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Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

GENEVA: Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for UN-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country’s capital, Tripoli. The resumption of political negotiations, one of three ongoing UN-mediated diplomatic tracks, followed an agreement this week between military officials to formalize a shaky cease-fire around Tripoli. The declared […]

US to stop aid in Yemen’s Houthi areas if militants don’t budge

US to stop aid in Yemen’s Houthi areas if militants don’t budge

Author:  By MAGGIE MICHAEL | AP ID:  1582733705063920200 Wed, 2020-02-26 16:08 CAIRO: USAID said late Monday that it will suspend aid to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen, where most of the country’s people live, if the militants don’t remove impediments obstructing aid operations. A spokesperson said that the agency said it informed partners including UN agencies […]

US targets individuals, entities linked to Lebanon's Martyrs Foundation

US targets individuals, entities linked to Lebanon's Martyrs Foundation

Wed, 2020-02-26 18:28 WASHINGTON:  The United States on Wednesday added a host of Lebanese individuals and entities it said were linked to the Martyrs Foundation to its designated “global terrorists” lists, according to a notice on the US Treasury Department’s website. US officials have previously targeted the Lebanon-based Martyrs Foundation, an organization the department has said […]

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Hosni Mubarak

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO: Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country’s former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. The funeral, replete with cannon fire and a horse-drawn carriage carrying his coffin, highlighted the wartime achievements of Mubarak. […]

Erdogan: Turkey will drive Syrian forces back from Idlib posts this week

Erdogan: Turkey will drive Syrian forces back from Idlib posts this week

Author:  Reuters ID:  1582711123601763800 Wed, 2020-02-26 09:55 ANKARA: Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria’s Idlib region by end-February, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite advances by the Russian-backed government forces. Erdogan said he hoped the issue of using air space in Idlib will be […]

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