Ayatollah Khamenei stresses unity among Muslim states

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underscored the need for unity among all Muslim countries amid enemy plots to create rift in the Islamic Ummah.

Addressing a group of Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei described Islamic unity as “the Islamic Republic’s fundamental slogan”, which means that Muslim states should set aside enmities and stand by each other vis-à-vis important global issues. Continue reading Ayatollah Khamenei stresses unity among Muslim states

Houthis make Al-Qaeda-linked militants retreat from southern Yemen

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.

In a statement on Monday, al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia said that the Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters drove them out after a series of battles.

According to the statement, all of the other local wings of al-Qaeda also withdrew from the region. Continue reading Houthis make Al-Qaeda-linked militants retreat from southern Yemen

Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib

Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib, a UK-based Syrian opposition group says.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that the militants of Nusra Front, backed by other groups, attacked the city from all sides.

Syrian forces pushed them back after they had temporarily seized several government buildings including the governor’s office. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib

Iran Blames Turkey for Prolonged Syrian Crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry expressed regret over Turkey’s interference in Syria’s internal affairs, and said Ankara’s meddling has been a driving force behind the continued crisis in the neighboring Arab country.

“Unfortunately, Turkey’s interference in Syria’s internal affairs and its emphasis on deciding for the fate of the Syrian people has resulted in a prolonged war, displaced people and large human casualties in Syria,” a high-ranking foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

Continue reading Iran Blames Turkey for Prolonged Syrian Crisis

Young Palestinian man dies of wounds sustained in Gaza war

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A young Palestinian man on Tuesday died in Turkey of wounds he sustained in Israel’s recent offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical sources and family members told Ma’an that 20-year-old Ibrahim Adli Asila from Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip had succumbed to his wounds. Continue reading Young Palestinian man dies of wounds sustained in Gaza war

Palestine: Only 13 percent of Old Jerusalem remains

by Ahmed al-Abed, Al-Akhbar English

“Jerusalem is the bride of Arab nationalism, why did you let all these aggressors into her room?” asked Muzaffar al-Nawab, a renowned Iraqi poet, long before seeing the city at its worst today. As Israel continues to Judaize the city, forever changing its urban and cultural heritage, Arabs continue to condemn and denounce the occupation’s actions but in vain. Continue reading Palestine: Only 13 percent of Old Jerusalem remains

UN: 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance for winter

As winter nears, about 5.2 million people in Iraq are in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations said on Monday.

Senior officials from the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) warned that an “immense” humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Iraq and called for greater resources from the international community to help with the upcoming winter season. Continue reading UN: 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance for winter

Israeli mayor storms into al-Aqsa without permission

Israeli-occupied Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barkat forced his way on Tuesday into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem under heavy police protection, a Palestinian official said, as Israel continues to restrict the entry of Palestinian worshipers into al-Aqsa for the fifth week in a row.

“We protest this intrusion. Barakat entered the compound under the Israeli police’s protections without permission or a prior request,” Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Jordan-run Organization for Muslim Endowments and al-Aqsa Affairs, told Anadolu Agency. Continue reading Israeli mayor storms into al-Aqsa without permission

Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting country

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The photo above is from the ancient Syrian village of Maaloula, the only place in the world where Aramaic, the language of Prophet Jesus The Messiah (A.S.) is still spoken. Hizbullah, alongside the Syrian Arab Army, liberated Maaloula and the rest of the strategic Qalamoun Mountains from Zionist-backed Takfiri control earlier this year. The love and support for Hizbullah ain’t just a Lebanese thing but a Syrian thing as well, masha’ALLAH. Takfiris and their masters in Washington, “Tel Aviv”, Ankara and Riyadh have failed to achieve sectarian-communal division in Bilad al-Sham and both these pieces of evidence validate this reality beyond a shadow of a doubt. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)

Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting Lebanon from the threat of takfiris (extremist groups), a recent survey by the Beirut Center for Research and Information revealed. Continue reading Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting country

The Bear and Dragon Chronicles – Western Myopia

by Eric Kraus, Russian Insider

The attentive reader will have noted an odd transformation in the Western narrative regarding Russia-China relations – the Bear and Dragon story which the current author has been arguing for over the past 15 years:

Six months ago, the Western media were in unison, laughing off the suggestion that the Bear and Dragon could find an entente – much less a true alliance. The two countries were divided by a difficult history, unbridgeable cultural differences, and divergent economic geostrategic interests. Continue reading The Bear and Dragon Chronicles – Western Myopia

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