Al-Manar TV Lebanon Al-Manar TV Lebanon Lebanon: Defense Minister, Army Chief Inspect Military Posts in Ras Baalbek Defense Minister Samir Moqbel and Army Chief Jean Qahwaji inspected the sites of the Lebanese Army in Ras Baalbek and checked on the course of the latest military operation there. Supreme Leader: Islamic Revolution Stood against Imperialism The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the recent Iranian scientific advances have been achieved thanks to martyrdom for the sake of Allah. Iran Reiterates Support for Restoration of Political Tranquility to Yemen Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian voiced Tehran’s full support for the peaceful and democratic transition of political power in Yemen. Turkey to Launch ’Train-and-Equip Program’ for Syrian Opposition Forces The train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition militants will start on March 1 in Turkey. Germany Unblocks Greek Bailout in Parliament Vote German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany’s finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens. Fighting ISIL Not Priority for Turkey: US Spy Chief Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting ISIL and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Thursday. Italian Lawmakers Call for Recognition of Palestinian State Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations. Libya Warns of More Air Strikes with Egypt against ISIL Libya’s internationally recognized premier threatened new air strikes with Egypt against ISIL terrorist group in his country, warning Friday that the ’jihadists’ were poised to widen their presence there. HRW: Iraqi Kurds Bar Displaced Arabs from Returning Home Iraqi Kurdish forces blocked displaced Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories that Kurdish regional authorities and Iraq’s central government stake claim. Egypt Islamic Body Denounces ISIL Destruction of Heritage The Egyptian Islamic body which rules on Islamic law on Friday condemned the Takfiri group, ISIL’s destruction of Iraqi artefacts Kiev Says Three Soldiers Killed despite Lull in Fighting Three government soldiers were killed in war-torn eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, the country’s military said Friday, after a two-day lull in which no fatalities were reported. IRGC Wraps up Major Drills South of Iran Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has concluded major maneuvers code-named The Great Prophet 9 in the southern Persian Gulf region. IRGC Positions inside Iran Not Detectable by Enemies: Commander A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined that the IRGC’s positions inside Iran cannot be detected by the enemies. Ex-Mossad Chief: ‘Zionist Dream in Danger’ under Netanyahu’s Leadership Former Mossad head Meir Dagan sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that the Zionist entity is at a "critical point" regarding its existence and security. Syrian Army Restores Tal al-Majda’ in Sweida Province Syrian army units made more gains on Friday establishing control over more areas in Sweida province while inflicting more losses upon terrorist organizations’ ranks in personnel and equipment in other provinces across the country. Joint Jordanian-Israeli Plan to Build Pipeline between Red and Dead Seas Jordan and the Zionist entity signed on Thursday a deal launching the first phase of a project aiming to build a desalination plant and a pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. Saudi Convicted over US Embassy Bombings in Kenya, Tanzania A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. North Korea Vows “Merciless” War against US North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. Russia Confirms Will Attend Gas Talks with EU, Ukraine Russia has confirmed that it will attend talks with the European Union and Ukraine on Monday aimed at resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe. Army Command: We Won’t Allow Takfiris to Take over Lebanon The Lebanese army commander Major General Jean Qahwaji hailed soldiers deployed along the border, in particular the units that participated in operation in the northeastern villages of Ras Baalbek and Arsal. Saudi Ambassador in Yemen Resumes Duties from Aden Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen will resume his job from the southern city of Aden where Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi holds court after he fled Sanaa where he was put under house arrest Spy Cables: Mossad Tried to Dry up Nile A paper on Mossad drafted by the South African State Security Agency (SSA) revealed that ‘Israel’ for decades worked to artificially create a drought in Egypt, by draining the River Nile with a water-absorbing plant ISIL Destroys Ancient Artifacts in Mosul, UNESCO to Convene Emergency Meeting ISIL terrorists ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artifacts that are thousands of years old, in the terrorists’ latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East Nusra Receives Major Blow: Its Military Commander in South Syria Killed The military commander of the terrorist Nusra Front in southern Syria, Abo Omar Mokhtar (Jordanian) was killed by the Syrian army in the village of Kafar Nasej in Daraa countryside. Sayyed Houthi: Qaeda-Linked Al-Islah Militants Foster Sectarian Strife in Yemen Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says al-Qaeda-linked al-Islah group is trying to create sectarian strife in Yemen.