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Economic deal between Lebanon and Syria vital to their economies

In efforts aimed at making an economic deal with Syria, which could potentially also see an increase in the footprint of Lebanon’s exports, Raed Khoury, the country’s caretaker economy minister stated Lebanon must seek...

China pledges $20 billion in financial aid to the Middle East

On Tuesday, as part of China’s strategic foreign policy objective which also fits well in it Belt and Road project, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $20 billion in loans and nearly $106 million in...
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Strait of Hormuz: Its strategic importance for sea-borne oil

The Strait of Hormuz, a strategic artery which links producers of crude oil from the Middle East to markets in the Asia Pacific region, Europe, North America and beyond, is of strategic importance to...
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Doha’s charm offensive boosts U.S. Qatar relations

In start contrast to U.S. Qatar relations a year ago, there was much bonhomie on display as members of the U.S. Congress and officials from the U.S. Administration met last week for dinner in...
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OPEC’s oil production meeting in Vienna likely to be tough

Ministers from OPEC countries have arrived in Vienna in order to decide whether to reverse their landmark pact to curb oil production so as to bring down the excess in the global oil pool. The...
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Iran-China relations likely to expand in near future

With U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the 2015 landmark nuclear accord with Iran that was brought about by his predecessor Barrack Obama, Iran’s Foreign Minister along with Javad Zarif, one...
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Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...

The EU pledges $23.5 million aid for Jordan

In the wake of the massive protests that have sprung up following Jordan’s adoption of IMF-backed austerity measures, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief announced that the EU will provide Jordan with...

$2.5 billion aid pledged to Jordan

On Monday, in a joint statement, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait pledged $2.5 billion in aid for Jordan. The development comes in the wake of Jordan enacting austerity measures which have given...

Hezbollah, Iran to stay in Syria

According to a news report by Russia’s RIA, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has made it amply clear that until Syria is "liberated" and its "territorial integrity is restored," Iranian and Hezbollah forces will...