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’No longer a shadow war’: Iran says attack on Israel marks strategic shift

  • TEHRAN: Iran’s missile and drone barrage against Israel was the first act of a tough new strategy, Tehran says, warning arch foe Israel that any future attack will spark “a direct and punishing response.” This spells a dramatic shift from past years in which the Islamic republic and Israel hav...
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‘The people of Bethlehem and the people of Palestine want real peace’

  • AMMAN: The conflict in Gaza has cast a shadow over Bethlehem, the revered birthplace of Jesus. Its mayor, Hanna Hanania, spoke to Arab News about the detrimental impact the Israeli blockade has had on the city’s tourism industry, a vital economic lifeline. “The harsh closure that Israel has p...
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‘Limited change’ is most Lebanese can expect warns Paul Salem, Middle East Institute president

  • Confronted by its worst economic crisis in decades and still reeling from last year’s massive explosion at its main port, Lebanon faces a long road to recovery and its people should only expect “limited change” even from elections, a veteran Lebanese American analyst predicted on Wednesday. W...
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‘Let’s help Yemen regain ability to chart its own future,’ US envoy Tim Lenderking tells Arab News

  • NEW YORK CITY: Houthi attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in response to Israel’s military offensive against Hamas in Gaza must not derail the peace process in Yemen, Tim Lenderking, the US special envoy for Yemen, has said. Since the war in Gaza began in Oct...
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‘It’s on Israel’ to protect us in Gaza, say aid groups

  • UNITED NATIONS: International aid groups said on Thursday there is nothing more they can do to protect staff in the Gaza Strip and that it is up to Israel to avoid killing them as the United Nations appealed for direct humanitarian coordination with the Israeli military. Global outrage at the...
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‘Free’ Tunisia polls offer Arab Spring ray of hope

  • TUNIS: Foreign observers on Tuesday praised Tunisia’s landmark “free” elections, after the Islamists conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.The Islamist Ennahda party, which had steered the North African nation through the...
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‘Elections did not undermine Hezbollah but gives Lebanon chance to reorganize’ says spokesman for the American Task Force on Lebanon

  • CHICAGO: The result of Lebanon’s elections should not lead people to believe that Hezbollah has been undermined but should be seen as an opportunity to restructure the country’s political dynamics, a spokesman for the American Task Force on Lebanon said on Wednesday. Jean AbiNader, ATFL vice p...
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Zaghari-Ratcliffe, fellow British-Iranian freed to return to UK

  • DUBAI: British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anousheh Ashouri were freed on Wednesday after a long ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s negotiations with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program. A video aired by Iran’s Tasnim news agency, ...
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Why Sudan’s conflict defies diplomacy and de-escalation efforts

  • NAIROBI, Kenya: Now approaching its fourth month, the conflict in Sudan has continued to intensify with little sign of the feuding factions returning to the negotiating table. More than 4 million people have now fled from their homes — 3.2 million people displaced internally, and close to 900...
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Why Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan rank among the ‘world’s angriest countries’

  • JEDDAH: Many breathed a sigh of relief when 2022 drew to a close, marking the conclusion of 12 months of post-pandemic fatigue, geopolitical tension and global economic instability, to name but a few of the past year’s challenges. One result of the year’s volatility and upsets is the pervadin...
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