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Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

Hezbollah, allies make major gains in Lebanon elections

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Preliminary unofficial results from Lebanon’s parliamentary elections have showed that the Hezbollah resistance movement and its political allies secured more than half the seats. Hezbollah as well as groups and individuals affiliated to it have won at least 67 seats in Lebanon’s 128-member parliament, according to ...

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First signs go up for US embassy in Jerusalem

(AFP) – Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the US embassy due to open in Jerusalem on May 14, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians. Municipal workers erected signposts reading “US Embassy” in Hebrew, Arabic and English around the site, currently a US ...

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Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term

MOSCOW (AFP) – Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals. The 65-year-old, in power since 1999, is on course to become the longest-serving Russian ...

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Iran will fiercely resist US bid to limit its role: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran would fiercely resist US attempts to undermine its role in the Middle East as a date set by President Donald Trump to bring the country under new pressures draws near. Trump has said a nuclear agreement with Iran does not address the country’s role in the Middle East ...

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