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Day: March 2, 2019

Thousands of displaced Syrians remain trapped at US-created al-Rukban Camp

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Homs, Driven by dirty political goals and colonial ambitions, the US continues to hamper the exit of thousands of displaced Syrians from al-Rukban Camp in al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian borders and block them from returning to their hometowns which have been liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army.In a stark violation of human rights, the US forces deployed in al-Tanf area continue to hold thousands of displaced Syrians as hostages at al-Rukban camp and they prevent them from leaving the camp through sowing fears among them about their destiny after leaving and through pushing terrorists to blackmail them through asking for huge sums of money for their release.Since the beginning of the terrorist war on Syria, Washington and other states which have supported terrorism have...

in a phone call, Foreign Minister Discusses With His Iranian Counterpart The Developments In The Region

General
BAGHDAD, Foreign Minister, Mohammad Ali al-Hakim made a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad JavadZarif on the regional and international developments."Al-Hakim expressed Baghdad's interest in developing cooperation between the two countries in all fields. The two sides also reviewed the bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries and the common desire to strengthen these relations, as well as the latest developments in the regional and international arenas," the ministry said.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Jreissati chairs workshop on waste sorting, vows to introduce ‘sorting from source’ to reflect Lebanon’s civilized facet

Politics
Environment Minister, Fadi Jreissati, promised Saturday to exert all possible efforts to encourage the Lebanese to begin sorting their waste from the source as a means to address the country's waste management issue, in order to reflect a more civilized image of Lebanon to the outside world.Jreissati's words came as he chaired a workshop today at the Environment Ministry's Green Hall on the subject of waste sorting from the source, in the presence of participants from 30 municipalities, 37 environmental bodies, representatives of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and environmental experts.Addressing the attendees, the Minister called for "joining efforts together, forgetting the past and opening a new page of cooperation with the Ministry.""It is shameful that a civilized count...

Former Yazidi Captives of IS Reunite With Families in Iraq

Politics
GERSHIN, IRAQ, A group of Yazidi women and children reunited with their families in Iraq Saturday after five years of captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group, hugging and kissing relatives in emotional scenes that underscored their years-long ordeal and that of their devastated community.Elated families met their loved ones at a rural truck stop on the road between Sinjar and Dohuk, tossing candy in the air like confetti, the women ululating with joy.The 18 returning children, aged 10 to 15, appeared weary and at times uneasy with the attention of the media and officials. One teenage boy collapsed in his aunt's arms and broke down in tears. Few parents were there to receive their children � many are still missing in territory held by the Islamic State, or have been confirmed kill

US-led coalition bombards al-Baghouz farms in Deir Ezzor with white phosphorus bombs

Medical
Deir Ezzor, The warplanes of the US-led international coalition that claims to be finding Daesh (ISIS) bombarded al-Baghouz farms area in Deir Ezzor's eastern countryside with internationally-prohibited white phosphorus bombs.Local sources in Deir Ezzor said the warplanes of the coalition fired white phosphorus bombs at al-Baghouz farms area near the Syrian-Iraqi borders east of al-Bukamal city under the pretext of fighting Daesh, which puts the lives of hundreds of civilians and abductees detained by the terrorist organization at risk.The sources said that the presence of SDF militias and US occupation forces in the area, which hinder the movement of civilians in neighboring areas, prevents verifying the number of victims among civilians due to the attack.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Major Challenges Loom Amid IS ‘Last Stand’

Medical
TEL ALO, SYRIA, Heavy fighting continued throughout the first full day of the final assault on the Islamic State militant group's last bit of land, according to Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustafa Bali. Victory may be near, with the militants surrounded and all civilian "human shields" believed to be safe in camps beyond the fighting in Baghuz, soldiers say. But some local leaders warn that with this victory will come a new set of problems."The battle will end temporarily," said Sheikh Humaydi Daham al-Hadi, a prominent tribal and provincial leader within Syria's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. "But the negative impact will continue for years." The Internationally backed SDF pushed forward slowly Saturday, reclaiming parts of what is a tent city on the banks of the Euphrates River n...

Major Challenges Loom Amid IS ‘Last Stand’

Medical
TEL ALO, SYRIA, Heavy fighting continued throughout the first full day of the final assault on the Islamic State militant group's last bit of land, according to Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustafa Bali. Victory may be near, with the militants surrounded and all civilian "human shields" believed to be safe in camps beyond the fighting in Baghuz, soldiers say. But some local leaders warn that with this victory will come a new set of problems."The battle will end temporarily," said Sheikh Humaydi Daham al-Hadi, a prominent tribal and provincial leader within Syria's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. "But the negative impact will continue for years." The Internationally backed SDF pushed forward slowly Saturday, reclaiming parts of what is a tent city on the banks of the Euphrates River n...

HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Senegal, on Re-election for New Term

Education
Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has sent a cable of congratulations to President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal, on his re-election for a new term.In his cable, HRH Crown Prince wished the President permanent good health and happiness and the government and the people of Senegal steady progress and prosperity.Source: Saudi Press Agency

ElHassan arrives in Tunisia to partake in Arab Interior Ministers Conference

Sports
Interior and Municipalities Minister, Raya El-Hassan, arrived this afternoon in Tunisia to participate in the 36th Round of Arab Interior Ministers Conference, which will begin its works in the Tunisian capital tomorrow.El-Hassan is accompanied by a security delegation comprising Internal Security Forces Director General, Major General Imad Othman, Representative of General Security Director General, Brigadier General Elias el-Baisari, and senior officers.Welcoming the Interior Minister and her accompanying delegation at the airport was Tunisian Interior Minister, Hisham al-Furati, and high-ranking officers.Minister El-Hassan will be addressing the conferees on the overall situation in Lebanon and the region and security coordination among the Arab countries and interior ministries, especi...