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Macron, heading to Riyadh, wants Mikati to fire Kordahi

Prime Minister Najib Miqati affirmed that France has informed him that Information Minister George Kordahi must resign before French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Riyadh, al-Akhbar newspaper said. “If Information Minister George Kordahi doesn’t resign before December 4, Lebanon will not be on the agenda of French President Emmanuel Macron’s …

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Hezbollah insists its helping resolve political paralysis

Hizbullah central council member Sheikh Nabil Qaouq on Sunday stressed that his party is supporting efforts aimed at resolving the governmental crisis and resuming Cabinet sessions. “Addressing the governmental crisis represents a necessary gateway for alleviating the suffering of the Lebanese and curbing collapse in the various fields,” Qaouq said. …

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Mikati denies cabinet reshuffle reports

Prime Minister Najib Miqati has dismissed the reports about a possible Cabinet reshuffle that would involve the replacement of the Justice Minister as “incorrect and baseless.” He added, in remarks to al-Joumhouria newspaper published Friday, that he is satisfied with the outcome of his Thursday talks with Pope Francis. The …

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Aoun, Berri and Miqati in serious talks on Lebanon crisis

President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati held a meeting Monday at the Baabda Palace after overseeing a military parade marking Lebanon’s Independence Day. “Independence would not have been achieved had the Lebanese not gathered shoulder to shoulder in Rashaya,” Miqati said after the talks. …

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Lebanese PM insist Kordahi must go and soon

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Friday that he will soon call a cabinet session, saying that the situation in the country is “very difficult and the people should not have to deal with more crises.” His remarks came after protesters stormed the Ministry of Health building in Beirut …

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Outrage as Houthis attack US embassy

Leaders of both the US Senate and House Foreign Relations committees on Friday condemned the Iranian-backed Houthis who recently breached the US Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and are holding staff hostage. Washington closed the embassy in 2015 amid escalating violence in the country and American diplomats left the country. However …

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Iran backs Lebanon in dispute with Saudi

Saudi Arabia must realize that “the approach of besiegement and pressures on Lebanon will not achieve any results,” Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has said. The spokesman, Said Khatibzadeh, added that holding a new round of Iranian-Saudi talks hinges on “Riyadh showing more seriousness.” Khatibzadeh’s remarks are related to the diplomatic …

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Oil-rich Marib attacked by Houthi hordes

Expecting a possible siege, pro-government forces in central Yemen are preparing to defend Marib city, their last northern stronghold, against advancing Houthi fighters bent on taking full control of one of Yemen’s key energy-producing regions. Should Marib governorate fall to the Houthis it would deal a blow to the military …

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Saudi gives Lebanon ultimatum to fire Kordahi

Riyadh has given Lebanon a two-day ultimatum to address the diplomatic crisis or else it will sever ties with Lebanon, media reports said on Monday. “It has been understood that the sacking or resignation of Information Minister George Kordahi would return the relation to the phase that preceded his remarks, …

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Kordahi says he won’t back down and resign

Information Minister George Kordahi on Sunday stressed that he will not resign despite the growing diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. In remarks to al-Jadeed television, Kordahi emphasized that such a move is “out of the question.” The crisis erupted Friday when Saudi Arabia gave Lebanon’s ambassador …

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US envoy to Iran in talks with Saudi FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with US Special Envoy for Iran Affairs Robert Malley on Thursday.They discussed ways to strengthen Saudi-US cooperation on the Iranian nuclear issue, and relevant international negotiations, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement. Iran’s violations of international conventions and treaties related …

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Jizan airport hit by Houthi drone attack

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said a hostile projectile launched by the group hit King Abdullah airport in Jizan, injuring five civilians, the Saudi state news agency reported on Friday. “There were five minor injuries among civilians, passengers and airport employees,” the agency quoted a coalition …

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Iran planning new talks with Saudi

Iran plans to hold a fourth round of talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is set up, the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad was quoted on Tuesday as saying. Iran and Saudi Arabia, leading Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim powers in the Middle East, have …

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BREAKING NEWS – Saudi ammo dump blows up

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense said an explosion has struck an unused ammunition dump in an area southeast of the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki said the site is used to destroy unusused and damaged munitions, adding that no injuries were reported. An investigation is underway. …

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