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At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea.

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

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Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following oil price slump

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Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following oil price slump

Saudi Arabia's national oil company has announced a huge quarterly loss in profits, due to low oil prices and reduced demand

France rescues 33 migrants heading for England

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France rescues 33 migrants heading for England

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

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Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

Iraq's PM Kadhimi will visit Trump in Washington on 20 August, signalling US-Iran ties are recovering seven months after breaking down over the US strike on Baghdad

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

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Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

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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 ...

Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

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Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

Brazil's famous monument, Christ the Redeemer lights up to remember the more than 137 people who died in the horrific Beirut explosion.

Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

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Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

The new fall comes as markets worry about a meltdown in the foreign currency reserves at Turkey's central bank.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

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.

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

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Iraq to list hazardous materials after Beirut blast

An emergency committee says it will complete an inventory of all hazardous materials at ports and airports within 72 hours.

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Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

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Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

The rights group said the investigation should be 'free from any potential domestic political interference'.

Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

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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 ...

'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

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'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The deadly explosion that struck Beirut left Lebanese medical staff sustaining the same injuries as their patients.

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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