Iraqi Alliance: Raising Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk Threaten National Unity

The Iraqi National Alliance (INA), headed by senior cleric Ammar al-Hakim, says the hoisting of Kurdish flags over government buildings in Kirkuk is threatening national unity.

INA issued a statement on Monday after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi presided over a meeting to examine the fallout from a provincial council decision to raise Kurdish flags in the oil-rich city.

According to Press TV, the INA statement said the decision, irrespective of other ethnic minorities in Kirkuk, was a wrong move and contradicted the requirement to maintain Iraq's national unity.

Iran Only Hope Against Zionist Entity, Says Tunisian President

Tunisia’s president has called Iran the only source of hope in confronting Zionist Entity and hailed the Islamic Republic's sacrifices in the war against terrorists in Syria. 

BejiCaidEssebsi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza SalehiAmiri at the presidential Carthage Palace in Tunis.

Hundreds of Palestinian Inmates to Go on Open Hunger Strike

A large number of Palestinian prisoners across the political spectrum have pledged to go on a hunger strike in solidarity with a top Palestinian Fatah Movement’s jailed leader who will launch a mass open-ended hunger strike along with hundreds of other jailed members of the movement later this month.

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Saturday that some 70 inmates from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine who are held at Gilboa Prison in northern Israel would join the mass hunger strike by 430 Fatah prisoners on April 17.

The major strike action is led by Marwan Barghouti.

Iran Will Respond to US Breach of Its Obligations, Says Larijani

TEHRAN Iran has considered required measures to face all types of US breach of its commitments and if they continue this approach, we will make trouble for them, Majlis (Parliment) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday.

Speaking about the US excessive demands, he said that Islamic Republic follows a transparent nuclear policy and has an obvious logic in this regard.

Insidious moves will harm those who violate their obligations, the official said, referring to the US new anti-Iran efforts.

Zionist Forces Shoot Palestinian to Death in al-Quds

Zionist forces have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied East Jerusalem's al-Quds after he allegedly stabbed and injured three Israelis.

According Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri, the Palestinian lightly injured three Israelis - including a border police officer.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the Palestinian’s death, but his identity remains unknown.

The Israeli police have cordoned off the scene of the incident.

On Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian 49-year-old woman, Siham Ratib Nimr, after an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem al-Quds.