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Friday, June 22, 2018
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UN Envoy:
Next Gaza War Will Be ‘More Destructive’
Rasa - UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned that ongoing tension along the Gaza border could escalate into a "destructive" military conflict.
6/14/2018 10:04:00 PM
‘Millions of Lives at Risk’: Humanitarian Groups Urge Saudi-Led Coalition to Spare Yemeni Civilians
Rasa - Humanitarian agencies warned that halting operations at the crucial Hudaydah port would have an enormous impact on people all across Yemen, urging the warring parties to spare innocent lives in their battle for the Red Sea city.
6/14/2018 9:59:00 PM
HRW:
Israel's Use of Lethal Force 'Could Amount to War Crimes'
Rasa - Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced on Wednesday that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza Strip border in recent weeks could amount to war crimes.
6/14/2018 9:53:00 PM
Muslims around World Prepare for Eid Al-Fitr
Rasa- Muslims around the world are preparing to observe the Eid al-Fitr feast after the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday.
6/14/2018 9:48:00 PM
Representative of West Azerbaijan Province in the Assembly of Experts:
Implementation of the Resistance Economy will insure Iran against enemies’ sanctions
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Asgar Dirbaz said that the Resistance Economy is insuring Iran against the pressures imposed by the enemies, said, “The economic sanctions will lose their effectiveness if we put our focus on using domestic products.”
6/13/2018 11:14:00 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Preempts ISIL's Heavy Offensive in Southeastern Homs
Rasa - The ISIL's heavy attack on government positions in al-Tanf region in Southeastern Homs was preempted by the Syrian Army troops, backed up by the Russian Air Force over the past 24 hours.
6/13/2018 10:51:00 PM
Iraqi Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters inflict losses on Daesh in eastern Syria
Rasa - Fighters from the Iraqi pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have pounded the positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as the militants are seeking to sneak through the border into Iraq.
6/13/2018 10:46:00 PM
Iran’s Top General Hopes for Lasting Peace in Muslim World
Rasa – In messages on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hoped that sustainable peace and calm would prevail in the Muslim world.
6/13/2018 10:42:00 PM
UN to vote on resolution condemning Israeli massacre in Gaza
Rasa - The United Nations General Assembly is to hold a vote on a draft resolution condemning Israel’s brutal crackdown against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than a 100 Palestinians in a little over two months.
6/13/2018 10:39:00 PM
Syrian Army Gives Last Ultimatum to Terrorists to Surrender in Dara'a, Quneitra
Rasa - The Syrian Army gave last ultimatum to the terrorist groups in the Southern provinces of Dara'a and Quneitra on Wednesday to lay down arms and join the reconciliation plan.
6/13/2018 10:34:00 PM
Under Israel pressure, French mayor forced to remove pro-Palestine street sign
Rasa - Under pressure from Tel Aviv, the mayor of a Paris suburb has removed the sign for a street newly renamed “Nakba Lane,” a term used by Palestinians to refer to their forcible eviction by Israel from their homeland in 1948.
6/13/2018 10:28:00 PM
Yemen war:
Saudi-led forces begin assault on Hudaydah
Rasa - Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive against Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in defiance of warnings by the UN and international rights groups against the catastrophic repercussions of such a military action.
6/13/2018 10:21:00 PM
Mosque attacks increase tenfold in Sweden in 2017
Rasa - Mosques in Sweden were attacked a record 38 times in 2017, marking a tenfold increase from the previous year, a recent report showed.
6/13/2018 10:17:00 PM
Iraq's Sairoon, Fatah political parties announce alliance
Rasa - Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and head of the country’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri have announced a political alliance between their parties.
6/13/2018 10:13:00 PM
Turkey slams Netherlands over right-wing pig roast near mosque
Rasa - Turkey's EU Minister Ömer Çelik on Wednesday slammed the Netherlands for granting permission to an anti-Islam group to roast pork in front of a mosque in Rotterdam during iftar (the fast-breaking meal).
6/13/2018 10:09:00 PM
Palestinians Say They Were Severely Beaten During Arrest, Interrogation
Rasa - Three Palestinians, including a 14-year-old minor, reported being severely beaten by Israeli army forces during their arrest and interrogation, according to the Prisoners Affairs Commission.
6/13/2018 10:06:00 PM
Turkish mosque in the Netherlands braces for far-right attack
Rasa - A foundation running a Turkish mosque in Rotterdam asked Muslims not to respond to "provocation" by a Dutch faction of the far-right movement PEGIDA as the latter plans a controversial rally.
6/13/2018 10:00:00 PM