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Lebanon commemorates Resistance and Liberation Day

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Wednesday marked the 16th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The country commemorated the day known as Resistance and Liberation Day with Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who viewed the Israeli withdrawal from most of South Lebanon on May 25, 2000 as a victory for all Lebanese no matter ...

Syrian Conflict: Twin assaults against the Islamic State (IS)

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, in two of the most important offensives yet against the militant group. The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against Islamic State since the militant group declared its self-styled ...

MIGRANTS BOAT CAPSIZED IN LIBYAN COAST

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG As you can see, the migrants boat rescue captured on the camera of the coast of Libya. The Italian navy released this photo at the moment of the boat capsizing while hundreds of migrants rushed into one side to prevent the boat from submerging, but they all ended up into the sea. At least five migrants ...

A NEW LEADER OF THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Haibatullah Akhundada is the top commander for terrorist group in Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban have confirmed the death of their leader and appointed his successor Haibatullah Akhundada . He served as a Chief judge , In fact, he was a deputy for the previous leader who was killed in a drone strike last Saturday by U.S.forces. ...

Obama: Taliban leader’s death marks ‘milestone’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was killed in an airstrike Saturday in Pakistan, the White House confirmed Monday. A U.S. official said the drone strike occurred around 6 a.m. ET Saturday in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. President Barack Obama said during his visit to Vietnam ...

Suicide Attacks Hit 2 Syrian Cities in Assad Stronghold, Killing Scores

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Two teams of suicide attackers launched coordinated assaults on Monday deep inside Syrian government territory, killing scores of people in a relatively secure region where support for President Bashar al-Assad runs high. Amaq, a news agency that is associated with the Islamic State, said jihadists from the militant group had carried out the attacks to strike ...

Israel Allows Building Supplies to Enter Gaza Again

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The Israeli military authorities on Monday allowed building supplies to start flowing into Gaza again, lifting a suspension that had blocked work for more than a month on thousands of houses destroyed in the 2014 summer war. Israel had suspended deliveries on April 4 after accusing Emad al-Baz, an official in Gaza’s economic ministry, of diverting ...

Arriving in Vietnam, Obama Aims to Lure It Away From China

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG President Obama arrived in the steamy capital ofVietnam ahead of schedule on Sunday night to begin three days of meetings in hopes of luring yet another Southeast Asian country away from China’s tight embrace. He was greeted on the tarmac by a young woman in a long yellow dress who handed him a bouquet of flowers. ...

In Narcisse, Around 75,000 Snakes Are Waking Up From a Sleep

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG A slithering carpet of 75,000 snakes in a space the size of a living room. It’s hard to imagine wanting to get close to such a scene, but every year it happens, and visitors from around the world attend the unusual reptilian display in the remote hamlet of Narcisse in Manitoba, Canada. The peak of the ...

U.S.PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDS A POLICE OFFICER THE MEDAL OF VALOR

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG U.S.President Brack Obama awards the Medal of Valor to Los Angeles police officer Donald Thompson on Monday,May 16, while off duty. Thompson pulled a man from a car moments before it was engulfed in flames.Thompson suffered first-and second-degree burns.

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