Egypt: Foreign Intervention in Syria's Affairs Should be Stopped

NEW YORK, (ST)- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri has stressed his country's full support for the efforts exerted by the UN and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Straffan de Mistura as to solve the crisis in Styria, affirming the need to preserve Syria's territorial integrity and Arabism.

In a statement during a UN meeting in New York on Monday on the sideline of UN General Assembly's session, Shukri reiterated the need to stop foreign intervention in the internal affairs of Syria and to unify regional and international efforts as to find a practical and an acceptable formula for a solution to the crisis in Syria in accordance with relevant Security Council Resolutions.  

Lavrov and Tillerson meet to talk Syria & Ukraine on UN General Assembly sidelines

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, Rex Tillerson, held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss the situation in Syria and the implementation of the Minsk agreement in Ukraine, according to RT News.

Lavrov and Tillerson met at the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. Lavrov arrived in New York late Sunday to take part in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. The annual General Debate of the assembly will start September 19.

Resistance forces in Syria close to final victory: Iran's envoy

Damascus-- Resistance and the nations of the region are on the verge of final victory over terrorism, Iran's envoy to Syria said.

Iran's ambassador to Syria Javad Torkabadi in an interview with the Syrian al-Ikhbariya TV Channel on Sunday night added that the goal of Iran and the Axis of Resistance forces is just victory, according to IRNA.

'We just think of victory, as goodness has always prevailed throughout history, even with minor followers,' he added.

Nuclear deal beneficial to regional, global security: Iran's president

Tehran – The Iran-G5+1 nuclear deal is beneficial to the global and regional security, stability, and development and only a few countries are against it, said President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters prior to his departure to New York, the President said, 'The visit is a good opportunity to communicate the message of the people of Iran to the world and to remove any ambiguity that exists in the minds of the American or Western people.'


President Rouhani left Tehran for New York today morning to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to IRNA.

Saudi Airstrikes Kill Seven Civilians in Yemen's Ma'rib

Saudi Arabia's airstrikes have killed seven civilians, including women and children, and injured five others in Yemen’s central province of Ma'rib.

The strikes hit Harib al-Qaramish district, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported on Saturday. There are no more details available yet regarding the attack.

Saudi Arabia along with its allies -- Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan-- has been pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular HouthiAnsarullah movement and reinstate the former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.