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U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 14:57 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed on the need to partner with allies to respond to the destabilization activities of Hezbollah and Iran in the region.
President Robert Mugabe (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 14:05 GMT
Zimbabwe's ruling party voted Sunday to oust President Robert Mugabe, one day after thousands marched in the streets to demand his resignation.
He said his group is “relaxed, unworried and not afraid of anything
November 19, 2017 - 13:50 GMT
“This major patriotic, heroic and brave stance has reversed and thwarted the Saudi plan -- although in its first round,” Hezbollah politburo chief Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said.
The Arab League (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 13:27 GMT
The Arab League is holding an emergency meeting with the foreign ministers of member states on Sunday upon a request submitted by Saudi Arabia.
The proposal aims to promote the integrity and protection of whistleblowers (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 08:50 GMT
The campaign against corruption will be ramped up next week if and when the Shoura Council discusses a proposal for the protection of whistleblowers.
The PLO is the officially recognized representative of the Palestinian people (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 07:04 GMT
Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the U.S. over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
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.