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Iraqi security forces bust five-strong terrorist cell in southern Kirkuk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi security forces have disbanded a terrorist group in the southern part of the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk as government troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

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Iraqi troops arrest 3 Islamic State militants, including group’s chef, in Mosul

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that its troops captured three Islamic State militants, including the group’s cook, in Mosul city. “Military intelligence forces carried out a specific operation in Hamam al-Alil district in Mosul, managing to arrest three militants belonging to Islamic State group,” Sputnik quoted the Iraqi Security Media Center as saying.

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Libya: Joint Force appointed to establish security in capital

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, issued Sunday an order to form a join force to end conflicts and prevail security in Tripoli led by the commander of western military zone Brigadier General Osama Al-Juwaili. The force, according to Al-Sirraj, will be formed of three infantry brigades and an interior ministry unit to […]

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Libya rivals clash south of capital

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

New clashes flared between rival militias south of Libya’s capital Tripoli on Tuesday, causing widespread power outages, the national electricity firm said. The fighting underscored the fragility of a United Nations-backed ceasefire reached earlier this month after days of deadly violence between armed groups in the capital, beset by turmoil since the fall of dictator […]

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Tehran, Moscow confer on nuclear deal

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

In a meeting in Tehran on Monday, high-ranking Iranian and Russian officials discussed issues related to the 2015 nuclear deal and ways to keep the internationally-backed agreement alive. The meeting was held between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov.

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Iranian, Russian, Turkish presidents to meet on Syria in Tehran Friday

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss various issues related to the Syrian crisis in a summit in Tehran on Friday. The topics of discussion will include provocations with the alleged use of chemical weapons, a Putin adviser said.

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France wants sanctions against those who delay Mali peace agreement

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

France says it has proposed that members of armed groups in Mali delaying implementation of a 2015 peace agreement should be put on a UN sanctions blacklist. France’s deputy UN ambassador Anne Gueguen told the Security Council on Thursday that the time for warnings is over and France has submitted the names of individuals – […]

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Libya announces state of emergency in Tripoli

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

Libya’s UN-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed at least 39 people including civilians in the past days.

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Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday. Scores of Boko Haram fighters in trucks stormed the base on Thursday in Zari village in northern Borno state and briefly seized it after a fierce battle.

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Clashes rage in Libya’s Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Comments Off

Clashes raged on Monday on the outskirts of Libya’s capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, as the UN called for talks after more than a week of deadly violence. Fighting since August 27 between rival militias in the southern suburbs has killed at least 47 people and wounded 129 others, most of […]

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Afghanistan declares ceasefire with Taliban

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

The ‘conditional ceasefire’ starts on Monday and will be in place for around three months, ‘provided the Taliban reciprocate’, said President Ashraf Ghani. Afghanistan on Sunday declared a “conditional” ceasefire with Taliban militants ahead of the Eid-al-Adha festival this week. The ceasefire starts on Monday and will be in place for around three months, “provided […]

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US-backed forces repel ISIL attack in east Syria

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Aug. 18. The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after the raid late Aug. […]

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Libya and Tunisia to reopen Ras Ajdir border

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

Security sources confirmed an agreement to reopen Ras Ajdir crossing border between Libya and Tunisia next Sunday. The sources clarified that a meeting will be held in the city of Zuwara on Sunday, with the participation of the Minister of Local Government Baddad Gansu, and a formal Tunisian delegation to officially announce the reopening of […]

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US: Pompeo meets Egyptian foreign minister

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Washington to discuss a myriad of topics including security, peace, and military assistance. Shoukry, who also served as ambassador to the U.S., is on a visit to the U.S. He will also meet with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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Algerian army launches massive military operation on border with Tunisia

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

There were significant military movements and reinforcements following suspicions of the infiltration of a terrorist group into the Algerian territory today. Activity focused on The border between Tunisia and Algeria, and in particular the governorates of El-Tarf, Souk Ahras, Tébessa and the El-Oued.

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Rouhani to Trump: I have no precondition for talks, except U.S. compensate the past

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he has no precondition for talks with the U.S., except that Washington “compensate” the past damage that it has done to Iran. “America owes Iran both apologies and reparations for the meddling and damages he has been doing to Iran since 1953,” Rouhani told a televised program on Monday evening.

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4 soldiers, 8 jihadists dead in Mali ambush

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

At least four soldiers and eight suspected jihadists were killed Tuesday in Mali when a security patrol was ambushed in the centre of the country, military sources said. The death toll could yet rise as “two Malian army vehicles and their occupants are still not accounted for,” a military source said.

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Egypt, Italy to continue cooperation on Libyan crisis

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

In the first visit by an Italian foreign minister to Cairo since 2015, Egyptian and Italian foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to continue cooperation in combating illegal immigration and resolving the Libyan issue through a Libyan-Libyan solution. In a joint press conference following “political consultation” talks between Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Italian Foreign […]

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US-backed forces takes territory from Daesh along Iraqi border

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

The U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Saturday took full control of a desert territory at the Iraqi border in northeastern Syria, local activists said Saturday. The border line with Iraq and Deir Ezzor desert are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, such a gain comes after weeks of major military campaign backed by the […]

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US builds up Eastern Europe bases to support the rotational forces deployment

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

U.S. troops are building guard towers, office buildings and other permanent structures in Poland and Romania to support the rotational forces deployed to Eastern Europe to counter possible Russian aggression. Resolute Castle 18, a six-month exercise run by the National Guard and Army

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France considers exporting SCALP cruise missile to Egypt

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

France is determined to export its SCALP cruise missile to Egypt, despite the US blocking the sale of essential components. French Defense Minister Florence Parly said during a recent press conference that “in this case, we will not be able to lift the US opposition to the sale of SCALP missiles [to Egypt]. The only […]

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Tenth round of Astana format meeting on Syria starts in Sochi city

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off

The tenth round of Astana format meeting kicked off in the Russian city of Sochi on Monday with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari and the other delegations. In addition to the delegations of the three guarantor states of Astana process, a UN delegation and a delegation of […]

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Mogherini, Egyptian FM discuss regional issues

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met in Brussels Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues. The talks covered the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, Libya, Palestine and the situation in Yemen and more widely in the Red Sea region, according to a statement released by Mogherini’s office.

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French President to visit Egypt in coming months

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit to Egypt “in the coming months” following an invitation from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the French envoy in Cairo said on Thursday. In statements reported by state-owned MENA agency on the sidelines of the celebration of Bastille Day at the French consulate in Alexandria, Ambassador Stephane Roumtier said preparations are […]

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Algeria underlines close cooperation with Tunisia in fighting terrorism

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui on Thursday underlined the importance of close cooperation between Algeria and Tunisia in fighting terrorism. The security of Tunisia is the security of Algeria, Bedoui said during his visit to the Algerian-Tunisian border at the Algerian port of Um el-Touboul.

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NATO mission in Iraq to go operational by this fall

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

NATO’s highly-anticipated military-adviser mission in Iraq is slated to go operational by this fall, the head of U.S. Central Command said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel provided little detail as to how many NATO troops would be involved in the new training mission, which countries would be contributing troops to the mission, or how long the […]

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RAF jets in Romania ‘strong deterrent to Russia’

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

A senior officer from the RAF has said their presence in Romania has changed the behaviour of Russia because they are a “strong deterrent”. Around 150 British personnel are currently stationed in the Eastern European city of Constanta as part of Nato’s enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission alongside American and Romanian forces. The operation was […]

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Tunisia vows to “revenge” following attack against security agents

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Tunisian government vowed to revenge on Sunday after a “terrorist” attack on a border security station in northwest Tunisia killed at least nine members of security forces. “We promise a quick and effective response and we will get our revenge,” Tunisian Interior Minister Ghazi Jeribi said.

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EU Parliament chief begins visit to Libya

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani Monday stressed that the European Union (EU) must speak with one voice on Libya and that all efforts should support the reconstruction of Tripoli so that it becomes a strong partner. “The European Parliament stands by the Libyan people, who deserve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity,” said Tajani at the […]

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Algeria condemns terrorist attack in Tunisia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack that killed at least nine Tunisian security officers, and expressed its solidarity with Tunisian authorities in their fight against the scourge of terrorism. “Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Sunday a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the province of Jendouba,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz […]

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Libyan army to hand over oil crescent region to eastern interim government

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

The eastern-based Libyan army said Monday that it will hand over the oil crescent region to the National Oil Corporation of the eastern-based interim government. The army spokesman Ahmed Mismari told a news conference in the eastern city of Benghazi that the army commander Khalifa Haftar made the decision to hand over the oil ports […]

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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus hold joint military drill along Mediterranean coast

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Naval and air forces of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus began a joint military drill on Monday along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, the Egyptian army said. The exercise, dubbed “Medusa 6,” came as part of the effort to boost the “distinguished relations” among the three countries, the army said in a statement.

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Egypt Supports Efforts to Form Strong National Iraqi Government

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has affirmed that Egypt supports efforts to form a strong national Iraqi government that represents all Iraqis. During his meeting with Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi, Sisi welcomed political talks carried out by Iraqi blocs and stressed that Egypt backs any outcome.

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Africa is home to over 10k jihadists, Morocco FM says

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Africa is home to more than 10 000 jihadists from the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Morocco’s foreign minister told a meeting of the US-led coalition on Tuesday. “Within the framework of the evolution of the strategy of Daesh (ISIS), Africa is among the most targeted zones” whose vulnerabilities are “exploited […]

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Libyan army calls on displaced people to return Darna

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Libyan eastern-based army on Sunday urged the displaced people of the eastern city of Darna to return after their homes have been secured. “The commander of the army’s operations chamber, General Abdussalam al-Hassi, called upon all the residents of Darna who were displaced during the military operations to return to their homes after being […]

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