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Security Council approves technical rollover for mandate of UN mission in Libya

The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to approve a “technical rollover” for the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to allow more time for negotiations on a longer-term mandate renewal. Resolution 2595, which was unanimously adopted by the 15-member council, decides to extend the mandate of UNSMIL till Sept. 30, …

Xinhua

Egypt, Arab League welcome formation of new Lebanese government

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Hafez expressed Egypt’s hope that this step would achieve the aspirations of the brotherly Lebanese people towards ending the protracted crisis in the country, restoring security and stability, and achieving the desired economic reform.

Sami Hegazi

Opinion| Inauguration of Taliban

It is clear that the G7 summit, with the participation of Turkey and Qatar, was a prelude to the inauguration of the Taliban government internationally, and the beginning of dealing with it as a Sunni Islamist political entity based on the idea of jihad to run the country of Afghanistan with its geographical, political and …

Dr. Hatem Sadek

Sudan summons Ethiopian Ambassador after finding bodies of locals from Tigray

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Wednesday, that it had summoned the Ethiopian Ambassador to Khartoum after the Sudanese authorities found, during the period from 26 July to 8 August, total of 29 bodies carried by the Sett River, east of the villages adjacent to Wad Al Helio locality in Kassala State, eastern Sudan. Sudan informed the Ethiopian Ambassador that the bodies were …

Sami Hegazi

Arab League welcomes confidence-building steps in Libya

The Arab League welcomed the release of eight Libyan detainees who were handed over to the Misurata Council of Elders, praising the efforts made in this regard as part of confidence-building measures that are required to be repeated during the coming period. The General Secretariat of the Arab League said in a statement on Tuesday, …

Sami Hegazi

Palestinian President, Israeli defense minister meet in Ramallah

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Sunday night with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in the West Bank city of Ramallah, a senior Palestinian official said. Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of the central committee of Abbas-led Fatah party, said in a short statement that Abbas met with Gantz in Ramallah and discussed all aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian relations. The …

Xinhua

South Sudan’s main opposition denies deal on unified army command

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) faction under First Vice President Riek Machar on Monday denied agreeing with President Salva Kiir on the ratios within the unified army command. Puok Both Baluang, acting press secretary for Machar, dismissed a recent claim by Martin Elia Lomuro, the minister of Cabinet Affairs, alleging they have agreed to share positions on the unified army command. Lomuro told journalists Saturday …

Xinhua

Opinion| Baghdad summit to calm crises

Baghdad has hosted a summit in which the majority of participants had different orientations and goals, and even historical heritages. Despite these differences, this event could be described as the summit of calming crises. The Egyptian representation at the Baghdad summit came at the highest level, the President himself. This affirmed the “Egyptian-Iraqi-Jordanian” alliance, seen …

Dr. Hatem Sadek

Death toll of Houthi-fired ballistic missile attack in southern Yemen climbs to 40

The death toll from Houthi-fired ballistic missiles that struck a strategic air base of Yemen’s government forces in the southern province of Lahj climbed to 40, local officials said Sunday. An official of Lahj’s local authority told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that the Houthi rebel group launched a coordinated attack using three ballistic missiles …

Xinhua

Withholding information about Ethiopian dam’s filling cost us dearly: Sudan

Sudanese Minister of Irrigation Yasser Abbas said, on Wednesday, that withholding information about the unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) cost his country dearly. He also indicated in a tweet on his Twitter account that the Cabinet session on Tuesday regarding the 2021-2022 flood season reviewed a report on “the flood in …

Sami Hegazi

Berlin II Conference calls for immediate withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Libya

IS suicide bomber attacks security checkpoint in southeast Libya

An Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber attacked on Sunday a security checkpoint belonging to the eastern-based army in the southeastern Libyan town Zalla, without causing any casualties.    “An IS suicide bomber attacked the Zalla checkpoint with a car bomb, causing no human casualties,” the spokesman of the eastern-based army, Ahmad al-Mismari, posted on his …

Xinhua