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French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

'France will never let Lebanon go,' said Macron during his visit to Beirut following the port disaster, which has prompted accusations of creeping neocolonialism

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

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Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed thousands in the 2006 war

Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

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Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

Lebanon is braced for large anti-government protests on Saturday, amid popular anger against the country's political leadership.

More than 60 still missing after Beirut mega-blast

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More than 60 still missing after Beirut mega-blast

Sixty people are still missing, while 154 are confirmed dead following the devastating explosion in Beirut's port, the Lebanese health ministry ...

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Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

US President Donald Trump announced he would participate in an international conference call for donors assisting Lebanon in the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut.

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the ...

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UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

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Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

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Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the ...

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

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Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

Macron calls for international probe into Beirut blast

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Macron calls for international probe into Beirut blast

The French premier has joined calls for an international investigation into the blast and said France will help to organise an aid ...

HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

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HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to invite international experts to conduct an independent probe into the explosion that rocked ...

Lebanese bride's photoshoot interrupted by deadly Beirut explosion

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Lebanese bride's photoshoot interrupted by deadly Beirut explosion

A bride was caught unawares after a photoshoot for her upcoming wedding was interrupted by the Beirut explosion at the port, forcing her to take ...

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Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire ...

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

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'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

The European Union said it would deploy rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Lebanon after a massive blast struck capital Beirut.

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

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What we know about the Lebanon explosions

Here are the main takeaways from the massive blast that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.

<em>France</em> sends rescuers, equipment to Lebanon

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France sends rescuers, equipment to Lebanon

France will dispatch search and rescue experts, sanitary equipment and a mobile clinic to Lebanon following a massive blast in Beirut.

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