Polls open in Iran’s 2021 presidential election

https://www.presstv.com-Polls have opened nationwide in Iran’s 2021 presidential election. Over 59.3 million Iranians are eligible to vote for one of four candidates running. Polls opened across the country at 07:00 am local time on Friday,...

IDF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza as cross-border violence ramps up again

Jerusalem reportedly signals to Hamas it is prepared to launch a fresh campaign if needed as Gaza militants, egged on by the terror outfit, keep encroaching on its sovereignty for the third day straight https://www.ynetnews.com-Matan...

Israel bombs Hamas targets in Gaza after arson balloon attacks

Fires were reported in the Sha'ar HaNegev area and throughout the Eshkol Regional Council area. https://www.jpost.com/-By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Smoke and flames are seen after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip(photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMMED...

Top EU Official to Visit Lebanon with ‘Key Messages’ to Its Leaders

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will visit Lebanon on Saturday and Sunday, the EU Delegation to Lebanon confirmed on Thursday. Borrell’s first official visit to...

Israeli Army Chief to Head to U.S. to Discuss Gaza, Iran, Hizbullah

Israel's army chief heads this weekend to the United States for talks, the first top official to do so since the new coalition of Naftali Bennett, the army said Thursday. Aviv Kohavi is due to...

Donor Nations Line Up to Aid Bankrupt Lebanese Army

Twenty nations agreed Thursday to provide emergency aid to the ailing Lebanese military, a French ministry said on Thursday, noting the army is "essential for the country's stability." The army is not looking for weapons...

Iran says nuclear talks closer to deal, Russia says much work remains

https://www.reuters.com-Reuters Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, attends a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria, September 1, 2020. European Commission EbS - EEAS/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI June 17 (Reuters) - Indirect talks...

Iran election set to hand presidency to hardline judge

https://www.reuters.com-Parisa Hafezi Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran June 15, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION   Summary Election seen as referendum on leaders' performance Authorities...

Iranians vote in presidential election marred by disqualification row

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright EPA image caption About 59 million people are eligible to vote in Iran Iranians will elect a new president on Friday, with all but one of the four candidates to succeed Hassan Rouhani regarded...

Lebanon Army Chief: Economic situation will lead to collapse of military

"The army is the only and last institution that is still coherent and guarantees the security and stability in Lebanon and the region." By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF Army Commander General Joseph Aoun speaks during the...

Workers Stage ​General Strike over Escalating Crises

Shops, government offices, businesses and banks shuttered their doors in Lebanon on Thursday, as part of a general strike to protest deteriorating economic conditions and press for a government to deal with worsening crises. The...

Trade Unions Launch General Strike over Crisis, Political Parties Join In

Lebanon sees a nationwide general strike called by the General Labor Union on Thursday, protesting the dire economic and financial conditions and the delayed cabinet formation. The strike garnered support from Lebanon’s wrangling political parties,...

Leader stresses republican, Islamic aspects of Iran’s establishment, calls June 18 vote ‘decisive’

https://www.presstv.com-Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has delivered an address to the nation two days before polls open in Iran’s 13th presidential election, calling the forthcoming vote “decisive.” Ayatollah Khamenei began his...

Israel mulling creative solutions to Lebanon gas dispute – Energy Min.

New Energy Minister Karin Elharrar met with the US negotiator to discuss disputed maritime border with Lebanon https://www.jpost.com/-By LAHAV HARKOV Energy Minister Karin Elharrar (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Maritime border talks between Israel and Lebanon continued indirectly on...

Israel Hit by More ‘Arson Balloons’ after Striking Gaza

Palestinian militants again launched incendiary balloons from Gaza Wednesday, hours after Israeli strikes in response to earlier cross-border fire attacks, the first flare-up since hundreds were killed in last month's conflict. The air strikes on...

Diab chairs meeting devoted to combating monopoly, stockpiling, and smuggling

https://www.mtv.com.lb Caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, chaired on Wednesday afternoon at the Grand Serail a meeting devoted to combating monopoly, stockpiling, and smuggling. The meeting was attended by Ministers Ramzi Musharrafieh, Michel Najjar, Raymond Ghajar,...

Hezbollah Warns against Underestimating Effects of Lebanese State Collapse

https://english.almanar.com.lb-Head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sayyed Hashem Safieddine warned the various Lebanese parties against underestimating the effects of the Lebanese state collapse, calling for speeding up the political solution in order to shun any...

Presidency Says Berri Remarks Evoke ‘1990-2005 Years of Persecution’

A war of words erupted Wednesday between the Presidency and parliament’s speakership in connection with Speaker Nabih Berri’s initiative to resolve the cabinet formation deadlock. Responding to a statement issued earlier in the day, the...

Bassil Urges Fast Govt. Formation, Says Using BDL Reserve Inevitable

Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil on Wednesday said the Strong Lebanon bloc supports “the quick formation of a government led by PM-designate Saad Hariri.” “We are bound by this choice according to the constitution,”...

Berri Blasts Presidency, Says Hariri Named by MPs, Not by Aoun

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday lashed out at the Presidency, after it accused him of interfering in the cabinet formation process. “The decision to designate a premier does not stem from the will of...