All options on table for liberating Golan from Zionist occupation: Syrian FM

Damascus warns Tel Aviv not to go too far in its occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under Israeli occupation for more than five decades. The stern warning was delivered by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on Thursday during a joint presser with his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, in the capital, Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported. Syria, Muallem said, is strongly determined to protect its sovereignty and liberate “every inch” of the country, which…

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11 Palestinian children martyred by Israel since January, says rights group

An international children’s rights NGO says Israeli military troopers have shot and martyred 11 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip since January. According to Press TV, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P) reported on Thursday that the fatalities included two minors, whom were shot during anti-occupation protests along the fence separating the Gaza Strip and the Occupied Territories on March 30, as well as a volunteer medic martyred in the town of Bethlehem, located some 10 kilometers south of the Old City of al-Quds, last…

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Trump says US-China trade deal close, but gaps remain

US President Donald Trump says the United States and China were closer to a trade agreement, but warned Beijing that he would not allow trade to continue without a “great deal.” According to Press TV, speaking to reporters at the White House on Thursday at the start of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Trump said some of the tougher points of a deal had been agreed but there were still differences to be resolved. “We’re getting very close to making a deal. That doesn’t mean a deal is…

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US aviation giant Boeing vows to ensure safety of planes after Ethiopia crash

US aviation giant, Boeing, has vowed to implement further measures to ensure the safety of its airliners following last month’s deadly crash in Ethiopia, which occurred less than five months after another crash in Indonesia. “We will carefully review the … preliminary report and will take any and all additional steps necessary to enhance the safety of our aircraft,” Kevin McAllister, head of Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, said in a statement on Thursday. The statement came hours after Ethiopian investigators said the pilots of a doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8…

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