Al-Manar TV Lebanon Al-Manar TV Lebanon Gen. Ibrahim: Sayyed Nasrallah Quickened, Facilitated Swap Deal Lebanese General Security chief Major General Abbas Ibrahim stressed on Tuesday that if it weren’t for Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. Hezbollah Hails Ibrahim’s Efforts, Hopes Remaining Soldiers would Soon Be Freed Hezbollah hailed the release of 16 kidnapped soldiers and congratulated their families on their safe return after nearly a year and a half in captivity by terrorist gangs. Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr in ‘High Spirits’ Saudi prominent Shiite Cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is in high spirits despite reports he is at risk of imminent execution, his brother said on Monday after visiting the sheikh. UAE Ready to Dispatch Military Units to Fight ISIL The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it is ready to commit ground troops against extremists in Syria and described Russian air strikes in the country as attacks on a "common enemy". Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Iran’s Velayati Hezbollah Secretary General received Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign affairs’ adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei. Germany Approves Military Aid to Fight ISIL The German cabinet approved on Tuesday a mandate offering military assistance to back the fight against the so-called ’Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfiri group. Europe Court: Turkey YouTube Violated Freedom of Expression The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Turkey had violated conventions on freedom of expression when it banned YouTube for more than two years. Obama Urges Turkey, Russia to Focus on ISIL as ’Common Enemy’ US President Barack Obama called on Russia and Turkey to move beyond a furious row over the downing of a fighter jet and focus on the so-called ’Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group. Jubilation as Servicemen Set Free: Thank You S. Nasrallah! Sixteen Lebanese servicemen kidnapped by Takfiri group, Nusra Front, were freed on Tuesday in exchange for extremist prisoners held in the Lebanese jails. Saudi Guard Killed in Yemeni Army Operation in Border Area A Saudi border guard was killed on Tuesday by shelling from Yemen, the interior ministry said, the eighth death from Yemeni firing into the kingdom in just three days. Turkish PM Says Putin Accusations on ISIL-Turkey Oil Trade Are “Baseless” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu described as “baseless” Putin accusations of oil trade between Ankara and Takfiri insurgents in Syria. Syria Denies Using Chemical Weapons Syria on Monday denied ever using chemical weapons in its four-year civil war, telling a global watchdog it is cooperating fully with the destruction of its toxic stockpile. Putin: Turkey Shot down Russian Plane to Protect ISIL Oil Supply Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to protect supplies of oil from ISIL to Turkey. Palestinian Martyred, another Injured in Occupied West Bank A Palestinian armed with a knife approached a hitchhiking spot near a Jewish settlement bloc in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and was shot dead by a Zionist soldier. Pakistani, Afghan Leaders Discuss Resuming Taliban Talks The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan met Monday and discussed the resumption of peace talks between the Kabul administration and the Taliban. Assad: France Supports Terrorism, Terrorists among Syrian Refugees to Europe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused France of "supporting terrorism" and said he saw Prague as a possible venue for signing any future peace deal to end his country’s four-year civil war. France, Belgium to Share Intelligence after Paris Attacks France and Belgium want to improve intelligence sharing between the nine European nations most concerned with jihadist threats in the wake of the Paris attacks, a French government source said Monday evening. Terrorists Acknowledge Heavy Losses in Aleppo The Syrian Army units thwarted terrorists infiltration attempts in many areas across the country and destroyed their gatherings and fortifies, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment. Yemeni Army & Committees Control Three Saudi Bordering Sites The Yemeni Army and popular committees managed on Monday to regain control over three Saudi military sites in the bordering area of Al-Shurfa which overlooks the city of Najran, seizing a large number of vehicles and much weaponry Sayyed Nasrallah Phones Palestinian Martyr Qatanani’s Father: Zionists Outraged Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah phoned the Palestinian martyr Ashraqat al-Qatanani’s father to congratulate him on the martyrdom of his young daughter, what outraged the Zionist occupation authorities. Velayati Visits Salam, Says Release of Abducted Soldiers "Imminent" Velayati said that Salam gave good news before them about an imminent release of the abducted military men, with Velayati expressing hope that thsi release would be taking place tonight. Russia Arms Su-34s with Air-to-Air Missiles in Syria for First Time Russian Su-34 bombers, additionally equipped with air-to-air missiles, have set out on their first mission in Syria, said Igor Klimov, spokesman for the Russian Air Force. Oil Prices Rise Awaiting OPEC Gathering Oil prices rose Monday as the market looked ahead to the end of the week when OPEC decides on whether to change its crude production target. Russian Warplanes Flew over Golan: ’Israel’ Wary of Possible Clashes After the Russian warplanes flew over the occupied Golan Heights, ’Israel’ expressed its fears of any possible clash between the Russian and the Zionist air forces over the Syrian territories. Abadi: Iraq Has Sufficient Forces to Fight ISIL Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the ISIL group, after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country.