Al-Manar TV Lebanon Al-Manar TV Lebanon Saudi King to Visit White House in September Saudi King Salman will meet with President Barack Obama early next month during his first visit to the United States since acceding the throne, the White House said Thursday. France Pays Russia €900mn Compensation for Mistral Warships: Report Paris has refunded Moscow €900 million for two Mistral helicopter carriers put on hold by President Francois Holland as part of the sanctions against Russia. Saudi: MERS Virus Kills 19 in Week Deaths from the MERS corona virus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. Turkey: Clashes between Kurdish Militants, Security Forces Kill Three Three people, including a child, were killed in clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in Turkey’s restive Kurdish-majority southeast on Thursday, officials said. NATO Opens Training Center in Georgia amid Russia Tensions NATO on Thursday opened a training center in Georgia amid tensions with Russia. Lebanese Cabinet Convenes, Hezbollah, FPM Ministers Boycott Session The Lebanese cabinet convened on Thursday in the absence of Hezbollah and Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) ministers US to Deploy Heavy Weapons to Poland in 2016 Poland’s defense minister said Thursday the US would deploy heavy weapons to the EU member next year, as regional tensions run high over the conflict in Ukraine. Sheikh Qassem: I Hope Regional Countries Realize Iran Strategic Role Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Naim Qassem hoped that regional countries realize Iran’s strategic role in the region. Ukraine PM Calls Debt Deal A Blow to ’Enemy’ Russia Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday that the crucial debt deal struck between Kiev and its private creditors had delivered a blow to "enemy" Russia. Dates Set for First Palestinian Congress in Two Decades Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as the dates for their first congress in nearly 20 years after Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas announced his resignation as head of a top executive body. Syrian Army Controls Lattakia Hill, kills 46 Gunmen in Aleppo The Syrian army continued targeting terrorists’ hideouts and positions on Thursday, destroying their vehicles and equipment and leaving many of them dead or injured. HRW Proves Saudi Arabia Uses Cluster Bombs in War on Yemen Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact. ISIL Suicide Attack Kills 2 Iraqi Generals in Anbar A suicide attack claimed by the the Takfiri group, ISIL, killed two Iraqi generals on Thursday in the key battleground province of Anbar. Shebab Militants Ambush Troops in Somalia, Dozens Killed Dozens have been killed in Somalia after Shebab gunmen ambushed an army convoy, officials and local elders said Thursday, the latest battles with the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents. 48-Hour Truce Declared in Syria’s Zabadani, Kefraya, Fuaa A new 48-hour truce between Syrian army and terrorist groups in three towns entered into force at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday after negotiations Cautious Calm in Sidon after Overnight Clashes Killed 2 Cautious calm prevailed early Thursday over Ain el-Helweh Camp after overnight tension between Fatah movement and Jund Al-Sham group left two killed US Drone Kills 5 Qaeda Suspects in Yemen An apparent US drone strike killed five Al-Qaeda suspects in the southeastern stronghold of the terrorist group in Mukalla. Putin in Press Conference with Sisi: To Build Regional Front against Terrorism Fight against terrorism and issues concerning the Palestinian-Israeli settlement will be in the focus of the Russian-Egyptian high-level talks US Envoy to Syria Pushes for Talk Progress The newly appointed US special envoy for Syria will travel to Geneva, Moscow and Riyadh this week as American efforts to find a political solution to the conflict intensify. Israeli Fighter Jet Strikes Gaza Overnight A Zionist air strike targeted Gaza Strip overnight after a claim that Palestinians had fired a rocket into southern occupied territories. South Sudan’s Kiir Signs Peace Deal despite Doubts South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a deal Wednesday to end 20 months of war in the world’s youngest nation, but added a list of reservations that raised doubts about whether peace would take hold. Saudi Suspect in 1996 Khobar Bombing Detained: Report The alleged main suspect in the 1996 bombing of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Khobar has reportedly been arrested in Lebanon. Lebanon Judge Indicts 6 over Suspected ISIL Links A judge Wednesday indicted six suspects, including Lebanese nationals, for suspected links to ISIL, and the killing and attempted murder of Lebanese soldiers ISIL Kills Two Policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen Wednesday in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by ISIL terrorists. Assir Charged with Forming Terrorist Cells, Planning to Assassinate Figures Judge Dany al-Zaani, on Wednesday filed new charges against terrorist Ahmad al-Assir for forming terrorist cells in many regions, planning for assassinating political and spiritual figures