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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

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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...

Yazigi: Importance of NAM’s continued support to follow up health situation in occupied Syrian Golan and occupied Palestine

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Geneva, Health Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held the 12th meeting on Wednesday, with the participation of a Syrian delegation headed by Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi as part of the agenda of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).They reviewed the health situation in their countries and efforts to maintain the public health.Delivering a speech, Yazigi affirmed the need to exert more efforts in the international forums, mainly WHO to face the unilateral coercive measures imposed by Western countries on countries of the NAM for political reasons.Yazigi called on the NAM's countries to continue supporting the stances of the Syrian and Palestinian delegations in the face of attempts by the Israeli occupation t...

Yazigi: Importance of NAM’s continued support to follow up health situation in occupied Syrian Golan and occupied Palestine

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Geneva, Health Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held the 12th meeting on Wednesday, with the participation of a Syrian delegation headed by Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi as part of the agenda of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).They reviewed the health situation in their countries and efforts to maintain the public health.Delivering a speech, Yazigi affirmed the need to exert more efforts in the international forums, mainly WHO to face the unilateral coercive measures imposed by Western countries on countries of the NAM for political reasons.Yazigi called on the NAM's countries to continue supporting the stances of the Syrian and Palestinian delegations in the face of attempts by the Israeli occupation t...

UN Envoy: Islamic State Revival in Iraq Must Be Prevented

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UNITED NATIONS, The U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for "wide-based international support" to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country.Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also told the Security Council on Tuesday that if the issue of thousands of returning Islamic State fighters and their families from Syria to Iraq isn't managed properly, "we risk creating a new breeding ground for the next generation of terrorists."She stressed that this "is not just an Iraqi problem" because there are non-Iraqi fighters as well. She implicitly criticized some unnamed countries that are maintaining a "strategic distance" from their own nationals.More broadly, Hennis-Plasschaert also criticized Iraqi political infighting that has blocked key ministerial appointments a year after nat...

What Is Behind Protests Against US-Backed Forces in Eastern Syria?

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WASHINGTON, For three consecutive weeks, residents in parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour have been protesting against U.S.-backed forces that recently defeated Islamic State in its last stronghold there.With help from the U.S., Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led military alliance, has controlled large parts of eastern Syria after removing IS militants from the region.But rising food prices, lack of services and arbitrary arrests of IS suspects have forced many frustrated locals to take to the streets in protest of the new administration, local news reported."In addition to those factors, there is a growing discontent among local Arabs against Kurdish rule in Deir el-Zour," said Rami Abdulrahman, director of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor tha...

Syria participates in 72nd World Health Assembly

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Geneva, Meetings of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), kicked off on Monday in Geneva, with the participation of Syria.Syria's delegation to the Assembly is headed by Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi, who joins representatives of 194 countries to discuss topics such as preparing for health emergencies and responding to them, improving the health conditions of refugees and immigrants, the health situation in occupied Palestinian territories and the occupied Syrian Golan, and eliminating polio and smallpox.Other topics that will be discussed include means to achieve comprehensive health coverage, providing medicine and vaccines, preparing to deal with influenza pandemics, and more.On the sideline of the Assembly, Yazigi met Belaru...