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Mikati criticizes media debates

Business
MP Najib Mikati stated Sunday via his Twitter account that the Constitutional Powers are clear, pointing out that any attempt to undermine them is an intervention to record illusionary victories.Mikati added that conflicts between media sources and political debates would have a negative impact on Lebanon.Finally, he called on Lebanese officials to return to the cabinet table to address pending files.Source: National news Agency

Al-Moallem: Constitution is sovereign affair decided on by the Syrians without foreign interference

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Damascus, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday received UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen and the accompanying delegation.During the meeting, a number of issues related to political process were discussed , including committee on discussing the constitution.Al-Moallem reiterated Syria's readiness to continue cooperating with Pedersen to make his mission a success through facilitating the inter-Syrian dialogue to reach a political solution, which serves the Syrians' interests , preserves Syria's sovereignty, independence and unity and leads to the eradication of terrorism as well as ending the illegal foreign presence on the country's territory.He stressed that the political process should be conducted by the leadership and ownership of S...

Child injured in landmine blast in Hama Countryside

Medical
Hama, A child was injured in blats of landmine in the village of Talet Margha in the countryside of Salamyeh city in Hama Province.SANA reporter said that a child got injured Sunday when a landmine left behind Daesh terrorists blasted in the area of Talet Margha in the countryside of Salamyeh city in Hama Province.The reporter pointed out that the child was transferred to the hospital to receive the necessary treatment.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs Meets with the Ministry’s Preachers in Indonesia

Education
Jakarta, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for Call and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Aqeel has met with the Saudi Ministry's preachers in Indonesia.During the meeting, Dr. Al-Aqeel praised cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs in the field of exchanging experiences and facilitating the preachers' mission.He also stressed the Kingdom's keenness on providing support for the people in a way that meets the aspirations of the Kingdom's leadership and achieves the message of moderate Islam.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Mikati criticizes media debates

Business
MP Najib Mikati stated Sunday via his Twitter account that the Constitutional Powers are clear, pointing out that any attempt to undermine them is an intervention to record illusionary victories.Mikati added that conflicts between media sources and political debates would have a negative impact on Lebanon.Finally, he called on Lebanese officials to return to the cabinet table to address pending files.Source: National news Agency

March in demand of changing nationality law sets out from Interior Ministry to Riad ElSolh

Politics
Marking Women's Month and Mother's Day which falls on March 21, the "My Nationality, My Dignity" Campaign organized a march on Sunday in demand for changing the nationality law in Lebanon. Hundreds of Lebanese women and children and civil society representatives took part in the march that set out this afternoon from the Ministry of the Interior to Riad El-Solh Square in Central Beirut. "We can no longer afford to wait...We have waited until the election of the President and the Parliament Council and the formation of the new government...and while we were waiting, there were hundreds of mothers and their children who were dying every day physically, mentally and morally," said Mustapha Chaar, Head of the Campaign.He stressed "the need to work on the implementation of the document of human...

US-Backed Forces Admit to ‘Difficulties’ Beating IS in Syria

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BAGHOUZ, SYRIA, U.S.-backed forces fighting to recapture the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria admitted on Sunday they were facing difficulties defeating the extremists, saying they were being slowed by mines, tunnels and concerns over harming women and children among the militants.The battle to capture the extremist group's last patch of territory in eastern Syria � a collection of tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels in the village of Baghouz � has dragged on for weeks amid an unexpected exodus of civilians from the area.The sheer number of people who have emerged from Baghouz, nearly 30,000 since early January according to Kurdish officials, has taken the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces by surprise. Most have been women and children whose existence in a labyrinth

Ireland’s Defense Minister partakes in honoring his country’s UNIFIL Contingent in Tairi, says there is no better place than Lebanon to speak about the meaning of being Irish

Sports
Irish Defense Minister, Paul Kehoe, participated Sunday in a ceremony honoring the 113th Infantry Regiment of the Irish UNIFIL Contingent based in the Southern town of al-Tairi, in Bint Jbeil district.Attending the honorary ceremony were Irish Army Deputy Chief-of-Staff Kieran Brann, UNIFIL General Commander, Stefano Del Col, UNIFIL Western Sector Commander, Diodato Abaniara, and his Deputy, Irish Ambassador to the Middle East, Sean O'Reilly, Maltese Army Chief-of-Staff, Jeffrey Kormi, Commander of the Irish Regiment Kymen Kyo, Lebanese Army officers and several prominent dignitaries from the region.In his delivered speech on the occasion, the Irish Defense Minister said, "March 17 is an Irish National Day that reflects on our values, successes and victories...and most important of all is ...

FM: Statement issued by US, France, Britain on Syria is historical document of lie, hypocrisy

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Damascus, Syria has confirmed that the statement issued by the United States, France and Britain on Syria is a historical document of lie, hypocrisy, deception and falsification.That came in a statement of an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Minister to SANA on Sunday.The source held those countries full responsible for the bloodshed in Syria and countries of the region.The countries that killed and destroyed are not invited to contribute to the reconstruction, the source said, stressing that they should only pay compensations for the killing and destruction due to their heinous crimes and stop their blatant interference in internal affairs.Developments of the events, according to the source, confirmed that what Syria and some countries of the region have witnessed is the produc...

The Military Engineering Of The PMF Avail All Its Vehicles And Energies To Protect People And Oil Facility From The Danger Of Floods In Basra

General
BAGHDAD The military engineering of the popular mobilization forces, on Sunday, availed all its vehicles to protect the people and oil institutions from the danger of floods in Basra.A statement to the popular mobilization said that "the military engineering in the popular mobilization made advantage to all its vehicles and energies to protect the people and the oil facility in (Majnoon field) from the danger of floods that threaten the region in the province of Basra."Source: National Iraqi News Agency