CAIRO -- Egyptian Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki and his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant discuss on Saturday the deadly shootout that left three Israeli soldiers and one Egyptian policeman dead.
During a phone conversation, the two ministers also discussed joint coordination to take the necessary measures to prevent such incidents in the future, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement. (Egypt-Israel-Shootout)
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ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday a major reshuffle in his cabinet, appointing new ministers for foreign affairs, treasury and finance, defense and vice president.
Hakan Fidan, who has been at the helm of the National Intelligence Organization since 2010, assumes the role of foreign minister. The 55-year-old new top diplomat is considered one of Erdogan's closest confidants. (Türkiye-Erdogan-New Cabinet)
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LUANDA -- Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Saturday called for solidarity and active coordination of regional and continental efforts to effectively tackle the crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan during a meeting held in Luanda, the capital of Angola.
Addressing an extraordinary summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the AU chairperson emphasized that the only lasting solution to African crises is peace, dialogue and constructive compromises. He urged all parties to stay committed to this path. (Angola-AU)
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BAGHDAD -- At least ten Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in attacks targeting IS hideouts in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala during the past 24 hours, the Iraqi military said on Saturday.
Based on intelligence reports, Iraqi air forces conducted airstrikes on IS hideouts in the Himreen mountain range of northern Diyala on Friday and Saturday, destroying the hideouts and killing seven IS militants in total, according to a statement issued by the Security Media Cell, a media outlet affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC). (Iraq-IS Militants-Killings)