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Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at Syrian-Lebanese border.

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive to drive insurgents from their last foothold on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a pro-Damascus military commander said.

- Reuters - US

'Egypt's recent economic relations can attract more investors'.

Egypts new investment law and regulations are positive and can attract more Indian investments in the country, especially in the pharmaceutical sector, Indias Ambassador to Egypt has said.Egypt, the largest economy in Africa, passed a new investment law in May, which aims at lessening the bureaucratic burden on ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

If Maduro replaces the constitution, Venezuela may turn into another Cuba or Syria.

Venezuela's political crisis is escalating rapidly following the impressive opposition-organized vote against President Nicol√°s Maduro's plan to impose a Cuba-style constitution, and after President Donald Trump's threat to take strong … Click to Continue Ľ

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Cleric sees 'long test of wills' over shrine.

The Latest on developments in Israel : 9:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Insurgent infighting in northern Syria spreads.

The Latest on developments in Syria : 12:30 p.m.

- FOX News - US

Clashes as Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem's Old City.

Israeli police have barred male worshipers under 50 from entering the Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount, also known as the Noble Sanctuary, for Friday prayers following last week's fatal shooting.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Israel braces for Palestinian protests over Jerusalem holy site.

Palestinians are protesting in Jerusalem over restrictions at Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount. Ahead of the protests Israel barred men under the age of 50 from the Old City.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Abbas asks for US to intervene in holy shrine tension in Jerusalem.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to intervene in a current strife with Israeli officials over metal detectors in a long-contested shrine near the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem.

- FOX News - US

UNHCR ready for emergency Arsal response, but so far little need.

The United Nations refugee agency Friday said that it was prepared to deal with an influx of refugees displaced by the ongoing Hezbollah offensive near Arsal, but added that so far there appeared to be little impact on the Syrian population in the area

- The Daily Star - LB

A timeline of the spillover of the Syrian civil war into Lebanon.

Hezbollah's ground offensive in Arsal, launched early Friday, comes after years of sporadic flare-ups of violence in Lebanon as a result of Syria's ongoing civil conflict

- The Daily Star - LB

Aoun receives report on Arsal situation.

President Michel Aoun followed up on the security situation along the Lebanese-Syrian border Friday, in meetings with officials at Baabda Palace

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese detainee in Iran phones Hariri

Prime Minister Saad Hariri received a telephone call Friday from Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national and U.S. permanent residence, imprisoned in Iran, a statement from the prime minister's office said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Levski Sofia is Out and Botev Plovdiv Crushed its Opponent Last Night in Europa League

Levski's team is eliminated from the Europa League. 'The Blues' lost 1: 2 to Hajduk in a match-rematch of the second qualifying round of the tournament. So the players of Nikolay Mitov leave the race with a total score of 1: 3. The guests deservedly go ahead, after they completely overcame the Sofia team in front of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Israeli Police Ban Muslim Men Aged Under 50 From Friday Prayers in Jerusalem

Israeli police have banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested shrine in Jerusalem, according to the Independent. The ban comes ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors aimed at increasing security at the site.  Muslim leaders have called for mass protests at Friday's noon prayers. ...

- Novinite - BG

Police commissioner: We're ready for anything

Israel Police, Border Police station thousands of officers in Jerusalem, especially near Old City and Arab neighborhoods.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Jerusalem's Old City on high alert over anticipated riots by Muslim worshippers

Tel Aviv: Jerusalem's Old City has been deployed with police officers on high alert on Friday morning in anticipation of violent riots by Muslim worshippers over Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount compound.The increased security measures around the holy site were instituted following a terror ...

- Sify - IN

Radiohead perform for thousands in Israel after ignoring boycott calls

Radiohead's controversial Tel Aviv gig went ahead without incident after the rockers ignored calls to cancel the show to protest Israel's treatment of its Palestinian neighbours.

- Stuff - NZ

Egyptian artiste sings for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer

Mumbai, July 21 Egyptian artiste Shaimaa Elshayeb has sung "Habibi Radha", Arabic version of "Radha" from "Jab Harry Met Sejal", starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. "Habibi Radha", which released on Friday, is a fusion between subtle Arabic percussions and Indian tunes. Shaimaa said in a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tensions rise over Jerusalem holy site

Israel has bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Syrian refugees rebuild their lives in Istanbul

Since the outbreak of Syria's war in 2011, Turkey has welcomed more than three million Syrian refugees.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hezbollah and Syrian army launch attack on border area

Lebanese armed group and Syrian soldiers attempting to clear fighters from the Juroud Arsal mountainous border area.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Al-Aqsa: Israel bars Muslim men under 50 amid protests

In announcement hours before expected protests by Palestinians, Israel police further tighten restrictions on holy site.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Lebanon's Hezbollah launches Syria border operation

BEIRUT, July 21 ‚ÄĒ Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group said today its fighters had begun an operation against militants on both sides of the country's border with Syria. The operation has been anticipated for several weeks, and comes after...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Muslim worshipers confront police as Israel maintains metal detectors at holy site

Muslim spiritual leaders urged their followers to descend on the al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday.

- Washington Post - US

AstraZeneca's Pascal Soriot responds to rumours he might leave in memo

The chief executive of pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca has written to staff to stifle rumours he is planning to leave the company to move to an Israeli rival. Pascal Soriot told staff he expects to work with employees to see the company succeed in a memo earlier this week, according to Reuters Rumours that Soriot was ...

- City AM - UK

Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem holy site amid protest fears

Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine on Friday and deployed about 3,000 police nearby, ahead of expected Muslim protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. The age restrictions and police deployment came hours after Israel's security Cabinet decided not to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Egypt's state-run media says attack kills 1 policeman

Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a three-car police convoy on the main Cairo-to-Fayoum road killing one policeman and injuring three others.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Israel says metal detectors to remain at shrine

The Latest on developments in Israel : 9:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem site amid tensions

Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine on Friday, ahead of expected protests over the installation of metal detectors there.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at Syrian-Lebanese border

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive to drive insurgents from their last foothold at the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a pro-Damascus military commander said.

- Reuters - US

Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM — Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine Friday and deployed about 3,000 police nearby, ahead of expected Muslim protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. The age restrictions and police deployment came hours after Israel's security Cabinet ...

- Business Insider - US

Russia, Iran, North Korea Among CIA Chief's Topics at Forum

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to √ʬĬústick it to America.√Ę¬Ä¬Ě ¬† He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia relationship as √ʬĬúcomplicated.√Ę¬Ä¬Ě ¬† ...

- Voice of America - US

Israel bars men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli police have barred male worshipers under 50 from entering the Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount, also known as the Noble Sanctuary, for Friday prayers following last week's fatal shooting.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Attack Insurgents Along Lebanese Border

Lebanon√ʬĬôs Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive to drive insurgents from their last foothold at the Syrian-Lebanese border Friday, a pro-Damascus military commander said. The operation targeted insurgents from the Nusra Front group in the mountainous outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal and areas near ...

- Voice of America - US

'Scaffolding,' 'On the Beach at Night Alone' Take Jerusalem Film Festival's Top Prizes

Matan Yair's “Scaffolding” and Hong Sang-soo's “On the Beach at Night Alone” took the top prizes at the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival during an awards ceremony Thursday evening. “On the Beach at Night Alone” won the Wilf Family Foundation Award for best international film. The jury, which ...

- Variety - US

Hell On Earth

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- BuzzFeed - US

Israel braces for Palestinian protests over Jerusalem holy site

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are expected to protest in Jerusalem over restrictions at Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount. Ahead of the protests Israel barred men under the age of 50 from the Old City.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

New Sanctions Against Hezbollah and All its Supporters?

US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to strengthen sanctions against the Hezbollah extremist group. The proposed law, which is an amendment to existing sanctions, was introduced by Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate, the Reuters news agency reported. © 2017 The Times of Israel. All rights ...

- Albawaba - UK

New poll shows Jewish Home party gaining strength

48% of Israelis believe Netanyahu is corrupt, compared to 38% who believe he is not corrupt.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israeli missing in Georgia identified as Yonatan Adler

Georgian authorities search for missing Israeli, find him lifeless in river.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Peace with the Palestinians - mission impossible

Jay Shapiro thinks peace can only come when both sides want it otherwise the effort is a waste of time.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Jerusalem on alert as tensions rise over holy site

Israel are preparing for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after PM Benjamin Netanyahu decided detectors at a holy site will not be removed.

- IOL - ZA

White House Aide Says U.S. Not Seeking Immediate Ouster Of Syria's Assad

The United States won't insist on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's immediate ouster as it seeks a political settlement of the country's six-year civil war, President Donald Trump's counterterrorism adviser said on July 20.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Lebanese Army engages group of terrorists trying to flee to Arsal, NNA reports

Lebanese Army engages group of terrorists trying to flee to Arsal, NNA reports

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese Army targets terrorists trying to flee to Arsal: NNA

Lebanese Army soldiers were engaging "a group of terrorists" trying to flee to Arsal town Friday, after Hezbollah launched a ground offensive to clear militants from nearby areas, the National News Agency reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Extremist-rebel clashes intensify in Syria's Idlib: monitor

Clashes in Syria's Idlib province between a powerful extremist group and a key rebel faction intensified overnight, spreading to a border crossing with Turkey, a monitor and AFP correspondent said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese Army allows refugees to flee to Arsal

Lebanese Army facilitate the passage of Syrian refugees to Arsal town, fleeing a Hezbollah offensive in the outskirts, a military source said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Jordan's Arab Bank lends Qatrana Cement SAR530mn

Jordan's Arab Bank lends Qatrana Cement SAR530mn...

- MENAFN - JO

25% of patents granted in 2016 by Egyptians are in field of human needs: CAPMAS

25% of patents granted in 2016 by Egyptians are in field of human needs: CAPMAS...

- MENAFN - JO

Egypt, Belarus mull over new joint ventures

Egypt, Belarus mull over new joint ventures...

- MENAFN - JO

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