17 September 2014 23:48
The timely presence and action of the Iranian Navy's 31st Flotilla thwarted an attack by eight pirate speed boats, equipped with various light and semi-heavy weapons, on a Chinese container-carrier ship in the waters of the Gulf of Aden, and forced the pirates to flee the scene.
The Chinese ship was traveling en route from Singapore to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, before...
17 September 2014 23:47
There is no plan for a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced on Wednesday.
"The president will embark on this visit and the itinerary of the visit will be announced...
17 September 2014 23:45
Saudi Arabia's labour department said that the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom was estimated to be 968,000 at the end of 2013, representing about 40 per cent of the total Arab expatriate workforce in Saudi Arabia, according to Anadolu news agency.
The news agency cited a press release issued by the Saudi ministry on Tuesday, which revealed that the...
17 September 2014 23:41
A poll conducted after Israel's latest military operation in Gaza has shown that nearly half of the respondents expected Palestinian reconciliation to fail, despite 87.6% assessing the degree of unity among Palestinian factions to be "good" during the offensive.
It also found that out of the 82.5% of respondents that said they would participate in a presidential election, marginally more would...
17 September 2014 23:40
Head of the Popular Committee against the Siege Jamal Al-Khodari has described living conditions in the Gaza Strip as "disastrous" after the latest Israeli war.
In a briefed press release, Al-Khodari said that more than 90 per cent of Palestinians in Gaza live under the poverty line because of the sharp increase of unemployment rates.
"Displaced Gazans, who live in shelters, experience...
17 September 2014 23:39
Member of Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub yesterday said that the Palestinian Authority leadership is going for the UN to seek a timeline for ending the Israeli occupation.
Speaking to Palestine TV, Rajoub said: "The official position of the leadership is to go to the UN to call for a timeline for ending the Israeli occupation. Then for negotiations to be...
17 September 2014 23:37
The Palestinian ministry of education said that 538 educational institutions sustained total damage of more than 33 million dollars during the last Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
This came in a detailed report released by the general directorate of buildings and projects at the ministry.
The report provides information on the financial losses that were inflicted on the educational sector during...
17 September 2014 23:36
Four Palestinian children were killed during the first half of September while dozens were injured and detained in Gaza Strip and occupied Jerusalem, Palestinian official sources said Tuesday.
Palestinian Information Ministry said in a new report that the Israeli occupation forces have escalated attacks against Palestinian children, leaving dozens of them either killed, or detained, or injured.
In early September, the...
17 September 2014 23:35
Syrian army units killed on Wednesday scores of terrorists of different organizations including the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) during operations that targeted their dens in several areas across the country, state-run SANA news agency reported.
In Deir Ezzor city, an army unit destroyed a den of ISIL gunmen in al-Jbeileh neighborhood, killing or injuring all of...
17 September 2014 23:34
Three civilians were killed and twenty-three others were injured by terrorists’ mortar shells that targeted several provinces on Wednesday, state-run SANA news agency reported.
A civilian was killed and four others were injured in terrorist mortar attacks which targeted residential neighborhoods in Damascus city.
SANA reporter quoted a Damascus Police Command source as saying that a mortar round fired by terrorists fell...
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