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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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New Syrian law bans Muslim clerics from stoking sectarian rift
Rasa - Syria has endorsed a legislation that forbids Muslim preachers from "stoking sectarian strife" as the Arab country's fight against foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups is drawing to a close.
10/15/2018 12:03:00 PM
US President Says Washington Would Be 'Punishing Itself' If It Halts Arms Sales to Riyadh
Rasa - US President Donald Trump stated that Washington would be “punishing itself” if it halted weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, as pressure mounts on him to take action over the suspected murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey.
10/15/2018 11:57:00 AM
Trump 'playing games' over Khashoggi’s disappearance
Rasa - US President Donald Trump is “playing games” with regard to the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, says a political analyst.
10/15/2018 11:46:00 AM
7 Palestinians Martyred by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests
Rasa - Seven Palestinians died and 252 people were injured after being shot by Israeli soldiers along the security fence between Gaza and Israel during violent weekly protests.
10/15/2018 11:35:00 AM
Saudi media calls Khashoggi disappearance ‘conspiracy’
Rasa - Government-backed Saudi Arabian media outlets are trying to portray the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “conspiracy” targeting the kingdom.
10/15/2018 11:24:00 AM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Sends More Soldiers, Military Hardware to Sweida Desert
Rasa - The Damascus Army sent hundreds of forces and more military equipment to the Eastern desert of Sweida over the past 24 hours to hunt the remaining pockets of the ISIL.
10/15/2018 11:13:00 AM
Hujjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zonnour:‎
The definition of terrorism is provided by the members of the FATF and Iran’s opinion isn’t ‎the criterion
Rasa – The member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Islamic ‎Consultative Assembly said, “The International Convention for the Suppression of the ‎Financing of Terrorism (CFT) doesn’t accept our definition and doesn’t provide us with a ‎definition of terrorism.”‎
10/15/2018 11:02:00 AM
Time for International Businesses, Media Groups to Withdraw From Saudi Arabia
Rasa - This should surprise no one: A high-profile investment summit in Riyadh later this month has become a fiasco as prominent businesses and media groups from across the globe have pulled out over Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the disappearance and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
10/14/2018 2:32:00 PM
Dozens of civilian bodies found in mass grave in Iraq’s Mosul
Rasa - Iraqi security forces have found a mass grave in the northern province of Nineveh, which contains the bodies of dozens of civilians believed to have been executed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists when they were in control of the area.
10/14/2018 2:21:00 PM
Iran Disbands Terrorist Team in Western Province
Rasa - Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced on Saturday that a terrorist network that had crossed the Western borders into Kermanshah province has been dismantled by security forces.
10/14/2018 2:12:00 PM
Saudi Arabia deliberately targeting Yemen's food supply: Report
Rasa - Saudi Arabia has deliberately impaired Yemen’s food supply by systematically targeting the war-torn country’s fishing installations, fishermen, agricultural sites and other food related infrastructure, according to a report.
10/14/2018 2:06:00 PM
Iran Warns of Spread of Terrorism in Afghanistan
Rasa - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi warned that the terrorist groups which have been defeated in Iraq and Syria are being transferred to Afghanistan and have grown a threat to the Central Asian states.
10/14/2018 1:58:00 PM
Vatican says Pope Francis defrocked two Chilean bishops over child sex abuse
Rasa - Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been found guilty in the South American country's unfolding sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican says.
10/14/2018 1:47:00 PM
Gazans to keep up anti-occupation rallies until end of Israeli siege
Rasa - The leader of the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, says weekly anti-Israel rallies will continue as long as the Gaza Strip remains under siege.
10/14/2018 1:36:00 PM
Arab Analyst:
Trump after Secret Deal with Bin Salman to Stop Investigations into Khashoggi's Death
Rasa - Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Ray al-Youm newspaper, noted to US President Donald Trump's attempts to downplay impacts of the assassination of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh on Washington's ties with the country, and said he is after a secret deal with Crown Prince bin Salman to stop investigations into the crime.
10/14/2018 1:25:00 PM
Daesh kidnaps 130 families in Syria's Dayr al-Zawr: Monitor
The Daesh terrorist group has abducted as many as 130 families in Syria's eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province in its latest atrocities in the Arab country, a UK-based monitoring group says.
10/14/2018 1:14:00 PM
Israeli Forces Injure Seven Palestinian Protesters in Kafr Qaddoum
Rasa - Seven Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli forces as the latter cracked down on the weekly protest against Israel’s closure of the main road leading to the village of Kafr Qaddoum in the occupied West Bank.
10/14/2018 1:08:00 PM
‘Immoral' Saudi regime killed journo in Turkey
Rasa - The disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey has already revealed the immoral nature of the ruling regime in Riyadh, says a commentator.
10/14/2018 12:57:00 PM
Palestinian Mother Martyred on West Bank Road When Israeli Settlers Stoned Her Car
Rasa - A 48-year-old Palestinian mother of eight was killed late Friday night when Israeli settlers threw rocks at the car she was in with her husband on a Northern West Bank road, according to Palestinian medical and security sources.
10/14/2018 12:46:00 PM
US new point man on Afghanistan meets with Taliban in Qatar: Report
Rasa - US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has reportedly met with the Taliban representatives in Qatar in an effort to bring the militant group to the negotiating table.
10/14/2018 12:35:00 PM