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Lebanese security apparatus have attacked unarmed protesters, including attacking medics.

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 resignation of the government.

Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

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Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more ...

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

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Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

Tunisia's largest faction, the Islamist Ennahdha party, has said it will oppose the formation of a non-political government by prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi.

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that ...

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

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Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab announced that he is stepping down from his job in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that triggered ...

Jordan police attack teachers protesting pay cuts

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Jordan police attack teachers protesting pay cuts

Jordanian police attacked teachers for protesting against the government not honouring a pay bonus.

Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

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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 ...

Teenage son of Lebanon's 'most hated politician' addresses cyberbullying

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Teenage son of Lebanon's 'most hated politician' addresses cyberbullying

The young son of Lebanon's former Foreign Minister speaks out against alleged bullying in recent TikTok video.

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

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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 Crisis Group.

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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 ...

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Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an ...

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

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Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

Trump urges Lebanon to hold 'transparent investigation' into blast

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Trump urges Lebanon to hold 'transparent investigation' into blast

US President Donald Trump called for Lebanon to conduct a "full and transparent investigation" into the huge explosion that hit Beirut, and ...

Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

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Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

Lebanon bank CEO's nearly $10 million penthouse purchase in the US further angers the Lebanese, who have been barred from accessing their ...

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