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Pope Francis Receives MWL Chief

Pope Francis Receives MWL Chief

Pope Francis on Wednesday met with the Muslim World League's Chief Dr.

Federal Elections in Northern Syria Planned Under US Supervision amid Turkish Massing at Borders

Federal Elections in Northern Syria Planned Under US Supervision amid Turkish Massing at Borders

The first concrete steps to establish the northern Syrian federation will begin with minor elections starting Friday, followed by the establishment of a parliament and an executive body (government) early next year to manage three districts and six provinces. The elections are being held in areas

Egypt’s Parliament Accuses Qatar of Conspiring with HRW

Egyptian parliamentarians accused Qatar of inciting Human Rights Watch against Cairo, describing a report issued by the organization earlier this month as “politicized and fabricated.” The deputies based their accusations on a meeting between the Qatari Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and the Exe

Abadi Urges Suspension of Kurdish Independence Vote as Turkey Holds Drills by Iraqi Border

Abadi Urges Suspension of Kurdish Independence Vote as Turkey Holds Drills by Iraqi Border

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi formally demanded on Monday the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to suspend its independence referendum set for September 25 as Turkey conducted military drills near the border with Iraq. The Iraqi Supreme Federal Court approved Abadi's demand to consider "the breakaway

Yemen Insurgents Continue to Recruit Children

Yemen Insurgents Continue to Recruit Children

Yemen’s insurgency leaders have held a meeting with a number of elders loyal to former president Ali Abdallah Saleh to discuss the forcible recruitment of children following huge human losses within their ranks on the front lines, sources in Al-Mahwit governorate said. The sources confirmed that

Hamas Dissolves its Government Amid Challenge of Forming National Unity Cabinet

Hamas Dissolves its Government Amid Challenge of Forming National Unity Cabinet

Hamas announced on Sunday the dissolution of the so-called administrative committee that runs the Gaza Strip and said it has agreed that a national unity cabinet immediately comes to the territory to carry out its duties. “Hamas invites the government of national accord to come to Gaza to practic

Deputy of UN Yemen Envoy Heads to Sana’a

Deputy of UN Yemen Envoy Heads to Sana’a

Preparations are ongoing by the new deputy to United Nations special envoy for Yemen Ma'ain Shuraim to head to Sana’a to tackle the settlement file, diplomatic sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. Sources from UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed affirmed that a team of experts will head

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