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Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated capital Beirut.

Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag
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Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

Though Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war, the Lebanese flag will be projected on Tel Aviv's city hall following the devastating explosion in Beirut.

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

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Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of Lebanon's capital.

'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

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'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

The European Union said it would deploy rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Lebanon after a massive blast struck capital Beirut.

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

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Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

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China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

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'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

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Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

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Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

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Israel's coronavirus infection rate among world's highest: Netanyahu

Israel has recorded 75,083 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 554 deaths.

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

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Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

The Israeli military struck targets in Syria after it said militants tried to ...

Lebanese try to storm energy ministry amid power cuts

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Lebanese try to storm energy ministry amid power cuts

Lebanese residents have been hit with severe daily power cuts since late June as an economic and political crisis spirals out of control.

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Four footballers from Syria's national team contract coronavirus

The coronavirus has hit Syria's national football team.

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Seth Rogen denies apologising over Israel remarks

The Canadian comic actor said his mother made him call the head of the Jewish Agency to discuss his Israel remarks.

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the ...

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

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Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

The Saudi government said anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 would be taking part in this year's pilgrimage.

UK names Libya-born Turkish-speaker as overseas spy chief

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UK names Libya-born Turkish-speaker as overseas spy chief

The UK has appointed its former ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, as head of its MI6 Secret Intelligence Service.

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Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for those who couldn't afford it.

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.