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Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical interests.

The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate seeks to rally foreign support for his country, which suffers a political stalemate amid stalled government formation and severe economic crisis.

Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

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Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate met with Qatar’s Emir during a two day visit to the Gulf country.

Lebanon's Hariri and France's Macron discuss Lebanese crisis

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Lebanon's Hariri and France's Macron discuss Lebanese crisis

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon from its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

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Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

Israel's prime minister hopes to win two seats and snatch support from the Palestinian-majority Joint List.

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Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

Hala Zayed said she experienced side effects upon receiving both doses of the Chinese-made vaccine being tested on Egyptian volunteers, but said the 'symptoms' were nothing out of the ordinary.

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Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

President Michel Aoun named Hariri to form a new cabinet to lift the country out of crisis after most parliamentary blocs backed his nomination.

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Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is holding meetings with the country's parliamentarians to name a new prime minister.

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Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said the country's next prime minister will have to lead reforms and battle corruption.

Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

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Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

'I will send a delegation to talk with all the main political blocs, to ensure that they are still fully committed' to Macron's initiative, said ...

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Former Lebanese PM Hariri announces candidacy for government formation

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said that he is a possible candidate to lead Lebanon’s government formation, following the ...

Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

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Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

Lebanon's presidency has announced parliamentary consultations to name a new prime minister will begin next week.

Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over government failure

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Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over government failure

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Lebanon's leaders of "collective betrayal" over their failure to form a government in the wake of the ...

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

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Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

Mustapha <em>Adib</em>, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

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Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even ...

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over government formation

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigned on Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

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Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

President Michel Aoun has said that Lebanon faces ‘hell’ if a new Lebanese government is not formed amid coronavirus, an unprecedented economic ...

Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

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Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib has called on quarrelling political forces to help form an independent government and ...

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US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

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Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he will continue attempts to form an emergency cabinet despite missing a French ...

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

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France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not formed a government as per President Emmanuel Macron's deadline.

US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

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US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others ...

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