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Hassan Diab said he would propose early polls to cabinet on Monday.

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as demonstrations raged over the preventable disaster

Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

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Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi issued an order expelling militias from the city.

Lebanese <em>security</em> forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

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Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

Thousands of people had poured into Beirut's main square on Saturday hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over ...

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

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Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed ...

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Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting annexation in West Bank

Israeli forces shot one Palestinian protester and injured dozens more as they marched against annexations.

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Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling on the UN ...

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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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Sudanese troops, civilians killed in clash with rebels

Sudanese troops and civilians were killed in a clash with a rebel group in the country's south.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash

A Palestinian woman died after being shot near clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank.

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles ...

Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

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Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

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.

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Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the part of the government.

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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.

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

Lebanon police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators

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Lebanon police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators

Protesters gathered near parliament on Thursday to protest a government widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.

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Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

Brian Hook will move to the private sector after leading the Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran.

Cyprus police question Russian over Beirut explosion

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Cyprus police question Russian over Beirut explosion

Cypriot police questioned the Russian at the request of Lebanon over alleged links to the ammonium nitrate said to have caused a devastating ...

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

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The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

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Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has hailed the Egypt-Greece deal as 'an exemplary agreement.'

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