Middle East

Syria strongly rejects OPCW’s ‘misleading report’ on alleged 2018 chemical attack

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has categorically rejected a report by the chemical weapons watchdog, accusing Damascus of an alleged 2018 chemical attack against its own people. “Syria totally rejects the report released by the so-called ‘Investigation and Identification Team’ of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about …

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Iran announces retaliatory sanctions on dozens of EU, UK individuals, entities

Iran on Wednesday announced sanctions against 34 individuals and entities from the European Union and the United Kingdom, days after Brussels and London imposed a fresh round of sanctions targeting Iranian officials and organizations. The ministry said the individuals and entities were designated because of “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, …

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Europe will ‘pay dearly’ for its ‘visceral’ moves over anti-IRGC vote, Iran FM warns

Iran’s foreign minister has censured the European Parliament’s “visceral” vote calling for the designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terror group, warning that such conduct would be “costly” for Europe. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the correct path for Europe would be rather to concentrate on diplomacy, constructive …

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China accuses US of oil theft

American “occupation troops” stationed in Syria are “looting” the country’s resources, Beijing has claimed China has blasted the United States for its “banditry” in Syria, claiming that Washington’s years-long military occupation and the “plundering” of Syrian resources have placed the country on the brink of a “humanitarian disaster.” Addressing reporters …

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Iraq and Jordan to start implementing the electrical grid project soon

On Saturday, Iraq, and Jordan revealed that the electrical grid connection project and building a pipeline from Basra to Aqaba between the two countries would be launched soon. In a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Ahmed Al-Safadi, the Iraqi parliament speaker, Muhamed Al-Halboosi, said that the Jordanian delegation …

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Iraqi and Jordanian parliament speakers discuss legislative steps toward economic integration

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi received his Jordanian counterpart Ahmed al-Safadi and his accompanying delegation in the parliament headquarters in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday. According to a readout issued by his office, al-Halboosi discussed with his guest the bilateral ties between their respective countries, cooperation and coordination prospects, …

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