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Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the devastating explosion, according to newly surfaced documents.

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

Lebanon's Hezbollah 'categorically denies' storing arms at blast site

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Lebanon's Hezbollah 'categorically denies' storing arms at blast site

Hezbollah has denied that it was storing weapons at the blast site, as investigators search the debris for a cause for the Beirut explosion.

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'.

Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

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Iran, Ukraine hold 'constructive' talks on downed airliner

The two states agreed that a 'most transparent and unbiased investigation by Iran is needed'.

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Israel says it arrested Hamas militant who fled Gaza

The announcement confirms weeks of rumours that a Hamas figure had “defected” to Israel.

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Iran targets dummy US aircraft carrier in Gulf exercises

Footage of the war games broadcast on state television showed the Guards' air and naval forces readying for an attack off the country's ...

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Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

Despite tensions, Hezbollah says all-out war with Israel 'unlikely'

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Despite tensions, Hezbollah says all-out war with Israel 'unlikely'

Tensions between Israel and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have been mounting for weeks.

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

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Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

Iran says passengers can sue US for endangering flight

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Iran says passengers can sue US for endangering flight

Iran has lodged a complaint with the ICAO and plans to submit a protest letter to the UN Security Council and secretary general.

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

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Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime.

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Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border unrest

The Israeli army said that helicopters struck military targets "belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces", including observation posts and intelligence collection systems.

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US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' of the ...

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Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

Israel is reinforcing its northern border after the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for an airstrike near Damascus which killed ...

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US presence in Iraq 'cause of insecurity', says Khamenei

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi of Iraq met Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the Iranian capital during his first trip abroad since taking office.

Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria: monitor

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Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria: monitor

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes targeting Iran-backed forces in Syria but rarely acknowledges such operations.

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor ...

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

"Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his country ...

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.

Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

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Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

Iran has sent the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane which its armed forces accidentally shot down in January to France after a long ...

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