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Lebanon approves first state budget in 12 years

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Parliament has approved the 2017 state budget, the first in 12 years.The approval is “a real accomplishment resulting from a political consensus,” economic expert Issam Al-Jurdi told Arab News.“It will show the whole world that today, the Lebanese ...

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Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

ABUJA (Reuters) – Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on Oct 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a ...

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group’s last footholds in the city after a four-month battle. The fighting was over but ...

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Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State’s Syrian capital came to an end. The fighting was over but the alliance of ...

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Islamic State cleared from Syria's Raqqa: monitoring group

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria’s Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The fall of Raqqa city, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories ...

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State’s last foothold in the jihadists’ former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday. A Reuters witness said the fighting appeared to be almost at an ...

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists’ last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital. The fall of Raqqa city, where Islamic State staged ...

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