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Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad as FM

Syria Appoints Veteran Diplomat Faisal Mekdad as FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister to replace Walid Muallem, who died last week, state media reported. - World news - 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 al-Assad also appointed Bashar al-Jaafari, currently...

Lebanon President Appoints Hariri as PM-Designate

Lebanon President Appoints Hariri as PM-Designate

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun appointed former prime minister Saad Hariri as the country's prime minister-designate just a year after his resignation from office. - World news - Hariri won the backing of a majority of parliamentarians in consultations with Aoun on Thursday.The prime minister-designate, who has previously led three governments in Lebanon, stepped down...

Iraq Appoints New Military Chief amid Increasing Daesh Attacks

Iraq Appoints New Military Chief amid Increasing Daesh Attacks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq’s Ministry of Defense appointed a new military commander to assume responsibility of security issues in the province Diyala. - World news - Member of parliamentarian Security and Defense Committee Abdul-Khaliq Al-Azzawi told Anadolu Agency that the defense minister had appointed Major General Adnan Al-Enezi to succeed Major General Saleh Nasser in running the...

Leader Appoints Larijani as Adviser, Member of Iran’s Expediency Council

Leader Appoints Larijani as Adviser, Member of Iran’s Expediency Council

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a decree on Thursday appointed former Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani as his adviser and also a member of the country’s Expediency Council (EC). - Politics news - In the decree, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed Larijani’s “useful experience” and efforts during his vital responsibility as the...

Iraqi President Appoints Adnan Al-Zurfi as New PM-Designate

Iraqi President Appoints Adnan Al-Zurfi as New PM-Designate

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi President Barham Salih on Tuesday appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country's new prime minister-designate in the latest bid to resolve a months-long political crisis. - World news - Al-Zurfi has 30 days to form his cabinet which he must then put to a vote of confidence in Iraq's fractious parliament. The 54-year-old former governor of the holy Shiite city of...