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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Israeli parole board orders early release of soldier jailed for fatal shooting
Rasa - The Israeli military says a parole board has granted early release to an imprisoned soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank back in March 2016.
3/19/2018 10:15:50 PM
People Furious at Saudi De Facto Ruler's Visit to Iraq
Rasa - Social media activists and other social groups in Iraq have started showing steadfast opposition to the next month trip by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to their country, calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to withdraw the invitation.
3/19/2018 10:12:00 PM
Dozens of Settlers Storm Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Compound
Rasa - Dozens of Israeli settlers on Sunday forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flash point Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to an Islamic authority responsible for the site.
3/19/2018 10:08:33 PM
Palestinians mark 100th day since Trump 'Nakba' move
Rasa - Thousands of Palestinian refugees hold a protest rally in southern Lebanon to mark the hundredth day since the US president recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel.
3/19/2018 10:00:36 PM
Iran Sees Saudi Arabia as Serious Problem
Rasa - Saudi Arabia's hawkish policies have grasped Iran's attention and now a spokesman in Tehran says his country sees Riyadh as a serious problem in the region despite all the efforts made by the former to restore amicable ties between the two Muslim states.
3/19/2018 9:58:14 PM
Israeli military marketing fake achievements: Hamas
Rasa - The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said on Sunday, March 18, that Israel's military was "marketing fake achievements" to boost morale, hours after the army said it foiled a Hamas bid to rebuild a Gaza tunnel.
3/19/2018 9:28:19 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Repels Terrorists' Attack on Gov't Positions in Sweida
Rasa - The Syrian army soldiers warded off terrorists' attack on their positions in Sweida province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on them.
3/19/2018 9:24:07 PM
Rohingya Muslims reject Myanmar terms of repatriation
Rasa - A local Rohingya leader says members of persecuted Rohingya Muslims holed up in a border "no-man's-land" after fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state will only accept repatriation to their home villages.
3/19/2018 9:20:47 PM
Why West Turns Blind Eye to Terrorist-Besieged Syrian Cities of Fu’ah, Kafriya?
Rasa - Right on the heels of the recent Syrian army’s successes in its anti-terror push in the Eastern Ghouta in the capital’s suburbs, terrorist groups such as al-Nusra Group and Tahrir al-Sham began since last week mortar and rocket attacks on the two Shiite towns of al-Fu’ah and Kafriya in northern Idlib province.
3/18/2018 11:41:53 PM
PNAC: The Neocon Quest for US Hegemony through Regime Change Will Go Nowhere
Rasa - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov couldn’t be more accurate when he said this week US, British and French Special Forces are “directly” engaged in the war on Syria and operating on the ground in the crisis-stricken country.
3/18/2018 11:34:53 PM
US, Britain Are Gutting Yemen for Saudi Arabia, Heading Into Dangerous Waters
Rasa - The US-backed, Saudi-led war of aggression against Yemen has reached the 1,000-day mark, with millions of civilians on the brink of starvation and reeling from indiscriminate airstrikes on schools, hospitals, markets and mosques.
3/18/2018 11:31:02 PM
Grenade attack injures 5 students in Shia district of Afghan capital
Rasa - An attacker has set off a grenade among a group of university students in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, killing himself and wounding five students.
3/18/2018 11:28:24 PM
Rohingya Muslims reject Myanmar terms of repatriation
Rasa - A local Rohingya leader says members of persecuted Rohingya Muslims holed up in a border "no-man's-land" after fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state will only accept repatriation to their home villages.
3/18/2018 11:25:47 PM
Iraq's PMF Denies Arms Backup from US
Rasa - Deputy Chief Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes underlined that his forces have not received any weapons and military equipment from the US-led coalition.
3/18/2018 11:21:52 PM
Insecurity detrimental to all regional countries: Iran's president
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the spread of insecurity and instability in the Middle East will be highly detrimental to all regional countries.
3/18/2018 11:09:50 PM
Saudi Regime Seeking to Interfere in Iraqi Politics: Official
Rasa – An Iraqi official and political figure highlighted reasons behind an upcoming visit to Baghdad by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and said the crown prince plans to interfere in the internal affairs of Iraq as the country heads toward parliamentary elections in May.
3/18/2018 11:06:49 PM
Iraqi forces capture senior Daesh leader near Mosul
Rasa - Iraqi forces have captured a fugitive Daesh ringleader, who used to hold a “prominent” post within the Takfiri terror group.
3/18/2018 11:00:38 PM
Hundreds of Israeli Forces Deployed in Iraq
Rasa - Arab media reports disclosed presence of hundreds of covert Israeli troops in Iraq, saying that they are conducting special terrorist operations in the country.
3/18/2018 10:57:25 PM
Trump rhetoric encourages violence against Muslims in US: Analyst
Rasa - The rhetoric adopted by US President Donald Trump against minorities, especially Muslims, has encouraged violence against followers of that religion, says a human rights activist and researcher in Washington.
3/18/2018 10:54:11 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Terrorists Fail to Prevail over Pro-Damascus Forces' Positions in Idlib Province
Rasa - A heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) was warded off by the pro-government popular forces in the Shiite towns of Fua'a and Kafraya in the Northeastern countryside of Idlib city.
3/18/2018 10:51:45 PM