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Syria’s Al-Hol Camp for ISIS Families Records 31 Murders This Year

Syria’s Al-Hol Camp for ISIS Families Records 31 Murders This Year

At least 31 killings have rocked a camp holding families linked to ISIS extremist group in Syria since early January, a Kurdish official said Wednesday, with aid groups warning of a “nightmare.” It was the latest evidence of deteriorating security at al-Hol camp in the Kurdish-run northeast, wher

Egypt's Aboul Gheit Reappointed Arab League Chief

Egypt's Aboul Gheit Reappointed Arab League Chief

Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday reappointed Ahmed Aboul Gheit as the secretary-general of the Arab League, Egypt’s state-run news agency reported. Aboul Gheit, a former ambassador to the United Nations won the backing of the Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo, MENA's report said. In

UN Advance Team Arrives in Libya to Monitor Ceasefire

The advance team of a UN observer mission has arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December, informed sources said Wednesday. The group of about 10 United Nations staff flew into the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, they said, to monitor a ceasefire b

One Dead in Rocket Attack on Iraq Base Hosting US Troops

One Dead in Rocket Attack on Iraq Base Hosting US Troops

At least 10 rockets slammed into a military base in western Iraq hosting US-led coalition troops on Wednesday, security sources said, leaving one civilian contractor dead. The attack on the sprawling Ain al-Assad base in Iraq's western desert comes after several weeks of escalating US-Iran tensio

Turkey Reiterates Support to Libya Political Process

Turkey Reiterates Support to Libya Political Process

Turkey reiterated its support for the Libyan political process as Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu received in Ankara on Tuesday UN envoy Jan Kubis. The officials discussed the latest developments in the north African country, especially the formation of a new government. Abdulhamid Dbeibeh h

New Libya Govt Will Not Include Muslim Brotherhood Loyalists

New Libya Govt Will Not Include Muslim Brotherhood Loyalists

Political pressure on Libyan Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dbeibeh has forced him to come up with two cabinet lineups. The first will be comprised of 24 to 26 ministers.

Egypt, Sudan Back Congo to Lead Nile Dam Talks

Egypt, Sudan Back Congo to Lead Nile Dam Talks

Egypt and Sudan proposed Tuesday that current African Union chair Democratic Republic of Congo should lead efforts to restart talks over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile mega-dam, a foreign ministry statement said. The move comes after DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi started his one-year term as AU chair

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