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Israel strikes Lebanon in response to rocket fire

Israel strikes Lebanon in response to rocket fire

Israeli tanks fired into southern Lebanon early Monday in response to a rocket fired from the country, the Israeli military said. The incident along Israel’s northern border comes at a time of heightened tensions between Israelis …

Saudi Arabia reconciles with Lebanon

Saudi Arabia reconciles with Lebanon

The Saudi-Lebanese crisis came to a head in the fall of 2021, after a Lebanese official was revealed to have harshly criticized Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen

Can Egypt become a global LNG power?

Can Egypt become a global LNG power?

Egypt’s long-suffering LNG industry is finally experiencing some success as it takes advantage of European gas market constraints and exploits regional geopolitical developments. Cairo’s dream of becoming a global LNG player was derailed by a combination of the Arab Spring, conflict with Turkey, and then COVID demand destruction

Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Spend a few hours wandering the manicured walkways of the Expo 2020 grounds and the world -- or at least this sanitized version in the Dubai desert -- feels at peace and in harmony. But, for many nations, it's all a façade, …

Iran Foreign Ministry on its foreign political priorities

Iran Foreign Ministry on its foreign political priorities

Referring to recent visit of Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian to Beirut, the spokesman said the talks in Lebanon were after pursuing implementation of projects without paying attention to pressures and …

Power returns to Lebanon after 24-hour blackout

Power returns to Lebanon after 24-hour blackout

Power has been restored in Lebanon, officials say, after a 24-hour shutdown of the country's energy supply. The energy ministry says the central bank has granted it $100m of credit to buy fuel and keep its power stations …

Israel PM: Lebanon responsible for attacks, Hezbollah or not

Israel PM: Lebanon responsible for attacks, Hezbollah or not

Israel’s prime minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday he holds the Lebanese government responsible for rocket fire launched from its territory, whether the Hezbollah militant group launched the weapons or not. Bennett’s …

Ten rockets fired to northern Israel

Ten rockets fired to northern Israel

At least 10 rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel on Friday, the majority of which were intercepted by the Israeli army, with the remaining landing in open and deserted areas. The Israeli army in a statement said the …

Sirens in northern Israel warn of attack from Lebanon

Sirens in northern Israel warn of attack from Lebanon

The Israeli army says sirens in northern Israel are warning of new attacks from over the border with Lebanon on Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. In a statement they said sirens sounded before noon in the …

Oil rises amid Mideast tensions

Oil rises amid Mideast tensions

Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday on increasing Middle East tensions, but fresh movement restrictions imposed by countries to counter a surge in COVID-19 cases threatened the demand recovery

Rockets strike Israel from Lebanon

Rockets strike Israel from Lebanon

Two rockets launched from Lebanon struck Israel on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, adding that it fired artillery into Lebanese territory in response to the attack. Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said there were …

Two rockets fired from Lebanon at Israel - Israeli army

Two rockets fired from Lebanon at Israel - Israeli army

Two rockets were fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel early Tuesday morning, setting off sirens in the country’s north, the Israeli military said. One of the rockets was shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defense …

Lebanon: PM-designate Saad Hariri resigns as crisis escalates

Lebanon: PM-designate Saad Hariri resigns as crisis escalates

Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down on Thursday after failing to form a government for over the past eight months, Al Jazeera reports. Hariri resigned following a brief meeting with President Michel Aoun at Baabda …

Three rockets launched at Israel from Lebanon

Three rockets launched at Israel from Lebanon

Three rockets were launched from Lebanon toward northern Israel on Thursday but landed in the Mediterranean Sea, causing no damage or casualties, the Israeli military said. The rocket firing threatened to open a new front in the …

Lebanon begins Sputnik V vaccination

Lebanon begins Sputnik V vaccination

Anti-coronavirus vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V has begun in Lebanon on March 30. The first batch of the Russian vaccine was flown to Lebanon on March 26. Registration of companies and organizations willing to …