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US mediation on Israel-Lebanon offshore oil dispute reportedly failed

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The US mediation between Lebanon and Israel in a dispute over offshore oil and gas blocks and maritime borders has reportedly failed, Lebanese media reported on Wednesday. David Satterfield, Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, has been shuttling between Israel and Lebanon trying to mediate the dispute, which took another turn Read More

Amber Rudd: UK should be proud of helping refugees

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who has visited refugees on the Syrian-Lebanese border, wanted to see the “shocking” suffering for herself which she says underlines the importance of UK support. The terrible scenes in Syria this week of civilian suffering remind us why millions of families have fled for their lives to neighbouring countries. The images Read More

Lebanon's plea for help over Syrian refugees

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The Government is expected to pass the halfway mark today towards meeting its target of relocating 20,000 Syrian refugees from countries around the conflict zone. But Sky News has visited a single town in Lebanon that hosts more than 25,000 refugees alone. Officials in the border town of Majdal Anjar say they are “overwhelmed” by Read More

Cyprus sees gas deal with Egypt as Cairo weighs Israeli supply

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Cyprus is nearing an agreement to sell natural gas to Egypt, marking the second potential supply deal in as many days with the North African country vying to position itself as a regional energy hub after the startup of the giant offshore Zohr field. Cyprus would supply Egypt from Aphrodite field, which was discovered by Read More

Tehran’s retaliation will ‘level Tel Aviv to the ground,’ Iranian official warns Israel

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Israel’s capital will be leveled “to the ground” by an immediate retaliatory strike if Benjamin Netanyahu follows through on his threat to attack the Islamic Republic, an Iranian politician has threatened. Waving a piece of an Iranian drone, allegedly downed over northern Israel last week, the Israeli Prime Minister last Sunday warned Tehran against testing Read More

Lebanon ready to confront any ‘Israeli aggression at all costs’ – army

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The Lebanese army has reaffirmed its readiness to confront the “Israeli aggression” by any means at its disposal if the ongoing disputes and already tense relations between the neighbors escalate into an armed confrontation. “I reaffirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all Read More

Netanyahu holds up drone piece: Do not test Israel

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a warning to Iran over the actions of its “proxies” in Syria. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mr Netanyahu held up what he said was a piece from an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace. In a comment directed at Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Read More

Iranian FM calls Netanyahu’s drone stunt ‘cartoonish circus,’ says Israel ‘not invincible’

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Iran’s foreign minister ridiculed a security conference speech by Netanyahu, who used a part of a drone to make a point. He lashed out at Israel’s “aggression to neighbors” and mentioned the country’s “crumbling invincibility.” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke at the Munich Security Conference a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Read More

Hezbollah threatens attacks against Israeli offshore oil & gas operations

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has threatened to attack Israel’s offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling operations in yet another escalation in the two countries’ increasingly hostile war of words. During a televised address in Beirut on Friday, Nasrallah said Hezbollah could “disable within hours.” “If you prevent us, Read More

ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

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The battle against Islamic State in Syria may be nearing its end, but the conflict in this war-torn country seems far from over. Competing factions and old rivalries have created a complicated, uncertain future for Syria. With so many different warring parties wrestling for control of Syria’s fate, it seems prudent to review the conflict’s Read More