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Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the potentially first Black woman Vice President.

A US official renewed criticism of China's handling of the pandemic is likely to further stoke already fiery tensions between the United States and China.

<em>Coronavirus</em> toll hits record high in blast-hit Lebanon

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Coronavirus toll hits record high in blast-hit Lebanon

Lebanon has recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths and new infections.

Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing over balloon attacks

Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

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Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

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

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Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

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'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

The blast a week ago that temporarily displaced 100,000 children, according to a UN estimate, was so mighty it had the magnitude of an ...

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Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

Tunisia's largest faction, the Islamist Ennahdha party, has said it will oppose the formation of a non-political government by prime ...

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Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

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Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

The United Nations food-assistance branch will aid Beirut with 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour after the country's only only grain silo was ...

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Russia develops 'first' coronavirus vaccine, Putin says

President Vladimir Putin claimed Russia has developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine.

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

Man shot outside White House, Trump evacuated

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Man shot outside White House, Trump evacuated

US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just ...

World surpasses 20 million <em>coronavirus</em> cases

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the ...

Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

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Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

An internal probe has cleared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of wrongdoing in a disputed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a senior State Department ...

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Saudi Aramco chief sounds optimistic over oil demand rise

The head of Saudi Aramco said Monday he was optimistic that the global demand for oil was growing as the worst of the coronavirus pandemic "might be behind us".

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Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus ...

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Jordan police attack teachers protesting pay cuts

Jordanian police attacked teachers for protesting against the government not honouring a pay bonus.

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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 ...

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.

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Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an ...

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

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Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut ...

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