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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Pope Francis expresses his support for victims of US 'predator' priests
Rasa - Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has voiced his support for the victims of "predator" priests in the United States amid mounting accusations of cover-up and leniency.
8/17/2018 11:21:04 PM
Israel Demolishes Palestinian Flats in Jerusalem
Rasa - Israeli bulldozers demolished a residential building in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem.
8/17/2018 11:18:49 PM
Senior Cleric Calls on Iranian Gov't to Expedite Implementation of Resistance Economy
Rasa - Tehran's provincial Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard underlined the importance of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's insistence that the government should do its best to meet the resistance economy objectives.
8/17/2018 11:16:58 PM
Senior Saudi cleric taken away for ‘secret trial’
Rasa - A hugely-popular Saudi Sunni cleric, who has been imprisoned since last year for critiquing the kingdom’s policies, is reportedly taken away to attend a “secret trial.”
8/17/2018 11:03:59 PM
Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over sexual abuse by US priests
Rasa - RasaThe Vatican has expressed “shame and sorrow” over the sexual abuse of at least 1,000 children by more than 300 Catholic priests in the US state of Pennsylvania, and has said Pope Francis is “on the side” of survivors.
8/17/2018 11:01:58 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Imposes Full Control over Quneitra Province
Rasa - The Damascus army seized full control of Quneitra by entering the terrorists' last strongholds in the province.
8/17/2018 10:59:25 PM
PA: Israel's new expansion plan ‘declaration of war’
Rasa - The Palestinian Authority (PA) has reacted strongly to a recent approval by Israeli authorities to build 20,000 new settler units in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds.
8/17/2018 10:54:07 PM
General-Secretary of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly:
Negotiations with the US, like JPCOA, a ‘defeated plan’
Rasa – Emphasizing that the negotiations with the United States, such as in regard to the JCPOA, were a rejected and defeated plan, Hujjat al-Islam Akhtari said, “Negotiating with the United States demonstrates that some people who insist on this are deceptive and negligent.”
8/16/2018 8:52:46 PM
Iran Condemns Suicide Attack in Kabul
Rasa - The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the Wednesday evening terrorist attack that struck a Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital city of Kabul, killing tens of people.
8/16/2018 8:49:59 PM
US lying about efforts to improve Gaza situation: Abbas
Rasa - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out at the US for its dishonesty regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza, saying American statesmen are lying when they talk of plans to address the crisis in the Israeli-blockaded territory.
8/16/2018 8:48:32 PM
Israel to Build 20,000 New Housing Units in Occupied Jerusalem
Rasa - Israeli municipal authorities declared on Wednesday evening plans to build 20,000 new settlement units in occupied Jerusalem.
8/16/2018 8:46:34 PM
US clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform sexual assault laws
Rasa The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by US Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases.
8/16/2018 8:45:10 PM
New details emerge of Israel’s arrest of Palestinian journalist
Rasa - Palestinian journalist Ali Dar Ali, who was recently detained by the Israeli military, had captured and shared live videos that showed the regime’s forces mapping a Palestinian’s house before demolishing it, according to new details.
8/16/2018 8:41:52 PM
300 news outlets join anti-Trump media movement
Rasa - More than 300 news publications across the United States have joined a freedom of press movement against President Donald Trump, pledging to run Thursday editorials rebuking his relentless attacks on the press.
8/16/2018 8:39:38 PM
New child killing in Yemen ‘disgrace to Saudi, US’
Rasa - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says a recent deadly strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the northwestern Sa’ada Province, which massacred dozens of children, is a disgrace to the Riyadh regime and the US, the main arms supplier to the kingdom.
8/16/2018 8:36:54 PM
Rights group:
Israel whitewashing deadly 2014 attack on Gaza
Rasa - A leading human rights group has accused Israel of ignoring and covering up criminal activity in its investigations after the Tel Aviv regime clears its troops of any wrongdoing in an attack that claimed the lives of scores of Palestinians during the devastating 2014 Gaza war.
8/16/2018 8:34:27 PM
Syria in Past 24 Hours:
Army Preparing for Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operation in Aleppo
Rasa - The Syrian army dispatched several military convoys to the Northern province of Aleppo, preparing for a major operation to restore more security to Aleppo city, a media outlet reported on Wednesday.
8/16/2018 8:31:27 PM
UN experts call for release of top Bahraini campaigner Nabeel Rajab
Rasa - UN human rights experts say Bahrain's detention of prominent opposition figure and leading pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression.
8/16/2018 8:29:05 PM
48 killed in bomb explosion in Shia neighborhood of Afghan capital
Rasa - Nearly 50 people have been killed in a bomb attack in front of an educational center in a mainly Shia Muslim area of western Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
8/16/2018 8:22:01 PM
Slaughtering School Kids in Yemen: Geneva Conventions Say US Is Complicit
Rasa - The United States army supported a Saudi airstrike that hit a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, Northern Yemen On August 9.
8/16/2018 8:19:15 PM