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Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

Lebanon has named the members of a delegation taking part in maritime border talks with Israel, as the UN says negotiators from both sides will be in the same room.

Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened tensions in the Gulf.

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.

UN denies responsibility for explosives 'cleared' into Beirut

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UN denies responsibility for explosives 'cleared' into Beirut

The United Nations has denied it allowed a cargo ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate into Beirut Port.

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Facebook donates $2.1 million relief fund to crisis-hit Lebanon

A $2.1 million relief and recovery fund will be sent to Lebanon from Facebook, the social networking giant confirmed on Wednesday.

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

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 ...

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Beirut blast wreaks havoc on businesses, leaving hundreds unemployed

The Beirut explosion has destroyed businesses that managed to withstand the country's economic crisis.

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over ...

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Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

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Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit to ...

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

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'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

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Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group ...

Lebanese activist Kinda el-Khatib accused of 'spying for Israel'

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Lebanese activist Kinda el-Khatib accused of 'spying for Israel'

Another activist has been arrested by Lebanese authorities and accused of conspiring with Israel, as the country cracks down on free speech

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

After a crisis meeting on Friday, President Michel Aoun announced Lebanon's central bank will begin "feeding dollars into the market" in an attempt to lift the plummeting economy.

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

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Hamas 'names prisoners it wants released' in Israel deal

Israel now has a list of 250 Palestinian women, children and elderly prisoners Hamas wants released from Israeli jails as a preliminary step ...

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Lebanon acquits 'Butcher of Khiam' Amer Fakhoury, US citizen

Former pro-Israeli militia member Amer Fakhoury was accused of murder, attempted murder and torture.

Turkey ‘mows down’ dozens of Syrian regime, Hezbollah fighters

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Turkey ‘mows down’ dozens of Syrian regime, Hezbollah fighters

Turkey launched a scathing attack against regime and Hezbollah fighters on Saturday, after dozens of its own troops were killed by Syrian ...

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Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

The Turkish army said it destroyed 'a chemical warfare facility' in Syria on Saturday, though the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a ...

Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

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Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab unveiled Lebanon's new 'technocratic' cabinet on Tuesday evening, but protesters' desires have not yet been satiated.

How war has handcuffed journalism in Yemen

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How war has handcuffed journalism in Yemen

The longer the war lasts in Yemen, the more dangerous the journalism profession becomes.

Egypt's 'Palacegate' whistleblower gets five-year sentence in absentia

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Egypt's 'Palacegate' whistleblower gets five-year sentence in absentia

A former Egyptian military contractor who made serious allegations of corruption against Egypt's president has been sentenced to five years in ...

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