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Double bombing rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

Double bombing rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has left at least 18 people dead and wounded 20 others in Somalia‘s capital, Mogadishu, medical workers said.  A loud explosion…

US to open Jerusalem embassy ‘in May 2018’

The US State Department has said the new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. The…

South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may have committed crimes against humanity, the United Nations has said. A report on Friday by investigators from the UN Commission on Human Rights…

‘Survive or die together’: More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

‘Survive or die together’: More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

More than 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, a monitoring group said, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes continued their aerial bombardment of the rebel-held area. …

Qassem Says U.S. Pressure on Hizbullah Futile

Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed Friday that U.S. sanctions on his party are futile. “America has failed in its wars on Hizbullah and it will not take through…

EU Ambassador Discusses Int’l Conferences, Reforms with Berri

EU Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen met Friday with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to discuss the recent developments in the region and the Parliament’s priorities ahead of the elections, an…

Lebanon ‘detains suspect’ in Joanna Demafelis’ murder in Kuwait

One of the two suspects in the murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait has been arrested and detained in Lebanon, according to the Philippine department of foreign affairs. …

Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy?

In this week’s UpFront, we ask 28-year veteran of the CIA‘s National Clandestine Service, John Sipher, about alleged Russian meddling in United States elections, possible collusion by Donald Trump, and the…

Lebanon-Israel: Tensions over disputed water

Lebanon has signed some of its first offshore oil and gas exploration agreements. But tension is running high as one of the areas is being disputed by neighbouring Israel.…

Australia to build one of the world’s biggest batteries

An Australian company is turning a lake into one of the world’s biggest batteries. The system of lakes, turbines and tunnels will move water around in a way that…

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