Kuwait’s emir reappoints premier, removes defense and interior ministers

Kuwait’s emir reappoints premier, removes defense and interior ministers

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1574070992944144800 Mon, 2019-11-18 09:40 DUBAI: Kuwait’s ruling emir on Monday reappointed Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah as prime minister but removed the defense and interior ministers, both senior members of the ruling family, from their posts after the government’s resignation last week. Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah asked Sheikh Jaber […]

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Iraqi grand ayatollah: I support the people, and they want change

Iraqi grand ayatollah: I support the people, and they want change

BEIRUT: The popular protests in Lebanon for the 32nd consecutive day against the “corrupt authority” succeeded in liberating the elections of the bar association from party control, as the major parties’ supporters voted for independent candidates on Sunday. The result was a complete surprise.The winner was Melhem Khalaf, a civil society and social activist. Until […]

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Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

ALGIERS: Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests.Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, are among those running in the Dec. 12 election to succeed former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Big crowds took to the streets […]

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Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

article author:  AFP Author:  AFP ID:  1573984092183397600 Sun, 2019-11-17 08:37 TEHRAN: Authorities have restricted Internet access in Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after nearly two days of nationwide protests triggered by a petrol price hike. “Access to the Internet has been limited as of last night and for the next 24 […]

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Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammed Safadi withdraws candidacy for prime minister

Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammed Safadi withdraws candidacy for prime minister

BEIRUT: A Lebanese “revolution bus” traveling from north to south to unite protesters was halted by troops outside the city of Sidon on Saturday.The army set up a road block to prevent the bus and a large protest convoy entering Sidon, the third-largest city in the country.Local media said that the decision had been made […]

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Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad’s Green Zone

BEIRUT: A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of color to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon’s uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital’s posh downtown.Since October 17, the chanting of tens of thousands of Lebanese denouncing the political elite have shaken the normally staid district around two […]

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US, European allies clash on militants’ fate in Daesh talks

US, European allies clash on militants’ fate in Daesh talks

WASHINGTON: The US and its European allies clashed on Thursday over what to do with thousands of militants jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a French proposal to try fighters in Iraq “irresponsible.” Senior officials from more than 30 countries pledged greater coordination in the campaign against Daesh in a meeting in Washington proposed by […]

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Sudan is a partner, sanctions will end after process: US official

TUNIS: Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month’s parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party spokesman Imed Khemiri said on Friday.President Kais Saied is expected to officially ask him to form a new government later on Friday.Jemli has two months to […]

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Turkey’s Fatih drill ship starts operations off northeast Cyprus

Turkey’s Fatih drill ship starts operations off northeast Cyprus

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1573810069926999900 Fri, 2019-11-15 09:07 ANKARA: The Turkish oil-and-gas drilling ship Fatih has started its operations off the coast of northeastern Cyprus, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said on Friday, despite warnings from European Union for Ankara to stand down. On Monday, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted a framework […]

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