LEBANON’S LEADERS WERE WARNED IN JULY ABOUT EXPLOSIVES AT PORT

Tue 11 August 2020: Aoun sent report to Higher Security Council about ammonium nitrate shipment at Beirut port before explosion BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun has sent a report to the Higher Defense Council about the ammonium nitrate shipment that caused the explosion at the Beirut Port two weeks before the blast, […]

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JORDAN FM AL-SAFADI VISITS LEBANON TO SHOW SUPPORT

Tue 11  August  Al-Safadi will visit Palestinian refugee camp during his visit to Lebanon Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday to show support to the country following last week’s Beirut port explosion. Al-Safadi is expected to meet with his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe, according to Lebanese media. The top Jordanian diplomat […]

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US COURT ISSUES SUMMONS FOR SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN

Mon 10 August 2020: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has been issued a summons by a US court for a lawsuit by a former top Saudi intelligence agent who was reportedly targeted in a foiled assassination attempt. The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued the summons on Friday, a day after  Saad […]

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LEBANESE JUSTICE MINISTER RESIGNS AMID GROWING PUBLIC ANGER

Mon 10 August 2020: Marie-Claude Najm’s resignation comes day after information minister, environment minister stepped down Lebanon’s justice minister on Monday resigned amid growing public anger following a massive explosion that struck the Lebanon port last week, a source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity. Marie-Claude Najm’s resignation came a day after Information Minister […]

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YEMEN’S UNESCO-LISTED OLD SANAA HOUSES COLLAPSE IN HEAVY RAINS

Mon 10 August 2020: In a statement issued on Saturday, the committee called on UNESCO to “immediately intervene and save the buildings in Sanaa Old City which are on the World Heritage List, from collapse and destruction and to address the severe damage caused to them by rain and floods.” The distinctive brown and white […]

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100,000 EXPATS TO EXIT KUWAIT PERMANENTLY BY END OF 2020

Mon 10 August 2020: As many as 100,000 expatriate workers will permanently leave Kuwait by the end of this year, Al-Qabas newspaper reported yesterday. The paper quoted security sources as saying that campaigns have intensified over the past few months to tackle the issue of “residency trade” which led to 450 companies being referred for investigation and […]

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LEBANON: NINE MPS, TWO MINISTERS RESIGN AS PROTEST CONTINUE

Mon 10 August 2020: US President Donald Trump has pledged that his administration will give “substantial” aid to Lebanon, but did not provide details. Meanwhile Nine members of parliament and two ministers have so far resigned from their position in Lebanon, according to an Al Jazeera tally. Manal Abdel Samad, the information minister, and Damianos […]

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“WHATEVER THE COST WILL BE, WE WON’T CONCEDE DEFENDING AL-AQSA MOSQUE,” SHEIKH RAED SALAH

Mon 10 August 2020: Palestinian resistance icon spoke in online seminar organized by Ankara Civil Society Platform ANKARA (AA) – Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli authorities.  Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, was hosted in […]

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LEBANON’S INFORMATION MINISTER QUITS AS PATRIARCH CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION

Sun 09 August 2020: Maronite Patriarch calls for international investigation into Beirut port explosion Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai has called for an international investigation into Tuesday’s Beirut port explosion. “It is a right for countries that provide Lebanon with generous assistance to know the mysterious causes, and the body that kept this […]

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ANTI-NETANYAHU PROTESTS CONTINUE IN ISRAEL

Sun 09 August 2020: Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Reuters reports. “Your time is up”, read the giant letters projected on to a building at the protest site, as demonstrators waved Israeli flags and called […]

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