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Three officials of Swiss-French firm accused of financing Daesh in Syria

Three top managers of the Swiss-French industrial company LafargeHolcim have been accused of indirectly financing the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group through the company’s activities in war-ravaged Syria, judicial sources say. The trio, arrested in Paris on Wednesday, was charged on Friday with paying the terror outfit and other foreign-backed militant groups through ...

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HRW warns of health risks of Lebanon garbage crisis

Human Rights Watch has warned that the open burning of garbage in Lebanon is posing serious health risks for the residents. The New York-based organization on Friday reported a massive increase in the open burning of waste across Lebanon, saying the people and municipalities resorted to burning the garbage as ...

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UN wants Saudi-led siege on Yemen totally lifted

The chief of the United Nations’ humanitarian affairs office has stressed that the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen has to be totally lifted. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Friday that the Saudi-led military coalition waging war on Yemen had to completely lift the blockade ...

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Enhanced Iran-SCO cooperation help boost global peace, stability: VP

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says enhanced interaction between Iran and member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can play a leading role in strengthening regional and international peace and stability. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to improve its cooperation with member states of the Shanghai ...

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Top Syrian negotiator rejects Riyadh-2 communiqué

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations and head of the Syrian delegation to the intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva has strongly condemned the foreign-sponsored armed opposition over a communiqué, which demands the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad and his exclusion from governing Syria during a transitional period. “As long as ...

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Pyongyang ready for peace talks if recognized as nuclear power

North Korea has reportedly expressed its readiness to take part in peace talks if the United States recognizes Pyongyang as a nuclear power. Moscow, which — along with Beijing — is considered to be an ally of North Korea, has been increasingly concerned by the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula fomented by ...

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