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International Efforts Important for Syria’s Reconstruction: SCO Chief


BEIJING – The Bishkek summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) emphasized the importance of further international efforts to assist Syria in its post-war reconstruction, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov said at a press conference on Friday, Tass News Agency reported. “The member states reiterated their common position that there …

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One in Every 108 People on the Planet has Been Displaced: UN

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NEW YORK – More than 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution, the United Nations has said, as the global migrant crisis pushed the number of refugees and displaced people to a new all-time high, CNN reported Wednesday. The world’s displaced population …

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Egypt, UAE Discuss Developments in the Gulf, Libya and Sudan


CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi emphasized his country’s solidarity and support for the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against challenges and destabilization attempts in the Gulf, stressing that the Gulf security was an integral part of Egyptian security territory, Ashaq Al Awsat said …

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SCO Summit Starts in Bishkek


BISHKEK – The leaders from Russia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have gathered at the official presidential residence in Bishkek for the start of a summit of the Eurasian political, economic, and security grouping, RFE/RL reported Friday. Russian …

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IS Still ‘Worrisome’ In Afghanistan: Gen. McKenzie


KABUL – US Marine General Frank McKenzie said Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group remains a “very worrisome” presence in Afghanistan, but it is unlikely to mount an attack on the US because it is under strong military pressure, RFE/RL reported Thursday. Gen. McKenzie, whose Central Command has …

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Afghanistan Tops List of Least Peaceful Countries


The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in its thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness, ranked Afghanistan leader peaceful country in the World. The GPI covered 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 …

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Separating Terrorist, Opposition Key in Idlib Issue: Lavrov


SOCHI, Russia – The implementation of the Russian-Turkish memorandum on Idlib will make life easier for the citizens of the war-torn region of Syria, the head of Russian diplomacy said Tuesday. In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to transform Idlib into a demilitarized zone after a meeting between Turkish …

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UNRWA Inhibited By ‘Turmoil, Conflict, Resource Constraints’: New Report


NEW YORK – A new assessment of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East was published Tuesday by the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN), finding that “overall, political turmoil, conflict, travel and trade restrictions, and resource constraints, have significantly inhibited UNRWA’s …

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