Eurasia News

30th AU summit to focus on continent's peace, security issues

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will brief African Union (AU) leaders on continent’s peace and security issues during the upcoming 30th AU summit, according to the pan African block. Mourad Ben Dhiab, Secretary General of the African Union Commission (AUC), while briefing members of the media on the preparations of …

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Egypt, French FMs discuss Syria

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Friday had a phone conversation with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, with whom he discussed political developments relating to Syria. According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the two men agreed on the need to coordinate efforts between their two countries with a view to …

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Algeria hosts conference on security instability in the region

The Algerian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Algeria will host the 14th Foreign Ministers Conference of Western Mediterranean 5+5 Dialogue on Sunday. The conference will focus on “overall, shared and sustainable socio-economic development” in the western Mediterranean region, the statement said.

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UN demands handover of Libya commander after new killings

The United Nations demanded on Thursday the immediate surrender of a Benghazi commander wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges after evidence emerged suggesting he had carried out new summary executions in Libya. Mahmoud al-Werfalli commands the Al-Saiqa Brigade based in Libya’s second city and is loyal …

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UN urges CAR mission to safeguard civilian lives

An internal inquiry for the United Nations recommends tactical changes to the UN mission in the Central African Republic to protect civilians, according to findings made available on Friday to AFP. “(The mission) MINUSCA should overhaul its strategy to protect civilians to ensure that its operational response is better adapted,” …

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Iraqi PM meets Kurdish regional PM first time after referendum

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday met with the Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since the controversial independence referendum last year, Kurdish media said. Abadi received Barzani, who was accompanied by his deputy Qubad Talabani and Fuad Hussein, head of the regional presidency office, …

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Iraq, Kuwait discuss military ties

Iraqi Defense Minister Irfan Al-Hayali expressed wishes yesterday to bolster military cooperation with Kuwait to enhance the security and stability of the region. Iraq is keen is cooperate with Kuwait in security and military fields and to conduct joint ground military exercises between the two nations’ armies, and to create …

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Europe strongly supports Iran's nuclear deal: EU lawmaker

A senior member of the European Parliament says the EU strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, calling for closer ties with Tehran within the framework of the landmark accord. David McAllister, who heads the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, made the remarks in a meeting …

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UNSC to discuss Afrin operation on Monday

The United Nations Security Council said it would hold an emergency session on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria following Turkish cross-border operations, France’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Sunday. The French Foreign Ministry said the UN Security Council had agreed to hold a session to address Turkey’s attack on …

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EU voices concern over Turkish operation against Kurdish group in Sydia

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said Monday that she is “extremely worried” about the Turkish military operation in Afrin, Syria, against the Kurdish YPG fighters. “We discussed this today with the ministers at the opening of our meeting. I am extremely worried and I will discuss this, among other things, …

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