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Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before Beirut blast

11 August, 2020

Two of Lebanon's top leaders were warned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that caused the deadly Beirut blast, a report said.

Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

11 August, 2020

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more than 200 people.

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

11 August, 2020

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Belgium of funding organisations that 'attempt to silence supporters of Israel'.

Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

11 August, 2020

Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

11 August, 2020

Tunisia's largest faction, the Islamist Ennahdha party, has said it will oppose the formation of a non-political government by prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi.

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

11 August, 2020

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky journey like a 'spectator sport'.

Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

11 August, 2020

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

11 August, 2020

The United Nations food-assistance branch will aid Beirut with 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour after the country's only only grain silo was destroyed in the explosion.

Jordan police attack teachers protesting pay cuts

10 August, 2020

Jordanian police attacked teachers for protesting against the government not honouring a pay bonus.

Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

10 August, 2020

Following Tuesday's tragic explosion at Beirut port, authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged presence of ammonium nitrate in Aden.

Teenage son of Lebanon's 'most hated politician' addresses cyberbullying

10 August, 2020

The young son of Lebanon's former Foreign Minister speaks out against alleged bullying in recent TikTok video.

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

10 August, 2020

Highly dangerous material was relocated from Baghdad's International Airport to a military site on Sunday, Iraqi authorities said.

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