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

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 increase.

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

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US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

An alleged blast that rocked the Iraq-Kuwait border is being investigated by the US military.

<em>Iran</em> says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

<em>Iran</em> shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

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Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and ...

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Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge questioned security chiefs over last week's deadly Beirut blast.

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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, ...

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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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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 ...

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 ...

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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.

Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

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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.

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 port blast.

Trump rejected Saudi proposal to invade Qatar: report

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Trump rejected Saudi proposal to invade Qatar: report

In a phone call with Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman proposed a ground invasion of Qatar.

Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

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Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

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

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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 ...

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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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Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling ...

Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

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Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

Iraq's PM Kadhimi will visit Trump in Washington on 20 August, signalling US-Iran ties are recovering seven months after breaking down ...

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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 ...

Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

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Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

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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.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles ...

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