Syria, Iran review cooperation in scientific and research affairs

TEHRAN, (ST)_ The Special Assistant to the Speaker of Iran's Shura Council Hussein Amir Abdullahian discussed on Sunday with the  Dean of the Faculty of Law at Damascus University Haitham Al-Tas  ways of strengthening and developing cooperation in scientific, educational and research affairs.

The Syrian News Agency (SANA) quoted Abdullahian as saying that the awareness of Syrian youths and students and their stand against enemies' plots were a key factor in preserving the independence and dignity of their country.

Egyptian writer: American attacks on Syrian territories serve US-backed terrorist groups

The General Coordinator of the Egyptian Popular Committee for Solidarity with the Syrian People Hisham Lutfi has condemned the American aggression on sites in Syria’s Deir Ezzor near the Syrian-Iraqi borders.

Lutfi, who is also an Egyptian writer and journalist, told SANA correspondent in Cairo that such attacks serve the interests of the US-backed terrorist organizations which are implementing the American-Zionist schemes on the ground.

He expressed his confidence that these attacks won’t affect the determination of the Syrian people and army to achieve complete victory and foil evil schemes.

The Egyptian writer regretted the silence of the international community over the American attacks, calling on international organizations to move with the aim of stopping such American crimes against the Syrian people, because these crimes threaten international peace and security.   

Protests renew in Beirut against deteriorating living conditions

Beirut, (ST) - Protests renewed in Beirut on Sunday against the deteriorating living conditions, while the Lebanese army re-opened a road after protesters blocked it with burning tires.

The Lebanese National News Agency reported that a number of protesters and civil movement activists gathered in front of the Central Bank of Lebanon in central Beirut after closing the capital's streets.

Dozens of Israeli settlers renew storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Al-Quds, (ST) – Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, again under the protection of the occupation forces.

Wafa News Agency reported that 153 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Al-Mughrabi Gate and carried out provocative tours in its yards, under heavy guard from the occupation forces.

The Israeli settlers carry out daily provocative raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque with the aim of imposing a fait accompli regarding the Judaization and controlling of Al-Aqsa Compound.

In another development, several Palestinians were injured when the Israeli occupation forces stormed Kafer Aqeb district to the north of the occupied Al-Quds city.

In the West Bank, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 2 Palestinians.

Raghda Sawas

Saudi aggression forces renew targeting the city of Al- Hodeidah in Yemen

SANA’A, (ST) - The Yemeni News Agency, “Saba”, quoted a security source as saying that, the aggression's air forces has launched two raids on the house of a Yemeni citizen in the Al-Rabsa residential neighborhood in Al-Hawk district in Al- Hodeidah governorate, causing the death and injury of a number of Yemenis.

The Yemeni parties had reached during their talks in Sweden on the thirteenth of December 2018, a ceasefire agreement in Al- Hodeidah governorate and understandings regarding the city of Taiz, but the forces of the Saudi aggression and its mercenaries continue their violations of this agreement.

Raghda Sawas