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Zakharova: OPCW report on alleged Saraqeb incident is biased and politicized

MOSCOW, (ST)_The Russian Foreign Ministry asserted on Thursday that the report released by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about alleged Saraqeb incident in 2018 is biased and politicized.
“A group of people including experts in meteorology, toxicology, weapons and geolocation and digital technologies have participated in the supposed investigation process in order to make biased, politicized and false conclusions more logical,” Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in her briefing. 

Bortnikov: Syria has undermined ISIS combat capabilities

MOSCOW, PETERSBURG, (ST)_ Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, has underscored that Syria has succeeded in striking the terrorist organization of ISIS [ Its Arabic acronym is DAESH]and undermining its combat capabilities as well as destroying its organizational structure.

Archbishop Hanna demands an end to the Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people

On April 15th, the Archbishop of Sebastia of the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna called on the international community to take immediate action to stop the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, their land and their sanctities.

“The occupied city of Jerusalem is in grave danger as a result of the Israeli attacks that aim to eradicate its cultural history, Judaize it, and displace its residents,” WAFA News Agency quoted Archbishop Hanna as saying.

Archbishop Hanna stressed that these attacks will not deter the Palestinian people from continuing their steadfastness on their land and protecting their Islamic and Christian sanctities.


O. al-Mohammad

Prisoners Affairs Association warns of deterioration of health condition of Palestinian prisoner Abu Thraia

The Palestinian Prisoners and Executives Affairs Association has warned of the deterioration of the health condition of Prisoner Sharhabeel Abu Thraia as  a result of the arbitrary practices of the Israeli occupation against him, foremost of which is deliberate medical negligence.

The Association clarified in a statement today reported by Wafa news agency that the 49-year old prisoner suffers from a weak heart muscle and is in urgent need of surgery and he also suffers from many multiple diseases.

About 4,500 Palestinian prisoners inside the occupation prisons face harsh conditions of detention, as 1,800 prisoners suffer from multiple diseases due to the spread of epidemics. Among the prisoners,  about 700 prisoners need urgent treatment, especially cases of cancer, kidney failure and paraplegia.


Inas Abdulkaree

Erbil airport attack carried out by a drone

On April 14th, an Iraqi security source revealed that the headquarter of the American forces at Erbil International Airport was attacked by a drone.

The source stated that a drone had carried out the attack, indicating that the security authorities were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the attack and the results of it.

An Iraqi security source announced earlier that the Erbil International Airport had been targeted in northern Iraq with missile strikes.

A number of people were injured in mid-February, after targeting the vicinity of Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq with a number of missiles.


O. al-Mohammad