Friday, October 15

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Nujaifi Stresses The Importance Of Relations With Jordan

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BAGHDAD, Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi stressed the importance of relations with Jordan, praising the historical interdependence that characterizes the relationship between them.During a meeting with Jordanian Ambassador Montasser Jafar al-Zu'bi on Thursday, Al-Nujaifi said that Iraq had emerged from a tough battle after the victory over Daesh terrorist organization, but the challenges still remain, necessitating cooperation for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples.On the Jordanian Ambassador's offer on the economic integration and the exceptional importance of the economic road line and the importance of establishing the oil pipeline for the export of Iraqi oil, Nujaifi affirmed that he supports any development in relations with Jordan. And the land line and the oil link are importa...

Proposed S. Sudan Envoy Tells US Senate Panel He’s Ready for the Job

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Thomas Hushek, nominated as U.S. ambassador to South Sudan, told a Senate panel Wednesday that he is ready for the job despite the war-torn, impoverished East African country's complexities."If confirmed, I will press the leaders of all parties to the conflict in South Sudan, and especially the government, to disavow violence and make the hard compromises necessary to achieve a peaceful resolution of their political differences," Hushek said during his one-day hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.South Sudan, which separated from Sudan in 2011, has been caught up in civil war since December 2013.Hushek is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, according to the State Department's website. A three-time deputy chief of mission and director of two State Department...

MASHNOUK HEADS SUB SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING IN SIDON

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Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, has arrived in Sidon city to head the sub-security council's meeting, in the presence of South Lebanon Governor, Mansour Daou, as well as security, judicial, and military leaders. The main item on the meeting's agenda is elections, NNA field reporter said on Wednesday. Source: National News Agency

Hariri praises action against adDiyar

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Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri praised the action taken by the Public Prosecutor's Office following the publication of an article by Ad-Diyar newspaper that included terms unrelated to the morals of the Lebanese and their newspapers, addressed to the Saudi Crown Prince and the Saudi Charge d'affaires in Lebanon. Hariri said that this denounced act is a blatant attempt to harm Lebanon's relations with the kingdom and a violation of the laws that protect media freedom and that we are all keen on.Source: National News Agency

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on his victory in presidential elections in Brazil

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Riyadh, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Mr. Jair Bolsonaro on winning presidential elections in the Federal Republic of Brazil.On behalf of the people and the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the King expressed most sincere congratulations to the President, wishing the people of the Federal Republic of Brazil steady progress and prosperity.Source: Saudi Press Agency