Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:21AM
International Quds Day's rallies are usually held on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan all over the world.
International Quds Day's rallies are usually held on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan all over the world.
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Intl. Quds Day: Time for solidarity 

The plight of Palestinians, Israel’s atrocities and its decades-long occupation are once again coming into focus globally. People around the world are preparing for annual rallies on the International Quds Day. The rallies are usually held on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan with pro-Palestinian groups from all faiths joining the demos. The demonstrations have provided an important platform to voice solidarity with the Palestinian cause. The popular support for the struggle against Israel has been growing worldwide.

US to lose in Syria

A former American ambassador to Syria says the Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will eventually overcome US efforts to gain influence on the nation and will drive the US out of the Arab country. Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria from 2011 through 2014, recently said "Obama did not leave the Trump administration many options to achieve its goal" of defeating Daesh. He also said Obama did not leave many options for Trump to curb Iran's foothold in the region. To Ford, the game is finished for US plans to overthrow Assad or compete with Iran's success in the country. This may be one of the harshest criticisms raised against Trump’s policy in Syria by an insider.