Middle East Archive

Russian attacks continue hitting civilians in Syria’s Idl

Local sources reported that Russian warplanes and regime forces target Syrian villages in the de-escalation zone, killed four civilians. Four civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes in the de-escalation zone in northern Syria, local sources said on Wednesday. VILLAGES WERE SHELLED IN THE REGION

Assad regime attacks kill 20 civilians in Idlib

Images revealed that bombs exploded inside one of the school gardens. At least 20 people were killed when Syrian regime attacks hit Idlib, northwestern Syria, a local civil defense group said on Tuesday. SEVERAL INJURED WERE REPORTED The Assad regime forces carried out bomb

Iranian police seizes 5.5 million protective masks

The Middle East country reported 16 deaths from the virus, with 95 confirmed cases so far. Iranian police seized more than 5.5 million protective masks hoarded by black marketeers in Tehran in recent days, according to the country’s IRNA news agency. THREE SUSPECTS WERE

Death toll rises to 50 in Iran, lawmaker says

Earlier on Monday, Iran’s state television announced that the death toll from the virus in the country rose to 12 with 47 confirmed cases. At least 50 people died of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran’s northern city of Qom over the past two weeks,

Italy cancels Venice Carnival amid coronavirus outbreak

Italy decided to ban Venice’s famed carnival events as the country races to contain coronavirus. The last two days of the Venice Carnival, which draws tourists from around the world, have been canceled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, the head of the Veneto

Iraq closes Iran border amid virus outbreak

Imports from Iran will continue to be allowed entry at the border crossings. Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq’s state news agency said on Thursday. The decision came after Iraqi Airways suspended

Iranians go to the polls to elect new parliament

Iran’s supreme leader urges citizens to head to polling stations amid fears of low voter turnout. Elections for Iran’s 290-member parliament started on Friday morning amid expectations of low voter turnout. 58 MILLION VOTERS WILL DETERMINE NEW PARLIAMENT A total of 55,000 polling stations

Turkish Defense Minister urges Assad regime to comply with cease-fire

Hulusi Akar stressed that Turkey’s stance on the Idlib issue “has not changed” and it has been fulfilling its responsibilities on the matter. Turkey wants the Syrian regime’s compliance with a cease-fire in northwestern Idlib province, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said in an

Israel confirms first coronavirus infection case

According to the officials, the first case was detected in a cruise passenger returning to Israel from Japan. Israel on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, the Israel Broadcasting Authority said. The case was confirmed in “a woman who was returned with ten other citizens

Coronavirus death toll reaches to 5 in Iran

Iranian officials said on Friday that 13 more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China. The death toll from new coronavirus in Iran has risen to five, according to a statement released by Iran’s Health Ministry on Friday.