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Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it will be delaying the scheduled verdict in the Rafic Hariri case as a sign of respect for the victims of Beirut's blast.

Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

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Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second outbreak.

Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

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Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

Libya and Italy announced plans to collaborate on reclamation and demining activities while expanding cooperation in medicine and military ...

Lebanon declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut

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Lebanon declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Lebanon's government has said it wants officials placed under house arrest over the cataclysmic blast.

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Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

Members of Lebanon's entrenched political elite are pointing fingers at one another, after an explosion ravaged Beirut. But ordinary Lebanese are not impressed.

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Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

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Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

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Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in her ...

France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

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France offers Lebanon 'assistance' after Beirut blasts

French President Emmanuel Macron said French aid and resources were being sent to Lebanon.

Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

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Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

Comment: It's easy for Biden oppose Trump's racist rhetoric, but the real test lies in whether he can meaningfully engage with the Muslim ...

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

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World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in ...

Qatar dispatches field hospitals to support Beirut blast victims

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Qatar dispatches field hospitals to support Beirut blast victims

Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani called President Michel Aoun to offer condolences and support.

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At least 30 killed, hundreds wounded in Beirut explosion

At least 30 people were killed and over 2,500 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

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At least 50 killed, 2,750 wounded in Beirut blasts

At least 50 people were killed and over 2,750 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

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Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

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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.

Kuwait emir's health improving: PM

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Kuwait emir's health improving: PM

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah is currently undergoing medical treatment in the US.

Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

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Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

Egypt's international cooperation minister has invited the Tesla founder to visit the pyramids after he tweeted the ancient structures were ...

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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