Macron urges new Lebanese PM Mikati to undertake ‘urgent’ reforms

Issued on: 24/09/2021 – 16:52 French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the new Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to undertake “urgent” reforms to help his crisis-wracked country, as the two men met for the first time in Paris. After repeating previous criticism of Lebanon‘s political class, Macron told Mikati…

Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid proposes Gaza development plan

Issued on: 13/09/2021 – 11:12 Israel’s foreign minister has proposed improving living conditions in Gaza in exchange for calm from the enclave’s Hamas Islamist leaders, aiming to solve “never-ending rounds of violence” as the two sides exchanged fresh fire over the weekend.  The plan, which includes infrastructure and employment benefits,…