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Palestine Lays to Rest Protest Victims, Fatah Calls for Anger-Displaying Rallies

Palestine Lays to Rest Protest Victims, Fatah Calls for Anger-Displaying Rallies

Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as angry confrontations continue across protests objecting to United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to it. Most Palestinian cities witnessed confrontations less severe

UN Security Council Reviews Draft Resolution on Reversing US Jerusalem Decision

UN Security Council Reviews Draft Resolution on Reversing US Jerusalem Decision

The United Nations Security Council is reviewing a draft resolution, circulated by Egypt, on reversing US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution affirms that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed.

Libya’s Skhirat Agreement Hits Second Year Mark as Stances Change

Libya’s Skhirat agreement witnessed over the last two years a number of amendments and a surge in support. Signed in Morocco on December 17, 2015 and under United Nations sponsorship, the Skhirat agreement went from what some considered a political ‘joke’ to having gained considerable support.

Syrian Opposition Fears US ‘Indifference’ in Peace Efforts

Syrian Opposition Fears US ‘Indifference’ in Peace Efforts

The Syrian opposition fears that the US administration may become “indifferent” to the Syrian file, given its preoccupation with other internal and foreign files linked mainly to North Korea. The fears of the opposition increased after a concrete weakening in US support, which was particularly wi

First Round of Egyptian-European Dialogue on Migration Kicks off in Cairo

First Round of Egyptian-European Dialogue on Migration Kicks off in Cairo

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced on Saturday the start of dialogue on migration between Egypt and the European Union, within efforts to strengthen the EU-funded agreement to tackle the causes of illegal immigration.

Iraq Plans to Oil Pipeline Network across Country

Iraq Plans to Oil Pipeline Network across Country

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi announced on Saturday that Baghdad is seeking to build a pipeline network across the country to carry oil products. He described the network as part of a “strategic” plan for oil transportation that includes pipelines to deliver crude and oil products to neighbo

Sistani Urges Bringing Arms Under State Control

Sistani Urges Bringing Arms Under State Control

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Friday called for maintaining the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) as he stressed that all weapons should be brought under the control of the Iraqi government. Some assumptions that Sistani might abort the jihad fatwa surfaced, one week after Prime Minister Haider

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