Iran Leader Sends Message to 2022 Hajj, Urges Muslims’ UnityLeader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei sent a message to the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage, inviting Muslims around the world to turn away from what leads to “disunity and division” while also talking about Islamic awakening and resistance.
Iran Offered Its Final Conclusion on EU’s Plan to Revive Nuclear DealIran has provided the European Union with its final conclusion on the talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and it is now the US’ turn to show realism and flexibility if it really wants a final agreement to be reached.
India, Pakistan Celebrate Independence from British Colonial RuleIndia and Pakistan celebrated 75 years of independence since the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 that ended nearly 200 years of British colonial rule. It also marks the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan — with ripple effects of that delineation still being felt today.
6 Syrian Soldiers Killed, Injured in Israeli Regime’s Missile AttacksThree Syrian soldiers have been killed and three more wounded in Israeli regime’s “multiple” missile attacks on Syria, Syria’s military announced on Sunday. The Arab country’s air defenses confronted ‘hostile’ Israeli targets over the city of Tartus and the nearby mountain range of Qalamoun.
Meta Continues ‘Digital Aggression’ against PalestiniansFacebook and Instagram, in yet another violation of freedom of speech of Palestinians, have restricted accounts of dozens of journalists and activists after they shared photos and videos of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, a Palestinian resistance fighter assassinated by Israeli regime.
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad censured the situation in northern Syria, where is occupied by Turkey and Ankara-Allied militants, stating that the situation in the occupied flank is “on the verge of a catastrophe".
Turkey, taking yet another political u-turn, changed its opposition to Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to the Nordic countries’ accession to the Western military alliance.
Turkey’s annual inflation rate exploded this year near a quarter-century high of 78.62%, driven by the impact of the Ukraine war, soaring commodity prices and a slide in the lira since a December crisis.
The Turkish lira slid again on Wednesday, extending its losing run to a week due to underlying dollar strength and investor concerns about soaring inflation and the policies employed to deal with the country’s economic woes.
International organizations and world countries condemned the latest Turkish artillery strikes against a tourist resort in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which killed at least nine civilians and wounded more than 20 others.
Syrian army’s troops are fully prepared to respond intensely to any possible Turkish offensive, the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces said amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s renewed threats of a new military operation in northern Syria.
Turkey is ready to assist the Syrian government in its efforts to flush out members of the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militant group from energy-rich areas in northeastern Syria.