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Kushner kicks off Middle East peace conference

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/25/19, 01:03 pm

The Trump administration began hosting a conference in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Tuesday to promote its plan for peace in the Middle East. The two-day “Peace to Prosperity” gathering is an effort to convince countries in the region and investors to send $50 billion over 10 years to the Palestinian territories and surrounding areas in an “economy first” approach. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner leads the effort.

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Iran frees U.S. permanent resident

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 11:22 am

Iran on Tuesday released a Lebanese businessman who is a U.S. permanent resident. Iranian authorities have held Nizar Zakka since 2015 on accusations of spying for the United States. He received a 10-year sentence in 2016. Lebanon’s General Security Directorate released a photo Tuesday of Zakka with Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abbas, the directorate chief, on a plane heading for Beirut, Lebanon’s capital.

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Winter storm forces evacuation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/09/19, 12:37 pm

LEBANON: Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Bekaa Valley, as a winter storm sent wind and torrents of rain and snow across the country.

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