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Down but not out, Haftar still looms over Libya peace process
CAIRO: His assault on Libya's capital has collapsed. Foreign powers have tried to sideline him. But military commander Khalifa Haftar still sits astride oil terminals, with enough fire power and political sway to thwart
Saudi dissidents form pro-democracy political group
DUBAI: A group of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, Wednesday announced the formation of a party to push for political reform in Saudi Arabia in defiance of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has move
US to provide additional $720 million for Syria crisis response
WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance for the response to the crisis in Syria.

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun made the announc
In sign of frustration, US shortens sanctions waiver to Iraq
Associated Press
BAGHDAD: The United States has extended a sanctions waiver that enables Iraq to continue importing gas from Iran but this time granting a significantly shorter waiver period, Iraqi officials and the US State Departm
Yemen rebels mark 2,000 days of 'resistance' with stacks of cash
Agence France Presse
SANAA: Huthi rebels marked 2,000 days of "resistance" against the Saudi-led coalition in war-torn Yemen Thursday with a display of stacks of cash, food and other donations presented to their fighters.<
Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections
Agence France Presse
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Gaza rulers Hamas and their rivals in the occupied West Bank, Fatah, have agreed to hold Palestinian elections after nearly 15 years, officials from both sides told AFP on Thur
Kuwait and the UAE in economic pain amid pandemic
Associated Press
DUBAI: Two oil-rich Arab Gulf states suffered severe economic blows Wednesday, as a major credit agency downgraded Kuwait for the first time and the United Arab Emirates acknowledged its economy would contract to a
Lebanon: Adib faces Christian representation problem in Cabinet bid
Hussein Dakroub
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designated Mustapha Adib Thursday resumed consultations with the two main Shiite groups, the Amal Movement and Hezbollah, in a bid to expedite the formation of a new government by overcoming a
Three Egyptian policemen, four militants killed in prison break attempt
CAIRO: Three Egyptian policemen were killed while preventing four militants on death row fleeing a Cairo prison on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.

All four militants were killed in the failed attempt to
Abu Dhabi, UAE's conservative capital, ends alcohol licenses
Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, is eliminating its licensing system for alcohol purchases for drinkers after Dubai repeatedly loosened its own rules to b

Toward women-centered response to Beirut blast
Luay Shabaneh
It is with a heavy heart that I write this piece. We are surviving a pandemic that took many dear and loved ones. Our lives are under constant risk because of the very simple act of breathing. Hand washing and pr
Breaking the cycle: Proposing a new 'model'
The explosion that damaged half of Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020, opened up a wound for the entire world to see. It confirmed yet again that the sectarian power-sharing model of governance adopted in Lebanon is conducive to
Reopening the peace factory
Javier Solana
The Sperry Corporation was an American manufacturer of electronic components, information-technology equipment, and defense systems that obtained lucrative government armaments contracts after the United States e
Lebanon access to clean drinking water: A missing agenda
Jamal Saghir
While some friends have urged me to comment on possible economic recovery plan, I am not writing this article to dissect the country’s macroeconomic situation or the IMF possible fiscal and monetary program.
The boat of death and the ‘Hunger Games’
Dima El Hassan
People in Lebanon are enduring a dreadful crisis: Many people have lost their jobs with unemployment surpassing 35 percent, while others have faced a salary cut with little or no health care support. In addition
The smart mini-revolution to reopen Lebanon’s schools
George Ajjan
Children in European countries are now back in school, sitting at their desks learning via face-to-face instruction from their teachers, with all the necessary social and recreational components. Some of these cou
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