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  Tripoli, Feb 10, 2016 (AFP) – Libya’s internationally recognised parliament has extended to Sunday a deadline for the formation of a new national unity government aimed at ending years of chaos in the North African country. Lawmakers...

WASHINGTON (AA) — The success of Egypt’s ongoing “political transition” is vital to the region and beyond, America’s top diplomat said Tuesday. Prior to meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, John Kerry said “the...

ALEPPO, Syria (AA) – Russian airstrikes have recently forced some 40,000 people to flee their homes in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, according to local sources. Intense Russian air raids have forced numerous Syrians to depart their villages...

DAMASCUS (AA) – A car-bomb struck a police officers’ club in Syria’s capital Damascus on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring 15 others, local sources told Anadolu Agency. Syria’s interior ministry said a bomber blew...

GAZA CITY (AA) – Hamas and Fatah representatives are set to meet in Qatari capital Doha on Sunday to discuss implementation of a reconciliation deal signed in 2014 between the rival Palestinian movements. “This meeting will aim to...

By Ola Attalah on Feb 7th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AA) – There have been over 5,000 Daesh combatants that have been removed from the battlefields in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Thursday. Spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that there are as many as 25,000 militants fighting...

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 – PRN Africa — The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the prolonged trial of photographer Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who has been in jail for more than 900 days. Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan,...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AA) – Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, advisor at the office of the Saudi defense minister, said late Thursday that his country was ready to participate in any ground offensive operations against Daesh in Syria under the umbrella...