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  • Trump on Senate health-care vote: This was a big step

    At a joint presser with Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri, President Trump speaks about the Senate's procedural vote on health care.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any "positive contributions" coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. The measures signaled that the administration of President Donald Trump was seeking to put...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any "positive contributions" coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. The measures signaled that the administration of President Donald Trump was seeking to put...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The United States unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program on Tuesday and said it was deeply concerned about Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East. The measures signaled that the administration of President Donald Trump was seeking to put more pressure on Iran while keeping in place for now...

  • ERBIL, Iraq, July 7- After almost nine months of fierce fighting, the campaign to recapture Mosul from Islamic State is drawing to a bitter end in the ruins of the city's historic quarter, but the struggle for Iraq's future is far from over. But the fall of Mosul also exposes ethnic and sectarian fractures that have plagued Iraq for more than a decade.

  • *Assault overlaps with final stages of Mosul campaign. HUKOUMIYA, Syria/ BEIRUT, June 6- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday it had launched an operation to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq. The assault overlaps with the...

  • *Assault overlaps with final stages of Mosul campaign. *U.S. support for Kurdish militia fuels tension with Turkey. HUKOUMIYA, Syria/ BEIRUT, June 6- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in...

  • *Assault overlaps with final stages of Mosul campaign. *U.S. support for Kurdish militia fuels tension with Turkey. HUKOUMIYA, Syria/ BEIRUT, June 6- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in...

  • HUKOUMIYA, Syria/ BEIRUT, June 6- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday it had begun a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, launching attacks from the east, west and north of the city. In a phone interview with Reuters from Syria, SDF spokesman Talal Silo said the operation started on Monday and the fighting would be "...

  • HUKOUMIYA, Syria/ BEIRUT, June 6- A U.S.-backed attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces to capture the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State began on Monday, the SDF militia told Reuters. "The campaign started yesterday to liberate Raqqa city," SDF spokesman Talal Silo said from Syria in a telephone interview. He said the attack had started from the north, east and...

  • U.S. wants more financial pressure on Hezbollah, Iran. BEIRUT, June 2- Moves in Washington to widen financial sanctions on the powerful Shi'ite Hezbollah political group have triggered alarm in Beirut where the government fears major damage to the banking sector that underpins Lebanon's stability. President Donald Trump keen to curb the influence of Iran and...

  • People shout slogans during a commemoration event for Mustafa Badreddine, a soldier of Hezbollah killed in Syria, as Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah live broadcasts in Dahieh district of Beirut, Lebanon on May 11, 2017.

    Lebanon will continue to work with U.S. authorities to soften the sanctions being proposed by Washington, Lebanon's central bank governor said.

  • Lebanese Central Bank: Trying to communicate with US

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble talks to the governor of the Lebanon Central Bank, Riad Salameh about the country’s current relationship with the U.S.

  • Lebanese government to put together a strategy to communicate with the US

    Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salame speaks about a potential $100 billion arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 26- When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. But first, Luxembourg officials said, they must see the family's passports and a document, certified by President Bashar al-Assad's administration, to prove...

  • Shayrat Airfield in Homs, Syria is seen in this DigitalGlobe satellite image released by the U.S. Defense Department on April 6, 2017 after announcing U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against the Syrian Air Force airfield.

    A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday.

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...