Zionist Occupation's Tank, Aircraft Attack Gaza Security Posts

The Israeli military says an aircraft and a tank have targeted two security posts in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The attack on Thursday night had no casualties, Reuters reported, citing residents of the Palestinian coastal enclave, Press TV reported.

The Israeli army claimed that the attack was a response to rocket attacks from Gaza earlier in the day. Israel holds Hamas responsible for the rocket attack.

However, no claim of responsibility has so far been made by Hamas.

Trump's Al-Quds Decision a New "Balfour Declaration": Narsallah

BEIRUT, (ST)- Hizbollah Secretary General  Hassan Narsallah has underscored that the US President Donald Trump's al-Quds decision constitutes a new "Balfour Declaration" hundreds years after the issuance of the ill-famed declaration.  

In a speech on Thursday on Trump's decision to recognize al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli occupation entity and to move the US embassy to al-Quds, Nasrallah said "we are in front of an American flagrant aggression on the city of al-Quds, its people, holy shrines and identity, thus, silence over Trump's decision encourages more US arrogance in the Arab world."

Saudi-Led Coalition Intensifies Airstrikes against Yemen after Death of Saleh

The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and other areas following the killing of the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The coalition’s warplanes conducted dozens of airstrikes on positions of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Sana’a and other northern provinces early Wednesday despite calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in the country, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported.

The coalition also bombed the presidential palace, Saleh’s residence and houses of his family members.

Local residents said loud explosions were heard in downtown Sana’a.

The airstrikes also targeted other Yemeni provinces, including Ta’izz, Hajjah and Sa’dah.

Iran Says Trump's al-Quds Move to Spark another Palestinian Intifada

Iran has strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the measure will ignite a new Palestinian Intifada (uprising).

In a Wednesday night statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital is a “blatant violation of international resolutions.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed that the most important reason behind instability and insecurity in the Middle East is [Israel’s] continued occupation, the US’ relentless support for the Zionist regime, and denying the oppressed Palestinian nation the right to establish an independent state with al-Quds as it capital,” the statement said, according to Press TV.

President Putin Meets Patriarch John of Antioch and All the East

After the meeting with the heads of delegations of the local Orthodox churches, Vladimir Putin met with Patriarch John of Antioch and All the East.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Beatitude,

It is a great pleasure for me to have a separate meeting with you.

We have just had quite a detailed discussion with the representatives of other Orthodox churches. Nevertheless, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the situation with the Orthodox Christians in Syria.