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Controversy Grows over Bassil Remarks on Israel

Dec 30, 13:47

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has sparked controversy in Lebanon by saying that he does not reject Israel’s existence and that Israel “has the right to live in security.”

“We do not have an ideological problem with Israel. We do not reject Israel’s existence and its right to live in security. We are only saying that we want all peoples to lives in


Mass Pro-Government Rallies in Iran after Protests

Dec 30, 13:46

Tens of thousands of regime supporters marched in cities across Iran on Saturday in a show of strength for the regime after two days of angry protests directed against the country’s religious


Pope Laments 'Winds of War' Blowing around the World

Dec 25, 16:34

Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the


U.S. Hails U.N. Budget Cuts as 'Step in Right Direction'

Dec 25, 16:33

The United States on Sunday applauded a $285-million-cut in the U.N. core budget, saying it was “a big step in right direction.”

The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had


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