Wednesday, January 19

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Barham Saleh Stresses The Need To End Injustice, Repression And Monopoly In Kurdistan Region

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Baghdad, Barham Saleh, head of Democracy and Justice Coalition stressed the need to end the injustice, repression and monopoly in the Kurdistan region, through the participation of citizens and voters in the Iraqi elections."The democracy and justice coalition is not another traditional party, and it will work to address and reform the current situation, since the Kurdish people have been suffering since 1964 from the scourge of division and internal differences," Barham Saleh said in a speech during the launching of the campaign for the Iraqi elections.Barham Saleh also stressed the need to hold fair and transparent elections, stressing the need to end injustice, repression and monopoly in the Kurdistan region, through the participation of citizens and voters in the Iraqi elections.Source...

Dhahran Declaration Issued 5 Dhahran

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We emphasize the need to find a political solution to end the Syrian crisis, in order to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people who is under the aggression, preserve the unity of Syria, protect its sovereignty and independence, and end the presence of all external forces and sectarian terrorist groups, based on Geneva 1 outputs, statements of the International Support Group for Syria and the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, in particular Resolution No. 2254 of 2015. There is no way to stop bloodshed except by reaching a peaceful settlement that achieves a real transition to a political reality shaped and agreed upon by all the components of the Syrian people through the Geneva track, which is the only framework for the peaceful solution, and we are committed to the inter...

Hariri from Jdeidet Marjeyoun: Our program is moderation and development

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The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri arrived this afternoon to Jdeidet Marjeyoun, the first stop in his southern tour. Upon his arrival, a large rally was held, in the presence of the Mufti of Hasbaya, Sheikh Hassan Dalla, Father John Azar, representing Metropolitan Elias Kfoury, a number of clerics and members of the municipal council and the candidate for the Sunni seat in the region Imad al-Khatib. After a speech by the deputy mayor of Jdeidet Marjeyoun Sari Golmie, welcoming the Prime minister, Hariri said: "I have the honor to be with you here today in this beautiful area, which maintained its nature and coexistence Our project is the state and its advancement to serve all Lebanese all over Lebanon, especially in Marjeyoun and Jdeidet Marjeyoun. The South is dear to u...

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