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Lebanon Asks Donors for Financial Support

Lebanon Asks Donors for Financial Support

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday called on the International Support Group for Lebanon to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country. Speaking during a meeting of the Group’s ambassadors, Aoun specifically urged donors to unlock $11 billion in grants and loans they pledged dur

City Near Damascus Isolates Itself

City Near Damascus Isolates Itself

The Syrian city of Sednaya in the Qalamoun region has isolated itself to protect its residents from the novel coronavirus. The city council announced on Sunday the self-isolation in addition to a number of other precautionary measures after learning that one of its residents is in self-quarantine

Rockets Land near US Oil Service Compound in Iraq’s Basra

At least three rockets hit near the site US oil service company Halliburton in Basra in southern Iraq, early on Monday, Iraq's military said, the first such attack in recent months to target US energy interests in Iraq. The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-

Arab Coalition Accuses Houthis of Firing Ballistic Missile from Sanaa

Arab Coalition Accuses Houthis of Firing Ballistic Missile from Sanaa

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced Sunday that the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen had fired a ballistic missile from Sanaa on Saturday. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the militias fired the projectile from a residential area in Sanaa.

Iraqi Factions Vow to Attack US Forces, Accuse Zurfi of Collaborating with Washington

Iraqi Factions Vow to Attack US Forces, Accuse Zurfi of Collaborating with Washington

Eight Iran-aligned factions in Iraq vowed to confront and respond to what they labeled as “American aggression” in the country.

Tit-for-Tat Abductions in Syria’s Suwaida, Daraa

Tit-for-Tat Abductions in Syria’s Suwaida, Daraa

Tension has prevailed in southern Syria's Suwaida and Daraa since the end of March as a result of kidnappings and armed attacks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that armed men from Bosr Al-Harir in the eastern countryside of Daraa hijacked a bus carrying regime soldiers fr

Morocco to Free 5,654 Prisoners over Virus Fears, Lebanese Expats Return Home

Morocco to Free 5,654 Prisoners over Virus Fears, Lebanese Expats Return Home

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday. The inmates were selected on the basis of their age, frail health, time spent in prison and good conduct, the ministry said in a stat

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