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An Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a cafe in the Somali town of Baido, 250 kilometres northwest of the capital Mogadishu.

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship <em>blast</em>

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

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The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

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UN urges 'maximum restraint' after blast hits Iran ship

The UN called for "maximum restraint" in the Middle East after an explosion on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

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Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

Lebanon's economic crisis has caused extreme poverty across the country, prompting one trade union to take drastic action.

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Turkey jails four over bombing that killed German tourists

A Turkish court sentenced four men to life in jail over a 2016 suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul that killed 12 German tourists.

Beirut's <em>blast</em>-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

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Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned ...

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Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

An attack on a tea shop in the Somali capital left at least five civilians dead on Saturday, including a child.

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

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Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

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Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

Recently discovered chemical materials in Lebanon sparked concern and fears.

Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

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Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

Indonesian police said that one of the two suicide bombers who carried an attack on a cathedral was part of JAD, a pro-Islamic State extremist ...

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

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'Iranian missile hits Israeli-owned cargo ship' in Arabian Sea

The ship, owned by XT Management and based in the port city of Haifa, was able to continue its voyage.

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Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

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Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

Dozens of women in Lebanon took to the streets on the eve of Mother's Day to protest against the country's ruling class.

Cyprus urged to probe migrant pushbacks from Lebanon

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Cyprus urged to probe migrant pushbacks from Lebanon

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Cyprus to investigate allegations of ill-treatment of migrants arriving by boat.

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Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

Beirut's port blast is believed to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear, man-made explosions in human history.

Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

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Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

At least nine people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Wardak province in central Afghanistan, the Afghan defence ministry said.

Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

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Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

Lebanon's currency tumbled to a new low against the dollar on the black market on Tuesday

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

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Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

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