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Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut blast which killed scores of people.

The trial of Bashir over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago, opened with a brief hearing in July.

Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

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Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea.

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

Beirut explosion 'should not be politicised', says Iran

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Beirut explosion 'should not be politicised', says Iran

A foreign ministry spokesperson claimed countries were trying to politicise the blast "for their own interests".

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Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man during overnight raids

Suliman al-Hathalin ,70, was beaten and re-arrested after Israeli forces broke into Umm al-Khair village in southern Hebron.

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Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the ...

World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

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EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said after Greece and Egypt set up ...

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

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Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed ...

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

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Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

Lebanon bank CEO's nearly $10 million penthouse purchase in the US further angers the Lebanese, who have been barred from accessing their ...

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

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Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after fleeing Spain on a private jet a week ago

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, ...

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Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

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Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Egypt's ministry of antiquities defended the destruction of the cemetery last month and said "there was no destruction of monuments".

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

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Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following oil price slump

Saudi Arabia's national oil company has announced a huge quarterly loss in profits, due to low oil prices and reduced demand

Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

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Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

The Libyan government warned against the militarisation of Libyan oil fields.

Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch

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Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch

Coronavirus and tumbling oil revenues have affected Algeria's economy.

Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

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Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut ...

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