Israel-Lebanon negotiations: cautious optimism but no bells of peace
Negotiations on marking the Israel-Lebanon maritime border began on October 14 under unique circumstances, against the backdrop of the unprecedented economic and political crises in Lebanon. US-mediated contacts between the two sides have been under way for several years. A year ago, reports emerged about imminent agreement on the maritime borders, only to be proven unsubstantiated.Given the deep crisis in Lebanon, which has been unable to establish a new government following the Beirut Port explosion, the relevant players, including Hezbollah, have now realized that talks must be renewed and ...
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Trump tweet saying American troops would be home by Christmas 'gave Taliban boost in negotiations'
A tweet by US President Donald Trump about an American withdrawal from Afghanistan could have inadvertently handed the Taliban a golden bargaining chip in negotiations with the Kabul government.Trump tweeted last week: "We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!"It came just hours after talks with his national security adviser, who said that the US force in Taliban could be reduced to 2,500 by next year.A leading Afghan official said that Trump's premature announcement - which was welcomed by the Taliban - could provide the mi...
Coronavirus stimulus checks: Some Democrats believe Trump’s $1.8T offer was enough
It’s been almost three months since negotiations started on the next stimulus package. However, the lawmakers haven’t reached a consensus yet. The reason for no stimulus deal and coronavirus stimulus checks despite several offers, is clearly political. This is what has been frustrating many, including many Democrats.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreCoronavirus stimulus checks: Pelosi should have accepted $1.8T offerAndrew Yang, the former Democratic presidential candidate, said he is “beyond disappointed” that the Congress hasn’t yet passed the next relief package, including the...
Lebanese politicians split ahead of Israel talks
Lebanon this month announced that it had agreed to enter negotiations with Israel over the demarcation of their maritime borders. This week’s opening round of talks came about amid the pressure of US sanctions on allies of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Marada party leader Suleiman Frangieh, and also after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the location of a Hezbollah missile storage site. Hezbollah instructed Berri to go ahead with the talks.Berri, a seasoned politician, realized that the axis of resistance was losing ground and so he stated that the upcoming government of...
Egypt hosts three-day-meetings on negotiations between Libyan parties
Egypt is set to host a new round of negotiations between members of Libya’s House of Representatives and Constitutional Authority for three days, under the auspices of the United Nations.The meetings will discuss the constitutional path following the success of the second round of Libyan dialogue, held in the Moroccan resort town of Bouznika.Tensions in Libya have flared following international reports and Libyan sources confirming that unnamed political parties incited by Turkey have issued terse statements attempting to hold back the peace process, following the Government of National Accord...
Israel seeks negotiations on maritime border with Lebanon
Lebanon has been undergoing an unprecedented political, economic and security crisis, which has backed political forces into a corner with regards to available options to save the country from total collapse.Diplomatic sources told Rai Al-Youm that the Lebanese government headed by Hassan Diab can only survive for a maximum of two more months before losing complete control.Pressed for time, the Lebanese political forces are seeking to activate the French initiative and form a national salvation government as soon as possible. On the other hand, the indirect negotiations with Israel to demarcat...
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Coronavirus stimulus checks: Trump ends talks, what options remain now
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ended the stimulus negotiations. If the negotiations would have continued, we could have likely got a deal sometime this week. Now that the negotiations are dead, at least until the election, what are the possibilities of you getting coronavirus stimulus checks? There are four options, including two likely and two unlikely.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreCoronavirus stimulus checks: two likely optionsThe first option is that the talks remain suspended until after the election. This is also the most likely option now that the negotiations have e...
Lebanon names delegation to Israel maritime border talks as UN says negotiations will be indirect
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has named the members of the delegation that will negotiate with Israel over maritime borders, while the UN has decided on the format of the negotiations, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday.The maritime border negotiations, the first of their kind between Israel and Lebanon, will take place next week in the border town of Naqoura and will be mediated by the UN and the United States.The Lebanese negotiating team will be made up of military officials and technical specialists. Among the negotiators will be Brigadier-General Bassam Yassin, the D...
Trump Halts Talks On Coronavirus Stimulus Package
US President Donald Trump has put a stop to negotiations on another economic stimulus package for Coronavirus until after the November 3, 2020 elections.Mr Trump says the negotiations will continue after he is re-elected on November 3, this year.He tweeted on Tuesday evening, October 6, 2020, “…request, and looking to the future of our Country. I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business. I have asked…”…request, and looking to the futu...
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Will rekindled negotiations between Israel and Lebanon weaken Hezbollah?
Without much fanfare, the Middle East registered another recent breakthrough following the normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. For the first time in 30 years, Israel and Lebanon have agreed to begin negotiations to end the long-running dispute over their maritime borders. Officials from both countries and the US made the announcement of the upcoming talks last week. Negotiations are expected to start around October 12.The talks between the two countries, which have no diplomatic ties and are technically in a state of ongoing war, will be mediated by t...
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