Clashes Erupt over Zionist Occupation's Demolition of houses in Palestinian Village

Fresh scuffles have broken out over the Israeli demolition of homes in a village in the occupied Palestinian territories after earlier clashes left two people dead.

The al-Aqsa TV channel reported that Israeli bulldozers razed 10 Palestinian houses in the village of Umm al-Hayran in the Negev desert on Wednesday, Press TV reported.

The raids sparked clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, with witnesses saying the regime soldiers prevented members of the Israeli parliament (Knesset) and Palestinian activists from entering the village.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources said one of the homes destroyed belonged to Yaqoub Abu al-Qian, who was killed by Israeli fire on Wednesday morning.

Terrorists threaten international waters: Amir-Abdollahian

TEHRAN– Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Malian Ambassador to Tehran Boubacar Gouro Diall on Tuesday.

“Terrorists in South of Yemen are threatening the international waters,” said Amir-Abdollahian in his Tuesday meeting with Malian Ambassador to Tehran Boubacar Gouro Diall. “Al-Qaede and its expansion in Afghanistan, and ISIL in Iraq and Syria, are the results of military meddling of foreigners.”

Aleppo liberation, ceasefire keys to restoring peace to Syria

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said liberation of Aleppo and establishment of ceasefire were two important steps toward the restoration of peace and stability in Syria.

President Hassan Rouhani made the remark in meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran on Wednesday, expressing hope that the upcoming Astana meeting would be a good start for real, unhindered negotiations between the Syrian sides and its result would lead to desirable conditions for Syrian people, according to Mehr News Agency.

Lavrov: US diplomats frequently took part in Russian opposition rallies

US intelligence agencies have been actively trying to recruit senior Russian diplomats over the past several years, according to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who also said that US diplomats in Russia have engaged in espionage and took part in opposition rallies.

“If we talk about recruitment techniques, we did not publicize the full statistics on that. But most recently, in the past few years, especially during the second term of Obama's administration, that unfriendly activity towards our diplomats has been growing in scale,” Lavrov said at a news conference on Tuesday, RT reported.

90% of Eastern Mosul Liberated from Daesh: Iraqi CTS Commander

 A high ranking commander in Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says that around 90 percent of eastern Mosul has been purged of its Daeshi occupiers.

Staff Lieutenant General Abdulghani al-Assadi made the announcement late on Monday as clashes are raging on between CTS forces and Takfiri terrorists.

Meanwhile, CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noman said that Iraqi forces had managed to take full control Nabi Yunus area, where earlier in the day they had liberated an important mosque which is a popular pilgrimage location, according to Press TV.