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What is a temporary exclusion order? Australia’s foreign fighters bill explained

Labor now supports the Coalition’s bill to block foreign fighters from returning to Australia, but will attempt to force it to a further review and make amendments to include safeguards. On Tuesday Labor’s caucus agreed to support the temporary exclusion order bill in principle, refer it back to the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security and, if unsuccessful, move ...

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ABSC Inc. Co-Hosts Housing Market Seminar at the Hyatt Regency Sydney

The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. held an exclusive seminar entitled Housing Market Recovering: What Now for Greater Western Sydney? at the five-star Hyatt Regency Sydney on 18 July 2019. Co-hosted with Alliance Project Group, a dynamic client-focused building construction company with over $100 million dollars per year in turnover, this outstanding event featured the keynote speaker Dr Andrew Wilson, ...

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Lebanon’s Hariri signals reservations over IMF proposals

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday signaled reservations about International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposals for Lebanon which he said included floating the Lebanese pound, which has been pegged at its current level for more than two decades. Hariri was speaking on the first day of a three-day parliamentary session that is expected to approve a state budget ...

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Three former Lebanese prime ministers ask Saudi Arabia to increase its support

Three former Lebanese prime ministers met with Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on Monday in a bid to increase the kingdom’s backing of the current prime minister and counter Hezbollah and its allies that dominate Lebanese politics. While nothing concrete was announced, the Saudi Press Agency reported that during the meeting, they “reiterated the firm stance of the Kingdom towards ...

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HEZBOLLAH RELOCATES PART OF ITS FORCES TO THE LEBANON-SYRIA BORDER

The Hezbollah terror organization relocated part of its forces to the Lebanon-Syria border, which were spread out throughout Syria beforehand, according to a report on Tuesday by the Saudi Arabian Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper which is printed in London. The report said that the forces moved soldiers and heavy weaponry, including short-range and long-range missiles, and established new points in the ...

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Palestinians in Lebanon protest crackdown on unlicensed workers

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon protested in the capital Beirut and around their refugee camps against the government’s crackdown on businesses hiring foreign workers without permits. Demonstrators on Tuesday also demanded the Lebanese ministry of labour overturn a rule that requires Palestinian workers to obtain a work permit in order to gain employment. Last month, the ministry announced a one-month deadline for companies ...

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Israeli Navy ship crosses into Lebanese waters

An Israeli Navy vessel crossed into Lebanese waters early Monday morning, breaching the contested maritime border, according to the Lebanon-based LBC TV news. The ship was detected by UNIFIL forces off the coast of the Rosh Hanikra land border between Israel and Lebanon, according to the report, which said that the UN peacekeepers informed Lebanese authorities of the suspected breach. ...

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Spelling Trouble for Israel’s Arab Parties, Announcement of Joint Run Canceled

A press conference scheduled for Monday evening to announce the joint run of Israel’s four Arab-majority parties in Knesset in the September 17 election, was called off at the last moment because two of the four parties said they would boycott it. The press conference was called by the Hadash and United Arab List parties with the blessing of a ...

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Security delegation arrives in Kuwait to escort 8 fugitives back to Egypt

CAIRO – 15 July 2019: An Egyptian security delegation arrived in Kuwait on Monday three days after the arrest of eight Egyptian fugitives convicted of supporting and financing militant operations in Egypt by the Kuwaiti Security Apparatus. The detection of the cell affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood – which is outlawed in Egypt – is a result of the interrogation ...

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Egypt’s Most Expensive Film Ever Shows Nationalism Is Always on the Agenda

This year’s blockbuster ‘The Passage’ makes evident that despite political shifts, the line of defense of the country’s artists and intellectuals hasn’t changed The Egyptian 2019 film “The Passage” cost 100 million Egyptian pounds ($6 million) to produce – the costliest production in the history of Egyptian cinema, and apparently also the most profitable. In only two weeks, the film has brought ...

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