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French President Emmanuel Macron accused Lebanon's leaders of "collective betrayal" over their failure to form a government in the wake of the giant blast at the Beirut port in August.

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

France urges international pressure on <em>Lebanon</em> to form government

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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.

<em>Lebanon</em> mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

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Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

Sudan says arrests 41 for possessing explosives

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Sudan says arrests 41 for possessing explosives

Sudanese authorities arrested 41 people for possessing large amounts of explosives.

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Lebanese rally to demand justice over port blast

Some marchers carried black versions of the Lebanese flag in a sign of mourning for the more than 190 people who were killed in the explosion at the Beirut port.

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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 ...

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US slaps sanctions on two Lebanese Hezbollah-linked ex-ministers

Former Lebanese finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil and former transport minister, Youssef Fenianos were slapped with US sanctions on Tuesday.

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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 ...

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

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For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

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Suspected murder of Lebanese activist sparks fear among protesters

Tributes have poured in for 'dedicated comrade' Abd al-Karim Abbas, who was found dead near a beach in Lebanon two days after going ...

Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

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Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders, stressing the country's 'sovereignty'.

Female activist Kinda Khatib indicted for 'spying for Israel'

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Female activist Kinda Khatib indicted for 'spying for Israel'

A military court in Lebanon has indicted political activist Kinda Khatib on charges of spying for Israel.

<em>Lebanon</em>: from deadly explosion to new PM

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was ...

Macron says <em>Lebanon</em> has 'last chance' to fix system

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Macron says Lebanon has 'last chance' to fix system

Macron's visit to Lebanon has been seen as a vital to the country's economic and political future.

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WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

The World Food Programme on Monday warned more than 2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the hungry and poor in the war-torn Syria country.

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Lebanon diplomat tipped to become country's new PM

Lebanon will start consultations to name a new premier, with the envoy to Berlin emerging as a front-runner ahead of French President ...

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Lebanon protest camp closes ranks after blast

Dozens of Lebanon's main opposition groups and parties on Sunday announced a common position and plan to tackle the country's multiple crises.

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Lebanon president calls for proclamation of a secular state

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday acknowledged a need to "change the system" and called for the proclamation of a secular state.

Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

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Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

The United States allegedly approached Hezbollah and offered it money and power, the group's leader said on Saturday.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

France presents <em>Lebanon</em> with reforms 'roadmap' to unlock aid

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France presents Lebanon with reforms 'roadmap' to unlock aid

Emmanuel Macron demands a central bank audit, a new government, and early elections in Lebanon in order for it to access the foreign ...

'Illegal force' used on protesters in <em>Lebanon</em>: HRW

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'Illegal force' used on protesters in Lebanon: HRW

Live ammunition, metal pellets, and kinetic impact projectiles such as rubber balls, were fired by security forces against the mostly peaceful ...

'Rock bottom' <em>Lebanon</em> must reform to receive aid: US

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'Rock bottom' Lebanon must reform to receive aid: US

A leading US diplomat has given a scathing assessment of Lebanon's leadership.

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