Assad says West will pay for ‘supporting’ Qaeda

DAMASCUS: President Bashar al-Assad warned on Wednesday the West that it will pay a heavy price for its alleged support of Al-Qaeda in Syria and said his regime’s defeat is not an option. Assad, whose regime has been battling an uprising since March 2011, told state television Al-Ikhbariya in an interview that the West is playing with fire and that …

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Egyptians protest near Saudi Embassy

Egyptian demonstrators have gathered outside the Saudi Embassy in the capital, Cairo, calling on Riyadh authorities to release Egyptian prisoners held in the kingdom without charge.   According to Press TV, shouting slogans against the Saudi regime on Wednesday, the protesters also demanded the freedom of Egyptian lawyer and rights activist Ahmed al-Gizawi, who has been arrested on charge of …

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Pope sends condolence message to Iran, Pakistan, quake victims

Leader of world Catholics, Pope Francis, in a message condoled with Iranian nation on occurrence of strong earthquake in Iran’s southern Sistan-o Balouchestan province, as well as southern parts of Pakistan. According to IRNA, Vatican Radio, Pope Francis appealed for solidarity with those affected by the earthquake that struck Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon. In his appeal, which came …

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