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Sisi Orders Formation of Committee to Face Sectarianism

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi issued a decree on Sunday to establish a Supreme committee to counter sectarian strife. The committee will be chaired by the presidential advisor for security affairs and will include representatives of the armed forces’ operations authority, the military and general intelligence departments, the administrative control …

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Settlers’ Attacks on Palestinians Increased by 60%

Israeli police officials and the Shin Bet security service announced the arrest of three young Jewish men suspected of involvement in security offenses and crimes against Palestinians. But the police issued a court order prohibiting publication of details on the case and the identity of the detainees. Police sources said …

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UN Agency Accuses Houthis of Stealing Food Aid

The UN’s food agency has accused the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen of stealing “from the mouths of hungry people” and diverting food deliveries. Monday’s strongly worded statement came after the World Food Program said it collected evidence showing the militias diverted shipments of food sent to help alleviate the …

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Monitor: 2018 Saw Lowest Death Toll in Syria Conflict

The year 2018 saw the lowest death toll in Syria’s nearly eight-year conflict, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday. A total of 19,666 people were killed this year as a result of the conflict, which erupted in 2011, it reported. “2018 was the lowest annual toll since …

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Assad Confirms Syria-Iraq Coordination in Combating Terrorism

Head of the Syrian regime Bashar Assad received on Saturday a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Delivered by head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and National Security Advisor, Falih al-Fayadh, the message tackled bilateral ties and the importance of maintaining coordination between Damascus and Baghdad on …

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Iraq, Jordan Open New Chapter in Cooperation

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz arrived in Baghdad Saturday on an official visit to hold talks with his Iraqi counterpart Adel Abdul Mahdi. The visit marked a new chapter in cooperation between the two neighboring countries with the two officials agreeing on establishing a joint industrial zone, as well as …

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