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Algeria’s New President Assumes Duties on Thursday

Algeria’s New President Assumes Duties on Thursday

Algeria’s newly elected president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, will assume his official duties on Thursday. He will be sworn in office as Algeria’s eighth president amid praise for his call to hold dialogue with various parties and the protest movement. Head of the Liberty and Justice Party, former

Hariri May be Named Lebanon’s PM but Obstacles Remain

Hariri May be Named Lebanon’s PM but Obstacles Remain

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri is expected be renamed Prime Minister following Monday’s binding parliamentary consultations with President Michel Aoun. Hariri has a tough mission of restoring international confidence in the country and to reconcile with protesters who took to the streets on Oct.

Aboul Gheit: Absence of National States Whet Iran, Turkey’s Appetite in Arab World

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Sunday the absence of national states in the Arab world has encouraged Turkey and Iran to seek to pursue their interests in the region. Speaking at the World Youth Forum in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh, he rejected referring to the anti-governmen

Israel Threatens Iran with ‘Own Vietnam in Syria’

Israel Threatens Iran with ‘Own Vietnam in Syria’

Israel has ramped up attacks on Iranian sites in eastern Syria while Tel Aviv vowed turning Syria into a Vietnam for Iran and to drain Tehran's forces there. Israel's defense minister warned Iran against its continued presence in Syria, saying Israel will "work tirelessly" to prevent the establis

Hamas Presses Abbas to Issue Elections Decree

Hamas Presses Abbas to Issue Elections Decree

Celebrating the 32nd anniversary of its founding, Hamas said it was ready for Palestinian elections, reconciliation and ending divisions with the Palestinian Authorities in the West Bank. The Hamas leadership announced at a large public rally in the central Gaza Strip that it had finished forming

US Warns Iran of ‘Decisive’ Response to its Proxy Attacks in Iraq

US Warns Iran of ‘Decisive’ Response to its Proxy Attacks in Iraq

The US Embassy in Iraq on Saturday accused Iran's proxies of carrying out attacks on Iraqi military bases where US troops are stationed. A statement by the embassy on its Facebook page recalled several attacks on military bases in Iraq, and warned "Iran's leaders that any attacks by them, or thei

Libyan Embassy in Egypt Closes Indefinitely

Libyan Embassy in Egypt Closes Indefinitely

The Libyan embassy in Egypt announced on Saturday that it was closing its doors indefinitely starting Sunday. It cited “security reasons” for the closure, read a statement on its official Facebook page. Work at the embassy will be suspended until further notice, it said without elaborating.

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