The American occupation forces must leave Syria, Iran says

TEHRAN, (ST) - Iran has reiterated the need for the American occupation forces to leave Syria and stop supporting terrorism there and plundering the wealth of the Syrian people.

During a phone call today with the Japanese Special Coordinator for Syrian Affairs, Akira Ando, the senior assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister in private political affairs, Ali AsgharKhaji, stressed the importance of a political solution to the crisis in Syria, supporting the Syrian-Syrian dialogue and preventing foreign interference in this dialogue.

The two sides called on the international community to send more humanitarian aid to Syria, in order to enhance the efforts of the Syrian state in facing the Corona pandemic.

Raghda Sawas

Palestine's delegate to the UN calls on the international community to stop the violations of the occupation

Geneva, (ST) - The permanent representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations in Geneva, Ibrahim Khreishi called on the international community to assume its responsibilities and take practical steps to stop the violations of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people and to impose measures consistent with the rules of international law and recognition of the State of Palestine with its capital al-Quds (Jerusalem).

According to Wafa News Agency, Khreishi stressed during his speech at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council Item 7 on the state of the human rights in Palestine and the other occupied Arab territories, on the need to enhance the work of the Office of the High Commissioner and protect its workers and allow them to move and reside in Palestine, in order to strengthen the principle of accountability, justice, guaranteeing human rights and protection of international law.

Khreishi called on the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General of the United Nations and all countries to put pressure on the occupying power to allow the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council to exercise their duties and to allow the special committees of contractual agreements bodies to visit Palestine.

Armenia: Turkish warplanes support Azerbaijani forces in attacking Nagorny Karabakh province

YEREVAN, BAKU, (ST)- Battles between Armenia and Azebaijan continue at the contact line in the Nagorny Karabakh province.

Armenia stressed that the Turkish warplanes have supported the Azerbaijani side and participated in the attacks on the province.

The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in remarks to Russian media outlets on Wednesday that the idea of holding talks with Azerbaijan under Russian supervision is premature, adding that “it is not appropriate to talk about a summit between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia while fierce battles are still going on”.

He made it clear that his country is not studying the possibility of deploying peacekeepers in the Karabakh province amid intensified fighting in the region.

"This issue is not on our agenda," he said.

Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the sixteenth Emir of the State of Kuwait

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has taken in the constitutional oath as Emir of Kuwait, suc   ceeding the late Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said after the swearing-in ceremony that "Kuwait is facing serious conditions and challenges that require uniting the ranks". He pledged to work for the security, stability and prosperity of the country, Kuwait News Agency Cona reported.

It is to be mentioned that the Kuwaiti Cabinet announced yesterday the installation of Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the sixteenth Emir of the State of Kuwait, to succeed Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away.

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About 133 thousand terrorists have been liquidated in Syria since Russia's participation in the fight against terrorism there, says Shoigu

Moscow, (ST) - Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that more than 133,000 terrorists have been eliminated in Syria since the Russian forces' participation in the war on terror in Syria which began in 2015.

Sputnik quoted Shoigu as saying that, 865 leaders of terrorist organizations and more than 133,000 terrorists have been eliminated, including 4,500 from the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Shoigu pointed out that the (ISIS) terrorist organization no longer exists in Syria and not one terrorist has entered Russia.

On September 30, 2015, the Russian Air Force launched a military operation at the request of the Syrian state to support the efforts of the Syrian Arab Army in its fight against terrorism, which resulted in the destruction of thousands of targets of terrorist organizations, including various equipment and weapons, facilities for producing missiles, vehicles, cars and tanks transporting stolen Syrian oil to within Turkish territories.

Raghda Sawas