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Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as demonstrations raged over the preventable disaster

Palestinian children in Gaza have returned to school on a reduced schedule after a five-month breakduring the Covid-19 outbreak

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 this week’s blast.

Over 40 Syrians killed in Beirut blast: embassy

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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.

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

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Wife of Dutch ambassador killed in Beirut blast

'Beloved' Hedwig Waltmans-Molier, the wife of the Netherlands' ambassador to Lebanon, died from her injuries sustained during the Beirut explosion

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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 ...

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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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More than 60 still missing after Beirut mega-blast

Sixty people are still missing, while 154 are confirmed dead following the devastating explosion in Beirut's port, the Lebanese health ...

Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

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Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

US President Donald Trump announced he would participate in an international conference call for donors assisting Lebanon in the aftermath of ...

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash

A Palestinian woman died after being shot near clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank.

UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

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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.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

Covid-19 cases in Damascus likely more than 85,000: report

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Covid-19 cases in Damascus likely more than 85,000: report

A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the ...

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Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

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First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol ...

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UNIFIL assessment of damage at Beirut blast site

Technical experts at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon are assessing the damages of the Beirut port explosion.

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

World Bank intends to help fund Beirut after explosion

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World Bank intends to help fund Beirut after explosion

The World Bank has offered to look into ways of aiding Lebanon as the country sinks further into financial crisis.

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HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to invite international experts to conduct an independent probe into the explosion that rocked ...

Turkey sends aid, medical equipment to Lebanon

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Turkey sends aid, medical equipment to Lebanon

Turkey is sending search and rescue teams along with emergency medical personnel to aid Lebanese authorities.

Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

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Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second ...

Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

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Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

Libya and Italy announced plans to collaborate on reclamation and demining activities while expanding cooperation in medicine and military ...

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