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French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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 thousands in the 2006 war

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

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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 ...

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

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UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

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India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

A passenger jet repatriating Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic crashed upon landing, leaving at least 16 dead.

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles ...

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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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YouTuber PewDiePie donates $100,000 to Lebanon Red Cross

The Swedish YouTuber also encouraged his millions of fans to donate to the Lebanese Red Crescent.

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

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Three-year-old girl succumbs to wounds from Lebanon blast

The toddler was reportedly struck by a door that had become unhinged during the deadly blast on Tuesday.

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

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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.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

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Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

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

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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 camp, where ...

Cyprus police question Russian over Beirut explosion

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Cyprus police question Russian over Beirut explosion

Cypriot police questioned the Russian at the request of Lebanon over alleged links to the ammonium nitrate said to have caused a devastating ...

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

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Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

Malaysian authorities last month questioned Al-Jazeera staff, with police seizing two computers from their office on Tuesday.

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Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Beirut residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the mess caused by a blast that has been compared to Hiroshima.

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Lebanese bride's photoshoot interrupted by deadly Beirut explosion

A bride was caught unawares after a photoshoot for her upcoming wedding was interrupted by the Beirut explosion at the port, forcing her to take ...

Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

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Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

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Beirut a 'wake-up call' for Israel's Haifa, warns mayor

The mayor of Haifa, home to Israel's largest industrial area, warned of a scenario similar to the Beirut explosion could strike the city.

Egypt's Prosecutor-General opens investigation into Cairo hotel gang rape

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Egypt's Prosecutor-General opens investigation into Cairo hotel gang rape

Egypt's public prosecution has ordered an investigation into an alleged gang rape of an 18-year-old woman at an upscale Cairo hotel following a ...

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'.

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

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'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

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