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Sadr meets Iraq PM, hinting at coalition

Sadr meets Iraq PM, hinting at coalition

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr yesterday, less than 24 hours after the cleric’s bloc was declared winner of Iraq’s parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition.

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Activists sail aboard a boat, made from plastic water bottles, in the capital Beirut, yesterday, as they made their way from the ancient port of Byblos to try to raise awareness over the Lebanese waste crisis.

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus would mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria.

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

Since President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that he would pull the United States out of the deal, EU leaders have pledged to try to keep Iran’s oil trade and investment flowing.

Palestinian president back in hospital, says source

Palestinian president back in hospital, says source

It was the third time he was in hospital in a week. On Tuesday, Mahmud Abbas underwent what was called a minor ear surgery.

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to N-deal

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to N-deal

The European Union’s energy chief sought to reassure Iran yesterday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.

Three Palestinians injured in protests die: ministry

Three Palestinians injured in protests die: ministry

Three Palestinians have died from their wounds days after being shot by Israeli troops during protests in the Gaza Strip, the territory’s health ministry said yesterday.

Two Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die

Two Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die

Two Palestinians have died from their wounds after being shot on Monday by Israeli troops during protests in the Gaza Strip, the territory's health ministry said on Saturday.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Moqtada al-Sadr himself cannot become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations.

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate, Miguel Arias Canete, delivered the message during a visit to Tehran and also said the 28-nation EU, once the biggest importer of Iranian oil, hoped to boost trade with Iran.

Pompeo to call for broad support for Iran talks

Pompeo to call for broad support for Iran talks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a “diplomatic road map” and call for broad support from European and other allies to apply pressure on Iran to force it back to the negotiating table, a senior US official said yesterday, ...

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