Tuesday 9 February 2016
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Assad fate unclear in World powers' Syria plan

World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad might play in the process. Peace envoy Kofi Annan said a


Israel forges unity govt in surprise move

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off plans on Tuesday for early elections and formed a unity government in a surprise move that could give him a freer hand to confront Iran's nuclear ambitions. The deal, agreed at a secret


New PM Hariri to seek unity cabinet

Lebanon's newly appointed prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday he would seek forming a national unity government but warned his task would be difficult. 'In line with our commitment during the election campaign


Lebanese leaders close to government deal

Lebanese leaders are close to a deal on the formation of a national unity government as stipulated in an agreement that ended the country's political crisis, political sources said on Saturday. They said the new government, in which Hezbol

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