Expulsion of US from Region Fair Punishment for Gen Soleimani Assassination: NasrallahSayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, strongly condemned the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces’ deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, suggesting that fair a punishment for such a crime would be terminating the US military presence in the West Asian region.
Three Rockets Hit Near US Embassy in BaghdadThree rockets landed on Tuesday morning night in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses the US Embassy and other foreign diplomatic facilities. No casualties have been reported.
UK Legal Team Calls for Arresting Egypt’s Sisi during London VisitA British legal group has called on judicial authorities to issue an arrest warrant Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over his alleged role in the death of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, at a Cairo court session last year.
Iran Warns of ‘Final Step’ on Nuclear DealIran warned of taking a “final and more effective” step concerning the country’s nuclear deal with world states if the other parties remain in default of their contractual obligations towards Tehran.
SARS-Like Virus Spreads in China, Nearly 140 New CasesA mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person and spread around China — including to Beijing — authorities said Monday, fueling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity’s biggest migration.
While Afghanistan is about to become a stage for deadly and serious confrontation between the world powers, some news sources reported that recently Afghan Taliban commanders in the northern Afghanistan have secretly met the Russian authorities in Tajikistan, which suggest the possibility of a “power-play” initiated by Moscow in Afghanistan.
In mid-October 2015, the US media reported that according to the American government’s new decision, 9,500 of the country’s troops would stay in Afghanistan, and of this number, 5,500 troops would keep stationed in Afghanistan through 2017.
The Wall Street Journal in a recent issue (16 December 2015) wrote that United States and Britain have deployed at least four special operation teams in Helmand province, which directly attend in operations of the Afghan security forces against militants.
The deputy provincial governor for southern Helmand province of Afghanistan Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar has warned that the region might fall to Taliban terrorists if the central government fails to take immediate action.
Alwaght: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan government, on Tuesday in Tehran that unity among various ethnic groups in Afghanistan is the only solution to the war-wracked country’s problems, adding that the Kabul government must encourage Afghan graduates in Iran to go back to their country.