at a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, the Counter-Terrorism Group, a security organisation in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, has announced.

Saudi Arabia overtakes India as world’s fastest growing major economy

Saudi Arabia has topped India as the fastest growing major economy in the world, with its non-oil sector growing at the fastest rate in more than one year.

Iran President says riots, sanctions two sides of same coin

President Ebrahim Raisi has said Iran's enemies plotted the recent riots across the country out of outrage at the failure of their sanctions in impeding Tehran's progress in different fields.

US slams Israeli settlements but stresses Washington’s support for Tel Aviv

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has criticized Israeli policies, including settlement expansion and home demolitions, as detrimental to the two-state solution. Still, at a news conference at the end of his trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, he reasserted Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to Israel.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 343

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iran warns US against triggering war

Iran's Permanent Mission to the UN has warned that American military action against Tehran would risk starting an open-ended war. There has been speculation surrounding Washington’s possible involvement in a recent failed drone strike on an Iranian military workshop in Isfahan.

Russia says decided to involve Iran in discussions among Moscow, Ankara and Damascus

There is a principle agreement to engage Iran in the trilateral discussions among Russia, Turkey and Syria over the situation in the Middle Eastern Arab country, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Pakistan says Iran has asked for $18bn in compensation over gas pipeline project

Tehran has asked Islamabad to construct a portion of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gasline project on its territory till February-March 2024, or be ready to pay a penalty of $18 billion, a Pakistani official has said.

Ayatollah Khamenei pays tribute to late Imam Khomeini

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on the eve of the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, paid tribute to the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini.

Ukraine responds to Iran over failed drone strike

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has accused Tehran of “supporting aggression”, claiming that the reported blast at a military industrial facility in Isfahan was “legitimate punishment.”

Ukraine admits cannot defend against Iranian ballistic missiles

Should Russia obtain Iranian ballistic missiles for use in its war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Air Force has warned that it does not have the means to defend against them.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 342

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iran reports coronavirus zero deaths in 24 hours

The death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic in Iran stayed unchanged at 144,744 with another zero deaths over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian man in Hebron

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry confirmed.

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