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Lebanon's Islamists welcome Berri's national dialogue initiative

Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri

Lebanon’s Islamic Group expressed its support for the protests held against the “the political elite’s indifference towards citizens’ hardships.”


Israel extends media blackout on deadly arson attack developments

Settlers set fire to a Palestininan house, damaging the neighbouring property [pictured], and killing an 18-month-old baby and injuring others

The Israeli authorities extended the ban on Monday on media coverage of developments in the deadly arson attack which took place in Duma in July.


Nearly 150,000 Syrian students to attend school in Jordan

Syrian refugee childrenJordanian officials have said that hundreds of thousands of Syrian students are to attend schools in Jordan on Tuesday. The students will be exempted of fees and costs of books and other expenses, Anadolu Agency reported.


Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision-making

Head of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal

The head of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal, has called for “real partnership [between Palestinian factions] in political, military and security” decisions ahead of several meetings of the Palestinian National Council to choose new members of the PLO executive committee, reported on Monday.


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