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Widespread Int’l Condemnation of Houthis, US Urges them to Commit to ‘Lasting Ceasefire’

Widespread Int’l Condemnation of Houthis, US Urges them to Commit to ‘Lasting Ceasefire’

Gulf and Arab countries, as well as the United States, slammed the Iran-backed Houthis militias in Yemen for their continued terrorist attacks against Saudi Arabia. They urged the international community to take an immediate decisive position to end these repeated violations, adding that their co

Biden Backs Effort in Congress to Repeal 'Forever War' Authority in Iraq

Biden Backs Effort in Congress to Repeal 'Forever War' Authority in Iraq

US President Joe Biden’s administration said on Monday it supported an effort in the US Congress to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the war in Iraq, boosting lawmakers’ push to pull back the authority to declare war from the White House. “The administratio

New Israeli Government Faces Tension with Palestinians over Jerusalem

Veteran leader Benjamin Netanyahu handed over power in Israel on Monday to new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett but remained defiant as the patchwork government faced tensions with Palestinians over a planned Jewish nationalist march. Minutes after meeting Bennett, Netanyahu repeated a pledge to to

Egypt and Pakistan to Develop Security, Military Cooperation

Egypt and Pakistan to Develop Security, Military Cooperation

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said Egypt was willing to develop bilateral cooperation with Pakistan, including in the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology.

Iraq Unearths 123 Bodies in Mass Grave

Iraq Unearths 123 Bodies in Mass Grave

Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they unearthed 123 bodies from one of the worst crimes ISIS carried out after it seized control of a third of Iraq in a lightning offensive between 2014-2017. In June 2014, ISIS attacked Badush prison, freeing and loading 600 prisoners, mainly Shiite inm

Algerian Parliament Faces Legitimacy Issue

Algerian Parliament Faces Legitimacy Issue

Algeria’s National Independent Elections Authority (ANIE) announced that voter turnout during the legislative elections on Saturday reached 30.20 percent. Voter turnout was 38 percent in the 2017 parliamentary elections and 42 percent in 2012, which poses a strong legitimacy crisis for the legisl

Jordan State Security to Kick off Trial in Sedition Case Next Week

Jordan State Security to Kick off Trial in Sedition Case Next Week

Jordan's military court will start the trial next week of a former royal court chief and a minor royal on charges of agitating to destabilize the monarchy, state media said on Sunday. Prosecutors last week referred to court the case of Bassem Awadallah, an ex-royal court chief and finance ministe

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