Erdogan to tell Trump: US has not met Syria cease-fire obligations

Erdogan to tell Trump: US has not met Syria cease-fire obligations

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1573548112393349800 Tue, 2019-11-12 08:34 ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would tell US counterpart Donald Trump that Washington must do more to implement a cease-fire deal they agreed in order to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria. As he prepared to leave for Washington, Erdogan told reporters: […]

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Israel strikes home of Palestinian militant commander in Gaza

Israel strikes home of Palestinian militant commander in Gaza

ABU DHABI: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could become the sixth-largest economic power in the world by 2030 if it can maintain the same pace of growth and development, according to a senior Bahraini official. Dr. Abdulla bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, chairman of the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT), made the remark […]

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‘Sister protests’: Lebanon, Iraq look to each other

‘Sister protests’: Lebanon, Iraq look to each other

BEIRUT: A Lebanese flag flutters in the protest-hit Iraqi capital. More than 900 kilometers (500 miles) away, a revolutionary Iraqi chant rings out from a bustling protest square in Beirut.“Don’t trust the rumors, they’re a group of thieves,” sings a group of Lebanese musicians in Iraqi dialect, referring to political leaders they deem incompetent and […]

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Lebanon’s central bank chief says deposits secure, will preserve stable pound

Lebanon’s central bank chief says deposits secure, will preserve stable pound

BEIRUT: Lebanese central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the capabilities to preserve the stability of the exchange rate of the pegged Lebanese pound. In a televised news conference, Salameh said the central bank had taken measures to safeguard deposits. Capital controls were not on the table […]

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Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face US sanctions — White House official

Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face US sanctions — White House official

Three killed in southern Iraq protests as Amnesty calls for urgent end to ‘bloodbath’ BAGHDAD: Iraqi anti-government protesters clashed with security forces on Sunday, leaving three dead and dozens wounded as a rights group warned a deadly crackdown could spiral into a “bloodbath.”Mass rallies calling for an overhaul of the ruling system have rocked the […]

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Tunisia’s Islamist-inspired party wants leader to be house speaker

Tunisia’s Islamist-inspired party wants leader to be house speaker

WASHINGTON: US troop levels in northern Syria will probably stabilize around 500, a top American military leader said Sunday, weeks after President Donald Trump had announced a complete withdrawal.“There will be less than 1,000, for sure,” General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Probably in the 500ish […]

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Jordan to retake lands leased by Israel

Jordan to retake lands leased by Israel

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1573385663287775200 Sun, 2019-11-10 11:29 AMMAN, Jordan: Jordan’s king on Sunday announced “full sovereignty” over two pieces of land leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement spelled out in the countries’ landmark peace agreement. King Abdullah II said in a speech to the government’s new Cabinet on Sunday that Jordan […]

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Ayat Oraby: Anchor of intolerance

Ayat Oraby: Anchor of intolerance

DUBAI: With more than 1 million followers on Facebook, Ayat Oraby blurs the lines between reporting and hate speech. She blatantly expresses her opinions in her articles and videos, which range from anti-Christian rhetoric to support for a religious scholar believed to be the inspiration behind some terrorist groups to allegations against individual politicians for supporting […]

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Iran able to enrich uranium up to 60%, says atomic energy agency spokesman

Iran able to enrich uranium up to 60%, says atomic energy agency spokesman

article author:  Reuters Sat, 2019-11-09 20:51 TEHRAN:  Iran has the capacity to enrich uranium up to 60 percent, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday, far more than is required for most civilian uses but short of the 90 percent needed to make nuclear bomb fuel. “The organization has the possibility […]

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Revolution wagon: Lebanon protests a boon for street vendors

Revolution wagon: Lebanon protests a boon for street vendors

BEIRUT: The smells of grilled cheese and cooked corn waft over the protesters in the Lebanese capital — with daily crowds filling the capital’s main squares, the movement has been a boon for street vendors.Ibrahim is a plasterer by trade, but when he saw crowds flocking by the tens of thousands to Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square […]

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