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Lebanese president seeks US participation in domestic oil, gas projects

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday called on the U.S. to take part in oil and gas exploration in Lebanon, the Presidency’s website reported.

Two Lebanese workers kidnapped in Rivers

Gunmen in oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Rivers youth leader tasks police, others to rescue three kidnapped Lebanese

Mr Mkpon Ijonama, President, Andoni Youth Coalition, has urged the police and other stakeholders to swing into action and ensure the rescue of three Lebanese construction workers kidnapped in Rivers on Saturday.
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Iran: US carrier, troops in Gulf now a target

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Retired Lebanese army and security personnel on Tuesday staged sit-ins and blocked roads in Beirut as the cabinet was set to discuss an austerity budget proposing cuts to end-of-service benefits for state employees and the army.

Protests in Lebanon as cabinet sets to discuss austerity budget

Retired Lebanese army and security personnel on Tuesday staged sit-ins and blocked roads in Beirut as the cabinet was set to discuss an austerity budget proposing cuts to end-of-service benefits for state employees and the army.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

White House: Donald Trump to end waivers on Iran oil imports

The United States announced on Monday it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers, potentially punishing allies such as India as it tries to squeeze Tehran’s top export.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

Report: Russian hackers targeting US embassies

Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.
Pope Francis delivers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to the city and to the world from the balcony of St Peter’s basilica, on April 21, 2019 after the Easter Sunday Mass in the Vatican. – Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel.

US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’

The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country.

Hundreds of Syrians return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned home on Monday from several areas in Lebanon including Tripoli, Saida, Nabatieh, Bekaa and Akkar, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
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Former Australia skipper Tim Cahill ends playing career

Former Australia captain Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39 to focus on a career in media and coaching.
A warplane carries out a bombing run above Syria near the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Syrian military: Israeli air strikes targeted Aleppo

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.

Uber confirms it’s acquiring Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion

Uber has confirmed rumors that it’s building out its presence in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia by acquiring Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem.
The occupied Golan heights was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and effectively annexed in 1981 [Eddie Gerald-Getty Images]

Syria condemns Trump’s stance on Golan Heights sovereignty

Syria has condemned US President Donald Trump's statement that it is time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, while its close military ally, Russia said changing the status of the territory would violate UN agreements.

Abducted Lebanese killed in Kano

The Kano State Police Command yesterday confirmed the killing of the Lebanese engineer, Sagir Ahmed, by his abductors.
A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO - AFP)

Hundreds protest against child marriage in Lebanon

Hundreds protested on Saturday in Lebanon against child marriage, demanding lawmakers forbid unions below the age of 18, in a country where some faiths allow girls to be wed at 14.
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Iran: Britain’s Hezbollah ban ‘irresponsible’

Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as “wrong and irresponsible.”

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