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Safadi from UNIFIL headquarters: Lebanon is adamant about preserving its oil and gas wealth

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Minister of State for the Social and Economic Rehabilitation of Youth and Women, Violette Khairallah Safadi, on Wednesday visited UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, where she was welcomed by Head of the UNIFIL mission, General Commander Stefano del Col, and senior UNIFIL peacekeepers.Upon arrival, Minister Safadi and Maj, Gen. del Col held a bilateral meeting, with talks reportedly touching on UNIFIL's mission and role in the women sphere, as well as the implementation of UN Resolution #1701 and its clauses.Speaking to journalists, Minister Safadi pointed out that her visit comes to hold further communication with UNIFIL especially that the latter supports several associations concerned with women affairs in the South and up and down the country.Safadi also wished the ongoing Lebanese-America...

Tajikistan Foreign Minister affirms his country’s support for Syria in its war on terrorism

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirodjidin Muhriddin affirmed his country's full support for Syria in its war on terrorism until terrorism is eliminated and security and stability are restored to the country.This came during Muhriddin's meeting with Syria's Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud at the Tajikistani capital Dushanbe following the latter's participation in the High-level Conference International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime that was held in the capital.The Minister asserted that Syria will recover its vial position and role in the region, affirming the need to enhance bilateral relations and expressing his country's readiness to participate in investment projects.For his pa...

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Supports Platform of “Joodeskan” with SAR100 Million

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Jeddah, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has provided SAR100 million to the platform of Joodeskan which is under a supervision of the National Housing Development Association.This royal gesture came within an activation of the social role in accelerating the development.The National Housing Development Association aims to support and help the needy families in the housing sector.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Once Again, Iraq Caught up in Tensions Between US and Iran

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BAGHDAD, When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside.The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government officials, underscores Iraq's delicate position: Its government is allied with both sides of an increasingly contentious confrontation.As tensions escalate, there are concerns that Baghdad could once again get caught in the middle, just as it is on the path to recovery. The country hosts more than 5,000 U.S. troops, and is home to powerful Iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those U.S. forces to leave."The big question is how Iraqi leaders will deal with (their) national interests in a coun...

Once Again, Iraq Caught up in Tensions Between US and Iran

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BAGHDAD, When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside.The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government officials, underscores Iraq's delicate position: Its government is allied with both sides of an increasingly contentious confrontation.As tensions escalate, there are concerns that Baghdad could once again get caught in the middle, just as it is on the path to recovery. The country hosts more than 5,000 U.S. troops, and is home to powerful Iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those U.S. forces to leave."The big question is how Iraqi leaders will deal with (their) national interests in a coun...

After A Meeting Headed By Halboussi.. MPs Of Liberated Cities: We Are Proceeding In Forming Iraqi Forces Alliance

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BAGHDAD Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi held a meeting of a number of MPs of the cities liberated from Daesh organization.During the meeting (according to a statement from Halboussi Office / they reviewed the current political situation, including the election of the Governor of Nineveh, which everyone considered the matter was conducted by corrupted deal; to waste the opportunity of the people of the city to elect a personality based on constitution; in order to rise the city from the rubble.The meeting, which was attended by thirty-eight MPs and other leading figures, also discussed mechanisms for forming the Iraqi Forces Alliance as a national project that meets the requirements of the liberated cities and their needs in reconstruction, construction and develop...

After A Meeting Headed By Halboussi.. MPs Of Liberated Cities: We Are Proceeding In Forming Iraqi Forces Alliance

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BAGHDAD Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi held a meeting of a number of MPs of the cities liberated from Daesh organization.During the meeting (according to a statement from Halboussi Office / they reviewed the current political situation, including the election of the Governor of Nineveh, which everyone considered the matter was conducted by corrupted deal; to waste the opportunity of the people of the city to elect a personality based on constitution; in order to rise the city from the rubble.The meeting, which was attended by thirty-eight MPs and other leading figures, also discussed mechanisms for forming the Iraqi Forces Alliance as a national project that meets the requirements of the liberated cities and their needs in reconstruction, construction and develop...

More than 6.6 Million Intending to Perform Umrah Arrive, in KSA, over 7.2 Million Visas Issued

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Riyadh, Umrah weekly-monitoring indicator recorded arrival of as many as 6,639,295 people, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, intending to perform the rituals of Umrah.On the other hand, the indicator put the number of visas issued, for the time being, at 7,222,369.The Umrah-related initiative is among the main objectives of the Kingdom Vision 2030, aspiring to attract over 30 million Umrah performers, through providing them with excellent services and outstanding experience.Source: Saudi Press Agency

More than 6.6 Million Intending to Perform Umrah Arrive, in KSA, over 7.2 Million Visas Issued

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Riyadh, Umrah weekly-monitoring indicator recorded arrival of as many as 6,639,295 people, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, intending to perform the rituals of Umrah.On the other hand, the indicator put the number of visas issued, for the time being, at 7,222,369.The Umrah-related initiative is among the main objectives of the Kingdom Vision 2030, aspiring to attract over 30 million Umrah performers, through providing them with excellent services and outstanding experience.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Turkey Struggles to Balance Ties With US, Russia

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ISTANBUL, Analysts say Turkey is running out of time to balance its relationship with Russia and the United States as Moscow and Washington step up pressure on Ankara over its pending acquisition of Russian missile defense systems.The U.S. opposes the missile system transaction, maintaining that Turkey's use of the S-400s would compromise the technology of the F-35 fighter jet, which the U.S. and other NATO allies own. Turkey, also a NATO member, is due to take delivery of the F-35 this year. The U.S. has warned that if the Russian missiles are delivered, Turkey's purchase of the F-35 will be in jeopardy and sanctions will be possible. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has dismissed Washington's concerns. "If these claims by the U.S. were true, S-400s would have already accessed [s...