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Rasa News Agency
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Hezbollah official:
Israel not prepared to launch new war on Lebanon
Rasa - A high-ranking member of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the ongoing developments in the Israeli-occupied territories do not allow the Tel Aviv regime to launch new military aggression against Lebanon.
9/14/2018 2:33:36 PM
IRGC cmdr.:
Iran’s missile strike on Iraq-based terrorists sends message to enemies
Rasa - The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the recent retaliatory missile strike against the terrorists based in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region sends a “meaningful” message to the enemies, who imagine they can bully Iran.
9/14/2018 2:19:38 PM
UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ situation in Gaza amid Israeli siege
Rasa - The United Nations warns that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is “catastrophic” due to a decade-long “economic siege” imposed by Israel on the densely-populated Palestinian coastal enclave.
9/14/2018 1:57:50 PM
Palestinian officials considering retaliatory measures against US penalties
Rasa - A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) says the body is weighing retaliatory measures against US penalties, including halting security cooperation.
9/14/2018 1:49:06 PM
Syrian Army Tightens Noose on ISIL Trapped in Sweida Deserts
Rasa - The Syrian army forces continued storming ISIL's positions in the Eastern desert of Sweida on Wednesday, seizing control over more points in Toloul al-Safa.
9/14/2018 1:42:57 PM
The ICC vs. the US: Who Is the Real Loser?
Rasa - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally moved to investigate US war crimes committed during the 17-year long war in Afghanistan.
9/13/2018 3:06:15 PM
Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi attempts to downplay genocide
Rasa - Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, whose military has killed, maimed, tortured, and detained thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims, has sought to downplay the atrocities, which the United Nations (UN) has conclusively said constitute genocide.
9/13/2018 2:50:21 PM
Civil Defense Chief: Iraq, Syria Saved by Iran from Disintegration
Rasa - Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali underlined that the country prevented disintegration of Iraq and Syria by the US and its allies.
9/13/2018 2:48:07 PM
Israeli military sends reinforcements to Palestinian village to begin its demolition
Rasa - The Israeli military has reportedly sent reinforcements to Khan al-Ahmar as the regime prepares to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank in defiance of international warnings and criticisms.
9/13/2018 2:45:17 PM
Envoy: Iran to Continue Constructive Role in Resolving Syrian Crisis
Rasa - Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou underlined that the Islamic Republic is determined to cooperate with other two guarantors of peace in Syria until the terrorists are uprooted.
9/13/2018 2:39:18 PM
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemen's Hudaydah
Rasa - At least 15 civilians, including one child, have been killed as the Saudi-led coalition resumed its airstrikes on the outskirts of Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah despite widespread international criticism over the war's impact on civilians.
9/13/2018 2:36:21 PM
Iran Opens New Consulate Building in Basra
Rasa - Iran opened the new building of its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra in the presence of the country's ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi.
9/13/2018 2:32:30 PM
Pompeo appreciates Saudi respect for civilians in Yemen war, lets aid continue
Rasa - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington will continue its military aid to Saudi Arabia and its allies to keep up with the bombardment of its impoverished neighbor, Yemen, arguing their efforts to “reduce the risk of harm to civilians.”
9/13/2018 2:22:40 PM
PLO Vows to Bring Israel to ICC Despite US Moves
Rasa - Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Tuesday pledged to continue procedures with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring Israel to justice despite the closure of the PLO diplomatic mission in Washington.
9/13/2018 2:13:57 PM
Militants kidnap kids to stage chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib
Rasa - Russia’s Defense Ministry says the foreign-backed Takfiri militants have abducted children from Syria’s Aleppo to use them in a staged chemical weapons attack in Idlib to be blamed on the Syrian government.
9/13/2018 2:11:58 PM
UN warned China over Uighur Muslims rights
Rasa - China called on the UN's human rights chief to respect its sovereignty after she highlighted "deeply disturbing" allegations of mass detentions of Muslim Uighur minorities in Xinjiang.
9/13/2018 2:03:47 PM
HRW calls on Saudi to 'immediately' release cleric
Rasa - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over Saudi Arabia's continued detention of a top cleric because of his political views, urging the Riyadh regime to "immediately" release him.
9/13/2018 2:00:55 PM
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Army Kicks off Operation to Purge Deir Ezzur Deserts of ISIL
Rasa - The Damascus Army launched a major operation in the Eastern deserts of Deir Ezzur on Tuesday to hunt the remaining pockets of the ISIL terrorists.
9/13/2018 1:59:14 PM
Why 1,000 bodies of 9/11 victims were never found
Rasa - The dead bodies of about 1,000 people were not found in the rubble of World Trade Center towers because massive explosives were used to demolish the skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003.
9/13/2018 1:55:29 PM
Iran rejects US claims over Basra protests as ‘provocative, irresponsible’
Rasa - Iran has rejected as “provocative and irresponsible” US accusations regarding the recent unrest in the Iraqi city of Basra, saying Washington cannot cover up its involvement in fomenting tension in Iraq by blaming others.
9/13/2018 1:51:08 PM