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Algeria: Trials of Bouteflika’s Regime Officials Unveil Manipulation of Public Money

Algeria: Trials of Bouteflika’s Regime Officials Unveil Manipulation of Public Money

Observers in Algeria expected a campaign against presidential candidate Abdelmajid Taboun, whose son was summoned to court on Thursday, after being jailed for two years on corruption charges in connection with a drug baron. Meanwhile, the trial of officials under former President Abdelaziz Boutef

Paris to Convene Lebanon Support Meeting as Hariri Requests Aid for Imports

Paris to Convene Lebanon Support Meeting as Hariri Requests Aid for Imports

France plans to convene a meeting of an international support group for Lebanon next week to mobilize assistance for the country, a Lebanese government official said, as caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri requested aid to help the country secure imports of food and raw materials. A European off

Libya’s GNA Holds Onto Arab League Membership

Libya’s Government of National Accord, led by Fayez al-Sarraj, has exerted strong efforts to persuade members of the Arab League (AL) not to suspend its membership after a request made by the Libyan House of Representatives for the organization to take action against the GNA. Meanwhile, Sarraj do

Fears Rise as at Least 13 Stabbed in Baghdad Square

Fears Rise as at Least 13 Stabbed in Baghdad Square

At least 13 people were stabbed Thursday in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, security and medical officials said, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators. Parliament was scheduled to meet Thursday to amend laws governin

Netanyahu Says Israel Has ‘Full Right’ to Annex Jordan Valley

Netanyahu Says Israel Has ‘Full Right’ to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu said his proposal to annex the strategic part of the occupied West Bank was discussed during a late-night meeting in Lisbon, Portugal with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Ne

Pompeo Arrives for his First Visit to Morocco

Pompeo Arrives for his First Visit to Morocco

Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo visited Morocco on Thursday as the highest-ranking American official to travel there since the election of President Donald Trump. "We have a great relationship between our two countries," Pompeo said as he began his meetings in Rabat.

Israeli Army Accuses Arrested Birzeit University Students of Plotting Attacks

Israeli Army Accuses Arrested Birzeit University Students of Plotting Attacks

The Israel army, with the help of the Shin Bet, arrested a number of Hamas activists from the Palestinian Birzeit University who were allegedly recruited to gather intelligence information and conduct attacks that the military labeled as "sabotage," "The IDF, in cooperation with security forces,

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