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Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk spoke in the final session of the 2015 IISS Manama Dialogue, which focused on managing the spill-over from the conflict in Syria.
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi delivered the Keynote Address at the IISS Manama Dialogue 2015. He asserted that sectarian strife had become a war of attrition in the Middle East.
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US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Sh Khaled Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Foreign Minister, discussed America's role in Middle East security in the first plenary session of the 2015 Manama Dialogue.
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Assad must go 'immediately, this afternoon' said Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir. The conflict in Syria and aftermath of talks in Vienna on 30 October dominated Saturday at the IISS Manama Dialogue.
'Countering Islamist extremism is, perhaps, the great challenge of our time' said UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in the Third Plenary Session.
Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen called for 'a partnership of dedication' and for all countries to take a fair share of the burden of conflicts in the fourth plenary session of the IISS Manama Dialogue.
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