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Houthi rebels claim death of Yemen’s ex-president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/17, 10:36 am

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Monday claimed they killed former President Ali Abdullah Saleh amid days of continued fighting between the group’s two factions. The Houthi-run Masirah TV announced Saleh’s death, but his supporters denied he died in the fighting.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla

Lebanese prime minister suspends resignation

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/22/17, 08:14 am

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday said he is putting his resignation on hold. The statement came hours after Hariri returned to Lebanon from abroad, where he shocked the nation by announcing his resignation three weeks ago, plunging the country into political turmoil.

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Showdown over Lebanon

Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia’s power play needs to start at home
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/20/17, 11:26 pm

Never mind that Lebanon is half the size of New Jersey, its national melodrama is not to be missed.

Scene 1—lunch in Beirut, Friday, Nov. 3: Prime Minister Saad Hariri is hosting the French cultural minister, Françoise Nyssen. Mid-conversation, Hariri takes a phone call, excuses himself, and disappears.

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