Thursday, March 4

Politics

Saudi Arabia settles its share in the Palestinian authority’s February and March 2018 budget

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Cairo, Saudi Arabia's permanent diplomatic mission accredited to Cairo-based Arab League (AL) confirmed today that the Saudi Development Fund has transferred to the account of the Palestinian authority finance ministry an equivalent to $40 million worth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's contribution to the Palestinian authority's budget for February and March 2018, equally.In a statement, the Saudi embassy said the Saudi permanent delegation to the AL confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will continue to support the Palestinian cause at all political, economic and humanitarian levels.Source: Saudi Press Agency

3 Peshmerga Fighters Freed From Daesh

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Baghdad, The PUK's counterterrorism forces have announced the release of three prisoners, from the Peshmerga forces, were captured by Daesh organization.PUK media quoted Bolat Sheikh Janki, the commander of the anti-terrorist forces, as saying that "For 20 days, the forces have been trying to carry out an operation to release three captured Peshmerga fighters in the hands of Daesh organization," explaining that "The plan was postponed more than once to preserve the safety of these prisoners."He added that the liberation of the prisoners was successfully carried out on Sunday in areas belonging to (Debs district), pointing out that "they are now safe in the Kurdistan region".Source: National Iraqi News Agency

A soldier killed and an officer wounded in a roadside bomb explosion northeast of Baquba

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Baquba A soldier was killed and an officer and a soldier were wounded in a bomb explosion northeast of Baquba. Head of the Local Council for Muqdadiya, Adnan al-Tamimi told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) today that an explosive device was planted near a grove in the Zour basin north of Muqdadiya northeast of Baquba, targeting a foot patrol of the army, killing one soldier and wounding an officer and another soldier. He said that a military force was quick to impose strict measures in the area while the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Shorter visits Chouf, inspects UK funded projects

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In a press release by the British Embassy in Beirut, it said: "As part of his ongoing regional tours, British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter visited Baakline to see first-hand how the UK is supporting vulnerable host communities and Lebanon's largest library.Ambassador Shorter held constructive meetings with Baakline's mayor Abdallah El Ghosseini and head of the union of municipalities of Chouf-Souweijani Yehya Bou Karroum, municipal members accompanied by Celine Moyroud, UNDP Lebanon Country Director and George Antoun, Mercy Corps Lebanon Country Director. Discussions focused on the latest development projects in the area and needs. He also toured UK funded projects and spoke to beneficiaries around the positive impact the programmes are having on people's lives.As part of the UK's su...

HRH Crown Prince condoles former U.S. President George Bush on the death of his wife

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Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, sent a cable of condolences to H.E. the former U.S. President George Bush on the death of his wife.In his cable, HRH the Crown Prince said: " I have been informed with profound pain of the death of your wife. As I send to Your Excellency and your family my warm condolence and sincere sympathy, I hope that you be provided with patience, lauding the services the diseased has extended to her nation and family, and wishing Your Excellency good health".Source: Saudi Press Agency

HRH Crown Prince condoles former U.S. President George Bush on the death of his wife

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Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, sent a cable of condolences to H.E. the former U.S. President George Bush on the death of his wife.In his cable, HRH the Crown Prince said: " I have been informed with profound pain of the death of your wife. As I send to Your Excellency and your family my warm condolence and sincere sympathy, I hope that you be provided with patience, lauding the services the diseased has extended to her nation and family, and wishing Your Excellency good health".Source: Saudi Press Agency