Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb: state TV

A picture taken on Mar 20, 2018 shows smoke plumes rising during regime bombardment in the rebel-held town of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta enclave, outside the capital Damascus, as Syrian pro-government troops push in an offensive against it. (AFP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb: state TV

DAMASCUS: Rebel rocket fire on a market in a Damascus suburb killed 35 people Tuesday, Syrian state television said.
The rocket fire by “terrorists” hit the Jaramana area east of Damascus, state television cited a police official as saying, using an expression usually used for rebels.
Initially it reported that 20 people had been killed in the attack.


Muslim World League chief meets Lebanese religious leaders

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Muslim World League chief meets Lebanese religious leaders

  • Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa started his visit by meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdullatif Durian
  • The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) met with several religious leaders during his official visit to Lebanon

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) met with religious leaders during his official visit to Lebanon.
Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa started his visit by meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdullatif Durian.
Al-Issa also met with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi. During the meeting, the secretary-general stressed the importance of dialogue in order to promote common values based on love, respect and cooperation, and to confront hatred.
He visited Elias Audi, Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch. They discussed bilateral cooperation and coordination.
Al-Issa also met with the president of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan.
The secretary-general met with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Al-Aql Naim Hassan. They discussed bilateral cooperation and coordination.
Al-Issa also met with Bishop Boulos Matar, Chaldean Bishop Michel Kasarji and Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros.