Amid hopes that delayed talks could be held soon
UN and OPCW inspectors checking equipment in The Hague
The Hague - Arab TodayThe world's chemical weapons watchdog met Friday to approve a final timetable for ridding Syria of its entire arsenal by mid-2014, amid hopes that long-delayed peace talks could be held soon. Friday is the deadline for the Read more...
Mark revival of large-scale military cooperation
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with member of Russian delegation in Cairo
Moscow - Arab TodayRussia is offering to sell Egypt modern helicopters and air defence systems in a landmark deal reportedly worth $2 billion that would mark a revival of large-scale military cooperation, a Russian official said Friday. Russian Foreign Read more...
Combat country's worst violence since 2008
Iraqi security forces gather at site of car bomb explosion in Arbil
Baghdad - Arab TodayIraq's security forces require "massive amounts of re-training" in human rights to better conduct operations and combat the country's worst violence since 2008, the UN's new envoy to Baghdad said. Nickolay Mladenov, UN chief Read more...
Boost security in the increasingly lawless country
National flag flutters as Libyan security gather in Tripoli
Tripoli - Arab TodayLibya is seeking to revise existing legislation to make it conform more to Islamic sharia law, a justice ministry document obtained by AFP shows. The text announces the establishment of a "committee charged with revising Read more...
To get it to join proposed peace talks
Rebel fighter during clashes with Syrian government forces in Deir Ezzor
Damascus - Arab TodaySyrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said Thursday the opposition was dreaming if it believed President Bashar al-Assad would agree to quit in order to get it to join proposed peace talks. He said the basis for the peace Read more...
After the previous judges withdrew
Muslim Brotherhood head Mohamed Badie
Cairo - Arab TodayThe trial of the Muslim Brotherhood chief and his deputies on charges related to protest deaths will resume on December 11, judicial sources said Thursday, after the previous judges withdrew. The three judges who had presided Read more...
Aimed at ending 32-month conflict
Free Syrian Army fighter in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria
Geneva - Arab TodayA long-delayed conference aimed at ending Syria's 32-month conflict will be held in Geneva on December 12, a Syrian government daily reported on Thursday, citing diplomatic sources in Paris. The Al-Watan newspaper said Read more...
Wake of diplomatic spat with United States
Egyptian foreign minister (L) with Russian counterpart in Cairo
Cairo - Arab TodayThe defence ministers of Russia and Egypt are locked in discussions on military collaboration between their countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday during a landmark visit to Cairo. Lavrov and Russian Defence Read more...
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|Syrians in Morocco|
|Sweden ice hotel|
|Install fire alarms|
|Detained by Israel|
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