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'No leader is forever': Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

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If Donald Trump doesn’t care about “being isolated,” then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for “unproductive” tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. When reporters asked Macron on Thursday if the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care” about being isolated, Macron Read More

Saudi women get driving licenses – but still can't do these 8 things

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Saudi Arabia has begun issuing driving licenses to women as it prepares to lift ban on female motorists. However, the move has illuminated other ways in which females are discriminated against in the notoriously strict state. Ten women received the first Saudi licences on Monday, with about 2,000 more expected to join the new community Read More

Lebanon launches search for first oil & gas reserves despite Israeli threats

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Beirut has announced the start of its oil and gas exploration for offshore energy reserves in the Mediterranean after approving a plan submitted by a consortium of France’s Total, Italy’s Eni and Russia’s Novatek. Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Lebanon plans to launch a second offshore licensing round by the end of Read More

US-led strike hits government targets in Syria – state media

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US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. The attack took place shortly after midnight on Thursday. SANA reported that the US-led coalition aircraft inflicted limited material damage and no casualties. The airstrikes, which hit near the city Read More

Israel moves Security Cabinet meetings to secret underground bunker to stop leaks – reports

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Israel may not be in a shooting war with Iran yet, but its security officials have reportedly moved their meetings to a secret underground bunker in Jerusalem. PM Benjamin Netanyahu apparently ordered the move to prevent leaks. The venue, known as the National Management Center, was carved out under a government complex in Jerusalem, Reuters Read More

Time to step up? Irish sound off on request to host refugees amid severe housing crisis

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The Irish Red Cross have asked citizens to “put empty space to better use” and house refugees from the Middle East who the government offered asylum to in the middle of a national housing crisis. But are the Irish prepared? The national campaign is asking Irish homeowners to “pledge a room or a vacant property Read More

What is Nakba Day?

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By Sanya Burgess, News Reporter Meaning “Day of the Catastrophe”, Nakba Day is when Palestinians commemorate the dispossession of their people. It marks the displacement of Palestinians that occurred around the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the 1948 war. How was it marked? Small scale commemorations were held until the early 1990s when they took Read More

Hezbollah promises strikes against Israel’s ‘very heart’ if it continues crossing ‘red lines’

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The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has warned Tel Aviv against crossing any more “red lines,” claiming that the latest Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria already triggered an “entirely new” stage of the confrontation. “An entirely new phase” of armed resistance against Israel began last week, the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Read More

Israel kicks out high-ranking HRW official over past BDS activism

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and Palestine Omar Shakir is being deported by Israeli authorities. They accuse him of supporting the boycott movement as HRW decries the move as an attempt to shun criticism. Shakir’s work permit has been revoked and he has to leave Israel within the next 14 days, the Interior Read More

Oil soars, shares rattled as Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Crude oil prices jumped back to near 3 1/2-year highs on Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, sparking worries about global oil supplies. An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Paris, France April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Asian Read More