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Kremlin Confirms Upcoming Erdogan Talks on Syria

Kremlin Confirms Upcoming Erdogan Talks on Syria

The Kremlin confirmed on Monday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would visit Russia for talks soon to discuss issues including the conflict in Syria, where Moscow and Ankara back opposing sides. Two Turkish officials told Reuters on Friday that Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Pu

Parliament Session on Lebanon Cabinet Begins Late after Power Cut

Parliament Session on Lebanon Cabinet Begins Late after Power Cut

Lebanon's parliament began a session on Monday that is scheduled to discuss the new cabinet's policy program and hold a vote of confidence, after a nearly one-hour delay caused by a power cut. Lebanon is battling a deep depression, with worsening fuel shortages translating into few or any hours o

Aboul Gheit, Shoukry Participate in UN General Assembly’s Meetings in NY

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry kicked off Sunday an official visit to New York to participate in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Lebanon Expats Ship Aid as Crisis Bites at Home

Lebanon Expats Ship Aid as Crisis Bites at Home

Lebanese expats in the UAE, many of them riven with guilt, are scrambling to ship essential goods and medicine to family and friends in their crisis-stricken home country. "How can I sit in the comfort of my home in air-conditioning and a full fridge knowing that my people, my friends and family,

Algeria: Bouteflika Given State Funeral

Algeria: Bouteflika Given State Funeral

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted in 2019 after mass protests, was given a state funeral on Sunday attended by senior officials. Bouteflika died on Friday, aged 84.

Egypt Calls for Securing Water Resources in Africa

Egypt Calls for Securing Water Resources in Africa

Egypt called for "securing water resources" in Africa, saying it is an "inevitable" issue in light of the expected severe impacts due to climate change. The Egyptian Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, stressed during the virtual meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environmen

PA Launches International Campaign Against Israeli Administrative Detention

PA Launches International Campaign Against Israeli Administrative Detention

The Palestinian Authority (PA) launched an international campaign to end the Israeli administrative detention against Palestinians. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, who left for the US to participate in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, will bring the issue of prisoners dur

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