MIDEAST Headlines

  • Lebanon's Hezbollah denies sending weapons to Yemen

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday his Iran-backed group had not sent any weapons to Yemen and categorically denied that it was behind the firing of a ballistic missile that was launched at Riyadh from territory held by Yemeni Houthi rebels.

  • Head of Syrian opposition's HNC resigns: statement

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, Riad Hijab, resigned on Monday after a nearly two-year term.

  • Iraqi court rules Kurdish independence vote unconstitutional

    BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday a Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum was unconstitutional and the results void, strengthening Baghdad's hand in a stand-off with the Kurdish region watched closely by neighboring Turkey and Iran.

  • Hezbollah leader says ready to pull commanders from Iraq

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday it was ready to withdraw its commanders from Iraq once Islamic State was defeated there, and denied accusations it sends arms to flashpoints such as Yemen and Bahrain.

  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Geopolitics weigh on markets, Abu Dhabi firm on...

    By Aziz El YaakoubiDUBAI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Most stock markets in the Middle East fell again on Monday, dampened by geopolitics, although Abu Dhabi was...

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  • Iraqi Kurd prime minister: court voided referendum without KRG input

    ERBIL (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court, which voided results of a Kurdish independence referendum on Monday, reached its ruling without input from representatives of the Kurdish autonomous region, the region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday.