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Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems

    Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems

He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday – with the IMF, the World Bank and a series

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Israel says it foiled planned ISIS-inspired attack at Jerusalem holy site

    Israel says it foiled planned ISIS-inspired attack at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Thursday it had thwarted a plan by two Israeli Arabs with Islamic State sympathies to mount an attack at a contested Jerusalem holy site

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR KURDS? IRAQ REFUSES REFERENDUM VOTE, WANTS ITS OIL AND AIRPORTS BACK

    WHAT’S NEXT FOR KURDS? IRAQ REFUSES REFERENDUM VOTE, WANTS ITS OIL AND AIRPORTS BACK

Iraqi Kurds have voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from the country’s central government in Baghdad, but the historic referendum has been widely opposed in the region and threatens instability

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Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

    Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials believe President Donald Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan that could be unveiled within weeks. Meetings at the UN General Assembly last

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Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles

    Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles

Qatar is interested in purchasing the same Russian missile defence system recently sold to Iran and Turkey, Qatar’s defence minister revealed

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Turkish military upheaval continues at top levels

    Turkish military upheaval continues at top levels

The Turkish Defense Ministry stated Aug. 22 that seven generals and admirals of the Turkish military have resigned. The ministry said the

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Netanyahu goes to Russia, and leaves empty-handed

    Netanyahu goes to Russia, and leaves empty-handed

After having failed to persuade the US leadership to serve Israel’s interests in Syria, the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

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U.S.-Russian cooperation working on ground in Syria

    U.S.-Russian cooperation working on ground in Syria

As the multi-sided war in Syria grinds on, cynicism about the future is more than justified. Arguably, America has failed

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Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah 56

    Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah 56

BEIRUT, Lebanon — For three decades, Hezbollah maintained a singular focus as a Lebanese military group fighting Israel. It built

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WHERE ISIS COMMANDERS WILL GO AFTER RAQQA FALLS

    WHERE ISIS COMMANDERS WILL GO AFTER RAQQA FALLS

On June 6, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch of the battle to liberate Raqqa from ISIS.

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