In a televised meeting in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad also discussed economic relations and the aftermath of earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
A report published by Syrian Network for Human Rights on the 12th anniversary of the outbreak of pro-democracy protests in Syria documents the fatalities caused by the ensuing war since 2011.
The festival, called Chaharshanbe Suri in Farsi, is celebrated every year on the night of the last Tuesday of the Iranian calendar year, which ends on March 20.
Letter addressed to German and British envoys urges both countries to cancel upcoming visits by PM Netanyahu because of his plans to turn judiciary into a rubber stamp entity.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum met volunteers taking part in the UAE's "bridges of goodness" campaign packing the relief material for people in quake-hit regions.
The pound has kept sinking since Lebanon's financial meltdown erupted in 2019, following decades of rampant corruption and mismanagement by the country's political and financial elite.
Once approved, the contentıous new law will make it difficult for the Supreme Court to strike down any legislation deemed to contravene the fundamental laws of justice.
Iran has been swept by protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country's morality police last September.
Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan says the agreement to resume bilateral relations with Tehran is an indication of the common desire to resolve issues through dialogue and diplomacy.
The Gulf kingdom is pursuing ambitious aviation goals as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging "Vision 2030" reform agenda, including more than tripling annual traffic to 330 million passengers by the end of the decade.
Habib Farajollah Chaab, who was found guilty on charges of "corruption on earth" and the formation of a rebel group, was sentenced to death on December 6.
Since Syria's civil war erupted in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes against its northern neighbour, targeting regime troops as well as allied Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters.
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