Special Fears grow over Iran influence in Lebanon after Hezbollah, Amal Cabinet decision

Fears grow over Iran influence in Lebanon after Hezbollah, Amal Cabinet decision

  • Ending of 3-month boycott serves an “external agenda,” analysts warn
  • Mikati said he would convene a Cabinet meeting as soon as Finance Ministry had sent through a draft budget
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Exclusive Huma Abedin, longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, warns of a growing split in US political circles. ‘It’s not the same Washington,’ she says. ‘The parties have become so much more divided in terms of basic common human decency.’

Frankly Speaking: ‘I was attacked during the 2016 campaign simply because I was Muslim,’ says former Hillary Clinton staffer Huma Abedin

  • Abedin has just published a book about her experiences in US politics, her time growing up in Saudi Arabia and her ill-starred marriage
  • She believes the prejudice she experienced were symptomatic of a wider deterioration in the standards of political life in the US
By Frank Kane ·

Instead of playing center court in Australia, Djokovic poses for selfies in Dubai airport

Instead of playing center court in Australia, Djokovic poses for selfies in Dubai airport

  • The world number one flew out of Melbourne late on Sunday
  • Djokovic was escorted to Melbourne Airport by Australian Border Force officials
By Reuters ·

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language implements project to strengthen language policies

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language implements project to strengthen language policies

  • The project aims to train more than 1,000 employees in 20 ministries and government agencies, through 40 training courses
By Arab News ·

US and France discuss ways to promote Libya’s democratic process

US and France discuss ways to promote Libya’s democratic process

  • Egyptian and Algerian foreign ministers met to discuss Libya, Sudan, Mali, and the Sahel and Sahara regions
  • Arab League chief and UN envoy to Libya also held talks
By Arab News ·

North Korea fires more suspected missiles, flouts new sanctions

North Korea fires more suspected missiles, flouts new sanctions

  • Two suspected “short-range ballistic missiles” were fired east from an airport in Pyongyang early Monday
By AFP ·

UK government to cut funding for BBC: Mail on Sunday report

UK government to cut funding for BBC: Mail on Sunday report

  • Freezing license cost at its current £159 would provide some relief to consumers battling rising costs of living
  • But it would also be a large blow to the BBC’s finances as it tries to compete with privately funded news outlets
By Reuters ·

UK government to cut funding for BBC: Mail on Sunday report

UK government to cut funding for BBC: Mail on Sunday report

  • Freezing license cost at its current £159 would provide some relief to consumers battling rising costs of living
  • But it would also be a large blow to the BBC’s finances as it tries to compete with privately funded news outlets
By Reuters ·