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Orient Net15-8-2018

Lebanon’s al-Hariri: No cabinet if normalization with Assad is imposed

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri revealed that there was no progress in his attempts to come up with a government line-up, describing the stalemate as a purely “Lebanese failure” away ..
Orient Net - AA15-8-2018

Turkey raises tariffs on US-origin products

Turkey has increased tariffs on several US-origin products, including alcohol and tobacco products and cars, according to a new presidential decree published early Wednesday in the official gazette.  Under the decree, ..
Orient Net15-8-2018

Washington believes Austin Tice, journalist seized in Syria, is alive

US President Donald Trump’s administration believes missing US journalist Austin Tice is still alive, six years after he is thought to have been taken captive in Syria, the Times of ..
Orient Net15-8-2018

Any offensive on Idlib will lead to catastrophe, Ankara warns

Ankara strongly voiced its humanitarian concerns over the recent escalation in violence in northwestern Syria’s Idlib, the Daily Sabah paper said on Tuesday (August 14). Turkish officials also warned about the ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss Syria’s Idlib

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday (August 14) that Assad militia has a right to defend itself against attacks in Idlib and Moscow will support those operations, pouring ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Israel, US embassies in Germany receive letters with white powder

Berlin police said on Tuesday (August 14) threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

UN: It’s premature to think of repatriation program in Syria

Filippo Grandi, the head of the UN refugee agency, said  on Monday (August 13) "We think that it’s premature to promote returns. Syria is still very insecure, there’s still a ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Erdogan: Turkey will boycott US electronic products

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (August 14) Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Bolton meets Turkish envoy at White House

US National Security Adviser John Bolton met Monday (August 13) with Turkish ambassador to the US Serdar Kilic at the White House.  The meeting focused on American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

The least liveable city in the world “Damascus”

Damascus continued to languish at the bottom of The Economist’s 2018 Global Liveability Index released on Tuesday (August 14). The index takes into account 30 factors related to stability, health care, ..