Egyptian envoy highlights support for Lebanon stability efforts

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CAIRO: Alaa Moussa, Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon, participated in a meeting of the ambassadors of the five-nation group in Lebanon with caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, France, the US, and Qatar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo said Egypt participated in the meeting to support Lebanon and promote its stability. … Read more

Israeli strike in south Lebanon kills 3 Hezbollah fighters

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JERUSALEM: Nabela thought the United Nations school in Gaza City was a safe haven. Then, the Israeli army arrived.Soldiers stormed the place, ordering men to undress and hauling women to a mosque for strip searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody that she says included repeated beatings and interrogations.“The soldiers were very … Read more

Ambassadors urge Lebanon to elect president who can articulate national interests

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BEIRUT: The ambassadors of the Arab-International Quintet Committee on Lebanon have stressed the need to “accelerate the process of electing a new president.” They also indicated that “there does not necessarily have to be a direct link between what’s happening in Gaza and Lebanon.” The five ambassadors met Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday. … Read more

Hamas says it launched two missile salvos from southern Lebanon into northern Israel

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AL-MEAIBDI, Iraq: Iraq enjoys tremendous oil wealth but many hard-scrabble farmers in the north say crude spills have contaminated their lands, piling on pressure as they already battle drought. Amid the hills of Salaheddin province, puddles of the viscous black liquid pollute the otherwise fertile and green fields, rendering vast swaths of farmland barren. “The … Read more

US calls for ‘diplomatic path’ on Lebanon after Israel warning

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‘I fear the world has failed the test of humanity’ in Gaza, Slovenia’s foreign minister tells Arab News NEW YORK CITY: Tanja Fajon, Slovenia’s minister of foreign and European affairs, has expressed deep disappointment at how the US has repeatedly used its veto power at the UN Security Council to block demands for a ceasefire … Read more

No ‘plan B’ once Palestinian aid agency funds end in March, its Lebanon head says

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Day 4 at ICJ hearing: Jordan says Israeli occupation ‘unlawful, inhumane and must end’ The International Court of Justice, the UN’s top court, on Thursday continued its hearing from dozens of states and three international organizations who question the legality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Representatives from countries including China, Iran, Iraq, Japan, … Read more

Green Falcons exit 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship after loss to Lebanon

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SAKHIR: Three-time world champion Max Verstappen gave his struggling rivals little hope for optimism ahead of the new Formula One season when he dominated the first day of winter testing on Wednesday. The Red Bull driver was more than a second faster than Lando Norris in a McLaren with Carlos Sainz, about to start his … Read more

In Israel’s northern hills, all eyes look to Lebanon

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MANILA: A Filipino nun who stayed at her church in Gaza is unreachable, Philippine authorities said on Friday, as they are trying to evacuate 14 nationals from the city of Rafah, where 1.5 million Palestinians are crammed in tents amid heavy Israeli bombardment. Of the 137 Filipinos trapped in Gaza since Israel began its daily bombardment … Read more

Israeli strikes in south Lebanon kill four civilians: security source

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BEIRUT: Israeli strikes in south Lebanon on Wednesday killed four civilians including two children and wounded nine other people, a Lebanese security source said, after Israel said it “began a series of strikes in Lebanon”. “A woman was killed along with her child and her stepchild in a strike that targeted Sawwaneh,” while a fourth … Read more

Hezbollah official wounded in Israeli strike on Lebanon: security source

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BEIRUT: A local Hezbollah official was seriously wounded Monday in an Israeli air strike on his car in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source told AFP. Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, have traded near-daily fire since war broke out on October 7 between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in … Read more