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Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen poverty increase.

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

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.

Palestinian-Israeli mother and son injured in Haifa shootout

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Palestinian-Israeli mother and son injured in Haifa shootout

A 57-year-old mother and her 23-year-old son were lightly wounded after being shot at in the Hadar neighbourhood in Haifa.

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

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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 ...

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

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Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

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One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

Described by activists as "Saturday of revenge" and "Judgement Day", wide-scale demonstrations in Beirut turned violent leaving one dead and ...

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 ...

Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

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Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

The Libyan government warned against the militarisation of Libyan oil fields.

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

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Palestinian hospitalised as Israeli settlers throw stones at car

A Palestinian was taken to hospital after Israeli settlers threw stones at his car.

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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 ...

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A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

A twin sister, a doting father attending his daughter's cancer treatment, and a student working double-shifts at the port: Families begin to ...

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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.

Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

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Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike: reports

Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

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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 ...

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

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UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to release detained ...

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.

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