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Lebanon: After deadly blast, embodiment of resistance

BEIRUT, Lebanon Although the shock of last week’s deadly explosion remains raw, the spirit of resistance of the people of Beirut is admirable, as they help to heal each other's...

Hezbollah says ‘open’ to discuss new Lebanon pact

BEIRUT Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the Shia group was open to discussions for a new political pact in Lebanon. “Hezbollah is ready to discuss any new political...

US committed to de-escalation with Iran: Pompeo

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday reiterated Washington's commitment to de-escalation with Iran, following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq's...

Iraq's Kurdish region to hand over oil to Baghdad

ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has reached an agreement with Baghdad on the budget and oil, which includes providing Baghdad 250,000 barrels of oil per day for the...

EU welcomes Qatar law reforms serving migrant workers

BRUSSELS The European Union welcomed Qatar’s labor reforms on the employment of foreign workers. “Once these reforms enter into force, Qatar will become the first country in the Gulf region to...

Palestinians rally for weekly demonstrations in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hundreds of Palestinians across the Gaza Strip on Friday flocked to the security fence to participate in the weekly anti-occupation protests -- known as the Great March...

Iraqis protest power outage in Karbala

BAGHDAD   Hundreds of protesters shut down a power plant in Iraq’s southern Karbala province on Sunday over repeated power outages. Angry protesters barred employees from entering the plant in the al-Jammaliya...

Macron berates reporter for unveiling Hezbollah talks

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron lashed out at a journalist following a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening for his exposing an unannounced meeting by the leader with Hezbollah...

US-led coalition hands over military base to Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq The US-led coalition against Daesh/ISIS on Sunday withdrew from the Taji military base in Iraq and handed it over to the Iraqi army, according to the coalition. "The movement...

Saudi deputy defense chief pays surprise visit to Oman

MUSCAT Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister on Monday met with Omani Defense Minister Bader bin Saud al-Busaidi during his unannounced visit to Muscat. "Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman, Deputy Minister of...

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Turkey to continue energy search in Black Sea: Erdogan

ANKARA  Turkey is set to continue its search for energy resources in Black Sea region, where it has so far discovered 405 billion cubic meters...

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas target in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine  Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against a position of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, according to...

US: Turkish man helps free senior couple trapped in car

WASHINGTON  Mustafa Tosun, a Turkish-American mechanic, was among a few good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of a senior couple whose car had plunged...

US: Barrett's Senate confirmation vote to happen Monday

WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. "We'll be voting...

Azerbaijan shoots down 2 Armenian UAVs

GANJA, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan shot down two Armenian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The drones were taken down in two different...