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Syrian Opposition Factions Fail to Leave Idlib Buffer Zone

Syrian Opposition Factions Fail to Leave Idlib Buffer Zone

Syrian opposition factions failed on Monday to meet a deadline to leave the planned buffer zone in the northwestern province of Idlib. The development cast fresh doubt over a Turkish-Russian deal to avert a regime offensive against the region. The truce agreement reached nearly a month ago for

Algerian Army: Five Generals behind Bars on Corruption Charges

Algerian Army: Five Generals behind Bars on Corruption Charges

The military court in Algeria has imprisoned five top military members, who were dismissed for alleged corruption and bribe. The five military officers are Menad Nouba, Said Bey, Habib Chentouf, Abderrazak Cherif and Boudjemaa Boudouaour.

Hadi Accuses Iran of Supporting Parties in Southern Yemen

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi renewed his demand that Iran cease supporting the Houthi militias in northern Yemen and other parties in the southern regions. During a speech marking the 55th anniversary of the October 14 revolution, he also accused Iran of supporting forces in the South.

Birth of Lebanese Government Bets on Aoun-Hariri Meeting Next Week

Birth of Lebanese Government Bets on Aoun-Hariri Meeting Next Week

Presidential sources told Asharq Al-Awsat Saturday that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun are expected to meet next week. “Whether Hariri would present to President Aoun a ministerial formula or not is up to the PM-designate,” the sources said.

Russia Escalates Rhetoric Against 'East Euphrates Quasi-State'

Russia Escalates Rhetoric Against 'East Euphrates Quasi-State'

Moscow escalated its rhetoric Saturday against Washington’s latest moves in areas east the Euphrates in Syria, by using the Kurds to create a quasi-state. “To the east of the Euphrates River, there are vast lands where absolutely unacceptable things happen.

Iraqi President Calls for Govt. that Ensures Fair Representation

Iraqi President Calls for Govt. that Ensures Fair Representation

Iraqi President Barham Salih called on Saturday for the formation of a government that ensures proper political representation. He urged on newly-appointed Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to form a cabinet that serves the country and its people, away from political interests. The Iraqi people

Hamas Pushes for Truce, PA Rejects UN Special Coordinator Mladenov

Hamas Pushes for Truce, PA Rejects UN Special Coordinator Mladenov

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the movement is working with several other parties to reach an agreement with Israel for establishing a truce in return for lifting the siege on Gaza. "Today, in order to break the siege, we are seeking understandings with several parties … understandings that cou

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