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MIDDLE EAST

  • ISRAEL/LEBANON: Israel and Lebanon resumed US-mediated talks over their disputed Mediterranean Sea border.  The meetings follow a series of deals under which the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan agreed to establish full relations with Israel. The talks between Israel and Lebanon aim to kick-start hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL NEWS

 

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Anti-Terrorism Actions (Lebanon)

ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIONS:

  • LEBANON: A special Lebanon tribunal found a member of Hezbollah -Salim Ayyash- guilty of the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The trial chamber is of the view that Syria and Hezbollah may have had motives to eliminate Mr. Hariri, despite there´s no evidence.

SOURCE: FRANCE 24

 

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Anti-Goverment Protests

Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: Lebanon’s parliament gave the green light to impose a two-week state of emergency amid ongoing street protests. Human rights groups have warned that the state of emergency law will give the Lebanese military extensive powers to quell protests.

SOURCE: DW

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Anti-Goverment Protests

Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and number of ministers had already stepped down after mass protests against the government erupted in the country, after deadly Beirut port blast. Protests continue despite government’s resignation.

SOURCES: DW BBC

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Anti-Goverment Protests

Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: More lebanese protesters take part in protests demanding the resignation of the government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab and early parliamentary election. More clashes renewed between the security forces and protesters. Turkey and Iran, two of the most powerful countries in the Middle East that will seek to influence Lebanon in the wake of the explosion, are concerned about protests upsetting their plans.

SOURCES: GEOPOLITICS NEWS JERUSALEM POST

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Anti-Goverment Protests

Lebanon

LEBANON:

  • LEBANON: Lebanese protesters returned to streets in Beirut after the biggest blast occurred last Tuesday. They showed anger over the government and the political elite, who have presided over a nation that was facing economic collapse even before the deadly blast. The move came after the president of France Macron’s visit to Beirut. Over 57,000 Lebanese signed already an online petition to “place Lebanon under a French mandate”.

SOURCE: DAILY SABAH                               https://www.dailysabah.com/world/mid-east/angry-protesters-return-to-beiruts-streets-after-deadly-blast

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  • ISRAEL-LEBANON: The Israeli army and fighters from the Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah have traded fire across the border. The area has been tense for days after a Hezbollah fighter was killed in an alleged Israeli air strike in Syria.

SOURCES: BBC                                     https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53511336?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story

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  • ISRAEL-LEBANON: Israel is sending military reinforcements to its northern frontier after the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group threatened retaliation over the killing of one of its members in an attack in Syria earlier this week.
  • ISRAEL-LEBANON: Israel sent -via Moscow- a message of de-escalation to Hezbollah in Lebanon. This comes following a death of a Hezbollah official in Syria, whom the Lebanese terror organization accused Israel.

SOURCES: AL JAZEERATHE JERUSALEM POST https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/israeli-army-reinforces-lebanon-border-hezbollah-warnings-200723094358204.html

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/israel-sent-de-escalation-message-to-hezbollah-via-moscow-report-636203

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Geopolitics conflicts

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA REGION:

  • Israel ratified the agreement – with Greece and Cyprus– of the EastMed pipeline, set to export gas to the EU. However, the Jewish state will need to overcome a number of challenges, including Turkey’s opposition to the project and a legal battle with Lebanon over the maritime borders. Ankara has long objected to the EastMed deal.

 SOURCE: SPUTNIK https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202007221079953455-israel-eyes-profit-potential-of-gas-deal-but-still-needs-to-overcome-hurdles-expert-claims/

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MIDDLE EAST:

  • Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance, Lebanon’s is looking east, hoping to secure investments from China. But help from Beijing risks alienating the United States, which has suggested such a move could come at the cost of Lebanese-U.S. ties.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/lebanon-looks-to-china-as-us-arabs-refuse-to-help-in-crisis/


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