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Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even worse.

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

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Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

Thousands of people had poured into Beirut's main square on Saturday hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over ...

Over 40 <em>Syrians</em> killed in Beirut blast: embassy

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Over 40 Syrians killed in Beirut blast: embassy

The embassy did not specify if the Syrian fatalities were included in the 154 death toll announced by Lebanese authorities.

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Covid-19 cases in Damascus likely more than 85,000: report

A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the official figure

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Four footballers from Syria's national team contract coronavirus

The coronavirus has hit Syria's national football team.

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Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an attack ...

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12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

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Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" ...

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Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ...

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

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The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

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HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to the town of ...

Syrian regime bombs Idlib amid fears of major offensive

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Syrian regime bombs Idlib amid fears of major offensive

The Syrian regime has bombed villages in rebel-held Idlib province, injuring two people, as humanitarian workers said that they feared a new ...

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

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Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

A bombing in Ras Al-Ain and intra-rebel clashes have rocked an uneasy peace in northern Syria.

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Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

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Syria's ruling Baath party wins parliamentary polls

President Bashar al-Assad's party and allies took 177 seats out of 250 in Sunday's polls, the third such elections since the start of the war ...

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Turkey to stay in Syria until 'freedom' achieved: Erdogan

Turkey's military will not leave Syria until 'our thousand-year neighbour and brother... reach[es] freedom, peace and security', Erdogan said.

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Counting of 'farcical' Syria vote delayed by reruns

The parliamentary polls are expected to deliver a clear majority for authoritarian leader Bashar al-Assad's Baath party.

Palestinians demand Assad regime stop Yarmouk refugee gentrification

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Palestinians demand Assad regime stop Yarmouk refugee gentrification

Palestinians have urged the brutal Assad regime to stop gentrifying the Yarmouk refugee camp, which would put hundreds of thousands of ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Car blast kills 7 near Syria-Turkey border post

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Car blast kills 7 near Syria-Turkey border post

At least seven people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday when a car bomb exploded in northern Syria near a Turkish border crossing, a war ...

Exiled opposition says Syria polls a 'farce'

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Exiled opposition says Syria polls a 'farce'

President Bashar al-Assad's Baath party and its allies are expected to take most of parliament's 250 seats.

<em>Syrians</em> vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

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Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

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