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The Cairo meeting by representatives of the United Nations, European Union, Arab League and African Union came a day after gunmen opened fire at demo nstrators protesting against militias in Libya's capital.Speaking at a press conference afterwards, Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said the quartet had followed the "dangerous developments in…
03.29 / 01:08
yourmiddleeast.com
The Syria-born mayor of the small town of Prospect Park, New Jersey, knows what it is to be a refugee. He was one…
03.28 / 18:11
thenational.ae
TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) – Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, FAO report s…
03.28 / 12:18
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TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri left Tehran on Monday for a two day visit to Tunisia and A…
03.28 / 12:18
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Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir will attend Wednesday's Arab Summit in Jordan, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide.The international group Human Rights Watch urged Jordan to deny entry to al-Bashir or arrest him, citing its obligations as an ICC member. Jordan says that as an Arab League member, Sudan has the right to attend the annual meeting of Arab leaders.Al-Bashir was…
03.28 / 12:17
egyptindependent.com
A US-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by "Islamic State" militant group (IS), close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US-led international coalition, said in a statement it had seized the air base.Earlier, SDF spokesman Talal Silo said its fighters had seized "60 to 70 percent" of the airport but…
03.28 / 12:17
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Iran denied on Saturday US accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.US Navy commanders earlier accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash.They spoke after the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush…
03.28 / 12:17
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At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday.It said the dead included prisoners and prison guards, but did not have an immediate breakdown of the toll.The strikes were believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes, which have been flying sorties in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government since Moscow began a military intervention in…
03.28 / 12:17
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Russia said on Friday that six of its soldiers had been killed after successfully repelling an assault on a military facility in Chechnya, an attack the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group said it had carried out.The National Guard of Russia said in a statement that a group of what it called "armed bandits" had launched an attack under the cover of fog in the early hours of Friday morning on an unnamed military facility.It said a gun battle had ensued and that a number of Russian troops…
03.28 / 12:17
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Joint exercises follow strengthening of ties between Riyadh and Khartoum in…
03.28 / 12:10
thenational.ae
International Criminal Court orders payments to victims of convicted Congolese warlord and projects to help them restore their…
03.28 / 12:10
thenational.ae
Islam Times - Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 8…
03.28 / 12:09
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Islam Times - President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan’s foreign minister said Sunday, despite a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him e…
03.28 / 12:09
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Islam Times - Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani says he has agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election…
03.28 / 12:09
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Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs.The Palestinian health source said the dead man was 17 and that one of the three wounded was in critical condition.An Israeli army spokeswoman said three assailants got out of a car and threw petrol bombs toward the settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah when troops opened fire and…
03.24 / 09:08
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