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Geagea lashes out at Nasrallah speech

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Wednesday charged that the latest speech of Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah was “full of fallacies and lies” regarding Saudi Arabia’s role in Lebanon and the region. Speaking to Sky News Arabia, Geagea added that “taking up arms is not at all the LF’s …

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NSO scandal leads to Israel downgrading list of countries eligible for cyber tools

Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by Israeli firm NSO Group, Israel’s Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Thursday. The newspaper, which did not disclose its sources, said Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and the United …

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Mikati bid to fire Kordahi blocked by key allies

Prime Minister Najib Miqati has started contacts with the main political parties to convince them with the resignation or sacking of Minister of Information George Kordahi and with seeking mediations with Riyadh, al-Akhbar newspaper said Friday. Miqati wants to make a Cabinet statement that opens the way for Arab and …

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Geagea insists his organisation has no armed wing

The leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces party denied on Thursday his group has fighters, dismissing accusations by Hezbollah that it has a militia and seeks civil war as the fallout of deadly violence in Beirut continues to roil Lebanon. Already suffering a devastating economic meltdown, Lebanon has been overshadowed …

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US says Hezbollah fuel import a PR stunt

The United States on Thursday denounced Hezbollah’s deliveries of Iranian fuel in crisis-hit Lebanon as a public relations stunt and warned that Tehran remained under sanctions. Iran is set to deliver more fuel in the coming days to Lebanon for distribution by Hezbollah, the Shiite movement that has shown its …

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France in talks with Iraq at UN

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held “thorough and confident” talks with Iraq’s President Barham Salih late on Thursday, wrote Le Drian on his Twitter page. “Following on from the Baghdad conference of August 28 and the ministerial meeting in New York on September 21, I reaffirmed the support of …

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Arab League wants Iran to open all nuclear facilities to inspection

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League session in Cairo, ministers from the four countries also discussed stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability. The …

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Saudi Arabia’s first female tour guide stood at the forefront of social reforms in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia is on a path of dramatic economic and social reforms. The reforms, launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are aimed at modernizing the kingdom and are welcomed both nationally and internationally. Abir Abusulayman stands at the forefront of social reforms, in particular women’s right to choose. The …

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State Department apparently ashamed of ‘Abraham Accords’

It has been revealed that the Biden Administration’s State Department discourages officials and employees from referring to the UAE/Bahrain-Israel normalization agreements as the ‘“Abraham Accords” — despite that being their official name. According to US daily The Washington Free Beacon, emails to employees stated that the agreements will only be referred …

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UAE may buy stake in Israeli Tamar gas field

Delek Drilling DEDRp.TA said on Monday it had signed a non-binding deal to sell its stake in the east Mediterranean natural gas field Tamar to Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum for $1.1 billion. The deal, if finalised, would be one of the most significant developments since Israel and the United Arab …

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Relations finally thaw between Qatar, Egypt

Delegations from Qatar and Egypt met in Kuwait on Tuesday for the first time since an agreement last month to end a rift, both countries’ foreign ministries said, in a further push to bury a Gulf Arab diplomatic feud with repercussions around the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain …

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Rafik Al-Hariri’s son lashes out at Hezbollah

Bahaa Hariri, the eldest son of slain Lebanese statesman Rafik Hariri, is calling for a broad alliance — a “supermajority” — to coalesce around a plan to agree on the way forward for Lebanon as it faces multiple crises. Such an alliance is needed to implement the unfinished business of …

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