US removes FARC from list of terrorist organizations

The United States has announced that it has removed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of terrorist organizations."The State Department will rescind the designation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as a foreign terrorist organization," US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement."After the 2016 peace agreement with the Colombian government, the FARC was officially dissolved and disarmed," he added. It no longer exists as a unified organization that engages in terrorism or terrorist activities.”This move does not change the US position regarding legal proceedings against former FARC officials, especially suspected drug…

The Electoral Commission announces the final results of the Sadrist movement, the largest bloc in Parliament, by winning 73 seats

The Independent Electoral Commission announced yesterday the final official results of the legislative elections that were held last month, and the results resulted in the victory of the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr with 73 seats, to be the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament for the next four years.The Electoral Commission said in a statement that "the Sadrist movement won 73 seats in the legislative elections" out of 329 seats (the total seats in the House of Representatives), and the "Al-Fateh Alliance", which objected to the preliminary results on the grounds of fraud, won 17 seats, while the…

Washington and NATO warn Russia of dire consequences if it invades Ukraine

The United States warned Russia of "serious consequences" if it invaded Ukraine, while NATO ministers discussed ways to counter Moscow's military build-up on its neighbor's borders.The long-scheduled NATO meeting in Riga, the Latvian capital, came amid a tense atmosphere in the east of the alliance, and at a time when the allies are facing a refugee crisis that Western countries accuse Belarus, supported by the Kremlin, of orchestrating.Western countries, led by the United States, fear that Moscow is planning an incursion into Ukraine, which has accused the Kremlin of massing its forces near the border.US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken…