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IRAN CALLS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ‘FOREIGN FIGHTERS’ AFTER KARABAKH CEASEFIRE

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Iran on Tuesday welcomed a Russian-brokered deal to end the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between its northern neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan and called for "foreign fighters" to pull out of the region. The accord ended six weeks of fierce clashes between Baku and Yerevan over the disputed region that left hundreds dead. Iran's foreign ministry, in a statement, hailed the agreement "which led to the ceasefire and halt in hostilities". Tehran hoped the deal would "lead to final measures for the establishment of sustainable peace in the Caucasus region". It called for "respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, no change to official international borders, the liberation of occupied territories, return of the displaced, and respect for the security and rights of minorities"...

EU SHUNS RUSSIANBACKED SYRIAN REFUGEE TALKS

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The European Union will not take part in a Russian-backed conference organised by Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to promote the return of refugees, the EU's top diplomat said Tuesday. More than half of Syria's population have fled their homes since civil war erupted in 2011, and some 5.5 million are sheltering abroad, mainly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. But EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said EU members would not take part as the situation is not yet safe for returns. "The EU and its member states will not attend this conference," Borrell said, adding that he and the foreign ministers of "a number" of EU countries had been invited. "While the decision to return must always be an individual one, conditions inside Syria at present do not lend themselves to the...

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council Holds 4th Session

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Riyadh, The Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council will hold its 4th session today, as an extension of the efforts to strengthen relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Iraq at the strategic level and open new horizons for cooperation in various fields. The Saudi side is headed by Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The Saudi delegation participating in the meeting includes Minister of Energy; Minister of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Culture; Assistant Chief of General Intelligence; Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture; Minister of Investment; Minister of Finance; Minister of Education; Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources; Minister of Transport; Deputy Minister of Interior; Governor of the Saudi Arabian M...

KSrelief Organizes Awareness Campaign on Breast Cancer in Aden Governorate, Yemen

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Aden, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) organized yesterday an awareness campaign on breast cancer targeting female students and educational personnel in Aden Governorate, Yemen. A number of doctors and specialists participated in the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of breast cancer, stress the importance of early screening and encouraging women to do so. The campaign also trained women on self-screening and provided advice and guidance on the disease, its risks and how to prevent it. This step comes within the framework of the objectives that Saudi Arabia adopts, through the Center, to provide the best services and care for Yemeni people in all Yemeni governorates.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Ministry: 471 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 471 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 351,455 cases, including 7,598 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 794 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 493 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 338,281, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 17 new deaths have been reported, bringing the total deaths to 5,576.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Asian Olympic Council evaluation committee concludes 3-day official visit to KSA

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Riyadh, The Evaluation Committee, affiliating to the Asian Olympic Council (AOC) concluded here today a three-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after having been briefed by Riyadh bidding committee on the details of its plan to host the 21st Asian Olympic Games 2030. In a joint press conference to highlight the outcomes of the get-acquainted visit of the evaluation committee of AOC, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of Riyadh bidding file, said that, thanks to the unlimited support Saudi sports receives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia has gained accumulating 10-year rich experience in successfully hosting international and regional sports events. For his part, Prince Fahd bin ...

Syria participates in Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage 2020 in Sharjah

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Abu Dhabi, With participation of Syria, the Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage 2020 has started activities under the title “Authenticity, Community and Conservation in the Arab Thought” in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The Forum, organized by the regional office to preserve the Cultural Heritage in Arab World ICCROM-Sharjah, will last for two days, and it will include interpositions and topics that will be presented via the internet by researchers who will tackle the challenges facing the sector of antiquities and heritage in the region. The forum will be concluded by announcing the winners of the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region in which Syria participated through the project of restoration of the archeologica...

Bogdanov affirms Russia’s firm support to Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

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Moscow, Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Tuesday discussed with Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow, Dr. Riyad Hadad the situation in Syria and the region in light of the necessity for collaborating international efforts to help in rebuilding the economic and social infrastructure in Syrian Arab Republic, in addition to the return of refugees to their homeland. On its website, the Russian Foreign Ministry mentioned that during his meeting with Haddad on Monday, Bogdanov affirmed Moscow’s firm support to the Syria’s sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and its readiness to continue to support the Syrian people for combating international terrorism.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

Syrian folk costumes …. Civilized identity rich in beauty

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Damascus, Syrian folk costumes represent a civilized modern identity which the Syrian women have been famous for from decades ago with their beautiful fabrics, bright colors, and unique designs. During a lecture held at Kafr Souseh Cultural Center in Damascus, Journalist Dr. Amal Dakkak and Fashion Designer ‎Hatoon Maqresh shed light on the Syrian folk costumes and their diversity from one province to another and their close association with the heritage. Dakkak underlined the importance of the folk costumes in all the countries of the world as each country and society has its own traditional clothes which is proud of it whether they wear it or not in their daily life. She indicated that the Syrian folk costumes represent the Syrian society with their bright colors, nature, and th...

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Dialogue based on preserving Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would solve the crisis in country

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Moscow, The member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization reaffirmed on Tuesday that dialogue based on preserving Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is the only way to solve the crisis in the country. Sputnik quoted the organization as saying in a statement after a meeting of its leaders via video conference “Member states affirm their common stance in support of promoting a comprehensive political process under the leadership of the Syrians themselves to find solutions that meet the interests of the Syrian citizens , foremost  to stop the terrorist acts on Syrian territory.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency