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Jordanians Protest Gas Deal with Israel

Jordanians Protest Gas Deal with Israel

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year. Earlier this month, Jordan’s National Electric Power Co., said gas pumping had started as part of a multi-billion-d

UK Expands Hezbollah Asset Freeze, Targets Entire Group

UK Expands Hezbollah Asset Freeze, Targets Entire Group

Britain's finance ministry on Friday said it had added Lebanon's entire Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing. The ministry previously only targeted the organization’s military wing but has now listed the whole group after the government designated it a terr

Money, Turkish Nationality Draw Syrian Fighters to Libya

Two thousand Syrian fighters have travelled from Turkey or will arrive imminently to fight on the battlefields of Libya in support of the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj, Syrian sources in all three countries have told Britain’s The Guardian newspaper. An initial deploy

UN Envoy Hails Efforts to Keep Yemen Safe from Regional Crisis

UN Envoy Hails Efforts to Keep Yemen Safe from Regional Crisis

United Nations special envoy to Yemen hailed on Thursday the remarkable achievement of keeping the war-torn country away from regional crises, while also praising the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement. He told Asharq Al-Awsat that resuming the political process between Yemeni parties was pos

East Med Forum Kicks Off in Cairo as Israeli Gas Starts Flowing to Egypt

East Med Forum Kicks Off in Cairo as Israeli Gas Starts Flowing to Egypt

Seven countries have agreed on practical steps to set the foundation charter for the East Med Gas Forum, taking EMGF a step closer to becoming an international organization based in Cairo. The move by Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt was made at a ministerial meeting hel

Israeli, Palestinian Youth Most Pessimistic on Conflict

Israeli, Palestinian Youth Most Pessimistic on Conflict

The majority of young Israelis and Palestinians believe the conflict between their peoples "will never end", according to a survey published Thursday by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Sixty five percent of Israeli millennials surveyed and 52 percent of their Palestinian counterpart

Sudan Appoints New Spy Chief

Sudan Appoints New Spy Chief

Sudan’s transitional ruling council appointed a new intelligence chief Thursday to replace the general who quit after government forces crushed a deadly mutiny launched by some members of the country's powerful security agency. The new spy chief, Lieutenant General Jamalabdel Majid, previously se

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