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Iraq to Launch Probe on Millions of Dollars Lost to Rains

Iraq to Launch Probe on Millions of Dollars Lost to Rains

Iraq's parliament is to investigate how $6 million worth of local currency stored in public bank coffers were damaged by heavy rains, a lawmaker said Tuesday. The pledge came a day after Central Bank governor Ali Allaq appeared in front of lawmakers to answer questions on a range of issues, inclu

Tunisian Govt. Wins Confidence amid Lingering Political Concerns

Tunisian Govt. Wins Confidence amid Lingering Political Concerns

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s third government, which consists of 30 ministers and 11 state ministers, won parliament’s confidence on Tuesday, following a marathon debate Monday. Chahed described winning this confidence a "victory for democracy." Opposition MPs have strongly critici

Fears over Iraqi Version of Iranian 'Revolutionary Guard'

In May, Hassan Fada’am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 men from Shiite factions elected to Iraq’s 329-seat parliament. Fada’am was trained in Iran and fought against ISIS in Iraq.

A Second Houthi Minister Defects

A Second Houthi Minister Defects

Technical Education and Vocational Minister Mohsen Ali al-Nakib announced on Tuesday his defection from the Iran-backed Houtihi militias’ government. His decision drove more chaos in the ranks of the militant group, particularly as Saudi-backed forces made several advances in the strategic port c

Palermo Conference on Libya Ends with No Clear Results

Palermo Conference on Libya Ends with No Clear Results

The Palermo conference on Libya concluded on Tuesday as “half a failure and half a success,” Arab sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. The meeting was aimed at finding ways to end the Libyan crisis, but Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar did not attend the main conference.

JIAT Underscores Methodology of its Operations

JIAT Underscores Methodology of its Operations

The Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen stressed on Tuesday that it follows a legal methodology in its operations, reported the Saudi Press Agency. JIAT official spokesman Counselor Mansour Al-Mansour, confirmed that the team, through the Operations Department and its legal Counselors,

Israeli Report: US Fears Netanyahu’s Rejection of ‘Deal of the Century’

Israeli Report: US Fears Netanyahu’s Rejection of ‘Deal of the Century’

American officials are concerned that their Israeli allies could form an obstacle in the implementation of the “Deal of the Century,” reported an Israeli daily.

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