Al Joumhouria” News Summary”
Al Joumhouria” News Summary”
Saturday, 25-May-2024 22:36

In Metn North and the town of Bteghrine, the wedding of Deputy Michel Elias El-Murr to Frederica Frem was celebrated at the St. Michael Church for Greek Orthodox in Bteghrine, attended by the families of the bride and groom and a large crowd of officials and citizens.


In other news, Tel Aviv continued its attacks on southern Lebanon, met with Hezbollah’s missile strikes on Israeli sites, barracks, and gatherings.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates welcomed the International Court of Justice’s decision to immediately halt Israeli military operations in Rafah, open the city’s land crossing to ensure humanitarian aid reaches all areas in Gaza, and allow international committees to investigate Israeli practices and violations.



Two people were killed when an Israeli drone targeted a Hezbollah vehicle and truck in Syria.



Regionally, a Hamas official denied the resumption of negotiations with Israel to reach a ceasefire agreement and the return of Israeli hostages held in Gaza.



Despite the decision to halt military operations in Rafah, Israeli airstrikes targeted the area.



Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called for "an end to the military operation in Rafah and the stalled war in Gaza to bring back the kidnapped."



Waves swept away part of the U.S. floating dock off Gaza, which was recovered and reattached.

Additionally, the U.S. Central Command announced that four U.S. Navy ships on a humanitarian mission in Gaza were damaged this morning due to weather conditions, with no injuries reported.

Internationally, U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that there are and will be no American troops in Ukraine and reiterated his support for the Kyiv regime against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin indicated that Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly stated there is no need for military mobilization in the country.

Furthermore, Volodymyr Zelensky noted that Kyiv has not received proposals from any partners to send military forces to Ukraine, emphasizing that such discussions originate solely from the media.

Taiwan asserted that Chinese military maneuvers are a "blatant provocation" to the international order.

Economically, Moody’s upgraded Saudi Arabia’s local and foreign currency credit rating to "A1" from "A2," citing increased predictability in policies and government decision-making processes that impact the private sector.