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  • Arab Parliament expresses deep concern over developments in S. Sudan

    Arab Parliament expresses deep concern over developments in S. Sudan

    Date: 2014-01-15 10:17:18 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:38 - ID:499783

    Arab Parliament said Wednesday that it follows with deep concern the security and political developments in South Sudan as well as its negative effects on the humanitarian situation. In a statement Wednesday, the Arab Parliament praised the ....

  • Emir of Kuwait donates dlrs 500 mn in aid to Syria

    Emir of Kuwait donates dlrs 500 mn in aid to Syria

    Date: 2014-01-15 08:55:35 GMT - Kuwait - Arab world - SN:28 - ID:499502

    Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir promised dlrs 500 million on Wednesday for U.N. humanitarian efforts in Syria, devastated by almost three years of civil war. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah made the pledge at the 2nd Pledging ....

  • Syria's opposition national coordination body nixes participation in Geneva II conf.

    Syria's opposition national coordination body nixes participation in Geneva II conf.

    Date: 2014-01-15 08:29:41 GMT - France - Arab world - SN:17 - ID:499422

    Syria's opposition National Coordination Body for Democratic Change (NCBDC) refused to attend the Geneva II conference slated for January 22 because the National Coalition – which the international community chose to be the main representative of ....

  • UK Foreign Office condemns assassination of Libyan official

    UK Foreign Office condemns assassination of Libyan official

    Date: 2014-01-15 08:18:46 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:14 - ID:499382

    British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Hugh Robertson condemned on Tuesday the assassination of Hassan Ali Al Drouei, the undersecretary of the Libyan industry ministry. In a statement by the British embassy in Libya, ....

  • Remains of WWII soldier found in Libya

    Remains of WWII soldier found in Libya

    Date: 2014-01-14 18:56:44 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:69 - ID:498849

    The remains of what seems to be a British soldier who died during the second World War were found near the eastern city of Tobruk by a Libyan family. The remains were found in Al-Ghaara area east of Tobruk city on Sunday. The family informed ....

  • White Nile state ready to receive 250,000 refugees from S. Sudan

    White Nile state ready to receive 250,000 refugees from S. Sudan

    Date: 2014-01-14 18:08:07 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:63 - ID:498723

    The White Nile State is ready to host 250,000 citizens of South Sudan who fled the fighting back home. A committee has been formed to offer the refugees all the help they need, said a government official in the state Tuesday. The refugees will ....

  • Roman Catholic Patriarch calls for prayers for success of Egypt's constitution

    Roman Catholic Patriarch calls for prayers for success of Egypt's constitution

    Date: 2014-01-14 17:27:35 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:58 - ID:498608

    Roman Catholic Patriarch Gregarious III Laham on Tuesday called for prayers for the success of Egypt's new constitution, which is put for referendum. Egyptians' consensus over the constitution is a historic event and will have its effect on the ....

  • Son of Libya's defense minister released

    Son of Libya's defense minister released

    Date: 2014-01-14 06:30:28 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:496586

    Son of Libya's defense minister, Mohamed Abdullah Al-Theni, has been released after kidnappers held him for nearly four months, said spokesman for defense minister Abdel Razek al-Shehabi. "He is in good condition," he said, without spelling ....

  • Saudi cabinet condemns Israel’s new settlement expansion plan

    Saudi cabinet condemns Israel’s new settlement expansion plan

    Date: 2014-01-13 18:34:52 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Arab world - SN:45 - ID:496262

    The Saudi Cabinet condemned the Israeli new plans to construct more illegal settlement units in the West Bank and Al-Quds (the occupied East Jerusalem). Israel has announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank ....

  • Russia urges Syrian opposition coalition to ensure participation in Geneva 2

    Russia urges Syrian opposition coalition to ensure participation in Geneva 2

    Date: 2014-01-13 09:29:50 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:24 - ID:495053

    Russian Foreign Ministry urged Monday the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNC) Ahmad al-Jarba to ensure the coalition’s participation in the Geneva 2 international conference on Syria. In a ....

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