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MENA Now provides listeners with weekday morning briefings with daily news round-ups on the latest political, economic, and social developments in Lebanon and the MENA region.

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MENA Now provides listeners with weekday morning briefings with daily news round-ups on the latest political, economic, and social developments in Lebanon and the MENA region.

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 23, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 23, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 23, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    Forensic auditor pulls out of Lebanon central bank probe; https://bit.ly/3kZv2p6

    Aoun pledges to revive forensic audit of Central Bank; https://bit.ly/2Hrdjt0

    Beirut begins clearance of dangerous port containers; https://bit.ly/2J8BdKA

    Over 40 Baabda prison escapees still at large; https://bit.ly/3kZh7j5

    Thirty-five escaped prisoners still at large after Baabda prison break; https://bit.ly/3pU6vW9

    Regional Overview

    G20 Saudi Arabia

    G20 leaders back ‘equitable’ global access to COVID-19 vaccines; https://bit.ly/3nJnsAO

    Saudi Arabia and Human Rights Activists Fight Over Kingdom’s Image at G-20; https://nyti.ms/2URW8ns

    Israel Normalization & Pompeo

    Pompeo visits Abu Dhabi to build on momentum from Abraham Accords; https://bit.ly/2ISpH6j

    Pompeo to visit UAE to discuss arms sale, Israel normalization; https://bit.ly/36Z6iIR

    Israel air raids

    Israeli army launches air raids on besieged Gaza Strip; https://bit.ly/36ZAFyN

    Attack in Baghdad by ISIL

    Mourning after deadly new Daesh attack north of Baghdad; https://bit.ly/33d87AR

    Executions in Iraq

    UN says 50 face possible execution in Iraq after unfair trials; https://bit.ly/2UQnU41

    • 10 min
    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 20, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 20, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 20, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    Hariri to expose govt formation obstructors if impasse persists: Future MP; https://bit.ly/3nFhJMn

    Pound drops further, trading at LL8,450; https://bit.ly/2KpNWcl

    Aoun urges Del Col to correct Blue Line; https://bit.ly/33imVOL

    Regional Overview

    US to label Israel boycott movement as ‘anti-Semitic’: Pompeo; https://bit.ly/3lSC4xi

    Iran slams UN human rights resolution on anniversary of protests; https://bit.ly/2IRnPKw

    G20 leaders must urge Saudi Arabia to release prisoners: Amnesty; https://bit.ly/3nG3pmL

    Poverty in Iraq's Basra rises to record 40%; https://bit.ly/35K0C63

    • 8 min
    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 19, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 19, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 19, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    Security Council urges swift Cabinet formation to enact reforms; https://bit.ly/2KnNfAj

    Lebanon Independence Day festivities cancelled; https://bit.ly/3kMjeXj

    Garbage piles up in Sidon, workers on strike; https://bit.ly/2HfYObB

    Regional Overview

    US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions, targets Khamenei-linked foundation; https://bit.ly/36PmImT

    Bahrain FM arrives in Israel on first official visit; https://bit.ly/2IOe5kA

    French bill makes intimidation on religious grounds a crime; https://bit.ly/3lOb1Da

    Iraq, Saudi Arabia reopen Arar border crossing after 30 years; https://bit.ly/3fbFWXE

    • 7 min
    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 18, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 18, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 18, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    Govt formation at standstill in absence of contacts to overcome hurdles; https://bit.ly/35CQYlJ

    As Cabinet gridlock persists, Lebanon inches closer to collapse; https://bit.ly/370FojV

    Fahmi says lockdown could ease from Friday; https://bit.ly/35GoXcN

    Lebanese Aoun: 'There is no One in My Family...Involved in Corruption'; https://bit.ly/38T1dUX

    Intelligence probe into Beirut explosion lays out liabilities; https://bit.ly/35DHwyi

    Regional Overview

    Palestinian Authority to resume coordination with Israel; https://bit.ly/38RPplL

    Iran vows ‘crushing’ response after NYT says Trump mulled attack; https://bit.ly/3pDstfY

    Saudi minister says nuclear armament against Iran ‘an option’; https://bit.ly/36GM5r0

    Saudi activists give evidence of human rights violations to British MPs; https://bit.ly/3kExEJ6

    • 8 min
    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 17, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 17, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 17, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    Govt formation at standstill in absence of contacts to overcome hurdles; https://bit.ly/35CQYlJ

    Macron’s envoy delivers ultimatum for quick govt formation; https://bit.ly/3pwxYxf

    Macron’s envoy delivers ultimatum for quick govt formation; https://bit.ly/3pwxYxf

    Caretaker FM asks US for evidence justifying sanctions; https://bit.ly/3kzlkd7

    Regional Overview

    Turkey moves motion on troop deployment in Azerbaijan; https://bit.ly/3nAO07r

    Pakistan under pressure to recognise Israel, says Imran Khan; https://bit.ly/2KatwUp

    Khashoggi's fiancee calls on world leaders to boycott G20 summit; https://bit.ly/3lyPiPA

    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it; https://cnn.it/32TxVld

    • 8 min
    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 16, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 16, 2020

    MENA Now Morning Briefing, November 16, 2020

    *This daily morning briefing covers news as presented by the media, and does not present the views of MENA Now.

    * All sources were drawn from publicly available online news sources

    Lebanon Today

    French envoy maintains talks with local leaders; https://bit.ly/3nrHVdk

    Lebanon enters first day of two-week lockdown; https://bit.ly/35BsSaS

    New lockdown will hit Lebanese who live 'from day to day'; https://bit.ly/3lF21Aj

    Ibrahim disregards reports of possible US sanctions; https://bit.ly/35y9QSE

    Civil Defense controls pipeline fire in Akkar; https://bit.ly/3kFjs2m

    Protesters in Tripoli denounce Jbeil mosque attack; https://bit.ly/38OBSeO

    AUB Secular Club wins biggest bloc in student elections; https://bit.ly/2Ha8gx8

    MP Hobeish banned from practicing law for three months; https://bit.ly/2UDe7Ol

    Regional Overview

    Al- Qaeda No. 2 Death:

    Israeli agents killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Iran in August: Report; https://bit.ly/3pAcWOc

    Iran denies claims al-Qaeda member killed in Tehran; https://bit.ly/3lONlil

    Pompeo visit to Palestine settlement:

    Pompeo visit to Palestine settlement 'dangerous'; https://bit.ly/32OvFvG

    Israel settlements & Biden:

    Israel advances plans for new Jerusalem settler homes; http://dailym.ai/2H9hucY

    Israel to accelerate settlement building fearing possible freeze by Biden; https://bit.ly/36K5VS8

    Egyptian man sets himself on fire:

    Egyptian man sets himself on fire in Cairo’s Tahrir Square; https://bit.ly/3lCZzdw

    • 8 min

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