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The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's beheading.

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

Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

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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.

France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

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France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

Authorities in France said the country won't give up cartoons, as seven people face terror charges for their involvement in the killing of a ...

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

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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.

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Hamas denies any link to French teacher’s beheading

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied any role in last week’s beheading of a French teacher, after Macron accused the pro-Palestinian Sheikh Yassin Collective of links to the murder.

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Two Muslim women stabbed in suspected Paris hate crime

Two veiled French-Algerian women were stabbed in Paris after reportedly being insulted amid tensions over the beheading of a schoolteacher last ...

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Lebanon bemoans lack of blast satellite images

Hassan Diab called on French President Emmanuel Macron to provide satellite images of the port "before, during and after" the ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

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French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet ...

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France's 'enraged' Macron 'washes hands of Lebanon'

France's Emmanuel Macron has reportedly ended efforts to find a solution to Lebanon's financial and political crisis.

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

Suspect in French teacher beheading was Chechen, 18

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Suspect in French teacher beheading was Chechen, 18

The suspect who is believed to have beheaded a headteacher who had shown his students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an 18-year-old born ...

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

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Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

A French history teacher who had shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed to his class was decapitated in the outskirts of Paris.

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EU condemns Turkey 'provocations' in eastern Med

European leaders discussed the ongoing standoff at a summit in Brussels.

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Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over ...

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France has shut down dozens of mosques, Islamic schools

France has shut down more than 70 mosques and private Islamic schools since January, authorities have confirmed.

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Erdogan denies pro-Turkey Syrians joining fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Erdogan denied claims that Turkey had sent Syrian fighters in support of its ally Azerbaijan.

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

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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 ...

Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

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