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Washington Wants to ‘Deepen Diplomatic Ties’ with the Palestinians

Washington Wants to ‘Deepen Diplomatic Ties’ with the Palestinians

The administration of US President Joe Biden confirmed that it is working to "deepen diplomatic relations" with the Palestinians amid discreet attempts to revive the two-state solution with Israel through negotiations between the two parties. US officials met with the Secretary-General of the Pal

Judge Fines Lebanese Bank Heist Figure, Issues Travel Ban

Judge Fines Lebanese Bank Heist Figure, Issues Travel Ban

A Lebanese judge on Thursday fined and issued a six-month travel ban to a woman who stormed her bank with a fake pistol and took her trapped savings to cover her sister's cancer treatment. Lebanon’s cash-strapped banks have imposed strict limits on withdrawals of foreign currency since 2019, tyin

Israel Rejects Lebanese Revision Requests on Maritime Deal

Israel on Thursday rejected revisions requested by Lebanon to a US-mediated border demarcation proposal, throwing into doubt years of diplomatic efforts to enable both enemy countries to extract gas in or around a disputed Mediterranean prospect. The draft deal, which has not been made public, ha

Israel Govt to Approve Maritime Border Deal with Lebanon Despite Right-Wing Opposition

Israel Govt to Approve Maritime Border Deal with Lebanon Despite Right-Wing Opposition

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz stressed that their government would overcome political and legal objections to the agreement with Lebanon on maritime border demarcation.

Lebanese Lawmaker Frees $8,500 in Trapped Bank Deposits

Lebanese Lawmaker Frees $8,500 in Trapped Bank Deposits

A Lebanese lawmaker entered a bank branch, accompanied by lawyers, and freed more than $8,000 in trapped dollar deposits on Wednesday to pay for surgery, her lawyer said. Cynthia Zarazir, who was elected to parliament in May, is the latest in a growing number of angry depositors who have forced L

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