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Iraq: Armed Groups Use Hunting Rifles against Security Forces, Protesters

Iraq: Armed Groups Use Hunting Rifles against Security Forces, Protesters

The Baghdad military operations office has said that armed groups were using hunting rifles to target security forces and anti-government protesters to create chaos. “Security forces near the checkpoint that leads to Tahrir square have come under attack through different violent means that led to

Hamdok Orders Probe into Violence Against Protesters

Hamdok Orders Probe into Violence Against Protesters

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Saturday ordered an investigation into a violent crackdown by security forces on demonstrators who protested the dismissal of army officers expressing solidarity with the marches against former President Omar al-Bashir. "I decided to form an investigative

Iraq: Kurdish-Sunni Alliance Weakens Allawi’s Chances to Form Government

A Kurdish-Sunni alliance led by President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Masoud Barzani and Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi has weakened the chances of Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Allawi to win a vote of confidence despite the possibility of a last-minute compromise. Allawi said

Fatah: Hamas Favors Calm over Reconciliation

Fatah: Hamas Favors Calm over Reconciliation

Fatah movement, which believes that Hamas prefers agreements with Israel over inter-Palestinian reconciliation, blasted on Thursday the rulers of the Gaza Strip. Secretary of Fatah's Revolutionary Council Majed al-Fityani likened recent understandings between Gaza ruler Hamas and Israel to ‘Tom a

Israel Threatens to Strike Beirut, Southern Villages

Israel Threatens to Strike Beirut, Southern Villages

The head of the Israeli army’s Northern Command, Maj. Gen.

Tunisian Parliament Votes Wednesday on New Govt.

Tunisian Parliament Votes Wednesday on New Govt.

The Tunisian parliament has set Wednesday a date to vote over Elias Fakhfakh’s government, which will see three new ministerial portfolios. The new cabinet will be composed of 30 ministers and a secretary of state.

IMF Advises Lebanese Officials Amid Financial Crisis

IMF Advises Lebanese Officials Amid Financial Crisis

An International Monetary Fund delegation began meetings with Lebanese government officials on Thursday to provide advice on dealing with the country's crippling economic and financial crisis amid concerns that it might default on its Eurobond debt payment for the first time. The IMF experts firs

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