Yemeni Forces Just A few Kilometers Away from Saudi Arabia's Najran, Says Defense Minister

The Yemeni Defense Minister says the country's armed forces have managed to advance near Saudi Arabia's southern city of Najran, calling the battlefield gains a major victory over the aggressors.

Speaking during a visit to Yemen's border regions with Saudi Arabia on Friday, Mohammed Nasser al-Atifi said that the Yemeni Army and allied Popular Committees were "a few kilometers away" from Najran city and its airport.

70 Saudi Soldiers Killed in Yemeni Army Military Operations over the Past Few Weeks

SANAA– Seventy Saudi' military personnel, among them commanders, wer e killed over the past few weeks in Yemeni army military operations in Jizan, Najran and Asir, a military source told the Yemeni Saba News Agency.

The source confirmed that the real number of killed and wounded personnel from the Saudi army exceeds what was announced in the Saudi media.

The source pointed out that although the Saudi regime deliberately removed its soldiers from the fighting, and depended on its mercenaries, its army has suffered heavy human losses in the qualitative military operations of the Yemeni army.

All Should Join Efforts to Dry up Terrorism Sources: Serbian and Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchates

BEIRUT, (ST)- Peace in the Middle East can't be attained unless all join efforts for this purpose within the principle of co-existence among all spectra of society.

In a joint statement, the two patriarchates said that the Serbian and Antiochian Churches are praying for peace in Syria and Lebanon and for the good of all humanity, stressing that all should assume their responsibilities towards drying up sources of terrorism and reaching peaceful solutions to all crises as to help alleviate the impacts of war.  

The statement urged the international community and all governments to take into consideration the fact that the terrorism hitting the East will affect all components.

Yemeni Air Defenses Down Yet Another US-Made Saudi Attack Drone

Yemen has successfully targeted an attack drone belonging to Saudi Arabia, as the country continues to develop  deterrence against Riyadh's continued drone raids and surveillance flights over cities and civilian targets, press TV reported.

The Yemeni Army and Popular Committees downed the drone on Thursday afternoon in al-Jabaliyah in the country's west coast.

A source in the Air Defense unit told the Al-Masirah new network that the drone was a US-made MQ-9 Reaper.

Rouhani: Strategic Patience Foils US Anti - JCPOA Plots

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the strategic patience of the Iranian people and system foiled the US plots with regard to pulling out of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Addressing the meeting with the attendance of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, officials and ambassadors of the Muslim countries, the Iranian president congratulated Eid al-Fitr, and said it is the Eid of servitude, freedom, and liberation from divine retribution.