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Anti-US chants as Iraqis mourn commanders killed a year ago

Anti-US chants as Iraqis mourn commanders killed a year ago

Thousands of Iraqi mourners chanted “revenge” and “no to America” yesterday, one year after a US drone strike killed Iran’s revered commander Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Guards vow response to ‘any action’ amid US tensions

Guards vow response to ‘any action’ amid US tensions

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami vowed yesterday to respond to any “action the enemy takes”, as he visited a strategic Gulf island amid rising tensions with the US.

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Five women were killed when a projectile exploded at a New Year's Day wedding party in Yemen's Red Sea city of Hodeida, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

Iran commander vows ‘resistance’ a year after Gen Soleimani killing

Iran commander vows ‘resistance’ a year after Gen Soleimani killing

The US killing of top general Qassem Soleimani will not deter Iranian resistance, a senior commander said yesterday as tensions mounted in the build-up to the first anniversary of the drone strike.

Iran allocates $150,000 for families of victims of Ukraine plane crash

Iran allocates $150,000 for families of victims of Ukraine plane crash

Iran's cabinet on Wednesday allocated $150,000 for the families of each of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian plane shot down in Iranian airspace in January, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Yemen airport blasts kill 26 as government plane arrives

Yemen airport blasts kill 26 as government plane arrives

At least 26 people were killed Wednesday as explosions rocked Yemen's Aden airport moments after a new unity government flew in.

Iran launches clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine

Iran launches clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine

Iran launched yesterday the first phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine developed in the Islamic Republic, the region’s country hardest hit by the pandemic, state television reported.

Drainage works unearth Roman baths in heart of Jordan's capital

Drainage works unearth Roman baths in heart of Jordan's capital

The discovery of the ruins of old Roman baths during the construction of a major drainage system in the heart of Jordan's capital has posed a dilemma

Lebanon secures Covid vaccines for 20% of its citizens

Lebanon secures Covid vaccines for 20% of its citizens

Lebanon has secured about 2mn doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, which will cover 20% of the country’s nationals, the health minister said yesterday.

Kuwait won't extend suspension of flights

Kuwait won't extend suspension of flights

Kuwait will not extend its decision to suspend flights beyond Jan 1 and will open its land and sea borders the next day, the cabinet said in a statement Monday.

Hundreds of Syrians flee camp in Lebanon after tents torched

Hundreds of Syrians flee camp in Lebanon after tents torched

Hundreds of Syrian refugees fled their makeshift camp in north Lebanon after their tents were torched when fighting broke out between local youths and camp residents, aid officials said yesterday.

Hundreds of Syrians flee camp in Lebanon after tents torched

Hundreds of Syrians flee camp in Lebanon after tents torched

Hundreds of Syrian refugees fled their makeshift camp in north Lebanon after their tents were torched when fighting broke out between local youths and camp residents, aid officials said yesterday.

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