US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

  • Iraq’s military said Tuesday that American troops leaving northeastern Syria don’t have permission to stay in Iraq
  • Russian military police started patrolling part of the Syrian border
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Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister
By Arab News ·

Russian forces deploy at Syrian border under new accord

  • Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement Tuesday that would transform the map of northeast Syria, installing their forces along the border
  • Trump announced that the US is lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria.
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King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday
By Arab News ·


Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani tenders his resignation

  • Rabbani’s departure may not affect Ashraf’s already weak government because Rabbani was disqualified from office by Parliament three years ago
  • Part of Rabbani’s differences with Ghani surfaced openly earlier this month when Rabbani’s office welcomed Pakistani efforts regarding the Afghan peace process
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Indonesians divided over plan to move capital from Jakarta

  • President Jokowi has said government will cover 19% of the $33 billion relocation cost
  • Government has allocated 180,000 hectares of land in East Kalimantan for new capital

Gold spurs Saudi women fencers to games glory

  • Saudi fencing team “hopes to raise the Saudi flag in all international, regional and continental forums”
By Arab News ·

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

  • The company seems to spark public and official anger at every turn these days
  • Lawmakers from both parties and top regulators have criticized Facebook’s plan for the new currency
By AP ·