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Bashir al-Najafi: No Stability In The Region Without Stability Of Iraq

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Najaf, The religious authority, Bashir al-Najafi, during his meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his accompanying delegation, emphasized on the importance of the strength of Iraq and Iran, as the strength of Iraq and Iran and their stability and independence is the most important elements of the strength and stability of the region as a whole. "In his statement, Najafi welcomed the "strengthening of the relations of the Islamic countries with Iraq, especially the Iraqi-Iranian relations, because of their importance and good to our peoples."He expressed his hope to upgrade the Iraqi-Iranian relations on more than one level and the field of service to the two neighboring peoples. "He noted to adoption of a policy of working on common interests and respecting the sovereignty of ...

Bashir al-Najafi: No Stability In The Region Without Stability Of Iraq

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Najaf, The religious authority, Bashir al-Najafi, during his meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his accompanying delegation, emphasized on the importance of the strength of Iraq and Iran, as the strength of Iraq and Iran and their stability and independence is the most important elements of the strength and stability of the region as a whole. "In his statement, Najafi welcomed the "strengthening of the relations of the Islamic countries with Iraq, especially the Iraqi-Iranian relations, because of their importance and good to our peoples."He expressed his hope to upgrade the Iraqi-Iranian relations on more than one level and the field of service to the two neighboring peoples. "He noted to adoption of a policy of working on common interests and respecting the sovereignty of ...

Jarrah discusses with Margo Helo cooperation with UN Center

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Minister of Information Jamal Jarrah received at his office in the ministry the Director of the UN Center in Beirut Margo El Helo, accompanied by a delegation from the Center's working team, with talks touching on bolstering cooperation."The meeting was very good and the minister is well known for his support of the United Nations, especially the sustainable development goals of the UN," Helo said in the wake of the meeting."We agreed with the Minister of Health to renew cooperation between the Center and the Ministry of Information, with all the Ministry's agencies, to highlight the objectives of sustainable development and the success achieved in Lebanon. The Minister stressed that the Lebanese are successful in all fields. (...) We should also highlight these successful experiences and ...

PUK, KDP To Meet Today To Discuss The Formation Of The New Govt In Kurdistan

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BAGHDAD, The patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are to meet on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss forming the new government for the province.The PUK website said that the two parties will discuss the latest political situation and the formation of the new government.It added: "The two sides will discuss the steps to form a new government for the Kurdistan region, relations and the political agreement between them."Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Russian Defense Ministry Boasts About Revived Military Power

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MOSCOW, The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West, the nation's defense minister said Monday.Sergei Shoigu boasted of the military's achievements in his six years on the job, saying in a speech to lawmakers that the armed forces have turned into a highly mobile force capable of projecting power to distant areas.Shoigu noted that the military received more than 1,000 warplanes and combat helicopters and over 3,700 tanks in 2012-2018. He added that the armed forces have received 109 ground-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and 108 submarine-launched ICBMs and formed 10 brigades armed with state-of-the-art short-range Iskander missiles.Russia-West ties ha...

Russian Defense Ministry Boasts About Revived Military Power

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MOSCOW, The Russian military has commissioned more than 1,000 new aircraft and thousands of tanks in the past few years in a massive modernization effort amid tensions with the West, the nation's defense minister said Monday.Sergei Shoigu boasted of the military's achievements in his six years on the job, saying in a speech to lawmakers that the armed forces have turned into a highly mobile force capable of projecting power to distant areas.Shoigu noted that the military received more than 1,000 warplanes and combat helicopters and over 3,700 tanks in 2012-2018. He added that the armed forces have received 109 ground-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and 108 submarine-launched ICBMs and formed 10 brigades armed with state-of-the-art short-range Iskander missiles.Russia-West ties ha...

Environment Minister opens nature reserves to the public for free

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Minister of Environment, Fadi Jreissati, announced that fifteen nature reserves will be open to public for free today (Sunday), upon the National Day for Nature Reserves in Lebanon.In this context, the Minister called for visits to the reserves, which can accommodate a large number of visitors such as Horsh Ehden, Palm Islands, Tannourine Cedar Forest, Chnaniir, Bentael, Shouf Cedar, Tyre coast, Wadi Hujeir and Jaj Cedars.Source: National News Agency

Environment Minister opens nature reserves to the public for free

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Minister of Environment, Fadi Jreissati, announced that fifteen nature reserves will be open to public for free today (Sunday), upon the National Day for Nature Reserves in Lebanon.In this context, the Minister called for visits to the reserves, which can accommodate a large number of visitors such as Horsh Ehden, Palm Islands, Tannourine Cedar Forest, Chnaniir, Bentael, Shouf Cedar, Tyre coast, Wadi Hujeir and Jaj Cedars.Source: National News Agency

Erdogan addresses the Kurds of Iraq and Syria .. Our operations are to protect you from the plans of the imperialists

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BAGHDAD, Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan has sent a message to the Kurds in his country and neighboring countries, stressing that Turkey is carrying out its operations in Syria and Iraq in order to protect them from imperialist schemes."Turkey is fighting in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere so that our Kurdish brothers will not be tools in imperialist plans," Erdogan said in a speech on Saturday at an election rally of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Diyarbakir, southeast Anatolia.Erdogan said that "Ankara has completed acts as a revolution to protect the rights, culture and dignity of our Kurdish brothers in Turkey."The Turkish President stressed that the only thing Diyarbakir needs is to get rid of the PKK.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Oil prices rise globally due to sanctions on Venezuela, Iran and OPEC cuts

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BAGHDAD, Oil prices rose today amid OPEC-led supply cuts and US sanctions on crude-exporting from Venezuela and Iran, but price gains were limited by record US crude production and growing commercial fuel stocks.US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were $ 57.31 a barrel, up nine cents, or 0.8 percent, from the previous settlement.Brent crude was $ 66.54 a barrel, up 23 cents, or 0.4 percent.Source: National Iraqi News Agency