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Bashir Criticizes West after Resumption of Sudanese-US Dialogue

Bashir Criticizes West after Resumption of Sudanese-US Dialogue

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Tuesday sharply criticized the US and Western policies in the region, saying his country would not link its fate to any party. His comments were made after the official announcement of the beginning of the second phase of the Sudanese-US dialogue aimed at removin

Syrian Regime Arrests Hundreds in Areas Covered by Russian ‘Guarantees’

Syrian Regime Arrests Hundreds in Areas Covered by Russian ‘Guarantees’

Syrian regime security forces arrested at least 342 citizens from former opposition-held areas where reconciliation and settlement has been recently reached based on Russian assurances, announced the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in a report. The arrests were made between early September an

Iraq to Launch Probe on Millions of Dollars Lost to Rains

Iraq's parliament is to investigate how $6 million worth of local currency stored in public bank coffers were damaged by heavy rains, a lawmaker said Tuesday. The pledge came a day after Central Bank governor Ali Allaq appeared in front of lawmakers to answer questions on a range of issues, inclu

Exclusive -  Jan Kubis Appointed New UN Coordinator for Lebanon

Exclusive - Jan Kubis Appointed New UN Coordinator for Lebanon

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres already obtained the needed consent to appoint former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as the new United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), informed sources in New York told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday.

EU Questions Fate of Refugee Aid in Turkey

EU Questions Fate of Refugee Aid in Turkey

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) expressed on Tuesday concern over how European money was spent on Syrian refugees in Turkey given Ankara's data protection laws. EU auditors said Ankara is refusing to offer information about the list of beneficiaries of two cash-assistance projects for refuge

A Second Houthi Minister Defects

A Second Houthi Minister Defects

Technical Education and Vocational Minister Mohsen Ali al-Nakib announced on Tuesday his defection from the Iran-backed Houtihi militias’ government. His decision drove more chaos in the ranks of the militant group, particularly as Saudi-backed forces made several advances in the strategic port c

US Sanctions Hezbollah over Iraq Operations

US Sanctions Hezbollah over Iraq Operations

The United States imposed on Tuesday new sanctions against Hezbollah’s financial network, targeting officials responsible for its operations in Iraq. The Treasury blacklisted Shibl Muhsin 'Ubayd Al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani, and Muhammad 'Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat under its Specially

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