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US designates Hezbollah leader’s son a terrorist and targets group’s Iraq network

  • US Treasury sanctions four militants for acquired weapons and trained fighters in Iraq
  • The US State Department accuses Jawad Nasrallah of carrying out attacks against Israel.
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Libya’s PM Sarraj meets eastern commander Haftar in Palermo

  • Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a handshake between the two Libyan leaders at a conference on the country in Palermo
  • UN Libyan envoy Ghassan Salame said Haftar, had committed himself to a UN action plan
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Daesh militants attempting to cross into Iraq from Syria: Iraqi PM

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Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

  • Critics said the project is a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested eastern sector
  • It follows a series of Israeli projects in the combustible city that have enraged the Palestinians
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Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

  • The strike by the ADEDY union is the first major strike since Greece exited its bailout program in August
  • The Greek economy shrank by about a quarter during the eight-year crisis
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Oil extends 7% slump from previous day

  • Oil markets are being pressured from two sides: a surge in supply and increasing concerns about an economic slowdown
  • OPEC has been making increasingly frequent public statements that it would start withholding crude in 2019
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Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Services would now be available in 13 Arab markets including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt
  • Spotify also launched its ‘Arab hub’ collection of playlists of Arab music on Wednesday
By Reuters ·