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  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. *Iran says it will not be first to violate agreement. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders, Iranian President Hassan...

  • *Trump says has made up his mind on Iran deal, but won't say how. UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20- Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders, Iranian President Hassan...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • An Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, positioned near the northern city of Haifa in Israel

    If South Korea is going to protect itself from North Korean missiles, it may want to talk to a country with experience.

  • BEIRUT— Syria's civil war has been one of the modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. We don't have control of it, "said Hadi al-Khatib, co-founder of the Syrian Archive, a group founded in 2014 to preserve open source evidence of crimes committed by all sides of the Syrian conflict. Based on his database and review of around 900 groups...

  • Russia's assertion that the army had won back 85 percent of Syria was dismissed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It said the government held 48 percent of Syria. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group has sent thousands of fighters to Syria, dismissed the fighting left to be done in Syria as "scattered battles".

  • *Iran and Syria signed new deals, worth millions of euros. LONDON/ BEIRUT, Sept 12- Iran signed deals with Damascus on Tuesday to repair Syria's power grid, state media said, a potentially lucrative move for Tehran that points to a deepening economic role after years of fighting in the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding...

  • BEIRUT— Syria's government signed a contract with an Iranian company on Tuesday to import five gas-fired power plants to the war-battered city of Aleppo, in an early sign of the major role Tehran is expected to play in Syria's reconstruction. The deal, reported by Syria's state news agency SANA, is part of a broader understanding reached by Damascus and Tehran...

  • *Moody's rating agency raises outlook for Lebanon. BEIRUT, Aug 30- Lebanon has begun reforms to repair its fragile economy after years of paralysis in decision-making but is under pressure to do more to prevent its rising debt spinning out of control. President Michel Aoun, elected last year after 29 months without a head of state, signed off last week on public...

  • *Dana Gas supports Abu Dhabi. *Egypt's Orascom Construction drops on net profit decline. DUBAI, Aug 24- Most stock markets in the Middle East declined on Thursday as local retail investors booked profits and institutional investors stayed on the sidelines, while Dubai port operator DP World underperformed because of uninspiring interim earnings.

  • A picture taken on August 17, 2017, during a tour guided by the Lebanese army, shows soldiers holding a position in a mountainous area near the eastern town of Ras Baalbek during an operation against jihadist fighters.

    Any joint operation between the Lebanese army, Hezbollah and the Syrian army could jeopardize U.S. military aid Lebanon receives.