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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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US issues new sanctions on Russian entities over cyberattacks

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has issued fresh sanctions against Russian entities over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia’s intelligence service, the U.S. Treasury announced Monday. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order […]

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US urges regional governments to block South Sudan war money

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

A US Treasury official is urging East African governments to tighten the loopholes that allow illicit money from war-torn South Sudan to cross into regional capitals. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in Uganda on Monday that authorities in countries like neighbouring Uganda must make it clear that “corrupt money is […]

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NATO eastern allies call for increased naval, air presence on eastern flank

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The nine member countries on NATO’s eastern flank, the so-called ‘Bucharest Nine’, want the increased presence of that alliance in their region, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced after the group met in Warsaw yesterday, Friday. The Group, which comprises the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Visegrád countries of the Czech Republic, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

New Pro-ISIS Posters Threaten Trump And New York City On June 4, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram released two new digitally created posters threatening the U.S and President Donald Trump. ISIS supporters and media operatives release threatening posters daily as part of their media war efforts. ISIS Weekly Praises Liege Attack, Says Attacker […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: In Video, Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Calls Upon ‎Mujahideen In Palestine To Export Their Jihad Globally ‎ On June 6, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a 15-minute video recording by the group’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in which he calls upon Palestinians to transform their jihad from a local and constrained one to a […]

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EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union urged Mali’s government on Monday to respect “freedom of expression” and “show restraint” after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections. “The EU stresses the importance of the respect of fundamental freedoms, and in particular the freedom of expression, during election time,” the European […]

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Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising. Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive on May 7 to “liberate” the coastal city, home to about 150 000 people and held by hardline fighters […]

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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists. The statement issued on Monday by the US Africa command said it assesses that no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday

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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that Iran’s decision did not constitute a breach of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian […]

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Romania to receive new ballistic missile defense units in support of Patriot system

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

Romania is set to receive new ballistic missile defense units as part of US foreign military sales. A $395 million contract modification enables Raytheon IDS to produce a phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit in support of the PATRIOT system. Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track […]

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EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU […]

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Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off

European officials criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for demanding dramatic changes in Iran’s foreign and nuclear policies, with European Union top diplomat rejecting any alternative to the 2015 nuclear agreement. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Monday there was “no alternative” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after Pompeo […]

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Iraqi forces arrest 13 IS members in Mosul

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Up to 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were arrested Monday in their former stronghold of Mosul, a police chief was quoted as saying. “Nineveh police arrested the 13 militants upon accurate intelligence data in al-Entisar, Judaydat al-Mufti and al-Nour districts in Mosul’s eastern side,” Baghdad Today website quoted Nineveh Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Nems […]

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Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Tension has returned to the Moroccan-Algerian borders after militants from the Polisario Front launched maneuvers and parades, with the participation of Algerian officers and experts, in the Tifariti, region east of Morocco’s defense wall. Tifariti is located on the Moroccan side of the border with Algeria. Morocco withdrew its military forces from the region in […]

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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt hold talks on Libya

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

The tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya kicked off on Monday in Algiers, and foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt discussed the developments in the conflict-ridden Libya. Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui are expected to discuss the holding of a referendum on a new constitution […]

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JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that a meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on Friday to discuss the U.S. exit from the multilateral nuclear agreement.

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