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Egypt Looting Attempt Causes Oil Pipeline Fire; 7 Dead

Egypt Looting Attempt Causes Oil Pipeline Fire; 7 Dead

At least seven people were killed and 16 injured in a fire in a Nile Delta village in the northern province of Beheira on Wednesday evening, hours after the attempted theft of gas from a pipeline caused a gas leak in the area, Egyptian media reported. One local resident told Reuters a hospital in

Trump, Erdogan Meet to Address Syria, Iron out Disputes

Trump, Erdogan Meet to Address Syria, Iron out Disputes

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded his relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders started a meeting to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies ranging from Syria policy to Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defense system. "We've been

Iraq Officials Must 'Step up' to Enact Reforms, Says UN Envoy

Iraqi officials must ramp up their response to mass demonstrations demanding an overhaul of the political system, the United Nations' representative in Baghdad told AFP in an exclusive interview Wednesday. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who heads the UN's Iraq mission (UNAMI), said the country's aut

Iraqi Court Summons Current, Former Officials over Corruption

Iraqi Court Summons Current, Former Officials over Corruption

The Court of Integrity in the Salaheddine province summoned on Tuesday former Minister of Science and Technology and a former governor to investigate suspicions of corruption. “The Court of Inquiry in Salaheddine specialized in issues of integrity issued a summon order against the former Minister

US, Germany Back Yemen Govt. in Implementing Riyadh Agreement

US, Germany Back Yemen Govt. in Implementing Riyadh Agreement

The United States and Germany underlined on Tuesday their support for the Yemeni government as it seeks to implement the Riyadh Agreement that it signed last week with the Southern Transitional Council to end a power struggle in southern Yemen. Official government sources said US ambassador to Ye

22 Palestinians Killed as Israel Strikes Gaza for Second Day

22 Palestinians Killed as Israel Strikes Gaza for Second Day

Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of easing, with 22 Palestinians killed. Fresh rocket barrages were fired at Israel, which responded with strikes on what it said were Jihad mil

Trump, Macron Discuss Syria, Iran by Phone

Trump, Macron Discuss Syria, Iran by Phone

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on a phone call on Monday discussed Syria, Iran and trade according to a series of tweets posted by White House spokesman Judd Deere on Tuesday. “The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to continue coordination on Syria.

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