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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said it violated local law.

Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

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Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the ...

World leaders meet with Lebanon's <em>Hariri</em> to discuss crisis World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

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World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

World leaders, including the US secretary of state, are due to meet with Hariri to discuss ways to stabilise Lebanon after the prime ...

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian media institutions was revealed, writes Gehad Quisay.

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Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

Tehran slammed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Iran is carrying out “destabilising actions” by supporting groups across ...

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, ...

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Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival ...

How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

Sana Uqba

How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh made one too many gambles during his decades in Yemeni politics, which has ultimately cost the veteran ...

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and ...

US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

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US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been holding talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on establishing a ...

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Mona Alami

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national ...

<em>Hariri</em> signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

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Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled on Wednesday night that he may withdraw his resignation next week, saying ...

Lebanese government to survive 'if Hizballah commits to neutrality'

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Lebanese government to survive 'if Hizballah commits to neutrality'

The Lebanese government appears likely to survive after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled he would withdraw his ...

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Lebanese president Michel Aoun holds talks on government's future

Lebanese President Michel Aoun opened two days of talks with the country's political leaders on Monday over the government's future in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's suspended resignation.

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Lebanon's Jumblatt slams Saudi Arabia over Yemen war

The main leader of Lebanon's Druze population Walid Jumblatt on Saturday criticised Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen, calling on the ...

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Hariri accuses Lebanon's Hizballah of regional interference

Days after returning back to Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accused Hizballah of interfering in neighbouring states, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hizballah brands Hariri's return to Lebanon as 'promising'

Hassan Fadallah, a Hizballah lawmaker, said Hariri’s statements can be built on to find “appropriate” solutions to Lebanon's crisis.

MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

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MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has given his first interview since the arrest of dozens of high-profile businessmen ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign ...

Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations

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Lebanon PM says resignation on hold pending further negotiations

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he has discussed his resignation with President Michel Aoun, who he said has asked ...

<em>Hariri</em> makes anticipated return home to Lebanon Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

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Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister earlier this month, has returned home to Lebanon, making brief visits to Egypt and ...

Lebanon's <em>Hariri</em> lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

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Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in Cairo on Tuesday for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before ...

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