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'None of your business': Iran RAGES at Macron over missile programme as tensions soar

Added: 20.11.2017 12:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

EMMANUEL Macron has been ordered to stay out of Iran’s affairs after the French president ordered the Middle East state to scale down its “aggression.”

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US threatens to shut down PLO office in Washington

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The State Department has threatened to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington DC. In response the PLO  said it would cut off all communication with the Trump administration, undercutting the efforts of Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law,  to broker a peace Middle East peace deal. Opened in 1994, the office is under threat after the State Department refused to recertify the PLO mission. According to a State Department official, the decision follows moves by the Palestinians to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court. This, the administration said, would breach conditions imposed by Congress which prohibited the PLO from taking a case to the ICC. The office could, however, be reopened after 90 days if President Trump believes the PLO has entered into  “direct, meaningful negotiations with Israel.” Washington is understood to have been angered by the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, who told the UN in September that it had asked the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israeli officials over "involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people". The PLO reacted angrily to the threat to its office, describing the move as "extortion" and accusing the administration of bowing to pressure from the Israeli government.

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After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

Added: 20.11.2017 11:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in the Middle East's overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi'ite Iran. "With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations, and it is there that I will make known my position on these subjects after meeting President (Michel) Aoun," Hariri said after holding talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

US threatens to shut down PLO office in Washington

Added: 20.11.2017 10:06 | 0 views | 0 comments


The State Department has threatened to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington DC. In response the PLO  said it would cut off all communication with the Trump administration, undercutting the efforts of Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law,  to broker a peace Middle East peace deal. Opened in 1994, the office is under threat after the State Department refused to recertify the PLO mission. According to a State Department official, the decision follows moves by the Palestinians to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court. This, the administration said, would breach conditions imposed by Congress which prohibited the PLO from taking a case to the ICC. The office could, however, be reopened after 90 days if President Trump believes the PLO has entered into  “direct, meaningful negotiations with Israel.” Washington is understood to have been angered by the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, who told the UN in September that it had asked the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israeli officials over "involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people". The PLO reacted angrily to the threat to its office, describing the move as "extortion" and accusing the administration of bowing to pressure from the Israeli government.

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How North Korean Weapons Could Start a War (in the Middle East)

Added: 20.11.2017 6:37 | 0 views | 0 comments


On November 4, a ballistic missile exploded above King Khalid Airport near Riyadh after being intercepted by Saudi Patriot missiles. The attack, launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen, led the Saudi government to blame Iran for supporting the rebels, escalating tensions across the Middle East. Curiously, however, many of Yemen’s ballistic missiles came from North Korea—a design that North Korea, in turn, had acquired from Egypt.

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After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

Added: 20.11.2017 5:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in the Middle East's overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi'ite Iran. "With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations, and it is there that I will make known my position on these subjects after meeting President (Michel) Aoun," Hariri said after holding talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'

Added: 20.11.2017 5:47 | 0 views | 0 comments


Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region. The Arab League meeting comes as tensions have been rising between long-standing rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League member Lebanon. Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Iran, the predominant Shiite power, have for decades stood on opposing sides of conflicts in the Middle East including in Syria and Yemen.

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How North Korean Weapons Could Start a War (in the Middle East)

Added: 20.11.2017 4:47 | 0 views | 0 comments


On November 4, a ballistic missile exploded above King Khalid Airport near Riyadh after being intercepted by Saudi Patriot missiles. The attack, launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen, led the Saudi government to blame Iran for supporting the rebels, escalating tensions across the Middle East. Curiously, however, many of Yemen’s ballistic missiles came from North Korea—a design that North Korea, in turn, had acquired from Egypt.

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After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

Added: 20.11.2017 4:21 | 0 views | 0 comments

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in the Middle East's overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi'ite Iran. "With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations, and it is there that I will make known my position on these subjects after meeting President (Michel) Aoun," Hariri said after holding talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

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