Suicide Bombing in Syria (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 14:33 GMT
At least 15 people have been killed, including four American soldiers, in a suicide bombing in northern Syria, media reports said Thursday.
Turkey’s foreign minister (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2019 - 14:29 GMT
Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday said a proposed safe zone in northern Syria is important both for the country's stability and displaced Syrians' return home.
Israeli-Palestinian peace plan - the
January 17, 2019 - 11:09 GMT
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will hit a “dead end” after an Israeli TV report released what it called details of the so-called “deal of the century.”
Storm Miriam (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:44 GMT
Storm Miriam abated Thursday morning, but only after taking the lives of at least four people and injuring over 10 more.
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:42 GMT
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf Wednesday discussed a possible bilateral military agreement to support the Lebanese Army with Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne, who was in Beirut on an official visit.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:35 GMT
Lebanon’s foreign minister has decided to withhold a letter calling for Damascus to be readmitted to the Arab League ahead of this weekend’s economic summit, a senior political source said Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib  (AFP)
January 17, 2019 - 08:35 GMT
A Florida city commissioner has come under fire after posting a vitriolic Facebook post saying Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib may "blow up" the US Capitol.
Saad Hariri in Paris on Nov. 18. (AFP/ File)
January 16, 2019 - 22:00 GMT
US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale has not invited Lebanon to the Warsaw global conference expected in Poland on February 13 and 14 to discuss issues related to the Middle East and means to counter Iran’s power in the region.
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne meets President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Lebanese Presidency Twitter)
January 16, 2019 - 14:24 GMT
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne met with President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace Wednesday after arriving to Lebanon for an official visit, according to a tweet from the presidency.
A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus in 2016. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2019 - 14:12 GMT
American soldiers have been wounded after a suicide bomber blew themselves up near a coalition patrol in Syria, local groups have said.
(AFP/Thomas Coex)
January 16, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
Israeli forces rounded up 14 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Wednesday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas giving a statement in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2019 - 10:05 GMT
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan suggested barring Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from returning to the West Bank after his next trip abroad, claiming the Palestinian Authority (PA) leader was “one of the main instigators of violence on the southern border.”
A Syrian boy and girl wash their boots and shoes from a cistern at a camp for the displaced near the village of Shamarin, near the border with Turkey. (AFP)
January 16, 2019 - 08:38 GMT
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has ordered that $50 million be allocated to support Syrian refugees and displaced people, local media reported Tuesday.
January 15, 2019 - 18:00 GMT
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resume negotiations with the Palestinian Authority immediately, “even before” US President Donald Trump announces his peace plan known as the Deal of the Century.
US President Donald Trump and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2019 - 10:43 GMT
US President Donald Trump has held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the establishment of a militant-free safe zone in northern Syria, shortly after he threatened to “devastate” NATO ally Turkey economically if it attacks Kurdish militants following Washington’s military withdrawal from the Arab state.
The former United Nations human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson (Twitter)
January 15, 2019 - 10:38 GMT
The former United Nations (UN)’s human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, has boycotted the biggest literary festival in Dubai, responding to an open letter by a group of prominent figures calling for the unconditional release of an Emirati activist jailed by Abu Dhabi.