Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the Syrian terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, the UN said Tuesday, warning that supplies of water and other essentials were fast running out.

Secretary of Yemen's High Political Commission Yasser al-Houri underlined the likelihood of the Saudi-led coalition's involvement in what the United Nations estimates to be the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the war-hit poor country.

 Iranian Foreign Ministry official rejected US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ baseless and unconsidered remarks, adding that US policy of supporting Zionist regime’s state terrorist and also terrorism nurturing regimes is the root cause of terrorism and extremism in the region.

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster on top of war, economic collapse and near-famine in the impoverished country.

Secretary General of the Society in Defense of the Palestinian Natin (SDPN), Dr. Zajra Mostafavi met with four Greek university professors at her office in Tehran on Monday.


The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has stressed that the de-escalation process in Syria must not affect the country’s sovereignty.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has expressed concerns about the poor living conditions of Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have fled a “very dire state” in their homeland Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh.

Daesh’s three-year rule on some parts of Iraq has left 10,000 orphans, which has worried the Iraqis about a possible increase in social damage.

Syrian Army units thwarted two attacks by ISIL terrorists on military posts in the eastern countryside of Homs, killing or injuring many of the terrorists.


 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged Myanmar to grant citizenship to the Rohingya Muslim minority who has been displaced since 2012 due to sectarian violence.


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