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US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale made the announcement as he toured the Gemayezeh neighborhood, which was damaged by the blast.

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

Lebanon ex-interior minister accuses Israel of blast involvement

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Lebanon ex-interior minister accuses Israel of blast involvement

Former interior minister Nohad Machnouk said Israel was 'clearly' responsible for the devastating blast at Beirut's port.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ...

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Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

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More than 170 dead in Yemen floods

The flash floods have dealt a new blow to the war torn country.

Narjas Zatat

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

Israel said it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from ...

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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 ...

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

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'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

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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Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

Following Tuesday's tragic explosion at Beirut port, authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged presence of ammonium nitrate in Aden.

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Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

Highly dangerous material was relocated from Baghdad's International Airport to a military site on Sunday, Iraqi authorities said.

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

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Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge questioned security ...

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

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Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

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Beirut explosion 'should not be politicised', says Iran

A foreign ministry spokesperson claimed countries were trying to politicise the blast "for their own interests".

EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

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EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

The European Commission on Sunday added another 30 million euros to the 33 million already announced to help Lebanon after last week's deadly ...

Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

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Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

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Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

Canada has vowed to match donations to a Lebanon relief fund to aid the victims of the Beirut port blast, where more than 150 people died and ...

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