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Signs of Regional-International Agreements Over Manbij, Afrin

Signs of Regional-International Agreements Over Manbij, Afrin

A Kurdish official told Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday that signs of regional-international agreements started to appear lately concerning the division of north Syria, where US-Turkish forces should deploy in the city of Manbij in exchange of a Russian-sponsored “symbolic presence” of Syrian regime force

Yemen's President Summons the Prime Minister to Riyadh to Discuss Developments

Yemen's President Summons the Prime Minister to Riyadh to Discuss Developments

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said that he left Aden to Riyadh at the request of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to discuss the country's latest developments on security, political and economic conditions. In an official statement before the departure, Ben Daghr praised Saudi Arab

Egypt: 3 Terrorists Killed in Sinai Operation

The Egyptian army announced on Friday that it had arrested a “very dangerous terrorist” cell in the central Sinai region. Three members of the cell were killed in the ongoing comprehensive “Sinai 2018” operation, added the military.

Tillerson Says No Distinction between Hezbollah Political, Military Arms

Tillerson Says No Distinction between Hezbollah Political, Military Arms

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the US sees no distinction between Hezbollah’s political and military arms, hours after conceding that the group is part of the "political process" in Lebanon.

Oman Foreign Minister at Al-Aqsa, Calls on Arabs to Visit Jerusalem

Oman Foreign Minister at Al-Aqsa, Calls on Arabs to Visit Jerusalem

Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi conducted a rare visit by a senior Arab dignitary to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, upon an invitation from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Bin Alawi arrived to Al-Aqsa from Ramallah and was welcomed by Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director of the

Government Remains Silent as Hezbollah Expands Its Private Telecommunications Network

Government Remains Silent as Hezbollah Expands Its Private Telecommunications Network

Reports published on Thursday revealed that Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” party is building its private telecommunications system in the Rmeileh area, in Mount Lebanon, located at the northern entrance of the southern city of Sidon. The “Janoubiya” news website reported that Rmeileh residents were “surpr

Aoun Urges Tillerson to Act over Israeli ‘Assaults’ despite Cold Welcome

Aoun Urges Tillerson to Act over Israeli ‘Assaults’ despite Cold Welcome

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked on Thursday President Michel Aoun for their “productive talks” although he had been kept waiting ahead of the meeting at Baabda Palace that tackled Israel’s “assaults on Lebanese sovereignty.” Television footage showed Tillerson sitting in a room alongs

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