Turkey's Interference in Syria's Affairs Is Absolutely Rejected: Egyptian MP

CAIRO, (ST)- Member of the Egyptian Parliament Ghada al-Ajami has reaffirmed that US President Donald Trump's declaration on occupied Syrian Golan is unacceptable and that Golan is a Syrian land.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Cairo, Ajami said that Golan is a Syrian Arab land under occupation. She urged the international community to respect international legitimacy resolutions and not to allow capturing others' lands by force.

"Syria and Egypt enjoy brotherly ties. We have common history that stresses the deep-rooted relations which resulted in unity between the two countries, thus we reject any interference in the Syrian affairs.

Israeli Occupation Forces Continue to Pound Besieged Gaza..Palestinian Death Toll Climbs to 25

OCCUPIED TERRITORIES- The Israeli aggression on Gaza continued for the third day causing more deaths and destruction in the besieged strip. The death toll has so far climbed to 25.

An Israeli air attack in the central Gaza Strip tonight left one Palestinian dead, reported the Palestinian Health Ministry.

He was identified as Iyad Abdullah Shrihi, 34, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

Another Palestinian, 37-year-old Hani Hamdan Abu Shaar, also died of his wounds sustained in an earlier strike on Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.

This brings the total number of Palestinians killed in two days of Israeli strikes on Gaza to 25.

 A second Palestinian infant was killed today in the ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in addition to two more Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Regional Peace, Stability and Democracy very Important for Iran, Says Zarif

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that Iran attaches great importance to peace, stability and democracy in the region.

The top Iranian diplomat made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Republic Nuran Niyazaliev in Tehran on Saturday afternoon.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the issue of transit cooperation and the important role of Iran in that regard, establishing direct flights, the upcoming Shanghai Summit as well as some other regional issues.

Zarif in the meeting emphasized the importance of transit visas and visa facilitation for truck drivers.

The top Iranian diplomat attached great importance to peace, stability and democracy in the region, adding “political talks between deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Kyrgyzstan were positive and have a good effect on the expansion of bilateral relations in different areas.”

Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Republic Nuran Niyazaliev, in turn, said that his country is seeking to strengthen and expand bilateral and international cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iraqi Forces Thwart Daesh Plan to Regroup in Northern Iraq

Iraqi government forces have thwarted an attempt by remnants of the terrorist group of Daesh to regroup in the country’s Northern Province of Nineveh, killing a number of the extremists, including a high-profile commander, in the process, Press T.V reported.

The Iraqi Interior Ministry's Chief of Intelligence, Abu Ali al-Basri, told state-run Arabic-language al-Sabaah daily newspaper that the country’s elite counter-terrorism intelligence unit, known as the Falcons, had foiled the plot and killed several Daesh terrorists, who had infiltrated from neighboring Syria.

 “The operation came after several months of tracking Daesh militants by the intelligence team and their sources as part of their joint efforts to eliminate the infiltrated Daesh terrorists from Syria,” Basri added.

The senior Iraqi official noted that the Falcons also killed a senior Daesh commander, identified as Abdul Ghafour Abdullah Karmoush but better known by the nom de guerre Wahid Amniyah. He was purportedly the leader of the terrorist group in Iraq’s northern Jazira region, and responsible for killing dozens of people in the strategic cities of Mosul and Tal Afar.

Former Lebanese Minister: Syria Will Spare no Effort to Restore Occupied Golan to Syrian Sovereignty

BEIRUT, (ST)-Golan is a Syrian Arab land and Syria will spare no effort to liberate it from the Israeli occupation and restore it to the full Syrian sovereignty, Former Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said in a statement to al-Manar TV on Saturday in which he condemned the US President Donald Trump's declaration that recognized Israel's sovereignty over occupied Syrian Golan.

Mansour added that Shebaa farms and Kfar Shouba in South Lebanon are occupied Lebanese lands that will be liberated and restored to the Lebanese sovereignty.

He stressed that resistance is strong and it will continue confronting the Israeli and American threats.