Key U.S. official urges Lebanon to prove commitment to reforms - Al-Arabiya
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 The U.S. State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East has urged crisis-hit Lebanon to prove its commitment to reform in order to secure international assistance, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel said on Wednesday.
An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate. It's renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since the conflict. Adam Reed reports.
Donald Trump has presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pactsbetween Israel and two Gulf Arab nations. The US president hopes the move willlead to a new order in the Middle East and cast him as a peacemaker at theheight of his reelection campaign. Hundreds of people amassed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and theUnited Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:19Published
The President of United State, Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani signed the Abraham Accord. "Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, and begin to work together as partners. They are friends," The White House tweeted."After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. God Bless You All!", Trump tweeted.
[NFA] The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday became the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo by signing agreements toward normalizing relations with Israel in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran.
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran.
The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.
First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday will address the Republican National Convention from the White House Rose Garden and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will speak from Israel while on a diplomatic trip, but Democrats say those speeches may violate federal law. Colette Luke has the latest.
Amanda Milius, daughter of legendary screenwriter-director John Milius and a State Department alum, has directed 'The Plot Against the President', based on Lee Smith’s 2019 best-seller of the same name.
Credit: The Hollywood Reporter Duration: 01:48Published
U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has made insensitive and inappropriate comments during his tenure, including about race, religion and sex, the State Department’s inspector general has found. This report produced by Lisa Bernhard.
Saudi Arabia is to abolish flogging as a form of punishment, according to a directive from the Kingdom's Supreme Court, adding that flogging will be replaced by... Mid-Day Also reported by •Reuters India
Tweets about this
O Riordan RT @omriceren: In between their country hosting the Iranian terror group Hamas, Lebanon's Iran-controlled govt & Iran-backed security force… 1 day ago
Omri Ceren In between their country hosting the Iranian terror group Hamas, Lebanon's Iran-controlled govt & Iran-backed secur… https://t.co/vMxo98FIQA 2 days ago
MommyFrazzled Hosted By MFrazz: New Beirut Port Fire Forces Evacuation 5 Weeks After Deadly Blast https://t.co/l7XeGAgccM 2 days ago
CBDX6 New Beirut Port Fire Forces Evacuation 5 Weeks After Deadly Blast https://t.co/LGBQBkxksy 2 days ago
CalvinHits New Beirut Port Fire Forces Evacuation 5 Weeks After Deadly Blast https://t.co/fq0fULYKfp 2 days ago
Sistasan2 Man Beirut has had a really bad 2020 too.
New Beirut Port Fire Forces Evacuation 5 Weeks After Deadly Blast https://t.co/Wx2RXjogAt via @TMZ2 days ago
Erica Housing RT @Raniaab: Again! There was a fire at #Beirut Port yesterday! Security forces were burning debris (or evidence? who knows) but didn’t bot… 2 days ago