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US official holds talks over land and maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel

Lebanon rejected Satterfield’s suggestion that Israel could invest oil wealth extracted from the area into a 360-sq km zone BEIRUT: US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield has held a new round of talks with Lebanese officials, regarding the negotiation mechanism between Lebanon and Israel on their land and maritime borders. However, a Lebanese government source told Arab ...

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Australia forced to spend $400k on a public loo as Instagrammers swamp tiny landmark

t seems that problematic Instagrammers are at it again, driving the people of Perth to invest a whopping $400,000 (nearly £220,000) in a new toilet to serve the masses. Ask the average person what the most photographed place in Western Australia’s biggest city is and they’d probably guess at Elizabeth Quay, Cathedral Square or the Bell Tower in Barrack Square. But they’d be ...

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Australia must use past success to reset future asylum policy, professor says

Australia can reset and reform its refugee and asylum seeker policy by looking to its past successes and best current practice from around the world, a leading refugee law study centre has found, to create a “principled and pragmatic” approach. The University of New South Wales Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has examined best practice refugee policy ...

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Egypt provides 248 opportunities worth $20B to deepen local industrialization

CAIRO – 12 June 2019: Egypt is currently adopting a program to deepen local industrialization and increase the added value of Egyptian products, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Taha said Wednesday. He added in a statement that the program provided 248 investment opportunities during 6 months with a market value of $20 billion. Taha clarified during his participation ...

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Massive Sphinx of Ramses II Sees Daylight for First Time in Nearly 100 Years

An enormous stone sphinx representing the pharaoh Ramses II has spent nearly a century in the Egypt Gallery of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. But today (June 12) the sphinx was relocated in “a monumental move” that saw the colossal statue “floating” on so-called air dollies — a technology that uses high-powered air compression in a manner similar to hoverboards, ...

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Parliament deplores campaigns of distortion against Syrians in Egypt

CAIRO – 12 June 2019: A member of the Industry Committee at the Parliament Tareq Metwally denounced the campaign of defamation against Syrians residing in Egypt. “Syrians are not treated as refugees in Egypt, but as residents in their second country. Egyptians also wish that Syrians return home safely after the nightmare of war ends and the Syrian wounds are ...

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Christians in Egypt Attacked by Civilians Twice in One Week

While attacks on Christians in Egypt such as bombings of churches by Islamists break into our news cycles in the U.S., smaller attacks often go without making much of an impression in our media. Large-scale attacks, such as the Palm Sunday church bombings of 2017 where 44 people were killed, aren’t as frequent as the attacks on Egypt’s Coptic community ...

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Lebanon needs a new crop of Sunni leaders

There was a time when I considered Beirut as my second home. It was one of my favorite vacation destinations, and I was more than happy to invest heavily in a place I believed had enormous potential. But that was before it evolved into an Iranian satellite hiding behind the facade of a confessional democracy. Looking at the mess poor ...

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IDF general warns Lebanon will pay ‘heavy price’ for working with Hezbollah

The head of the IDF Northern Command on Tuesday threatened overt and covert action against the Hezbollah terror group and its home country of Lebanon, in response to its efforts to build up terrorist infrastructure along the border, in the latest of increasingly bellicose statements by senior military officers against the Iran-backed Lebanese militia. Maj. Gen. Amir Baram accused Hezbollah ...

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Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure

Australia could cut greenhouse gas emissions halfway to its Paris agreement target, and save $7.7bn a year in bills, by adopting existing global standards on energy efficiency. From new hot water heaters to better standards for appliances, a new report has found Australia is missing an opportunity to “easily” meet its emissions targets and fight the looming climate crisis. The ...

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