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Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst economic crisis in decades.

In a show of support for Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi, thousands rallied in Bkerke, north of the capital Beirut on Saturday.

In bankrupt Lebanon, <em>thieves</em> go for manhole covers

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

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Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

Sylvain Mercadier

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies ...

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

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Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

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Striking Tunisia medics protest following doctor's death

The protesters, many of them wearing white coats, gathered outside the health ministry in Tunis and chanted angry slogans against the country's ...

Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

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Paris thieves steal $720,000 in belongings from Saudi princess

More than $720,000 in designer belongings have been stolen from the home of a Saudi princess in Paris.

Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

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Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

Afghanistan's interior minister issued Kabul police with a shoot-to-kill order in a bid to control any escalation in violent crime as US forces ...

Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

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Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current ...

Lebanese teenager 'handcuffed, set on fire' in horrific killing

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Lebanese teenager 'handcuffed, set on fire' in horrific killing

The killing of a 14-year-old believed to have been taken hostage, handcuffed and "soaked in a gallon of petrol" before being set alight, has ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

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Musician The Weeknd donates $300,000 to Beirut relief efforts

The Canadian musician donated towards relief efforts after Beirut was destroyed due to two explosions.

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Narjas Zatat

#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

At least 100 people have died and thousands injured in the deadly explosion near a Beirut port, and people across the world are sending messages ...

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Utter devastation as toll from Beirut blast tops 100

As the death toll from the devastating Beirut blast tops 100, thousands of survivors were left homeless and thousands more crammed into ...

Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

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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" ...

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

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PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

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UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

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