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UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing

14 August, 2020

The death toll from the Beirut blast has reached nearly 180, with at least 30 people still missing, according to the United Nations.

#Don't_Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

14 August, 2020

A rare viral internet campaign urging Iran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests has halted their executions, but has not prevented death sentences altogether.

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

14 August, 2020

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, writes Rami Khouri.

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

13 August, 2020

The Barbadian singer and beauty mogul directed fans towards fundraisers for the Save the Children and Impact Lebanon.

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Egypt prison: lawyer

13 August, 2020

After being alerted to to the incident, prison authorities reportedly made no attempt to save Essam al-Erian, who died of a heart attack.

Russell Crowe donates to Beirut restaurant destroyed in blast

13 August, 2020

Actor Russell Crowe made a donation on behalf of the late celebrity chef to Le Chef, a restaurant which was destroyed in the twin explosions that destroyed half of Beirut.

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

13 August, 2020

US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled the twin explosions in the capital.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

13 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament voted overwhelmingly for a two-week state of emergency, giving the military broad powers to crack down on protests following the devastating blast in capital Beirut.

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

13 August, 2020

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

13 August, 2020

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the lawyer of jailed journalist Khaled Drareni

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