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Arab foreign ministers council authorizes the SG of the AL to put a comprehensive plan to confront the US decision recognizing Al-Quds as capital of Israel 2 Cairo

Business
The Arab foreign ministers also condemned a few countries reportedly considering to transfer their embassies to Al-Quds, assigning the secretariat general of the AL to advise such countries to desist from such a move.They demanded the UN Security Council to follow up the implementation of its former relevant decisions on Palestine.The ministers paid tribute to the courage and steadfast of the Palestinian people in their stand against the Israeli aggression and in defense of their sanctities, territory and rights.They demanded the UN to take the necessary measures to form an international investigation committee on Gaza recent incidents.The ministers lauded the effort being exerted by the State of Kuwait, the only Arab party at the UN Security Council, to follow up the developments of the i...

US General: US-Iraq Military Ties Not Impacted by Election

Sports
The US military's relationship with Iraq's security forces will not be impacted by the election win of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose followers fought US troops in past years, a top general said Friday.General Joe Votel, who heads the US military's Central Command, which oversees forces in the Middle East, told AFP he had confidence in the positive dynamic built up while the Iraqis fought the Islamic State jihadist group for three years."They are very focused on continuing to provide protection for their people and increasing the capabilities and professionalism of their force, so I think we have a very good relationship. And their military � much like our military � is very apolitical," Votel said in a phone interview.Sadr's gains have called into question the presence of US forces in ...

Al-Jubeir: nobody could downgrade Saudi Arabia’s positions towards the Palestinian Cause

Sports
Cairo, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who presided over the just-concluded Arab foreign ministers extraordinary meeting in Cairo today to discuss ways to respond to the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds as well as the crimes committed by Israel against armless Palestinian people, lashed out at those who dare to downgrade the positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards Arab's central cause of Palestine.In a press conference jointly with Arab league secretary general Dr. Ahmed Abul-Ghait following the Arab foreign ministers meeting, Al-Jubeir gave a brief account on the Saudi positions in support of Palestine in history since the days of late King Abdulaziz to the current era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King...

/ 12/ PKK targets destroyed by Turkish raids in northern Iraq

Politics
BAGHDAD, Turkish fighter jets carried out air raids on the strongholds of the armed wing of the PKK in northern Iraq, which resulted in the destruction of 12 targets.A statement issued by the Turkish Chief of Staff said on Friday that raids were carried out yesterday and today on the strongholds of "PKK" in the areas of "Ghara", "Mtena", "Sinat - Hftanin" and Hakurk northern Iraq, and resulted in the destruction of 12 targets Including shelters and weapons depots for use by the organization members. "/ EndSource: National Iraqi News Agency

The Federal police found tunnels, caches, weapons, missiles and explosive devices in the vicinity of Kirkuk and Hawija

Medical
Baghdad, The Federal Police Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced the finding of tunnels, caches, weapons, missiles and explosive devices in the vicinity of Kirkuk and Hawija."A force from the 6th Division of the Federal Police tracked down elements hiding in Samarra and destroyed three tunnels, two caches, weapons, a silencer, military and medical equipment, explosives and mobile devices. Another force from the first division found 35 detonation devices, (3) missiles, and (80) 12.7 mm bullets during the inspection of the Dhi Qar complex in Kirkuk."A force from the mechanized squad found two rockets and double bombs during the combing of the fishing area in Hawija district./ EndSource: National Iraqi News Agency

Arab FMs appreciate the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques for naming the Arab 29th summit after Al-Quds

Politics
Cairo, Arab foreign ministers expressed here tonight their thanks to and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for naming the Arab 29th summit held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after Muslim's holy city of Al-Quds in recognition of the religious and faithful status it enjoys among Muslims of the world as capital of the future State of Palestine and the political and financial support he renders for the Palestinian cause and their inalienable rights.This came as part of the resolution issued in Cairo this evening by the Arab foreign ministers who held an extraordinary meeting under the chairmanship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to defy the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds as well as the crimes committed by Israel ag...