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  • UN envoy doubts 'breakthrough' at Syria peace talks

    UN envoy doubts 'breakthrough' at Syria peace talks

    Date: 2017-02-24 09:07:23 GMT - Switzerland - Arab world - SN:6 - ID:6579537

    United Nations mediator for the talks on the war in Syria Staffan de Mistura played down expectations for major progress before planned negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva, Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. He asserted that the ....

  • 70 Daesh elements killed in Shelling, clashes with Iraqi forces in Mosul

    70 Daesh elements killed in Shelling, clashes with Iraqi forces in Mosul

    Date: 2017-02-24 09:02:38 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:6579493

    As many as 70 Daesh terrorist elements were killed in a shelling and clashes with Iraqi army forces in southwestern Mosul within the past 24 hours, according to local media reports. The Iraqi forces liberated more than 50% of Mosul international ....

  • Moussa stresses any change in Arab peace overture

    Moussa stresses any change in Arab peace overture "unacceptable"

    Date: 2017-02-24 09:00:47 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:1 - ID:6579469

    Ex-Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa stressed that the Arab peace initiative is the only way for settling the Arab-Israeli strife and no change in the overture will be accepted. During the third dialogue forum organized by the Yasser ....

  • S.Sudan spokesman denies Salva Kiir regime responsibility for famine

    S.Sudan spokesman denies Salva Kiir regime responsibility for famine

    Date: 2017-02-21 07:48:16 GMT - South Sudan - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:6560369

    South Sudan Presidential Spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny denied that the regime of Salva Kiir Mayardit was responsible for the famine threatening some parts of the country. Ateny held the rebels and their abettors responsible for the starvation hitting ....

  • Libyan State Council head accuses ex-premier Ghwell of assassination attempt against Serraj

    Libyan State Council head accuses ex-premier Ghwell of assassination attempt against Serraj

    Date: 2017-02-21 06:22:14 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:2 - ID:6559921

    Head of Libya’s State Council Abdulrahman Sewehli on Monday accused ex-premier Khalifa Ghwell of supporting the group that targeted the convoy of Prime Minister Fayez Serraj. Earlier in the day, the motorcade of Serraj and Sewehli came under fire ....

  • Sarraj extends hand to Libyan parties to join dialogue

    Sarraj extends hand to Libyan parties to join dialogue

    Date: 2017-02-18 08:43:55 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:1 - ID:6543149

    Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez al Sarraj is still extending a hand to all parties wishing to engage in a dialogue to achieve reconciliation. Sarraj, in a speech to mark the sixth anniversary of the February 17 Revolution, said ....

  • Lebanese president visits AL's premises

    Lebanese president visits AL's premises

    Date: 2017-02-14 08:45:41 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:6519733

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun started Tuesday morning a visit to the Arab League's premises. Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit received Aoun upon arrival. Abul Gheit and Aoun will hold a session of talks. Later, Aoun will ....

  • Situation in Syria's East Ghouta may threaten Geneva peace talks: UN envoy

    Situation in Syria's East Ghouta may threaten Geneva peace talks: UN envoy

    Date: 2017-02-11 09:22:58 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:6501333

    UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Friday that the situation in Syria's town of East Ghouta near capital Damascus may have a negative impact on the upcoming intra-Syrian talks in Geneva and on the ceasefire regime in the war-torn ....

  • Sarraj told Guterres: Kobler's mission 'coming to an end'

    Sarraj told Guterres: Kobler's mission 'coming to an end'

    Date: 2017-02-11 07:48:06 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:6500901

    Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj told the new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that he considers the mission of the UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler as "coming to an end," well-informed sources told Al Wasat news website on Friday. This ....

  • Sudanese president appoints attorney general

    Sudanese president appoints attorney general

    Date: 2017-02-11 07:46:46 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:2 - ID:6500893

    Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on Friday issued a presidential decree appointing Omer Ahmed Abdul Salam as attorney general. The decision was taken upon recommendations of the country's national dialogue to separate the position from the ....

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