Thursday, September 16

Politics

Dhahran Declarations Issued 3 Dhahran

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We reaffirm that the Palestine Cause is the entire Arab nation's main priority, stressing the Arab identity of occupied East Al-Quds as the capital of the State of Palestine.We stress the importance of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East as a strategic Arab option embodied in the Arab Peace Initiative, adopted by all Arab countries at Beirut Summit in 2002, and supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is still the most comprehensive plan to address all final status issues, provides security, acceptance and peace to Israel with all Arab countries. So, we affirm our commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative.We affirm the illegality of the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as we categorically refuse to recognize Jerusalem (Al-...

Aoun: Priority of preserving constitution, law at core of President’s role

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President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, said on Friday that preserving the Lebanese constitution and law was at the heart of the presidential role, especially due to the fact that both factors established the real basis through which authority exercised its role. "Wherever the law and constitution are not respected, chaos and revolutions prevail," the President said. Aoun's words came during a meeting at Baabda Palace with President of the Arab League of Harvard Law School graduates, lawyer Karim Kobeissi, who visited him in the company of graduates and a number of lawyers participating in a seminar organized by the league in Beirut today and tomorrow. President Aoun welcomed his visitors and expressed joy to meet with "a delegation of elite lawyers who have graduated from one of t...

3 Members Of Daesh Arrested South Of Mosul

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Mosul, Iraq The security forces detained three members of Daesh during a raid and search operation in Qayara area south of Mosul, according to a security source.The source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "the security forces arrested three members of Daesh during a raid and search operation in Qayara district, south of Mosul."Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The Security Council fails to adopt a Russian draft resolution on Syria

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BAGHDAD, The UN Security Council failed on Tuesday to adopt a Russian draft resolution expressing support for sending investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the site of an alleged chemical attack that killed people in Syria. This is the third draft resolution on chemical weapons attacks in Syria voted by the 15-member council on Tuesday evening.Any draft resolution requires nine votes and none of the five permanent members - Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States - has veto power against it. The veto can only be used if the project wins at least nine voices.The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Tuesday that the inspectors would go to Syria's opposition town of Douma to investigate reports of the attack that ki...

Protecting and preserving coastal marine environment for Benefit of Lebanese community

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The European Union and the National Council for Scientific Research - Lebanon (CNRS-L) launched today, from on-board the CANA Research Vessel in Beirut, a multidisciplinary study project to evaluate the Lebanese Marine Environment. The project is funded by the European Union and the CNRS-L. The environmental study will be implemented by the CNRS-L National Centre for Marine Sciences andwill focus on the regions of Beirut and Tyre. The beach in Beirut is affected by pollution due to poor infrastructure, rapid population growth, uncontrolled dumping of solid waste and direct discharge of raw wastewater. With a less polluted coastal area, Tyre has also been selected for the presence of the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve which requires enhanced efforts for preservation and development. The project ...

Iranian Vice President: Presence Of Iranian Pilgrims Beside Iraqis In The Arbaeen Visit Is A Message To The Whole World

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Najaf, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said after his visit to the shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him in Najaf, that "the presence of the Iranian people in the Arbaeen visit beside the Iraqi people is a" message "to the whole world."The presence of the Iranian people in the Arbaeen anniversary is a political, cultural and social message to the whole world that reflects the depth of the relationship and the affinity between the Iranian people and the Iraqi people, especially in recent times," said First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.Jahangiri arrived in Najaf this morning.Source: National Iraqi News Agency