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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's sectarian politicians have overshot one deadline they had agreed with France and missing more may put at risk a French lifeline to haul the Middle East nation out of its worst crisis since a 1975-1990 civil war.
TEHRAN -- Iran's army spokesman said the country will "definitely" cooperate in strengthening Syria's air defense, as agreed by both countries in July, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Tuesday the European Union sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya displayed the EU's double standard and biased stance.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Michel Aoun warned on Monday Lebanon was going "to hell" if a new government was not formed, and said agreeing one could need a miracle after positions had hardened between rival factions.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A party founded by Lebanon's Christian president made a proposal to end a dispute that has blocked the formation of a new cabinet and threatened a French drive to lift the country out of its worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.
BANGKOK, Sept 19 (Reuters): Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has endorsed a new army chief from his own King's Guard faction in an annual reshuffle of defence personnel, the government said in a statement late on Friday (Sept 18).
BANGKOK, Sept 18 (AFP): A pro-democracy protest expected to draw thousands of young Thais onto the streets this weekend will again demand reform to the country's unassailable and hugely wealthy monarchy, a prominent student leader said on Friday.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan raising fears of a revival of their insurgency and a return of lawlessness as brighter prospects for peace in Afghanistan herald shifting Islamist alliances.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate, renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since the conflict.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he does not want to deviate from his mission of forming a government of specialist ministers, a source close to him said on Thursday, as efforts to form the new cabinet continue to flounder.