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CAIRO – 11 November 2017: Egypt Today briefs top political news of the past 24 hours and some issues related to accidents.
Barzani calls on Iraqi PM to start dialogue
On Saturday, former Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start a dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil to find solutions for the region, according to the Alsumaria TV network.
Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017 - REUTERS/Azad Lashkari/File Photo
Barzani also said that the Iraqi government had not been able to restore Mosul without the Peshmerga, adding that the contribution of Kurdish forces in the war against the Islamic State terrorist group had helped liberate Iraq's main city. "War means destroying everything," he added.
Military plane crashes in south Iran, pilot killed
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) warplane crashed in Iran's southern Fars province, killing the pilot, Press TV reported Saturday.
The plane went down in Sarvestan on Saturday. Sarvestan is located 85 kilometers east of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province.
The wreckage of the Iranian Boeing 727 airplane is pictured after it crashed near Urumiyeh in East Azermaijan province about 946 km (588 miles) northwest of Tehran January 9, 2011 - REUTER
The IRGC said the plane was a Sukhu 22. It said the pilot had lost his life in the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.
The IRNA news agency quoted an informed source as saying that teams had been sent to the site for investigation.
Person killed, 8 injured in strike on Benghazi
On Saturday, a person was killed and two others were injured when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Baghdad, Iraqi police reported.
Full force: A huge explosion engulfs several cars with Gaddafi forces today as the full allied assault gets underway - Reuters
A security force cordoned off the scene and transported the injured to the nearest hospital to receive treatment.Baghdad witnesses from time to time car bombs, explosive devices and explosive belts in attacks targeting civilians and members of the security services in different parts of the country.
Thousands gather in Gaza to commemorate Arafat’s death anniversary
Tens of thousands of Fatah members gathered in central Gaza City on Saturday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s death for the first time in 10 years.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died at the age of 75 in 2004 - Reuters
Thousands of Palestinians wore scarves to commemorate the former president in Gaza Strip. Flags and pictures of the late president were raised. This is the first time that Hamas has allowed the commemoration of the former president’s memory since 2007.