Archive for December, 2017

France, US agree that dialogue is solution for Erbil, Baghdad issues

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The US and French Presidents in a phone call agree on resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government through dialogue. On Monday, the White House, in a statement said that the US President Donald Trump and the French President Emmanuel Macron made a phone call discussed Erbil and Baghdad […]

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Tillerson, Libya’s PM discuss need to back UN Action Plan

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj on Friday to discuss the need for all Libyan and international parties to work together for stabilizing Libya. They urged backing the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame’s Action Plan “to advance the national political reconciliation process and lay […]

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EU, African leaders call for political solution in Libya

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African and European leaders said Friday that a lasting resolution of the issue of African migrants is closely linked to addressing the root causes of the phenomenon and requires a political solution to the persistent crisis in Libya. “In this respect, they stressed the imperative need for coordinated action involving all the stakeholders concerned, especially […]

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US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

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The United States renewed its support for Libya’s UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections. President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to the White House shortly after the Libyan visited the State Department for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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US defense secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

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US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met on Saturday with Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries, the first stop on a trip that will also take him to Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait. Mattis’ visit came just over a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt’s modern history took place in […]

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Egypt’s police say 5 militants killed near Cairo

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry says security forces have killed five suspected militants in a shootout in a province about 150km east of Cairo. It says in a statement on Monday police have arrested another six militants in follow up raids on a desert area in the Sharqiya province.

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