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  • Kuwait has responsibility toward Syrian people - diplomat

    Kuwait has responsibility toward Syrian people - diplomat

    Date: 2014-01-11 08:54:30 GMT - Kuwait - Arab world - SN:20 - ID:491418

    Kuwait’s hosting of the second donor conference for Syria comes out of its humanitarian and moral responsibility toward the Syrian people, said Kuwait’s delegate to the United Nations Mansour al-Etibi. In statements on Saturday, Etibi expressed ....

  • 25 ISIL members including leaders killed in Iraq's Anbar

    25 ISIL members including leaders killed in Iraq's Anbar

    Date: 2014-01-11 08:33:37 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:491282

    As many as 25 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) including leaders have been killed in Anbar, reported local media. A security building in the capital city Ramadi was cleared of all militants who were killed amid a ....

  • Security Council urges South Sudan President to release detained political leaders

    Security Council urges South Sudan President to release detained political leaders

    Date: 2014-01-11 08:08:38 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:491324

    Members of the UN Security Council confirmed Friday their strong support for the mediation efforts led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, "IGAD" and welcomed the appointment of a mediation team headed by Ethiopian Seyoum Mesfin to ....

  • South Sudan troops 'recapture key oil city of Bentiu'

    South Sudan troops 'recapture key oil city of Bentiu'

    Date: 2014-01-10 14:46:29 GMT - South Sudan - Arab world - SN:44 - ID:490652

    South Sudanese government forces have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu from rebels, an army spokesman told the BBC Friday. Col Philip Aguer said the final resistance - a tank protecting a bridge to the city - had been overcome at 14:30 local time ....

  • ICRC president in Damascus to press for greater humanitarian access

    ICRC president in Damascus to press for greater humanitarian access

    Date: 2014-01-10 11:53:00 GMT - Switzerland - Arab world - SN:27 - ID:490135

    President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has begun a visit to Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and negotiate greater field access for the ICRC in the country. "Over the next three days, the ICRC ....

  • Bashir: No negotiations with armed groups over power, wealth

    Bashir: No negotiations with armed groups over power, wealth

    Date: 2014-01-10 10:03:50 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:23 - ID:489912

    Sudanese President Omar Bashir said he closed the negotiation door with armed movements on power or wealth and if any to take place will be over a “pardon”. According to Sudanese “Al-Taghyeer” newspaper out Friday, Bashir said rebels must put ....

  • Fahmi, Arab league chief heads for Paris for Kerry meeting

    Fahmi, Arab league chief heads for Paris for Kerry meeting

    Date: 2014-01-10 09:58:18 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:19 - ID:489906

    Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi and Arab League Secretary-General Nabil El-Arabi left here on Friday, heading for Paris to take part in an Arab ministerial meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on peace talks between the Palestinians and ....

  • Saudis to receive body of Saudi terror suspect Al-Majed: Envoy

    Saudis to receive body of Saudi terror suspect Al-Majed: Envoy

    Date: 2014-01-10 09:56:55 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:18 - ID:489904

    The Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon said the Saudi embassy in Beirut is expected to receive the body of Majed Al-Majed, a Saudi national who led an al Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group, Friday. "Lebanese prosecutors notified the embassy that an autopsy ....

  • Iranian FM to visit Lebanon next week

    Iranian FM to visit Lebanon next week

    Date: 2014-01-09 15:17:53 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:40 - ID:488924

    Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said that his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif will visit Lebanon on Monday to discuss bilateral relations and implementing protocols and agreements signed between the two countries. There are 28 ....

  • Germany will destroy Syria's chemical weapons on its soil

    Germany will destroy Syria's chemical weapons on its soil

    Date: 2014-01-09 15:16:03 GMT - Germany - Arab world - SN:39 - ID:488920

    Germany is joining international efforts to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, the foreign and defense ministries have announced. Waste from the destroyed weapons would be burned at a government facility in the town of Muenster, they ....

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