Archive for January, 2019

France to loan 1 billion euro to Iraq for reconstruction

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on France to loan 1 billion euro to Iraq for reconstruction

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a statement to reporters after meeting his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim in Baghdad. France has agreed to loan Iraq 1 billion euros to help reconstruction of areas devastated by conflict in recent years, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. Le Drian made a statement to reporters […]

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US officially begins withdrawal process from Syria

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on US officially begins withdrawal process from Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump stated that the process of the withdrawal of the American military contingent from Syria has officially begun, as he reported on Twitter. “Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little

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French President Macron to visit Egypt

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Comments Off on French President Macron to visit Egypt

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt “in the coming weeks,” French ambassador to Cairo Stephane Roumtier said on Tuesday. The upcoming visit is expected to boost the number of French tourists in the country, Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted Roumtier as saying.

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Iraqi troops kill senior Islamic State leader, arrest 17 others in Mosul

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi troops kill senior Islamic State leader, arrest 17 others in Mosul

Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday a senior Islamic State leader and arrested 17 others during a security campaign in Nineveh province. “Troops of the Nineveh Operations Command launched a wide-scale security campaign in Badush district, northeast of Mosul, managing to kill a senior Islamic State leader,” Major Azad Fouad told

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Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

The Malian prime minister on Sunday announced a boost to anti-militant operations alongside a programme to disarm and reintegrate militias in the centre of the troubled country. Without specifying the amount of investment, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said defence and security forces in the region would be “strengthened,” including the development of river patrols.

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Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Egyptian ambassador to Algeria, Iman Mishrfa considered developments in Libya very much relevant to Egypt and Algeria security. In an interview with Asharq Alawsat newspaper, he explained that

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Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghasan Salama is visiting Algeria on Monday. Algerian Foreign Ministry said the 2 day visit was part of consultations between the UN and Algeria over the situation in Libya. Salama was expected to meet Algerian Foreign Minister Abdul Gader Msahel, the Ministry said in a statement, […]

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US warship visits Romania’s Constanta port

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on US warship visits Romania’s Constanta port

Amphibious warship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) pulled into Romanian port Constanta on Monday, in the first Black Sea visit by a U.S. Navy ship since Russian forces seized a trio of Ukrainian naval vessels in the region.

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shaabab extremist group. The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Wednesday near Dheerow Sanle to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network.”

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Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Egyptian police killed 40 suspects in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. Thirty alleged “terrorists” were killed in separate raids in Giza governorate, home to Egypt’s famed

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Iraqi forces capture Islamic State cell operating in Kirkuk

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi forces capture Islamic State cell operating in Kirkuk

The Iraqi military announced that its forces arrested a cell of Islamic State (IS) militants following raids in multiple different locations in the disputed province of Kirkuk. “Field detachments of the Directorate General of Intelligence and Security, in coordination with the 1st Special Forces Regiment, Operations Department, managed to arrest a group belonging to terrorist […]

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UK hit ISIS with 10 airstrikes during Christmas period

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on UK hit ISIS with 10 airstrikes during Christmas period

Over the Christmas period the UK attacked ISIS with ten airstrikes in south east Syria and Iraq in an effort to crush the crush the terrorist group in the slithers of territory it controls. The assaults were carried out by a mixture of fighter jets and drones.

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