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Israel and the UAE announced earlier on Thursday they will normalise diplomatic ties.

The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

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US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale made the announcement as he toured the Gemayezeh neighborhood, which was damaged by the blast.

Musician The Weeknd donates $300,000 to Beirut relief efforts

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Musician The Weeknd donates $300,000 to Beirut relief efforts

The Canadian musician donated towards relief efforts after Beirut was destroyed due to two explosions.

Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

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Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

'We are there in Lebanon because of eternal brotherhood ties, not to have our picture taken or parade in front of the cameras as some do,' the ...

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Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

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Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

In response to the latest round of hostilities, Israel has also closed a goods crossing with Gaza and slashed the territory's permitted coastal ...

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Lebanon ex-interior minister accuses Israel of blast involvement

Former interior minister Nohad Machnouk said Israel was 'clearly' responsible for the devastating blast at Beirut's port.

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US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

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

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

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Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was warned against interfering in Lebanon, where a deadly port explosion has caused triggered a political crisis.

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut <em>aid</em> appeal

Narjas Zatat

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

Lebanon is not facing bread crisis after explosion: minister

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Lebanon is not facing bread crisis after explosion: minister

Caretaker Economy Minister Raoul Nehme has said Beirut's port is open and ready to receive container ships following the deadly blast last week.

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the ...

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: What could the future hold for Lebanon?

As Lebanon reels from one of its worst tragedies in recent times, experts are concerned about what the explosion could mean for the future.

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Israel said it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from ...

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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

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Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

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Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

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

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen poverty ...

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

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Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

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

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