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Jordanian MP: Arabs Unprecedented War on Syria

AMMAN,(ST)_Second Deputy Chairman of the Jordanian House of Representatives Tareq Khoury strongly attacked Qatar and its  ruler Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani for its direct involvement in the war on Syria,  praising Syria 's resistant position  and  the legendary steadfastness of the Syrian Army.

Khoury stressed in blogs  posted on Twitter that Qatar is engaged in the war on  Syria : "unprecedented war financed by Arabs, led by Prince in an emirate which has no history and its name is Qatar."

He sarcastically criticized  the ruler of Qatar, saying: "The prince usurped power from his father in an unprecedented democratic  way nearly twenty years ago and presented to the world the  greatest example of "rotating   of power " and it  is  still to this day."

The Jordanian MP added on Twitter: "Syria has enough pride that Palestine is still its compass , its army did not sell itself to the devil,  and that it maintained the Arabic language , the language of the people of Paradise , while other Arabs  abandoned it  in their  schools and baptized into English instead."

Worthy mentioning that  a number of Jordanian parliamentarians recently criticized the Qatari and Saudi  direct roles in the Syrian  crisis through funding and arming terrorist groups, encouraging  terrorists to commit acts of murder and sabotage, their media  fabrications media about events in Syria, and in inciting Syrian bloodshed via al-Arabiyah and  al-Jazeera Channels owned by Khaleifa and Saud Families.


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Terrorists in Syria Will be Exterminated Soon – Lahyan

TEHRAN,(ST)_ Iran's Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan held foreign sides that intervene  in Syria responsible for its  bloodshed .

In a statement to the Iranian Mehr news agency on Friday  Lahyan added that " terrorists in Syria will be exterminated  soon," explaining that the terrorist attacks did not achieve the results and the world will soon witness its failure.

He expressed hope that security and stability will be restored back to the Syrian people , noting  "the situation on the ground in Syria is heading towards a place that the world will see soon the defeat of external forces and terrorists in this key resistance axis country.

"Tehran stands firmly with the axis of resistance ", he said, adding that Syrian people resistance , the opposition inclining  to a political solution and the Syrian government moves into reforms are but the hope in  achieving  political developments in Syria".

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Yemenis Voiced Solidarity with Syria

SANAA,(ST)_ The Yemeni province of Taiz witnessed last night a  youths solidarity  march with Syria's leadership ,people army in the face of the global war targeting  it in  the service of  Zionism.

In a statement read during  the march, the Yemeni youths voiced  support for inter- Syrian  dialogue away from any outside interference or subjugating to the  enemy and its  lackeys of the Arab  petrodollar countries.

 The marchers condemned the assassinations that targeted  religious scholars in Syria and  held countries which recruit terrorists  and support them with money and weapons such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey responsible for these crimes.  

 They chanted slogans against these countries and stressed that attempts to undermine Syria are but desperate and futile.

They strongly condemned the criminal acts carried out by terrorists who have been assembled from around the world to destroy the achievements of an important stage in Syria 's modern  history , stressing  support for the Syrian Arab Army in addressing the barbaric conspiracies  trying to undermine Syria 's ancient history and promising future.


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Sudan's President Bashir meets South Sudan's Kiir

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is visiting South Sudan for the first time since it became independent in 2011.

Mr Bashir and his southern counterpart, Salva Kiir, will discuss territorial disputes and border demarcation,according to the BBC.

Also on the agenda is a recent deal on how much the South should pay for exporting its oil through Sudan.

The two countries came to the brink of war last year over unresolved disputes following South Sudan's secession.

However, there has been an easing of tension since they agreed to resume pumping oil last month.

A military band played the two national anthems as Mr Bashir was welcomed by Mr Kiir at the airport in the southern capital, Juba.

Security in the city is described as tight, with only official vehicles on the road and those on foot subject to regular checks.

Speaking ahead of the visit, South Sudanese Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said it would be "good for the future of the two countries".

The South's independence - which followed decades of civil war - left key issues unresolved.

South Sudan took with it nearly three-quarters of Sudan's oil production when it declared independence and the two sides fell out over how much the South should pay to export its oil through Sudanese pipelines.

At the height of the dispute last year, the South shut down its entire oil output, badly hitting both struggling economies.

Oil started flowing again this month after both sides struck a deal in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in March.

They also agreed to withdraw troops from their border area.

A demilitarized  buffer zone is to be set up, with the intention of improving security.

However, the two leaders still need to agree on who owns the flashpoint Abyei province and other regions along their disputed 2,000km (1,200 mile) border.


Bombs Hit Iraq, Killing 14

A pair of bombs struck in quick succession outside a mosque north of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 30.

The attacks in the town of Kanaan, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) northeast of the capital, are likely to increase fears of further violence ahead of provincial elections in much of the country scheduled for next week,according to ABC News

Friday's blasts struck as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers from the town's Omar Bin Abdul-Aziz mosque, said police officials in Diyala province, where Kanaan is located. A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures.

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but deadly attacks remain common a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

The nearby city of Baqouba was the site of a large bombing just last week. In that incident, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a lunch hosted by a candidate in the upcoming provincial elections, killing 20 people.

Minutes after the Kanaan attack, a bomb exploded near a mosque in western Baghdad, wounding eight, according to police and hospital officials.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's attacks.

Al-Qaida's Iraqi branch, known as the"Islamic State of Iraq", frequently carries out coordinated bombings targeting civilian targets such as mosques, markets and restaurants.

It primarily targets  security forces and other officials tied to the government.

Iraqi officials believe al-Qaida is growing stronger in Iraq, fuelled in part by rising lawlessness on the Syria-Iraq frontier and what they say is cross-border cooperation with the Syrian militant group Jabhat al-Nusra.