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Lebanese Hezbollah ministers, MPs could be hit by U.S. law - U.S. official | Reuters

May 28, 2016

Lebanese Hezbollah ministers, MPs could be hit by U.S. law - U.S. official | Reuters

BEIRUT Ministers and members of parliament belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new U.S. law targeting the group's finances, a U.S. #Business #Islam #Israel #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
U.N. panel rejects press freedom watchdog accreditation request | Reuters

May 27, 2016

U.N. panel rejects press freedom watchdog accreditation request | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom watchdog group, was denied consultative status at the United Nations on Thursday, with South Africa, Russia and China among the countries that opposed it. The United States quickly denounced the decision and vowed to try to overturn it. New York-based CPJ reports on violations of press freedom in countries and conflict zones around the world, reporting and mobilizing action on behalf of journalists who have been targeted. #United States #Business #Middle East #Israel #Venezuela #Africa #article
Israel defence minister quits, accuses Netanyahu govt of extremism

May 20, 2016

Israel defence minister quits, accuses Netanyahu govt of extremism

Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned on Friday, charging that extremists had taken over the government after he clashed repeatedly with hardline ministers over the army's handling of Palestinian violence. #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon #Israel defence minister quits #Moshe Yaalon quits
Israel set to form most right-wing government in history

May 19, 2016

Israel set to form most right-wing government in history

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set to form the most right-wing government in the country's history on Thursday, with Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner loathed by Palestinians, expected to join as defence minister. #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #right-wing government
Brexit or not? Five weeks to go and pollsters 'don't know' | Reuters

May 18, 2016

Brexit or not? Five weeks to go and pollsters 'don't know' | Reuters

LONDON Just over five weeks before a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union, the message from opinion polls is simple: It is impossible to predict how Britons will vote on June 23. #India #Business #Middle East #Israel #markets #Foreign policy #polls
Key Israel-Palestine peace conference postponed, says French President Hollande

May 17, 2016

Key Israel-Palestine peace conference postponed, says French President Hollande

A conference on the peace process between Israel and Palestine, due to be held on 30 May in Paris, has been postponed, President Francois Hollande said. #World #US #France #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Palestine #François Hollande #peace process #John Kerry #French president
Rainbows abound: How the world is marking International Day against Homophobia

May 17, 2016

Rainbows abound: How the world is marking International Day against Homophobia

Countries celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on the 17th of May. #China #Australia #NewsTracker #Israel #Gay #Brisbane #LGBTQ #Shareworthy #IDAHOT #Justin turdeau
Opposition leader in Bangladesh held over charges of plotting to overthrow govt

May 16, 2016

Opposition leader in Bangladesh held over charges of plotting to overthrow govt

A senior BNP leader has been arrested in Bangladesh over his alleged involvement in a plot to oust the Awami League government in collusion with Israel. #World #India #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Israel #Dhaka #Mossad #Awami League #BNP #Likud #Indo-Israeli ties
Insight - For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria | Reuters

May 14, 2016

Insight - For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria | Reuters

BEIRUT A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among the Iranian, Afghani and Lebanese militiamen as high as 80 in the attack spearheaded by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front #Middle East #Russia #Europe #Israel #United Kingdom #Iraq
India needs to tackle West Asia tangle deftly in its quest to be a genuine regional power

May 11, 2016

India needs to tackle West Asia tangle deftly in its quest to be a genuine regional power

India is a tentative power with a light footprint in the West Asia region, but its growing economic potential will inevitably push it to form more substantial relationship with its near neighbours. #United States #India #Pakistan #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #Israel #Iran #Oman #Saudi Arabia #Riyadh #Foreign policy #West Asia #islamic-state