The French government on Tuesday moved a significant step closer to making permanent some of the emergency measures put in place after the terrorist attacks of 2015, expanding the powers of the security forces to combat terrorism in ways that critics say may also curtail civil liberties.
Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations blamed the plight of his countrymen, suffering under almost seven years of a militancy, on an influential part of the international community that is reluctant to truly battle terrorism.
A total of 203 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 389 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi-Ansari in a meeting on Wednesday with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism activities.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday terrorism poses the main threat to the countries in the region and called on all regional countries to cooperate with each other to fight and eliminate terrorism.