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Iraqi helicopter crashes
Baghdad, Aug 12 (BNA) – An Iraqi helicopter crewmember today was killed and five others injured, including the Yazidi parliamentarian Vian Dakhil, as an Iraqi MI-17 helicopter used to carry aid and to evacuate trapped displaced Yazidis on top of Sinjar mountain northwestern the country crashed due to plane overloading, military source stated.
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Egyptian President urges strong cooperation with Russia
Moscow, Aug12 (BNA)Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi today called for a "strong cooperation" between Cairo and Moscow. President Al-Sisi made the call as he met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at his Black Sea residence in Sochi.
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Saudi monarch congratulates designated Iraqi Premier
Jeddah, Aug 12 (BNA)Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud today sent a cable of congratulations to Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate Haider Abadi who has been assigned to head the new Iraqi government.
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Arab League chief backs new Iraqi government
Cairo, Aug 12 (BNA)Arab League Secretary-General Dr. Nabeel Al-Arabi today backed the decision of Iraqi President Fouad Maasoum who assigned Dr. Haidar Al-Abadi to form the new government. In a statement today, Dr. Al-Arabi expressed the hope that the new government would be inclusive and represent all the segments of the Iraqi people, wishing Iraq further progress and prosperity.
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Israel apologises to Brazil over 'diplomatic dwarf" remark
Tel Aviv, Aug12 (BNA) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has today apologised to his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff for a remark made by a foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor who called the Latin American country a mere "diplomatic dwarf."
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Egyptian President arrives in Sochi
Moscow, Aug. 12. (BNA) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrived in Sochi today on his first official visit to Russia, where he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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Health, Sport and Entertainment Industry workshop concludes in Dubai
Dubai, Aug. 12. (BNA) -- A two day workshop for young people organised by the Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, entitled "Health, Sport and Entertainment Industry", was concluded in Dubai yesterday, in presence of a number of dignitaries and senior officials from the UAE and GCC countries as well as more than 200 young men and women from all the member states.
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Narcotics smuggler executed in Jawf, KSA
Jeddah: Aug. 12 -- (BNA): A narcotics smuggler, the so-called Safwan Hassan Hindawi of Syrian nationality, has been executed in Al-Jawf region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who had smuggled a large quantity of narcotics into the Kingdom.
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HRC appoints International Commission of Inquiry members to investigate violations in Occupied Palestinian Territory
Geneva, Aug 11 (BNA) -- President of Human Rights Council (HRC), Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella of Gabon, today announced the appointment of Amal Alamuddin, Doudou Diene and William Schabas to serve as members of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international law of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, in the context of the military operations that have taken place there since 13 June 2014.
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Kuwait strips ten people of their citizenship
Kuwait, Aug11(BNA)The Kuwaiti Cabinet today convened for its weekly meeting and approved a draft bill stripping ten people of their citizenship. Chaired by Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shaikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the session reviewed the relevant documents and data, making sure that the ten people are not worthy of holding the Kuwaiti citizenship as per the law provisions.
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