US joins calls for PM’s return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia
International News / Middle East

US joins calls for PM’s return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia

IRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials insisted Friday on the return home of Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia, and the leader of the militant group Hezbollah said the Saudis had “declared war” on Lebanon by holding Hariri against his will. The U.S. added its voice to those urging that Hariri be allowed to return … Continue reading

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China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage
Asia / International News / Middle East

China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage

BEIJING (AP) — China’s president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are enemies of mankind. Though President Xi Jinping expressed resolve to crack down on terrorism, there was no indication that China would change its consistent opposition to outside involvement in the conflict in … Continue reading