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Day: January 5, 2019

The region’s largest EB-5 and Uglobal Immigration Expo set to draw major crowd in Dubai

Press Release
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The teams of EB5 Investors and Uglobal Immigration magazines are bringing their long industry experience to host the EB-5 and Uglobal Immigration Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 10-11, 2019. In light of Dubai becoming a magnet for foreign high net worth individuals with more than 8,600 multi-millionaires, the two-day investment immigration expo at the luxurious JW Marriott Marquis Hotel will gather hundreds of migration agents, attorneys, investors, developers, EB-5 regional centers and other distinguished global immigration investment professionals. The conference will feature interactive panels moderated by experienced industry key players, as well as in-depth educational workshops, networking opportunities and a large exhibi

Moussawi calls for establishing Lebanon’s right to its exclusive economic zone

Business
"Loyalty to the Resistance" Parliamentary Bloc Member, MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi, called Saturday for taking the necessary action to establish Lebanon's right to its exclusive economic zone. Moussawi's words came during his meeting with the Secretary-General of the Lebanese World Cultural University Executive Council - Cyprus Branch, Charbel Yunan, and Advisor to the President of the National Executive Council for International Affairs - Cyprus, Kamal Baddah, accompanied by a delegation. Talks centered on several issues of concern, most prominently the Cyprus agreement on defining the exclusive economic zone with the Zionist enemy. "When Cyprus concluded this agreement with the Zionist enemy, it negatively impacted Lebanon's rights to its exclusive economic zone," said Moussawi. "For this reas...

Taliban Says Peace Talks With US Are on Track

Medical
ISLAMABAD, The Taliban has said that its engagement with the United States for negotiating an end to "the war and illegitimate occupation" of Afghanistan remains on track, ruling out once again any direct peace talks with the government in KabulTaliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told VOA a new round of discussions with the U.S. is in the cards but dates and a venue have not yet been determined.He was responding to and rejected as "false claims" reports that insurgent negotiators were planning to hold direct talks with Afghan officials in Saudi Arabia later this month.U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, held two days of marathon talks in mid December with a high-powered Taliban delegation in Abu Dhabi, where envoys of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and th...

Qassem: Syria has triumphed over terrorism

Politics
Beirut, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem stressed that Syria has defeated terrorists who received support by a number of major states.In a speech delivered at Shamstar town in southern Lebanon, Qassem said that the resistance will remain in the field and that it has significantly contributed to liberating the land and protecting it in the face of the conspiracies of Israel and its agents.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Qassem: Syria has triumphed over terrorism

Politics
Beirut, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem stressed that Syria has defeated terrorists who received support by a number of major states.In a speech delivered at Shamstar town in southern Lebanon, Qassem said that the resistance will remain in the field and that it has significantly contributed to liberating the land and protecting it in the face of the conspiracies of Israel and its agents.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

National Coalition: The resolved of candidates for the position of the Ministry of Defense and names are under the order of the PM

Entertainment
BAGHDAD, The National Coalition confirmed that its leader Iyad Allawi presented to the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, a group of nominations on behalf of the Alliance of Reform and Reconstruction to serve as Minister of Defense.The Coalition said in a press statement that "Allawi resolved the nomination file and gave the names, there is no room for the nomination of new names," denying his knowledge of the names promoted by some media, including Major General Mohammed al-Ani, who was not among the names nominated by Allawi to fill the post.The House of Representatives voted in the last week of the last year to give confidence to the candidates of the portfolios of Education and Displaced and did not agree to the nomination of Faisal al-Jarba to the portfolio of the Ministry of Defense, a...

Gerasimov, Dunford discuss situations in Syria in a phone call

Sports
Moscow, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Saturday discussed in a phone call with his US counterpart Joseph Dunford the situations in Syria.Interfax News Agency quoted the Russian Ministry of Defense as saying that Gerasimov and Dunford underlined the importance of preserving the channels of communication between the Russian and US military in Syria.The Ministry indicated that the two sides discussed other issues of mutual interest.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Media condemns transfer of foreign information offices to occupied Jerusalem

Education
Rome - Italian-Arab Friendship Association Secretary, Roberto Tassinari, denounced in an interview with the National New Agency "the transfer of media sources from Beirut, the capital of media freedoms, to occupied Jerusalem." "We will call upon the concerned parties to reconsider, especially the Italian official institutions," he said. An wide number of journalists, writers and experts concerned with Lebanese affairs also expressed their surprise to NNA regarding "foreign media moving towards Jerusalem at a time when the foreign press in Lebanon is receiving facilities and carrying out its work with full liberty." Director of "La Republica" Newspaper's Bureau, Alberto Sabile, [closed its offices in Beirut] expressed his remorse at the decision to close ANSA's official office following the...

MP for the State of Law: Reform of the political system coupled with constitutional amendment

General
BAGHDAD, MP for the State of Law Coalition, Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani stressed that reforming the political system is inevitable.""Reforming the political system requires political consensus, because it is accompanied by a constitutional amendment, otherwise, we will be stuck in a patchwork process, after we have given up the largest bloc and the government of the political majority," al-Sudani said in a tweet on Twitter for social networking. ".Source: National Iraqi News Agency

AP Fact Check: Trump’s Super-Talkative, Fact-Busting Week

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WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump held forth on all manner of things this past week as he emerged from a "lonely" spell over the holidays. He opined for more than 90 minutes to the press, at the top of a Cabinet meeting, on the shutdown, immigration, drug prices, the Soviet history in Afghanistan, his approval ratings, Syria, oil prices, the nature of walls, the attractiveness of his generals ("better looking than Tom Cruise"), and much more. He capped the week with a Rose Garden news conference that stretched for an hour. And he's been tweeting a lot. Trump's accounts did not show tremendous fealty to the facts. Here's a sampling of what he said:The wall Trump: "We've already built a lot of the wall." � Rose Garden news conference Friday.The facts: He hasn't. Trump's claim is only suppor