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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

Afghanistan

Opinion| Taliban gangs rule Afghanistan

The collapse of the Afghan government at the hands of the Taliban gangs leading to the fall of Kabul reminded me of the fall of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, at the hands of US forces nearly 20 years ago. Both events were broadcast exclusively by the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV network, with no mention about how …

Dr. Hatem Sadek

Lebanese president

Lebanese president says not to resign

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that he will not resign and will continue to assume his responsibilities until the end of his presidency period, said a statement by Lebanon’s Presidency.    The statement came following remarks by citizens over the social media and TV outlets urging the president to resign to pave the …

Xinhua