RAAD SAYS HEZBOLLAH ESCALATING TO ‘PRESERVE DETERRENCE EQUATION’


The head of Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, said Sunday that his group is ‘reassured’ over the course of its conflict with Israel.



‘The resistance is escalating its operations against the Israeli enemy to a certain level in order to preserve the deterrence equation,’ Raad said.



Hezbollah is doing this ‘so that the enemy does not fantasize that it has become capable and prepared to pounce on Lebanon and achieve its illusions in it,’ the lawmaker added.



‘Accordingly, we will emerge victorious when we thwart the enemy’s goals,’ Raad went on to say.



Since October 8, the cross-border fighting between Israel and Hezbollah has killed at least 419 people in Lebanon, mostly militants but also including 82 civilians.



Israel says 14 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed on its side of the border.





Source: National News Agency – Lebanon



10 ISIS Members Arrested Southern Turkiye

Turkish security team has arrested ten individuals affiliated with ISIS in Hatay Province southern Turkiye.

Hatay issued a statement indicating that security teams from the Iskenderun Directorate raided ten sites to detain the wanted individuals as part of the fight against ISIS.

The statement said that ten people were arrested and apprehended to court.

ISIS has previously claimed responsibility for carrying out several operations in Turkiye over the past years, resulting in the deaths and injuries of hundreds. The latest attack was in 2017, when they have targeted a restaurant in Istanbul city, which resulted in the death of 39 individuals and the injury of 79.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Qatar’s Ambassador

HE First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Umarov met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Kazakhstan Abdulaziz bin Sultan Al Rumaihi, on the occasion of the end of his tenure.

HE the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan awarded the Order of Friendship to HE the Ambassador, in appreciation of his efforts in developing relations between the two countries, wishing him success in his future assignments, and for bilateral relations further development and prosperity.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Russian Defense Downs 61 Ukrainian Drones, 9 Missiles

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Sunday that 9 Ukrainian missiles and one drone were shot down over the Crimea, in addition to three drones over the Belgorod, and 57 drones over the Krasnodar.

A statement issued by the ministry said that attempts to carry out attacks using missiles and drones on Russian targets were thwarted.

Russia began a special military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and it does not appear that it is close to ending it, in light of Moscows assertion that its special operation will continue until its full goals are achieved.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Saudi Royal Court: Custodian of Two Holy Mosques to Undergo Medical Tests

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will undergo medical checks on Sunday at the Royal Clinics at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, after suffering from a high fever and joint pain.

The treating medical team decided to conduct some examinations to diagnose his health condition and to check on his health, the Royal Court said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Source: Qatar News Agency

Eruption of Indonesia’s Mt. Ibu Forces Villages to Evacuate in Maluku Island

Mount Ibu volcano has spectacularly erupted, spewing a grey ash cloud into the sky, and people from seven nearby villages have been evacuated, Indonesian authorities said on Sunday.

A four-kilometer-high volcanic ash cloud formed by the eruption of Mount Ibu Saturday night triggered flashes of lightning that illuminated the volcano’s peak, said Indonesian news agency Antara.

“The sound of rumbling and roaring was heard up to the Mount Ibu observation post with lightning seen in the eruption column,” an officer at the observation post, Richard Chaniago, informed. The eruption was recorded on a seismogram, with a maximum amplitude of 28 millimeters and a duration of approximately 9 minutes and 12 seconds, he said.

A joint team comprised of police, military, and search and rescue officials was dispatched to the area to evacuate residents from surrounding villages, said the disaster mitigation agency in a statement.

The agency did not provide any information about how many people had been moved, but authoriti
es have recommended that a seven-km (4.35-mile) radius be cleared.

Indonesia’s volcanology agency raised the alert level of the volcano to the highest level on Thursday, after Ibu erupted multiple times earlier this month.

Ibu’s activities follow a series of eruptions of different volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and has 127 active volcanoes.

Source: Qatar News Agency