Tag Archives: Lebanon

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

17Dec/16

TIMELINE-The battle for Aleppo

Syrian government forces control the major Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time since losing parts of the city in 2012. Continue reading

03Jan/16

Shi’ites condemn Saudi execution of cleric

Shi’ites around the world are condemning the execution of Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

18Oct/15

Bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

UK Bishops write to British Prime Minister, David Cameron urging him to increase the number of Syrian refugees the country will take in to at least 50,000, saying the UK must do more to help. The UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP defends Cameron’s position on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

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08Oct/15

EU ministers meet to discuss deportations amid flood of Syrian refugees

EU justice and home affairs ministers meet in Luxembourg where they are set to agree on plans to step up deportations of illegal immigrants.

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06Sep/15

Miliband urges U.S. to play bigger role in refugee crisis

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the U.S. should play a leadership role in helping deal with the refugee crisis engulfing Europe and the Middle East.

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06Sep/15

Israel’s Netanyahu rejects calls to take in Syrian refugees

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects calls to take in Syrian refugees after their plight in Europe strikes chord in Israel, says Israel too small.

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24Aug/15

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

MAINZ, GERMANY, CAIRO, EGYPT, ATHENS, GREECE, ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ, ALEPPO, SYRIA
(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
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12Feb/15

Bob Simon of CBS News dead at 73 in car crash

Bob Simon of CBS News has died in a car accident in New York City.
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