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Berri to snub Arab meeting on Jerusalem

Speaker Nabih Berri will not attend the emergency Arab Parliamentary Union meeting Wednesday reportedly due to his discontent at the failure to invite Syria to the meeting.

Egypt’s new desert capital proves hard sell

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In Egypt’s eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.

Sunday, Dec 10

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U.S. Embassy protest turns violent

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Protests at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon took a violent turn Sunday when Internal Security Forces charged demonstrators after firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons as the crowd was dispersing.

Fresh protests flare over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

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New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in Palestine.

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Iraqi group responds to Hariri over head's southern sojourn

Iraq militia group Asaib Ahl al-Haq responded to criticism by Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saturday by saying the group’s leader entered Lebanon legally and his trip to the border was in a show of support.

Lebanese politicians react to US Embassy violence

Lebanese politicians condemned the violence that broke out between protesters and Internal Security Forces near the U.S. Embassy in Awkar, hours after activists set fire to American and Israeli flags there Sunday.

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Erdogan calls Israel 'terrorist state'

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Israel as a "terrorist state" Sunday and vowed to use "all means to fight" against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the country's capital

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Protests at US Embassy in Lebanon turn violent

Demonstrations near the U.S. Embassy Sunday turned violent as protesters took to the streets to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Saturday, Dec 9

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Missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have 'common origin' say UN

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United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels appear to have a common origin, but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential…

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Arab states should consider US sanctions: Bassil

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Saturday that Arab nations should consider imposing economic sanctions against the United States to prevent it moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Daesh re-enters Syria's Idlib after clashes: monitor

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Daesh (ISIS) has seized territory in Syria's Idlib province after clashes with rival extremists, nearly four years after being expelled from the region, a monitor said on Saturday

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Thousands join latest S.Lebanon protests against Jerusalem designation

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More than 5,000 students demonstrated Saturday in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Aoun tells Erdogan he’ll attend urgent Istanbul summit

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President Michel Aoun told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would attend a summit next Wednesday in Istanbul to discuss the Jerusalem crisis.

Hariri blasts Iraqi militia head's visit to south Lebanon

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saturday blasted a visit to south Lebanon by of the head of a powerful Iraqi militia.

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Iraq declares final victory over Daesh

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Daesh (ISIS) on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory

Palestinian president to shun Pence over Jerusalem move

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian…

Friday, Dec 8

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How to launder $1 billion of Iranian oil

Looking nervous and somber, the FBI’s star witness entered from the lockup and shuffled across the New York federal courtroom in a beige prison smock.

Riyadh to facilitate visas for Lebanese businessmen

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bin Mohammad al-Yaacoub said Friday that Riyadh is willing to facilitate the visas to Lebanese businessmen seeking to work in the kingdom.

Tourists to hit 1.9M in 2017: hotel owners

The number of tourists coming to Lebanon is expected to reach 1.9 million at the end of 2017, hotel owners said Friday.

Cyprus posts solid third-quarter growth

A tourism boom helped the Cyprus economy grow by 0.9 percent in the third quarter, extending a recovery from a crisis that required an international bailout in 2013, official data showed Friday.

Protests against Jerusalem move held across Lebanon

Protests in solidarity with Palestine were held across Lebanon Friday, with demonstrators denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump and demanding his downfall after he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday.

World economy surging despite Trump’s global system rancor

A year ago, with the election of a U.S. president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of global prosperity might soon be sputtering.

New intifada looms in Palestine

At least two person were killed in clashes with Israeli troops Friday when thousands of Palestinians rallied against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the Palestinian president said…

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Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar rejects meeting with US VP

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Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence after President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Al-Azhar said Friday.

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US, French embassies warn of Lebanon protests

The United States and French embassies in Lebanon Friday issued warnings to their nationals in the country to avoid demonstrations being held in protest of the U.S. decision to designate occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Protests held across Lebanon in solidarity with Palestine

Protests in solidarity with Palestine were held across Lebanon Friday, from Sidon in the south, to Beirut and Tripoli in the North.

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First death takes place in clashes following Jerusalem decision

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Thirty-one-year-old Mahmoud al-Masri was killed in clashes along Israeli-Gaza border amidst a show of rage over the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Hariri, world leaders talk Lebanon stability in Paris

Lebanon must not be a staging ground for regional conflicts and should not interfere in other Middle Eastern countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.

Lebanon lights up for Jerusalem

Images of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Al-Aqsa Mosque were projected against the facades of central Beirut’s Mohammad al-Amine Mosque and St. George Cathedral Thursday evening.

Thursday, Dec 7

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Nasrallah calls for mass rally over Jerusalem move

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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Thursday announced a mass demonstration would be held in Lebanon against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.