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Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the resignation of the government.

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the capital.

Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

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Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

Israeli occupation authorities have threatened to demolish the West Bank cave that a Palestinian family have sought sanctuary in after they were refused permission to build a house.

Beirut blast wreaks havoc on businesses, leaving hundreds unemployed

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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.

Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

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Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

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Funeral of Kataeb party general-secretary held in Beirut

The funeral of Nazar Najarian, the general-secretary of the Kataeb party who was killed in the blast at the port of Beirut, was held in Beirut

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

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Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

Thousands of people had poured into Beirut's main square on Saturday hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over ...

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Over 40 Syrians killed in Beirut blast: embassy

The embassy did not specify if the Syrian fatalities were included in the 154 death toll announced by Lebanese authorities.

A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

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A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

A twin sister, a doting father attending his daughter's cancer treatment, and a student working double-shifts at the port: Families begin to ...

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

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Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

'France will never let Lebanon go,' said Macron during his visit to Beirut following the port disaster, which has prompted accusations of ...

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

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Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed ...

Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

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Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

Lebanon is braced for large anti-government protests on Saturday, amid popular anger against the country's political leadership.

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the devastating explosion, according to newly surfaced documents.

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Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

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Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian ...

Lebanon police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators

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Lebanon police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators

Protesters gathered near parliament on Thursday to protest a government widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.

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IMF urges Lebanon to break reform 'impasse' after blast

Talks with the IMF this year have so far failed to yield promises of reform from Lebanon's government.

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

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Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

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

Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

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Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

In a Facebook post responding to the devastating Beirut blast, former Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin said the incident was a 'gift from God'.

'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

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'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The deadly explosion that struck Beirut left Lebanese medical staff sustaining the same injuries as their patients.

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