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Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economy

BEIRUT: For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage…

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End Syria hospital attacks, Russia told at UN

DUBAI: The US on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a US military commander in the region said…

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US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

DUBAI: The US on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a US military commander in the region said…

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Trump says US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions

Thu, 2019-07-18 22:18 WASHINGTON: The US military shot down an Iranian drone on Thursday that came within 1,000 yards of one of its naval vessels…

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Archaeologists find mosque from when Islam arrived in holy land

RAHAT, Israel: Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the…

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Iran’s foreign minister walks back from remark on missile talks

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes — comments that reflect more backtracking after…

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Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

ANKARA: The European Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its drilling activities in disputed offshore territories in the eastern Mediterranean has caused a political…

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Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

Author:  Thu, 2019-07-18 01:02 BEIRUT: “Lebanon must be kept out of all regional crises,” said Iran’s Shoura Council assistant speaker for international affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian,…

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US-Iran envoy says Bahrain to host Gulf maritime security conference

LONDON: The US said Bahrain will host a maritime security conference to ensure freedom of navigation in the region’s waters.  The comments come after Washington…

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Turkey blocked from US F-35 program after Russian missile purchase

LONDON: The US said Bahrain will host a maritime security conference to ensure freedom of navigation in the region’s waters.  The comments come after Washington…

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