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Lebanon PM Hariri resigns over concern for safety, Iranian meddling

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. His resignation, a big surprise to Beirut’s political establishment, brought down the coalition government and plunged Lebanon into a Read more


Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort faces charges of money laundering, conspiracy against US

AFP        Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the first to come out of a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort and business partner Rick Gates were charged with allegedly hiding millions of dollars they Read more

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Spanish prosecutor files charges of rebellion, sedition against Catalan leader

The Spanish state prosecutor’s office has announced charges of rebellion, sedition and misappropriation of funds against the sacked president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and members of his cabinet. The leaders of the regional government in Catalonia “have created an institutional crisis that culminated in the unilateral declaration of independence and a complete disregard for our Read more

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Video: Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Catalan lawmakers voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed, in turn, to “restore legality” and quash the region’s secessionist bid. With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the regional parliament in Barcelona passed a resolution to “declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic”. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Read more

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‘We are returning to a country of moderate Islam, open country’- Saudi Prince, Salman

Agency Report     Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged a “moderate, open” country on Tuesday, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. “We are returning to what we were before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the Read more