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Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day


People watch an audio-visual show on the Old City walls of Jerusalem, on May 21, 2017. The audio-visual show on Sunday was part of Israel's celebration of Jerusalem Day, marking the "reunification" of the city after Israel seized the Arab eastern part of the city during the 1967 Mideast War.

Iran condemns new US missile sanctions


Iran criticised new US sanctions on its missile programme on Thursday, saying they would undermine a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

IS violent attack on central Syrian village kills 53


At least 53 people were killed when the Islamic State (IS) group attacked a village in the central province of Hama on Thursday morning, a monitor group reported.

Iran woos foreign firms to develop railway projects


An international railway exhibition kicked off in Iran's capital Tehran on Monday.Iran's 5th International Rail Transportation Exhibition opened at Tehran's Permanent International Fairgrounds.

Death toll hits 112 in blast against Syrian Shiite evacuees


The death toll of the bombing that rocked the convoy of Shiite evacuees in northern Syria rose to 112, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor group reported on Sunday.

Turkey voted "Yes" for constitutional amendment according to unofficial results


Turkey on Sunday voted "yes" with a narrow lead for the country's key referendum, which will shift the parliamentary system to an executive presidency and grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more authority, according to unofficial results.

Russia seeks UN probe into gas attack in Syria


Russian president Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow would demand a U.N. investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria as it expected new provocations with toxic agents in the war-torn Middle East country.

Iraqi forces retake government HQ, museum in Mosul


Iraqi forces said Tuesday they had seized the main government offices in Mosul and its famed museum as they made steady progress in their battle to retake the city's west from jihadists.

Over 40,000 displaced from Mosul in a week as Iraqi forces near old city


More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the last week from the Iraqi city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces launched a fresh push towards the Islamic State-held old city center on Sunday and closed in on the main government complex.

Total number of displaced people in Iraq's Mosul exceeds 200,000 mark


As of Sunday, a total of 206,520 individuals have been forced into displacement as a result of the ongoing Mosul operations which began on Oct.17, 2016, a tracking system developed by the International Organization for Migrants (IOM) showed.