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Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the First Intifada of 1987.

Save the Children said the new figures mean that in the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country has risen to more than 4.6 million.

Carlos Ghosn launches executive training programme in Lebanon

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Carlos Ghosn launches executive training programme in Lebanon

The ex-Nissan chief was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges and spent 130 days in detention, before he dramatically jumped bail and smuggled himself out of the country.

Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

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Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

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Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

Sudanese families will benefit from almost $190 million in direct financial aid, authorities said on Monday.

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Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

Muhyiddin Yassin called the United Nations' response to the covid-19 pandemic 'rather slow'.

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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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World becoming less tolerant of migrants, new poll claims

A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

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Israeli military concerned about fresh unrest in West Bank

Guaranteeing Israel's safety means having Palestinian stability, security officials have said.

Palestinians note sharp drop in funding from Arab states

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Palestinians note sharp drop in funding from Arab states

The Palestinian Authority suspects normalisation and pressure from US President Donald Trump has led to a lack of Arab funding to Palestine.

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

Thousands protest Netanyahu in first since Israel renewed lockdown

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Thousands protest Netanyahu in first since Israel renewed lockdown

Thousands of Israeli protesters gathered in Jerusalem to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first such ...

Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

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Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

The US's upcoming declaration to continue sanctions against Iran will likely be met with opposition from Iran and its allies.

Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

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Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following ...

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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.

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Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

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How to share a river

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary ...

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Blaze rips through Zaha Hadid building in Beirut

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in the building that was the work of late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid.

US says Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade

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US says Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade

The US Embassy said it was encouraged by "an apparent sovereign Libyan agreement" to enable Libya’s National Oil Corporation to resume its ...

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Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

Lebanon's security chief held talks with top Elysee aides in Paris as Beirut's government formation process - a key step to unlock international ...

Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

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Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

The new sanctions were a rare move by Washington targeting politicians close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Italy's premier urges Lebanon to form cabinet, start reforms

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Italy's premier urges Lebanon to form cabinet, start reforms

Giuseppe Conte is the latest senior foreign official to visit Lebanon after the August 4 blast in Beirut's port that killed 192 people, wounded ...

Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

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Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

"I am the governor who tried, with the means we have, to maintain the system, not to let the system collapse," Riad Salameh claimed amid rumours ...

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