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Kaag: Lebanese Politicians Responsible for Situation, U.N. Following Up on Presidential Deadlock

11 days ago

U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag emphasized that the Lebanese officials are primarily accountable for the political and economic situation, stressing that the long-term relations with regional countries might play a positive role in


Zarif Concludes Beirut Visit: Iran Does not Meddle in Lebanon's Internal Affairs

16 days ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted on Wednesday the importance of dialogue in overcoming crises, stressing that Tehran is prepared for “all forms of cooperation” with Lebanon to help it achieve growth.

He declared during the second day of his trip to


Fidel Castro to U.S.: You Owe Us Millions

16 days ago

Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday Thursday by insisting the United States owes Cuba “many millions of dollars” because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Castro spoke out in an essay published in local media a day before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic visit to Cuba to reopen the


Germany: Iraqi Kurdish Forces Hit with Chemical Weapons

16 days ago

Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq have reported being attacked with chemical weapons, the German defense ministry said Thursday.

“We have indications that there was an


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