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Saudi-Iraqi Economic, Trade, Investment, Development and Relief Committee Holds Meeting

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Riyadh, The Economic, Trade, Investment, Development and Relief Committee of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council held a meeting here today during which the two sides discussed a number of topics on the agenda, including the activation of agreements and memoranda of understanding which were signed on the sidelines of the visit paid by the Iraqi Prime Minister to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The minutes of the meeting was co-signed by Governor of General Investment Authority Eng. Ibrahim bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar and Iraqi Minister of Planning Dr. Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi, who are co-chairing the Economic, Trade, Investment, Development and Relief Committee.In a statement following the meeting, Eng. Al-Omar said that the two sides look forward to the development of bilateral relations in all fie...

US Senate Committee Unveils 2020 Defense Policy Bill

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The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system.In March, U.S. President Donald Trump requested $750 billion for defense, a budget that included more money to build ships and buy jets.In the coming weeks the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, controlled by Democrats, will release its own version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which must be reconciled with the version in the Republican-controlled Senate before it can be passed.Because it sets policy for the Defense Department, the annual NDAA is one of the...

US Senate Committee Unveils 2020 Defense Policy Bill

Education
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system.In March, U.S. President Donald Trump requested $750 billion for defense, a budget that included more money to build ships and buy jets.In the coming weeks the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, controlled by Democrats, will release its own version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which must be reconciled with the version in the Republican-controlled Senate before it can be passed.Because it sets policy for the Defense Department, the annual NDAA is one of the...

‘American Taliban’ Released After 17 Years in Federal Prison

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WASHINGTON, An American man, convicted of providing support to the Taliban, has been released from prison.John Walker Lindh, known as the American Taliban, was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.Lindh was captured during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the aftermath of a prison uprising that claimed the life of CIA officer Johnny Mike Spann, who was the first American casualty of war in Afghanistan.Given the rare nature of defendant's crime and his unique personal history and characteristics, the probation officer recently filed a request asking the court to impose additional special conditions of (a) supervised release which will govern the defendant's behavior post-confinement, federal Judge T.S. Ellis II...

‘American Taliban’ Released After 17 Years in Federal Prison

Entertainment
WASHINGTON, An American man, convicted of providing support to the Taliban, has been released from prison.John Walker Lindh, known as the American Taliban, was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.Lindh was captured during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the aftermath of a prison uprising that claimed the life of CIA officer Johnny Mike Spann, who was the first American casualty of war in Afghanistan.Given the rare nature of defendant's crime and his unique personal history and characteristics, the probation officer recently filed a request asking the court to impose additional special conditions of (a) supervised release which will govern the defendant's behavior post-confinement, federal Judge T.S. Ellis II...

Makhzoumi talks Syrian refugee issue with Girard

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"National Dialogue" Party leader, MP Fouad Makhzoumi, on Thursday welcomed at his office in Downtown Beirut, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Lebanon, Mireille Girard.As per a statement issued by Makhzoumi, discussions reportedly focused on the Syrian refugee issue and the role that can be played by UNHCR in urging the international community to find solutions to this crisis.In this framework, Makhzoumi discussed with Girard best ovmeans to reduce the burden on Lebanon and its economy, underlining the need to continue to support vital sectors such as health and education.Makhzoumi underscored that the solution remains in a dignified and humanitarian return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland.Source: National News Agency

Moscow: Washington and its partners should recognize responsibility for international coalition’s crimes in Syria

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Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry said that Washington and its partners should recognize responsibility for the crimes of the international coalition in Syria.The Ministry said Washington is based on unreliable sources about allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Moscow: Washington and its partners should recognize responsibility for international coalition’s crimes in Syria

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Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry said that Washington and its partners should recognize responsibility for the crimes of the international coalition in Syria.The Ministry said Washington is based on unreliable sources about allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency