Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his approval to advance a bill that would have Israel apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, after the US State Department reversed its stance of viewing Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as illegal.
Netanyahu approves Jordan Valley annexation bill after US changes policy
Protesters prevented Lebanon’s Parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against the country’s economic downturn.
Protests delay Lebanese Parliament session after long recess
Russia denounced Israel’s latest aerial assaults on Syria as a “wrong” move that will exacerbate tensions.
Russia slams Israel’s Syria strikes as ‘very wrong’
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday economic conditions in the country were deteriorating further as a result of the situation in the country, but the start of oil and gas exploration would help to gradually improve things.
Lebanon's Aoun says economic conditions deteriorating
Lebanon slipped deeper into political crisis on Sunday after the withdrawal of a top candidate for prime minister narrowed the chances of creating a government needed to enact urgent reforms.
Crisis-swept Lebanon in gridlock after Safadi withdrawal
Yemen’s health officials warned that the spread of dengue fever is killing more people due to lack of medicine.
Dengue fever kills more people in Yemen
Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip despite agreeing to an earlier cease-fire, arousing popular calls for continued Palestinian retaliatory strikes in response to the onslaught.
Israel bombs Gaza despite cease-fire deal, Palestinians urge retaliation

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