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Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisis

Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisisIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu’s office said on Sunday. In a phone call on Sunday, “President Macron updated Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he is taking in the crisis in Lebanon,” it said in a Hebrew-language statement.



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Qatar compares Saudi actions in Lebanon to Gulf crisis

Qatar compares Saudi actions in Lebanon to Gulf crisisQatar’s foreign minister on Friday compared Saudi Arabia’s political maneuvers in Lebanon to its boycott of his country, and accused Riyadh of a dangerous escalation. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, in Washington to push the Gulf emirate’s case in its diplomatic stand-off with the kingdom and its allies, said Saudi Arabia has triggered crises across the region.



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Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis an attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis an attempt to create regional chaosLebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday a crisis triggered by the resignation of its prime minister was part of an “attempt to create chaos in the region”, in an interview with Russia Today. Saad al-Hariri quit as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, saying he feared assassination and criticizing the Saudis’ regional arch-rival Iran along with its Lebanese ally Hezbollah. The actions of Hariri, a Sunni Muslim leader and long-time Saudi ally, plunged Lebanon into a political crisis, putting the country center stage in the rivalry.



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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisisSouth Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North’s intentions as there has been “no signal”. North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its nuclear and missile programs, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, but has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal which it says it needs to counter perceived U.S. aggression. Lee Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for Korean peace and security affairs, and his U.S. counterpart, Joseph Yun, met on the southern resort island of Jeju, following a summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump in Seoul last week.



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What You Need To Know About The Crisis In Zimbabwe

What You Need To Know About The Crisis In ZimbabweZimbabweans who tuned into their state television channel in the early hours of Wednesday found that an army general, clad in military camouflage, had replaced their usual programming.



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Amid Lebanon crisis, France's Macron flies to Riyadh to see crown prince

Amid Lebanon crisis, France's Macron flies to Riyadh to see crown princeMacron, who flew in from a visit to the United Arab Emirates, had earlier declined to discuss a wave of high-level arrests for corruption in Saudi Arabia, but said it was vital to work with the kingdom for the stability of the region. Two top Lebanese government officials said on Thursday that Riyadh was holding Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri captive and a third told Reuters that the Saudi authorities had ordered Hariri to resign while he was in Riyadh last weekend, and put him under house arrest.



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The North Korea Crisis Looms Over Trump's Visit To Japan

The North Korea Crisis Looms Over Trump's Visit To JapanShortly after dawn on Aug. 29, residents of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido awoke to sirens, emergency alerts and breaking news banners urging them to take cover and brace for an imminent attack.



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California Elementary School's Hostage Crisis

California Elementary School's Hostage CrisisA parent barricaded himself in a classroom with a teacher, and police were forced to move in after negotiations failed.



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With Little Credibility And A New Crisis, Trump Reverts To Form With Fresh Untruths

With Little Credibility And A New Crisis, Trump Reverts To Form With Fresh UntruthsWASHINGTON ― Mired by compromised credibility and reeling from newly revealed indictments, President Donald Trump and his White House reverted to form Monday, falsely claiming that the alleged criminal actions were completely unrelated to him.



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This Is the New Threat Driving the Opioid Crisis

This Is the New Threat Driving the Opioid CrisisFentanyl is taking over the market. And it’s killing record numbers of people.



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