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Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United States.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the UN Security Council to reopen border crossings into Syria blocked by Russia, saying world powers should be ashamed by their inaction.

<em>US</em> to finally push for Syria aid at UN

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US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

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Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun failed Monday to agree on a new government line-up after months of ...

Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

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Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

Talks on the formation of a new Lebanese Cabinet between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri broke down, causing anger and ...

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation demands, writes Nizar Hassan.

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Justice for Syrians is 'more important than ever': Amnesty

Amnesty said that the UN Security Council had succumbed to pressure from the Assad regime's backers, giving the Syrian people no justice.

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UN chief calls for more humanitarian access to Syria

In a statement marking 10 years of war in Syria, the UN has called for more humanitarian access in the country.

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Palestinians veto UAE's EMGF membership bid: reports

The UAE's bid for observer status was reportedly rejected after after it was quashed by the Palestinian Authority's representative.

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'The repression must stop,' envoy on Myanmar tells UN

The UN special envoy on Myanmar on Friday demanded an end to the military's 'repression' of protesters

<em>US</em> ambassador to UN demands information on Syria detainees

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US ambassador to UN demands information on Syria detainees

The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

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South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Shireen T. Hunter

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, ...

Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

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Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

Myanmar has restricted Twitter in an effort to stifle dissent days after the military coup.

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Myanmar military widens dragnet as scores protest at university

Several hundred teachers and students protested at a Myanmar university Friday as the military widened a dragnet against officials ousted in a coup that has drawn condemnation.

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Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's generals to "relinquish power" following the military coup that ousted the elected civilian ...

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

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Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

Some medical teams posted pictures on social media wearing red ribbons -- NLD's colours -- and raising a three-finger salute in support for ...

China blocks UN response to Myanmar military coup

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China blocks UN response to Myanmar military coup

An old-time ally of Myanmar, China used its veto power to stop a UK-drafted statement from being ratified by the 15 members of the UN’s ...

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US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

Fears for Rohingya Muslims after Myanmar coup

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Fears for Rohingya Muslims after Myanmar coup

Myanmar's sanctioned military chief, accused of directing the Rohingya 'genocide', is now the country's de-facto ruler.

UAE calls for diplomacy to end conflict in Libya

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UAE calls for diplomacy to end conflict in Libya

The United Arab Emirates is calling on Libya to renew diplomatic efforts.

Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

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Trump 'provoked' Capitol mob: Republican Senate leader McConnell

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said outgoing President Donald Trump "provoked" his supporters to attack the US ...

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