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Bahrain opposition rejects Israel normalisation

by on September 13, 2020 0

Bahraini opposition groups have rejected a decision by the Gulf state to normalise relations with Israel with a leading Shia Muslim leader calling on the people of the region to resist. Muslim scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, who lives in Iran, said on Sunday he was against normalisation between Arab countries and Israel, in a statement...

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Hezbollah downs Israeli drone over Lebanon

by on August 23, 2020 0

Hezbollah says its fighters seized the drone that flew over the UN-demarcated Blue Line. Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said it downed and seized an Israeli drone on Saturday that flew over the Blue Line that demarcates Israel’s 2000 withdrawal from the country. Hezbollah said its fighters downed the drone near the town of Aita al-Shaab....

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Lebanon faces ‘biggest danger’, needs elections, says patriarch

by on August 16, 2020 1

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for early parliamentary elections and a government formed to rescue the country rather than the ruling “political class” after the vast explosion in Beirut’s port threw the nation into turmoil.© Reuters/THAIER AL-SUDANI A view shows the damaged port area in the aftermath of a massive explosion at sunset...

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Pakistan army chief to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to smooth ties

by on August 13, 2020 0

Saudi Arabia has pulled support to Pakistan after the latter slammed Riyadh for its stand on the Kashmir dispute. Pakistan’s army chief will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over Kashmir as financial support for Islamabad hangs in the balance. The two countries are traditionally close and Saudi...

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