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  • UNAMI: 6 million Iraqis still living below poverty line

    UNAMI: 6 million Iraqis still living below poverty line

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:30:38 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:21 - ID:343733

    Six million Iraqis are still living below the poverty line of about 33 million people in the country beyond the budget of Finance’s annual $ 100 billion, UN mission in Iraq "UNAMI" said. The mission said in a statement on the occasion of the ....

  • Hezbollah not able to control northern Lebanon -- former official

    Hezbollah not able to control northern Lebanon -- former official

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:21:32 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:20 - ID:343700

    A former director of interior security troops in Lebanon believes Hezbollah is not able to control the northern parts of the country. Major General Ashraf Rifi, a prominent Sunni figure, accused the Syrian regime and Hezbollah of supplying Jabl ....

  • Military commander of al-Qaeda killed in Kirkuk

    Military commander of al-Qaeda killed in Kirkuk

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:20:15 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:19 - ID:343697

    A military commander of al-Qaeda was killed during clashes with the Iraqi army in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday. A special force from the Iraqi army and the intelligence agency clashed with the military commander and managed to ....

  • House of former commander of Libyan shield attacked

    House of former commander of Libyan shield attacked

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:17:20 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:18 - ID:343694

    Outraged Libyan citizens attacked the house of former commander of the Libyan Shield Wissam bin Hamid by rocket propelled grenades. In statements Saturday, a security source said that fire erupted in the house of bin Hamid, after targeting it ....

  • Iraq set to ink new deal on importing Iranian gas

    Iraq set to ink new deal on importing Iranian gas

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:14:25 GMT - Iran - Arab world - SN:17 - ID:343689

    Iraq's deputy prime minister for energy says his country plans to finalize a new contract with Iran on the import of natural gas, Press TV reported. Hussain al-Shahristani made the remarks on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress in the ....

  • New cabinet line-up to be announced soon - Sudan's presidential assistant

    New cabinet line-up to be announced soon - Sudan's presidential assistant

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:12:37 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:16 - ID:343681

    A new Cabinet line-up will take place in Khartoum soon, said Sudan's Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie. He, meanwhile, said that efforts are underway to hold consultations with the various political powers to join the new Cabinet ....

  • Rafidain bloc calls for plan to face security deterioration in Iraq

    Rafidain bloc calls for plan to face security deterioration in Iraq

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:09:53 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:343679

    The al-Rafidain bloc has stressed the need to set up an applicable plan to face deteriorating security across Iraq. Emad Yohana, a leader of the bloc, suggested that a working team be formed to study reasons behind the deteriorating security ....

  • Syria envoy to UN critical of Saudi decision to reject UNSC seat

    Syria envoy to UN critical of Saudi decision to reject UNSC seat

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:04:07 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:343668

    Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's envoy to the UN, has criticized Saudi Arabia's rejection of attaining a permanent seat at the Security Council within the next two years. He noted that Riyadh is expecting a new UNSC resolution on the Geneva II ....

  • 9 pilgrims released in exchange for $150mln

    9 pilgrims released in exchange for $150mln

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:00:59 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:14 - ID:343674

    Progress in the release of nine Lebanese pilgrims held in Syria's Aazaz region was achieved by Qatar on Wednesday, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday. A Turkish source told the daily that Qatar crowned its negotiations with the kidnappers by ....

  • Blast shakes Damascus suburb

    Blast shakes Damascus suburb

    Date: 2013-10-19 08:54:22 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:12 - ID:343666

    A large explosion has shaken the suburb of Jaramana in Syria' s capital Damascus with a majority Christian population, according to SANA News Agency. Rebels have previously targeted Jaramana - a Christian and Druze area mostly loyal to ....

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