Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad As Foreign Minister

Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad As Foreign Minister

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 | By middleeastmonitor | 11 Hits

Syria named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister on Sunday to replace Walid Moalem who died last week state media reported Reuters reports Mekdad 66 had been deputy foreign minister since 2006 He has also held a string of diplomatic posts including envoy to the United Nations Syrian President Bashar alAssad also appointed Bashar alJaafari currently ambassador to the United Nations as deputy foreign minister Moalem was a staunch defender of Assad39s bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in 2011 which sparked a confli >>READ MORE | Organic and Viral Social Traffic Hub

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no imageLebanon summons interior minister over judiciary corruption claims
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:30 | Hits : 4 | US

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no imageAustralias prime minister sends WeChat message to Chinese diaspora in spat
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:30 | Hits : 6 | US

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no imageSaudi minister rejects Iranian accusation on scientist's killing
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:30 | Hits : 7 | US

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:01 | Hits : 4 | US

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:01 | Hits : 5 | US

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:30 | Hits : 7 | US

Seven people were injured Monday in a terror blast in northern Syria according to local sources reports Anadolu Agency An explosivesladen motorcycle exploded in the city center of Jarabulus the northern border town that was cleared of terrorists by Turkey39s Operation Euphrates Shield in 2016 Apart from casualties property damage was also reported Anadolu Agency was told by sources on t...

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Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations alleging that Western powers have politicised the Haguebased OPCW Reuters picTHE HAGUE Nov 30 Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on MondayMoscow was urged by Western nations to transparently reveal the circumstances of the Novich...

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:01 | Hits : 7 | US

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