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.
Security was tight in the Iraqi city of Karbala millions of Shiite Muslims performed an annual trek to the city for Arbaeen which marks the end of a 40-day period of mourning for the grandson of Prophet Mohammad SAW, Iman Hussein AS. The event has been a target for attacks in the past.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his country does not need foreign ground troops to defeat the ISIS terrorist group, after Washington announced it would deploy Special Forces to fight the Takfiri terrorists.
Aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday blamed the Saudi-led coalition of bombing its medical facility in southwest Yemen, wounding nine people in what it said was "a violation of international law".