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Washington Concerned over Houthi Execution Verdicts

Washington Concerned over Houthi Execution Verdicts

The US on Sunday voiced concern over the unfair sentence issued by Yemen’s Houthi militias to execute 30 political prisoners in Sanaa. US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus tweeted that “the US is seriously concerned by the Iranian-backed Houthis’ sentencing of 30 political prisoners to

Bahrain's Ambassador Returns to Baghdad

Bahrain's Ambassador Returns to Baghdad

Iraqi President Barham Saleh met on Sunday with Bahrain’s Ambassador Salah Ali Al Malki after the resumption of his duties.

Algerian Ex-Industry Minister Detained over Fraud

Algerian former Industry Minister Youcef Yousfi was placed in provisional detention Sunday on fraud allegations, said state television. Yousfi, who served between 2017 and 2019, is under investigation for graft and is suspected among other things of "squandering public funds" as well as "abuse o

Sudan Demonstrators Call for 'Justice' for Killed Protesters

Sudan Demonstrators Call for 'Justice' for Killed Protesters

Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of the capital Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark 40 days since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in. The "Justice First" marches were called by the Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has been spearheading the protests since December.

Mogherini Visits Baghdad, Says EU Supports Iraq-proposed Conference on US-Iran Tensions

Mogherini Visits Baghdad, Says EU Supports Iraq-proposed Conference on US-Iran Tensions

The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran by holding a regional conference, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday. Speaking at a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on her first

Activists: Russian, Syrian Strikes Kill 11 in Idlib

Activists: Russian, Syrian Strikes Kill 11 in Idlib

Syrian rescuers and activists said Saturday that 11 civilians, including two families of four, have been killed in regime and Russian airstrikes inside Syria's last opposition stronghold in Idlib province. First responders known as White Helmets said airstrikes in Kafriya village Saturday killed

Lebanon’s PM Calls for Resolving Aley Shooting with ‘Calm’

Lebanon’s PM Calls for Resolving Aley Shooting with ‘Calm’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri denied that the Government has been paralyzed in the light of a crisis resulting from a deadly shooting in the Shouf region earlier this month, stressing that he requested to postpone a Cabinet session because of a tense atmosphere.   Following a meeting with Pr

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