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German embassy personnel were wounded in the Beirut explosions on Tuesday, the country's foreign ministry said.

Pompeo in an accompanying statement said that the United States will wait for the findings of Lebanese authorities on the cause of the explosions.

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.

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.

Iran, UAE top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

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Iran, UAE top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he discussed the region's coronavirus outbreaks and other issues with his Emirati counterpart ...

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'Naughty journalist' sparks diplomatic incident between Kuwait and Egypt

A YouTube prankster called the "Naughty Journalist" has been condemned by the Kuwaiti embassy in Cairo and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry after offering Egyptians money to burn the Kuwaiti flag.

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy ...

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Iran detains 2 Swedish nationals over drug smuggling

The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirmed that two of its nationals are being held in Iran but gave no other details.

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

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UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

US threatens to sanction Haftar over ties with Russia

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US threatens to sanction Haftar over ties with Russia

The US has threatened to sanction Khalifa Haftar over an oil blockade which they say is influenced by Russia.

Iran protests US jet approach at UN

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that ...

France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

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France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

The French assistance will go to a network of over 50 French and Francophone schools, it has been reported.

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

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Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

German activist Hella Mewis was freed by Iraqi security forces after being kidnapped earlier this week.

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French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

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Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

Anti-Sisi whistle blower Mohamed Ali faces extradition to Egypt on grounds of fraud and money-laundering.

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German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

Hella Mewis, who ran arts programmes in the Iraqi capital, was "kidnapped" on Monday as police officers watched, a security source said.

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Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda ...

Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

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Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

The attack took place in the searing afternoon heat as Iran's top diplomat held back-to-back meetings with senior Iraqi officials nearby.

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US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime minister.

Saudi government linked to threats against ex-FBI agent

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Saudi government linked to threats against ex-FBI agent

A recent report links Saudi Arabia to a cyber campaign targeting a prominent US-based critic who lead investigations into 9/11 attacks carried ...

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

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Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

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Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

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