Lebanese daily editor, director face court hearing

BEIRUT: The editor-in-chief of Lebanese and Responsible Director of political daily Nida Al-Watan both appeared before the Cassation Public Prosecution at the Palace of Justice in Beirut on Wednesday. The two men were summoned before the prosecution following the publication of an article on Sept. 12 — the day seven new ambassadors to Lebanon were due […]

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Lebanese economic growth zero if not negative, acknowledges Finance Minister Khalil

Lebanese economic growth zero if not negative, acknowledges Finance Minister Khalil

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday’s election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority.Near-complete results Wednesday indicated the Joint List won about a dozen seats in the 120-member assembly, coming third after the Blue and White party of former military […]

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Some important facts and figures about Israeli elections

JERUSALEM: The Israeli elections have divided Palestinians between those who feel there is little or no difference between the leading Zionist Israeli parties (Likud and Blue and White) and those who insist that the failure of Netanyahu is of utmost importance. The largest selling Palestinian daily Al Quds led with an editorial on Monday titled […]

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Saied and Karoui to face off in second round of Tunisia's presidential election

Saied and Karoui to face off in second round of Tunisia's presidential election

article author:  AFP Tue, 2019-09-17 17:25 TUNIS: Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui are set to advance to the next round of Tunisia’s presidential elections, the electoral board said Tuesday. Saied gained 18.4 percent of votes and Karoui 15.6 percent, it said, giving them places in a runoff likely to be […]

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Iraqi PM tightens government grip on country’s armed factions

Iraqi PM tightens government grip on country’s armed factions

ANKARA: The leaders of Turkey, Iran and Russia gathered in Ankara on Monday for the fifth trilateral summit on the Syrian conflict since 2017.  The Astana guarantor countries discussed the developments and peace settlement in Syria, with the last opposition-held bastion of Idlib, safe zone creation, the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee and the mass […]

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Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

KABUL: An American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Monday, the latest US fatality after talks between Washington and the Taliban crumbled.“A US service member was killed in action today in Afghanistan,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a brief statement.The death brings the number of US military personnel killed […]

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Lebanon tribunal charges Hariri suspect over three other attacks

Lebanon tribunal charges Hariri suspect over three other attacks

RIYADH: Iran provided the weapons used to strike two Saudi Aramco facilities in the Kingdom, the Arab coalition fighting in Yemen said Tuesday. “The investigation is continuing and all indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran,” coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki told reporters in Riyadh, adding they were now probing “from where […]

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Afghan, US forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

Afghan, US forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

TUNIS, Tunisia: A jailed media magnate and an independent outsider appeared likely to face off in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, after a roller coaster first-round race in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Official preliminary results are expected in the next couple of days from Sunday’s voting, in which corruption, unemployment and Islamic […]

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Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

CAIRO: Egypt says negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any “breakthrough.”Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks over the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have stopped for more than a year before restarting in Cairo on Sunday.The long-running dispute centers on the filling and operation […]

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