The TV channel «al Arabiya» reports that the Russian Federation was the eighth time used its veto right to block the resolution condemning Syria resolution the UN Security Council. The vote was preceded by an exchange of tough statements between Russian and Western representatives. The draft resolution was supported by ten members of the security Council, Russia and Bolivia voted against, China, Kazakhstan, and Ethiopia abstained.
The London newspaper «al-Hayat» writes that the former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced his candidacy for the presidency – despite the fact that I am opposed to the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The publication qualifies that as a direct and defiant challenge to the establishment.
The Lebanese newspaper «al-Mayadin» reports that President Michel Aoun decided to freeze for a month of parliamentary activities. He thus torpedoed the plans of the parliamentarians extend their own powers for the third time. The head of state is pressing for changes to the electoral law.
The website «al-Bawaba» notes that Israel’s Supreme court has banned the construction of a new Outpost in the vicinity of the Ramallah – Karam Reim. Already erected buildings it is forbidden to settle. The website quotes left the organization «peace Now», according to which the Outpost was built without any permits.
Newspaper Jordan Times says that two of the last inhabitant of Mosul zoo – lion Simba and bear Lola was taken to located on the territory of Jordan veterinary rehabilitation center. The zoo was located in the Eastern part of Mosul, during the battle he suffered considerable damage.