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Al-Wefaq is a Shiite opposition group banned in Bahrain for allegedly undermining the state and spreading bigotry. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi ordered the expulsion of non-Lebanese members of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, banned in Bahrain since 2016. On Wednesday, Mawlawi, during a call with his Bahraini counterpart Rashid bin …

Between the ongoing tragedy of the COVID pandemic and rising tensions in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea, it’s no surprise that little Lebanon and its terrible suffering are often overlooked. But world leaders must not be fooled: the fate of more than just a small nation is at stake. What happens in Lebanon …

In depth: Already one of the most food insecure regions in the world, the Middle East could be particularly affected by the ongoing crisis, with serious security implications. In October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) set a new ten-year record for world food prices. Basic food items like grains, sugar …

The political tension over Hezbollah’s arms reappeared after the joint Franco-Saudi declaration which called for the arms to be under the sole authority of legitimate state institutions. While Hezbollah rejected the provision relating to its weapons, Paris called on Lebanon to “prove its credibility in its commitment to reforms, in particular structural reforms which require …

The leader of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Joumblat, denounced “today, more than ever, we live in another Lebanon”. “The Lebanese decision has been completely usurped by a party that stretches from here to the Islamic Republic” of Iran, Joumblat said in an interview with the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal, referring to Hezbollah. “At the …

A member of the Loyalty to Resistance bloc affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group, MP Hassan Ezz El-Din, called on Prime Minister Najib Mikati to remove obstacles preventing the cabinet from meeting, Anadolu reported. “We demand that the Prime Minister and the officials concerned remove the obstacles and put an end to the causes which …

The United States signaled ahead of next week’s Democracy Summit that it is unlikely to translate empty words into adherence to human rights and democratic values ​​in the Middle East into a policy that demonstrates seriousness and commitment. In a statement, the State Department said the December 9-10 summit would “present an affirmative agenda for …

Iran and Turkey agreed on Sunday to strive for “an overall improvement in relations” at a meeting of the 15th summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (ECA) in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Twitter that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan also …

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 78th independence day of Lebanon and the deadline for registration of Lebanese expatriates to participate in the next legislative elections, the Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri called on Monday to “convene independence as a story that began as a station for assuming national responsibility which secured …

This November 27 marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which was created at its first conference, held by a group of revolutionary students in the village of Vis, Amed in Kurdistan Bakur. The founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), led by leader Abdullah Ocalan, who was elected …