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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) steps into a car on his way to the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 11:34 GMT
According to the statement, Hariri told Aoun that he will return to Beirut on Tuesday to take part in Independence Day celebrations, which will be held on Wednesday.
For the first time in ten years, the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is manned by security forces loyal to the national unity government of the Palestinian Authority (Said Khatib/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
On Saturday morning Egypt opened that border crossing for a three day period to allow students, valid visa holders and the sick to enter Egypt.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C), surrounded by security personel, speaks on the phone as he arrives in Paris early November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 08:33 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron said he would welcome Saad Hariri at the Elysee Palace Saturday as Lebanon’s prime minister, as Hariri denied rumors over the circumstances surrounding his two-week stay in Saudi Arabia.
German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil talk after giving a joint press conference on November 16, 2017 in Berlin (Soeren Stache/dpa/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 08:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over the German foreign minister’s comments regarding Lebanon’s resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Saudi state media said Saturday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is confident ahead of Syria crisis talks (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 16:22 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit due in Sochi on Wednesday would help in finding a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of ISIS (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive.
Russia has blocked the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Russia cast its tenth veto of a UN Security Council resolution concerning the Syrian conflict Thursday, blocking the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in the country.
A child being treated at a hospital in Yemen on May 6, 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 15:01 GMT
Save the Children reported that Yemen will see an average of 130 children a day - or one child every 10 minutes - die this year due to obstructions to humanitarian aid and what is currently regarded as the largest cholera outbreak seen in modern history.
Plans to build 6,500 settlement units in the West Bank have been approved since the beginning of 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Palestinians in the West Bank have been dealt another blow after Israel’s Attorney General said that privately-owned Palestinian land could be seized for settler’s use.
Pakistani armed forces have been accused firing more than 1,000 artillery shells in the area so far (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 11:24 GMT
At least 200 Afghan families from eastern Kunar province have been displaced allegedly due to ongoing shelling by Pakistani forces, according to a regional police chief Thursday.
Thousands of migrants still arrive in Libya, hoping to reach Europe (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 11:02 GMT
Migrants and refugees are being sold as slaves by human traffickers in Libya for as little as a few hundred dollars, a shocking report has found.
Macron and Hariri shakes hands in September, 2017, AFP/File
November 16, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
Macron's offer for Hariri to stay in France announces Macron as a major Middle East player and spells trouble for Saudi's regional influence
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris on Sept. 1, 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 10:19 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 09:29 GMT
Imposing sanctions against Myanmar over the ongoing Rohingya crisis are "not advisable" at this time, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 09:01 GMT
Qatar remains unchanged despite the blockade, stated Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (QF), on Wednesday while opening the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2017.
Bashrawi turned himself in after entering into Lebanon from Syria (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 07:38 GMT
Saudi citizen Ali al-Bashrawi turned himself in to a Lebanese Army checkpoint in the Hermel area of Jisr Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali, an army statement said.