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  • Lebanon's Berri postpones residential election session till May 22

    Lebanon's Berri postpones residential election session till May 22

    Date: 2014-05-15 13:26:37 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:27 - ID:723433

    Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, Nabih Berri, adjourned the presidential election session till May 22 due to the lack of quorum. Lebanon's Official News Agency (NNA) reported that only 73 lawmakers out of 128 were present at parliament for ....

  • Abbas says Palestinian issue on top of world leaders' agenda

    Abbas says Palestinian issue on top of world leaders' agenda

    Date: 2014-05-15 08:07:53 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:8 - ID:722544

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asserted Wednesday that the Palestinian issue is among the key topics on the world leaders' agenda given its significance as a national liberation cause of a great country. In a speech addressed to Palestinians ....

  • Pentagon announces $1 billion deal with Iraq

    Pentagon announces $1 billion deal with Iraq

    Date: 2014-05-15 07:53:52 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:6 - ID:722519

    The Pentagon has cleared a nearly $1 billion package of aircraft trainers, surveillance aerostats and up-armored Humvees for the Iraqi military, CNN reported. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress Tuesday that the State ....

  • Arab League regrets Brahimi resignation

    Arab League regrets Brahimi resignation

    Date: 2014-05-14 17:32:55 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:57 - ID:721924

    The Arab League regretted the resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi, the Joint United Nations-Arab League Special Representative on the Syrian crisis. In a statement Wednesday, Arab League chief Nabil el-Arabi said that Brahimi exerted tireless efforts ....

  • El-Araby, Fadwa Barghouthi meet on Palestinian prisoners issue

    El-Araby, Fadwa Barghouthi meet on Palestinian prisoners issue

    Date: 2014-05-14 14:50:25 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:47 - ID:721671

    Arab League (AL) Secretary General Nabil el-Araby met on Wednesday with the wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouthi. Lawyer Fadwa Barghouthi thanked al-Araby for his efforts and support of the International Campaign for the Freedom of ....

  • Brahimi's resignation should not slow down inter-Syrian talks: Russian Deputy FM

    Brahimi's resignation should not slow down inter-Syrian talks: Russian Deputy FM

    Date: 2014-05-14 12:22:50 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:34 - ID:721236

    UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's resignation was not unexpected for Russia, but it believes that this should not slow down the Geneva process of inter-Syrian negotiations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. ....

  • Velayati: Syria victorious in international war against it

    Velayati: Syria victorious in international war against it

    Date: 2014-05-14 09:54:10 GMT - Iran - Arab world - SN:14 - ID:720721

    Advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, Ali Akbar Velayati stressed that Syria has become victorious in the international war waged against it by some Arab and neighboring countries, IRNA news agency reported. Velayati said ....

  • RF circulates draft resolution at UNSC in support of political settlement in Syria

    RF circulates draft resolution at UNSC in support of political settlement in Syria

    Date: 2014-05-14 07:34:12 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:720354

    Russia has circulated a draft resolution at the UN Security Council in support of local truces and a political settlement in Syria, Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the UN, told Itar-Tass on Tuesday after a ....

  • Hague urges Syrian regime re-engaging in political process

    Hague urges Syrian regime re-engaging in political process

    Date: 2014-05-14 07:13:47 GMT - United Kingdom - Arab world - SN:6 - ID:720308

    UK Foreign Minister William Hague urged Tuesday the Syrian regime to re-engage in the political process and show sort of seriousness to reach a compromise among warring parties. "Although the Geneva II process is currently stalled, a negotiated ....

  • Fatah, Hamas meet in Gaza to discuss forming unity gov't

    Fatah, Hamas meet in Gaza to discuss forming unity gov't

    Date: 2014-05-14 06:59:43 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:720287

    Two delegations from the two Palestinian rivals Fattah and Hamas met Tuesday in the Gaza Strip to discuss forming a national unity government. Azzam al-Ahmad of Fatah's Central Committee led the Fatah delegation while Hamas leader Mussa Abu ....

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