Iraq military: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in the country

Iraq military: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in the country

DUBAI: The Expo 2020 on Tuesday gave a preview of the ongoing construction of the vast new site in the south of Dubai, one year ahead of its opening in October next year. Journalists from different parts of the world were quickly toured at one of the main areas of the site – the Sustainability […]

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Security conference told of ‘Iranian menace’ to shipping in the Gulf

Security conference told of ‘Iranian menace’ to shipping in the Gulf

BRUSSELS: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is waiting anxiously on the outcome this month of a probe into alleged mismanagement that has dented its already severely depleted funding, one of its top officials said Monday.The UN Relief and Works Agency hopes the results of the investigation will enable it to get past the scandal […]

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Will Turkey, Syria renegotiate Adana agreement?

Will Turkey, Syria renegotiate Adana agreement?

Author:  article author:  MENEKSE TOKYAY Tue, 2019-10-22 00:53 ANKARA: With references to a possible renegotiation of the terms of an agreement between Turkey and Syria becoming widespread, experts say it may pave the way for reopening diplomatic channels between the two neighbors. Main category:  Middle-East Tags:  Turkey Syria Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Special Source link

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Lebanon’s government approves sweeping reforms amid protests

Lebanon’s government approves sweeping reforms amid protests

CAIRO: Sudanese activists are calling for mass protests in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere across the country to demand the disbanding of former President Omar Al-Bashir’s National Congress Party. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which spearheaded the uprising against Bashir’s rule, says Monday’s protests will also renew demands to step up an independent investigation into the […]

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Let militants return home, French anti-terror magistrate urges

Let militants return home, French anti-terror magistrate urges

article author:  AFP Author:  Mon, 2019-10-21 03:22 PARIS: The refusal of the French government to take back Daesh militants from Syria could fuel a new militant recruitment drive in France, threatening public safety, a leading anti-terrorism investigator has told AFP. David De Pas, coordinator of France’s 12 anti-terrorism examining magistrates, said it would be “better […]

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Kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged Syria town

Kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged Syria town

RAS AL-AIN, Syria: The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in northern Syria on Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider pullout under a cease-fire deal.Ankara launched a cross-border attack against Syria’s Kurds on October 9 after the United States announced a military pullout from the war-torn […]

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Bahrain making good progress on fiscal balance plan - finance minister

Bahrain making good progress on fiscal balance plan – finance minister

BEIRUT: Protesters in Lebanon returned to the streets early on Sunday, keeping pressure on Prime Minister Saad Hariri as a self-imposed deadline to deliver a package of badly needed reforms for the country’s crumbling economy drew near. Anti-government protests that have swept the country since Thursday have pulled together all segments of Lebanese society in […]

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Amid turmoil, Lebanese Forces ministers quit coalition government

Amid turmoil, Lebanese Forces ministers quit coalition government

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s “strong republic” bloc quit the coalition government on Saturday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption.Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese forces party, said his group was resigning from the government ahead of the 72-hour deadline that […]

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Lebanese celebrities join Beirut protests as anger rises over tax reforms

Lebanese celebrities join Beirut protests as anger rises over tax reforms

BEIRUT: Lebanese celebrities joined thousands of protesters on the streets of Beirut on Saturday to voice their anger at the country’s ruling elite.Singers, actors and playwrights were among a host of high-profile artists who backed demands for action over government corruption and to counter Lebanon’s spiralling economic crisis.Beirut has been shrouded in smoke for three […]

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Hundreds gather in Lebanon for fresh protests

Hundreds gather in Lebanon for fresh protests

BEIRUT:  Hundreds gathered in Lebanon Saturday for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption after the security forces made dozens of arrests.Crowds began gathering in front of the seat of government in the capital Beirut around lunchtime, with many waving billowing Lebanese flags.Earlier, troops reopened blocked highways after security forces […]

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