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Lebanon pays back $1.5 billion Eurobond amid economic crisis

Nov. 28, 2019 2:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon paid back a Eurobond worth $1.5 billion that was scheduled to mature Thursday, a Finance Ministry official said, pacifying concerns of a first-ever default on its debt amid the worst financial crisis in three decades. The tiny Mediterranean country’s economic emergency has...

Arab League condemns US reversal on Israeli settlements

Nov. 25, 2019 9:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Arab League foreign ministers have denounced the Trump administration’s announcement that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law. In an emergency meeting convened Monday, a week after the U.S. announcement, Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit...

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Nov. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ALON SHVUT, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Tuesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law. Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration’s declaration, which stepped...