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Lebanon’s Civil Defence have retrieved the bodies of four people, including a child, who had desperately tried to flee the crisis-hit country a week ago.

Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Lebanon said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit country.

Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut <em>blast</em> victims

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Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The event was held in the gardens of the Sursock Palace, whose windows, red-tiled roof, ceilings and furniture were ravaged in the ...

Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut <em>blast</em>

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

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Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

An explosive device damaged the facade of the American Institute for English Learning in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq.

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US claims Hezbollah stockpiling 'Beirut destroying explosive' across Europe

A senior US official has accused Hezbollah of stockpiling ammonia nitrate across Europe.

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HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

The rights watchdog said funds shouldbe disbursed directly to those in need and to organisations able to distribute aid immediately and ...

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Sudan says arrests 41 for possessing explosives

Sudanese authorities arrested 41 people for possessing large amounts of explosives.

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

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France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not formed a government as per President Emmanuel Macron's deadline.

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In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and Hezbollah.

Blaze rips through Zaha Hadid building in Beirut

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Blaze rips through Zaha Hadid building in Beirut

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in the building that was the work of late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid.

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

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Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

Lebanese rally to demand justice over port <em>blast</em>

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Lebanese rally to demand justice over port blast

Some marchers carried black versions of the Lebanese flag in a sign of mourning for the more than 190 people who were killed in the explosion at ...

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Explosion in Tehran province kills 1, damages buildings: media

The explosion at a battery workshop near Tehran is the latest in a series of fires and blasts to hit Iran in recent months.

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Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

A statement from the civil defence confirmed that the fire had been fully extinguished after firefighters worked through the night.

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Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

Lebanon's security chief held talks with top Elysee aides in Paris as Beirut's government formation process - a key step to unlock international ...

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Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

A huge ball of flames was seen rising into the sky after an explosion ripped through an arms depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa at dawn on ...

Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

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Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has vowed to 'keep fighting'

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'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents ...

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

The fire has caused panic among Beirut residents traumatised by last month's catastrophic explosion.

Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

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Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Three people were killed and seven injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

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