(EDITOR’S NOTE: As the usurping Zionist entity and the Saudi-backed Sisi regime tighten the criminal siege on Gaza, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s genuine, generous acts of solidarity could not have come at a more opportune time. Yet another reminder that President Nicolas Maduro and the beautiful Venezuelan people are more Arab than the regimes in the GCC, Jordan and Cairo will ever be. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Venezuela will sent 10 tons of humanitarian aid and medical equipment for the war-torn Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Palestinian embassy in Caracas said in a statement.
A plane will carry the aid from Caracas to the Amman airport on Sunday, and the same plane will bring 100 Palestinian students who have been granted scholarships to study in Venezuela to the country, the statement said. Continue reading Venezuela to send humanitarian aid to Gaza
Pyongyang is modernizing once obtained decommissioned Soviet diesel submarine capable of carrying ballistic missiles either for active service or as a test bench for constructing a similar sub of its own, South Korean government sources say.
North Korea “imported a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine and modified it,” Yonhap news agency has reported, citing a government source. Continue reading DPRK launches upgraded Soviet-era ballistic missile submarine – report
Moscow, SANA – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all of Russia stressed the support of the Russian Orthodox Church and the entire people of Russia for Syria in its battle against the international terrorism forces.
The Patriarch’s stress of solidarity was voiced during his meeting with Syria’s Mufti Ahmad Badr-Eddin Hassoun who is on a visit to Moscow. Continue reading Patriarch Kirill of Moscow: Syria must remain unified
by Jake Johnston and Stephan Lefebvre, Center For Economic and Policy Research
On October 12, Bolivians will go to the polls to choose their next president for a five-year term. Recent polling suggests that the incumbent, Evo Morales, will obtain a decisive first-round victory over his closest opponent, Samuel Doria Medina. Below are ten graphs on economic and social developments since Evo’s election in 2005 that help explain the strong support for his re-election. Continue reading Bolivia’s Economy Under Evo in 10 Graphs
Damascus, SANA – Regional Leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party reiterated Syria’s permanent and principled stance in support for the Palestinian people’s right of self-determination, establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital and maintain the right to return Homeland.
In a statement on the 97th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration, the Party’s leadership stressed that Palestine will remain the essence of the pan-Arab cause and the central issue of the Syrian people. Continue reading Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party: Palestine will remain Syria’s central issue
The secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights says the propaganda campaign launched by Western media is to blame for the recent execution of a convicted Iranian woman. Continue reading West media blitz to blame for Jabbari execution: Iran official
In Yemen, as the powerful Houthi movement, known as Ansarullah, met with 30,000 tribal leaders and gave an ultimatum to the current US-backed regime to form a new government or face the consequences, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the Israeli regime’s ongoing aggression against Palestinians in the occupied territories. Continue reading Houthis issue puppet ruler ultimatum as Yemenis protest Zionist aggressions against Palestinians
by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News
The Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in southern Aleppo (at Al-‘Amariyya) is in full swing after bombarding Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) positions near the Sheikh Sa’eed District. Earlier today, the SAA, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), captured the surrounding farms (Mazra’a Al-‘Amariyya) in northern Al-‘Amariyya, killing scores of Islamic Front fighters and destroying two vehicles loaded with doshkas. The SAA will attempt to capture Al-‘Amariyya in order to open a new supply route to troops entrenched in Aleppo. Continue reading Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing
Iran has successfully subverted a plot to sabotage tanks of heavy water to be used in nuclear reactors, a senior official of Iran’s nuclear department told local Arman daily. A “foreign country” is suspected of being behind the attempt.
“Thanks to the full alertness of our colleagues, we were able to detect and defuse the sabotage attempt,” deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department, Asghar Zarean, told the newspaper. Continue reading Iran prevents sabotage of heavy-water tanks at Arak plant – local press