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Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

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Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

Lebanon's presidency has announced parliamentary consultations to name a new prime minister will begin next week.

Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

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Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of Covid-19.

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

Narjas Zatat

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled ...

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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 chiefs over last week's deadly Beirut blast.

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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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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 Beirut ...

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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.

Iraqi-donated oil arrives in disaster-stricken Lebanon

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Iraqi-donated oil arrives in disaster-stricken Lebanon

Iraqi-donated oil has arrived in Lebanon after travelling through the Syrian border on Sunday.

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official

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Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official

The blast on Tuesday, which was felt across the county and as far as the island of Cyprus, was recorded as having the power of a magnitude 3.3 ...

Funeral of Kataeb party general-secretary held in Beirut

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Funeral of Kataeb party general-secretary held in Beirut

The funeral of Nazar Najarian, the general-secretary of the Kataeb party who was killed in the blast at the port of Beirut, was held in Beirut

String of MP <em>resignations</em> after Beirut blast

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String of MP resignations after Beirut blast

Three members of Lebanon's Kataeb bloc resigned in protest of the Beirut port disaster, bringing the number of MPs to quit since the explosion ...

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government's response to the health crisis.

Mel Plant

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

The shortcomings of Libya's healthcare system go beyond the conflict, and are rooted in deep-seated corruption.

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Britain embarks on new future outside the EU

There were celebrations and tears across the UK as Britain became the first member state to leave the EU.

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Ghosn's top Japanese lawyers quit following client flight

One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from the job after his client fled the country.

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

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Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

In-depth: The well-connected citizens of protest hit Lebanon have been turning to alternative news sources online amid distrust in mainstream ...

Jordan enacts major cabinet reshuffle to address economic woes

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Jordan enacts major cabinet reshuffle to address economic woes

Jordan was shaken by a week of angry protests last year as thousands protested against austerity measures.

Abbas to build presidential palace as PLO crisis continues

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Abbas to build presidential palace as PLO crisis continues

Following a series of leaks documenting rampant corruption within official Palestinian institutions, plans to build a $13 million Presidential ...

Cash-strapped Jordan government resigns ahead of reshuffle

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Cash-strapped Jordan government resigns ahead of reshuffle

Jordan's government resigned ahead of a second cabinet reshuffle in six months, state media reported, as the cash-strapped kingdom remains mired ...

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