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Nineveh Police Command Announces The Number Of Bodies Recovered And Missing Persons In The Ferry Accident

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Mosul, The number of victims of the ferry incident in Mosul reached 97 bodies and the number of missing persons, according to complaints filed by the police stations, reached 67, according to Colonel Mazen Abdullah al-Obeidi, media director of Nineveh police. Al-Obeidi told the NINA that the police had statistics on the number of passengers on board the ferry, which amounted to 287 people were counted from one of the cameras monitoring the island of Umm al-Rubaieen as they climb on the ferry."We are still carrying out the exhumations and the civil defense teams are continuing to search for the sunken people across the Tigris River," he said.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

UN Lauds Experience of Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen to Protect Children

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Riyadh, Ms. Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, affirmed that she is pleased for signing a memorandum of understanding with the Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen. The MoU aims to strengthen the protection of children affected by the armed conflict in Yemen.She pointed out that the MoU focuses on the commitment of the United Nations and the Coalition to promote and strengthen a protection of children in military operation procedures, which include strong actions to support and promote the protection of children in coordination with the Child Protection Unit of the Joint Forces Command.She lauded the role of the Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen under the leadership of the K...

Hashem says ministers ought to prioritize national affiliation, away from partisan, regional calculations

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"Development and Liberation" Parliamentary Bloc Member, MP Kassem Hashem, highlighted Sunday the need for members of cabinet to render their national affiliation a priority above all else, refraining from narrow partisan, political and regional calculations. Hashem's words came during his tour among the villages of al-Arqub region earlier today, where he had a closer look at their daily-living and developmental needs. Commenting on the recent visit by US State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Hashem said that Mike Pompeo's positions "confirm America's permanent bias towards the Zionist entity in its aggression at the expense of our national and Arab rights, from Palestine to Lebanon and the Golan." He considered the US step towards the Golan as "a declaration of the American-Zinionist partne...

Economic activity in Daraa recovers gradually after liberation from terrorism

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Daraa, The economic activity in Daraa southern province is witnessing a gradual recovery after liberation from terrorism and putting Nassib border crossing into service again, in addition to resuming production at many industrial and agricultural facilities and expanding the prospects of investment activity in parallel with the return of security and stability.In a statement to SANA reporter, Chairman of the Economy and Foreign Trade Directorate in Daraa Khaled al-Zaher called for supporting the agricultural industries to absorb the surplus of production and achieve an acceptable balance at the labor market, in addition to finding job opportunities and reaching an acceptable profit margin for the producers to encourage them to continue production.Al-Zaher underlined the importance of benef...

Berri meets with Amal Institution’s ‘Robot Club’: We excel in science as we excelled in resistance

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House Speaker, Nabih Berri, congratulated Saturday members of the "Robot Club" of Amal Educational Institutions, after winning first place in the 9th Robotics Competition held at the Lebanese American University - Byblos Campus under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.He stressed on "excelling in sciences as we have excelled in patriotism and resistance," calling for "more achievements and successes."Berri's words came during his meeting today with Amal Educational Institutions Head, Rida Saadeh, and a delegation of board members and participants who won the competition and qualified to represent Lebanon in the world championship to be held in the United States in April and in Turkey in May, as well as in the international championship that will be hosted by Lebanon in June.The Spea...

Syria ranks first at Arab Boxing Championship, Sudan

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Khartoum, Syria's boxing team ranked first at the Arab Boxing Championship which wrapped up activities in Sudan on Friday through winning four gold and four silver and one bronze medals.The gold medals were won by athlete Hussein al-Masri at the competitions of the 49 kg category , boxer Ahmed Ghossoun at the 75 kg category, Alaa Ghossoun at the 56 category and Mohammad Malis at the 91 kg category.The silver medals were harvested by athlete Ward Ali at the competitions of the 52 kg category, Ali Mohammad at the 56 kg category, Yahia Taha at the competitions of the 81 kg category and Ammar Haidar at the 60 kg category.Meanwhile the silver medal was won by boxer Ammar Ali at the competitions of the 61 kg category.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

The President of the Republic receives condolences from the Palestinian President for the victims of the sinking ferry

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BAGHDAD President BarhamSaleh received condolences from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday in the Tigris River in Mosul, which killed dozens of people."We received with great emotion the news of the sinking of the unfortunate ferry which resulted in dozens of casualties and the loss of other members of the brotherly Iraqi people," the Palestinian President said."On behalf of the State of Palestine and its people, and in his own name, the Palestinian people and the families of the bereaved families are deeply saddened and heartfelt.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Mikdad: Occupied Golan is an integral part of Syria, reclaiming it a priority

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Damascus, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad asserted that the occupied Syrian Golan is an integral part of Syria's territory, and reclaiming it from Israeli occupation by all the means guaranteed by international law is a priority in Syria's national policy.In an interview given to Al Mayadeen TV on Friday, Mikdad said the United States is the biggest rogue state in the world because it sponsors terrorism, defies UN resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, and poses a threat to international security and peace.He said that US President Donald Trump's statement about the Golan violates the UN Charter and principles, which stipulated in various resolutions including Security Council resolution no. 497 of 1981 that the Golan is occupied territory and any steps taken by t...

Hassan welcomes Chinese ambassador, praises China’s support to Lebanon

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The Druze Sheikh Akl, Naim Hassan, welcomed at the community house in Beirut the Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Kejian, with talks touching on issues of common interest.Hassan underlined "China's role as a global economic and political power, and its potential contribution to addressing various issues and complexities at the regional level," praising "China's assistance to Lebanon and its people in various fields."Sheikh Hassan called for "constant development of relations between the two countries so as to achieve the required cooperation at all levels, what could provide Lebanon with the opportunity to benefit from the progress reached by China in various fields."Source: National News Agency

Hassan welcomes Chinese ambassador, praises China’s support to Lebanon

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The Druze Sheikh Akl, Naim Hassan, welcomed at the community house in Beirut the Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Kejian, with talks touching on issues of common interest.Hassan underlined "China's role as a global economic and political power, and its potential contribution to addressing various issues and complexities at the regional level," praising "China's assistance to Lebanon and its people in various fields."Sheikh Hassan called for "constant development of relations between the two countries so as to achieve the required cooperation at all levels, what could provide Lebanon with the opportunity to benefit from the progress reached by China in various fields."Source: National News Agency