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  • Minister of state for military production, UAE's armed forces chief of staff probe joint coop.

    Date: 2017-02-20 14:15:26 GMT - United Arab Emirates - Arab world - SN:69 - ID:6556165

    ABU DHABI, Feb 20 (MENA) - Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Saed el Assar discussed with UAE's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani al Rumaithi means of boosting joint cooperation. This came during ....

  • Libyan presidency council affirms: head's motorcade comes under fire

    Date: 2017-02-20 13:56:34 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:63 - ID:6557093

    TRIPOLI, Feb 20 (MENA) - The motorcade of the head of the Libyan presidency council Faez el Saraj came under fire on Monday on a highway in Abu Selim area in Tripoli but no casualties were reported, according to the Libyan council's spokesman Ashraf ....

  • Gunmen target Libyan PM procession

    Date: 2017-02-20 13:05:30 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:53 - ID:6556173

    TRIPOLI, Feb 20 (MENA) - The procession of Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj was targeted on Monday by an armed group that opened fire on it. While passing through the high way, the procession was attacked and two guards were injured, Afrigate ....

  • Iraq starts offensive to retake western Mosul from Daesh

    Date: 2017-02-20 12:28:48 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:50 - ID:6555173

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 (MENA) - Iraq opened the next chapter in its offensive to drive Daesh out of Mosul on Sunday, preparing an assault on the western half of the city. Daesh has held Mosul as its de facto Iraqi capital for more than two years, and it ....

  • FMs of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria reiterate rejection of military interference in Libya

    Date: 2017-02-20 11:55:22 GMT - Tunisia - Arab world - SN:43 - ID:6555621

    TUNIS, Feb 20 (MENA) - The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria reiterated on Monday their support for reaching a peaceful settlement to the Libyan crisis and their rejection of any military interference in Libya. A tripartite ....

  • Kuwaiti emir heads for Oman

    Date: 2017-02-20 10:46:09 GMT - Kuwait - Arab world - SN:34 - ID:6555093

    KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20 (MENA) - Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah and his accompanying delegation left here Monday heading for Oman on an official visit. The delegation comprises Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Mishal al ....

  • 7 Houthis killed in clashes with resistance in Zamar

    Date: 2017-02-20 10:23:50 GMT - Yemen - Arab world - SN:28 - ID:6554917

    SANAA, Feb 20 (MENA) - Seven Houthis were killed and others injured on Monday in clashes between the Houthis and the public resistance in the Yemeni governorate of Zamar. The Houthi militias in Yemen kidnapped 12 employees from the Norwegian ....

  • Bahraini civil service chief confers with Egyptian amb. on joint cooperation

    Date: 2017-02-20 10:06:32 GMT - Bahrain - Arab world - SN:26 - ID:6554333

    MANAMA, Feb 20 (MENA) - Bahraini Civil Service Diwan Chairman Ahmed al Zayed conferred on Monday with Egyptian Ambassadress to Bahrain Soha el Far on means of benefiting from Egypt's expertise in the civil service and administrative control. The ....

  • US defense secretary arrives in Baghdad on unannounced visit

    Date: 2017-02-20 08:32:35 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:6553761

    BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit, reportedly for discussions on defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. He said earlier on Monday that the US military is not in Iraq “to ....

  • Iraqi Army resumes operations to retake Mosul from Daesh

    Date: 2017-02-20 07:49:49 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:12 - ID:6553541

    BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (MENA) - Iraqi government forces have resumed their push towards western Mosul, the last major stronghold of Daesh in Iraq, the BBC reported. Artillery fire could be heard in the distance. Launching the operation on Sunday, the ....

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