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Damascus, Oct 20 (AP) The United Arab Emirates’ crown prince received a rare telephone call from Syrian President Bashar Assad in which they discussed strengthening relations and cooperation, Syria’s state media reported Wednesday. The call between Assad and UAE’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed came as some Arab countries are improving relations with Syria, a … Read more

Iraq, Syria Terrorists “Actively” Entering Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin » todayssnews

“The state of affairs in Afghanistan isn’t straightforward,” Vladimir Putin mentioned. Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Wednesday that battle-hardened terrorists from Iraq and Syria are “actively” coming into Afghanistan. “The state of affairs in Afghanistan isn’t straightforward,” Putin mentioned throughout a video convention with safety service chiefs of ex-Soviet states. “Militants from Iraq, Syria … Read more

US to Continue Push Pakistan on Supporting Diplomatic Efforts to Ensure Peace in Afghanistan: Burns

The US will continue to push Pakistan hard on supporting the diplomatic efforts to ensure peace in Afghanistan as it has an interest over the longer term in avoiding insecurity and instability in the war-torn neighbouring country that can spill over and affect its own interest, CIA Director William Burns has said. Burns was responding … Read more

UN Rights Chief Fears Myanmar Heading to ‘Full Blown Conflict’ With Echoes of Syria

The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has warned Myanmar is heading toward a “full blown conflict” with “clear echoes” of Syria in 2011, unless the international community steps in to stop the violence. In a statement Tuesday, Bachelet urged states to take “immediate, decisive and impactful measures to push Myanmar’s military … Read more

Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses – Times of India

BEIRUT: Lebanon finalized a deal with Pfizer on Sunday for 2.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine amid surge in infections that has overwhelmed the country‘s health care system. The doses are to arrive in Lebanon starting early February, according to Lebanon’s health ministry. The government’s statement said the Pfizer vaccines will be complemented with … Read more

World cannot afford to dilute fight against terror taking advantage of Syria war: India at UNSC | India News – Times of India

UNITED NATIONS: India on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that terror groups have taken an advantage of the decade-long conflict in Syria to entrench themselves and pose a threat to the entire region, asserting that the world cannot afford to give these terrorists any sanctuary or dilute its fight against them. India’s Permanent Representative … Read more