Over 50 Palestinians Waiting for Zionist Entity’s Medical Visa Died in 2017: WHO

Over 50 Palestinians lost their lives over the past year due to Zionist entity’s refusal to grant them visas to travel to the other parts of the occupied territories for medical treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

According to the WHO figures released on Tuesday, a total of 54 Palestinians died in 2017 as they were waiting for travel permits from Israel’s overly bureaucratic visa issuance system.

Rights activists have long criticized Israel for depriving Palestinians of their right to healthcare, as the regime continues exercising rigorous security checks for those coming from the Gaza Strip to al-Quds and the West Bank for medical treatment.

Moscow Ready to Seek Ways to Improve Relations with US on Basis of Equality

MOSCOW - Russia is ready to consider ways to improve its bilateral relations with the United States, but only in conditions of equality, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday, Sputnick reported.

In his interview with the Rossiya 1 broadcaster, Lavrov stressed that Russia was open for any framework that Washington was willing to use to improve bilateral dialogue, but "exclusively on the basis of equality and without preconditions."

Russian FM blames US biased behavior toward Iran

Moscow– Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed US biased approach toward Iran, saying Iran is not the only country expanding a ballistic missiles program.

'There are other countries in the region with such programs. We must look at it as a whole. It is hardly justified to mix nuclear affairs with human rights and put the issue on the agenda that Iran should stop taking certain steps in the region… to my mind, a frankly discriminatory, biased and unjustifiably captious approach can be seen behind these US actions,' Lavrov said  in an interview with Russian TV, according to IRNA.

Downing of Zionist Enemy Jet Proves Syrian Army’s Power: Lebanese Analyst

TEHRAN – A senior Lebanese political analyst praised the Syrian army’s move to shoot down an Israeli F-16 fighter jet and said Damascus proved that it possesses needed equipment to defend its national sovereignty.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Ghalib Qandil said the downing of the Israeli jet by the Syrian army’s air defense forces indicates the power and will of the country’s government to defend its territories.

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Urges Iran to Take Part in Iraq Reconstruction

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri on Sunday called for Iran’s contribution to his country’s reconstruction, IRNA reported.

He made the remarks in a ceremony celebrating 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at Iran’s Embassy in Baghdad attended by Iraqi political and parliamentary officials and foreign diplomats.

He further hoped for further promotion of cooperation with Iran in the scientific and technological fields and Iran’s involvement in his country’s reconstruction.