Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Iran denies UAE claim of interference in Yemen
Rasa - Iran has dismissed as baseless claims by the United Arab Emirates that the Islamic Republic is involved in deepening the ongoing conflict in Yemen, stressing that the Saudi-led coalition, which includes the UAE, is accountable for the worsening situation in war-torn Yemen.
3/1/2017 8:15:35 PM
Battle for Mosul Day 135:
ISIL Commanders Fleeing Mosul
Rasa - The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIL militants continued on Wednesday with Iraqi sources making more advances inside and around the city, and the Iraqi Police Commander General Shaker Jawdat saying the ISIL has started its final collapse in Mosul as the terrorist group's commanders are escaping the city in numbers.
3/1/2017 8:12:56 PM
US urges UN rights council's to end 'obsession' with Israel
Rasa - The United States says it is considering ending its participation in the UN Human Rights Council over the inter-governmental body’s "obsession" with Israel.
3/1/2017 8:07:07 PM
Israeli Army Detains 14 Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners, in West Bank Raids
Rasa - Israeli Army detained 14 Palestinians, including eight former prisoners, in raids across the West Bank districts, Palestinian security sources on Wednesday.
3/1/2017 8:01:54 PM
Study says Islam to replace Christianity as most popular religion after 2050
Rasa - Islam will replace Christianity as the most popular religion in the world after 2050, says a study conducted by Pew Research Center.
3/1/2017 7:55:12 PM
ISIL Threatens China with Attacks in New Video
Rasa - ISIL released a new video that runs for 30 minutes that shows the terrorist group threatening China with attacks, by showing daily life of Chinese militants in areas the group controls.
3/1/2017 7:37:13 PM
Bahraini Opposition:
Any Move against Sheikh Qassim to Have Serious Consequences
Rasa - The deputy secretary general of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Bahrain’s main opposition group, warned the ruling Al Khalifa regime that any steps against Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s top Shiite cleric, will have serious consequences.
3/1/2017 7:31:50 PM
Arab Media:
Differences Soaring between S. Arabia, UAE over Yemen
Rasa - A leading Arab daily underlined widening gaps between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the threshold of the third year of war against Yemen.
3/1/2017 7:07:47 PM
'Myanmar army seeks to cover up genocide of Rohingya Muslims'
Rasa - The United Nations has on several occasions warned about large-scale violence being committed against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying such acts of violence could amount to crimes against humanity.
3/1/2017 7:04:17 PM
Rouhani Urges Regional States to Stop Destructive Rivalries, Cooperate in Anti-Terrorism Campaign
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on all the regional countries to replace destructive rivalries which further fuel insecurities with cooperation in the campaign against terrorism and Takfiri thoughts.
3/1/2017 6:58:16 PM
Iran to Continue Showing Restraint in Face of Saudi Hostilities
Rasa - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran will continue its policy to exercise self-restraint in the face of tensions created by Riyadh, but if the Arab kingdom is unwilling to reduce the tensions, Iran’s efforts will get nowhere.
3/1/2017 6:46:40 PM
Suspected German Salafist Used to Be Muslim-Bashing Nazi
Rasa - German Investigators said an alleged Salafist militant, recently arrested in the country for plotting a terrorist strike, reportedly has a neo-Nazi past, something experts say is more common than some may imagine.
3/1/2017 6:42:27 PM
US officials:
Trump to remove Iraq from Muslim ban
Rasa - US President Donald Trump plans to remove Iraq’s name from the list of the Muslim countries included in his controversial entry ban, American officials say.
3/1/2017 6:25:35 PM
Terrorists outside Iraq within 'Our Reach'
Rasa - Iraq Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stressed that the Iraqi forces can strike the terrorists outside the country’s border, saying that a mortal blow will be dealt to the terrorist group of ISIL.
3/1/2017 6:20:51 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Inches Closer to Ancient Palmyra City
Rasa - The Syrian army and popular forces continued military advances against ISIL in the Eastern parts of Homs province, and narrowed down their distance from the strategic city of Palmyra in the last 24 hours.
3/1/2017 6:14:25 PM
Iran official:
Takfirism, xenophobia present enormous challenge to world
Rasa - A senior Iranian official has warned against the emergence of radical and xenophobic groups across the globe, warning that they pose a significant challenge to the realization of human rights.
3/1/2017 6:05:17 PM
Hujjat al-Islam Khalili:
Adil al-Jubayr ‘the US’ spokesman in the Middle East’
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Khalili described the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs as the official spokesperson for the United States in the Middle East.
3/1/2017 10:18:55 AM
Senior Hezbollah Official:
Hezbollah is much stronger compared to 2006
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Qawouq said that compared to Hezbollah’s position after the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, its power increased in such a way that Israel has become terrified of its growing military power.
3/1/2017 10:17:54 AM
Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli:
‘US doomed to collapse’
Rasa – “The US is doomed to collapse someday as the former Soviet Union did.”
3/1/2017 8:08:36 AM
President Rouhani:
Close Ties with Neighbors Important to Iran
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the country’s determination to boost relations with neighboring states, saying cooperation with neighbors is necessary for development of the country.
2/28/2017 11:38:20 PM