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Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

Karoui was rearrested in connection with money laundering and tax evasion.

Lebanese central bank governor refuses to appear before court

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Lebanese central bank governor refuses to appear before court

Riad Salameh refused to appear before the court when he was summoned to court as part of an investigation into corruption.

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

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Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

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Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

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

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

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

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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.

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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.

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 ...

Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

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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 ...

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 Beirut ...

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

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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.

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

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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 ...

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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 earthquake.

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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

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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 ...

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 ...

UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

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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 ...

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.

Britain embarks on new future outside the EU

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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.

Ghosn's top Japanese lawyers quit following client flight

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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.

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