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 2021-09-16 23:40 

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Lebanon's Cabinet vows to enact reforms, resume IMF talks...

Lebanon's new Cabinet Thursday approved a draft policy statement that pledges to launch reforms, a key demand of donors, and resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout package to rescue the crises-hit, debt-ridden nation fro...

 2021-09-16 22:18 

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New govt approves policy statement: official...

Lebanon's new Cabinet approved Thursday a policy program that aims to tackle one of the worst financial meltdowns in history....

 2021-09-16 21:29 

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Lebanon records 647 new virus cases, six more deaths...

Lebanon registered 647 coronavirus cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Thursday....

 2021-09-16 21:18 

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Controversy over voting law overshadows Libya election...

Less than a year since a landmark ceasefire, war-torn Libya is preparing for elections, but controversy over a voting law poses a new threat to the UN-led peace process....

 2021-09-16 21:12 

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EU observers call for 'peaceful' Iraq vote...

The European Union's first ever election observation mission in Iraq will deploy 80 people to follow early parliamentary polls next month, the group's head Viola von Cramon said Thursday....

 2021-09-16 20:48 

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Hundreds in Turkey protest $700 mln unpaid medical equipment bills...

Turkish medical producers protested on Thursday over unpaid bills worth hundreds of millions of dollars for equipment supplied to state and university hospitals....

 2021-09-16 20:22 

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Somali president withdraws PM's powers in escalating row...

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced on Thursday he had withdrawn the powers of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, the latest development in a bitter row that has plunged the country into fresh crisis....

 2021-09-16 20:14 

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West Africa bloc ECOWAS meets over Guinea coup...

Leaders from the western African bloc ECOWAS were meeting on Thursday to decide on measures to bring Guinea back to constitutional rule after troops ousted President Alpha Conde in a coup this month....

 2021-09-16 19:23 

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Egypt's Sisi pushes for December elections in Libya...

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged support Thursday for elections in Libya in talks with interim prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah, days after meeting strongman Khalifa Haftar....

 2021-09-16 17:45 

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[ Lebanon ]

Blast judge issues arrest warrant for ex-minister...

The judge investigating last year's Beirut port blast issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former public works minister Youssef Finianos after he failed to show up for questioning, the state National News Agency reported....

 2021-09-16 17:42 

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Amnesty accuses Egypt of 'intimidation' to silence activists...

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Egyptian security agencies of "persistent intimidation and harassment" of human rights defenders as a political tactic to silence them....

 2021-09-16 17:00 

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EU MPs to call for Lebanon sanctions if government fails...

The European Union should still consider imposing sanctions on Lebanese politicians who block the progress of the new government, the EU's parliament is set to say on Thursday, calling Lebanon's crisis a man-made disaster....

 2021-09-16 16:27 

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Egypt, Sudan back resumed Nile dam talks as UN urges deal...

Egypt and Sudan have expressed readiness to resume talks with Ethiopia on its controversial Nile dam after the UN Security Council urged the three governments to swiftly reach a binding deal....

 2021-09-16 15:47 

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French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US...

France said Thursday its troops deployed in the Sahel region of Africa had killed the head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) extremist group who was wanted for deadly attacks on US soldiers and foreign aid workers....

 2021-09-16 14:23 

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Lebanese pound surges after govt pledges deal with IMF...

The pound was trading at 14,250 to the dollar on Thursday...

 2021-09-16 14:19 

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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact...

The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows....

 2021-09-16 14:15 

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At least 50 killed in Yemen clashes: military sources...

At least 50 rebels and pro-government troops, including a high-ranking officer, have been killed in clashes in Yemen's central province of Al-Bayda, military sources told AFP on Thursday....

 2021-09-16 14:11 

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Putin says 'several dozen' people in his circle have coronavirus...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that dozens of people in his entourage tested positive for the coronavirus before he went into self-isolation earlier this week....

 2021-09-16 14:11 

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Tunisian president says country run by 'mafia'...

Tunisia's President Kais Saied said Tuesday that the country is being run by a "mafia" and pledged to fight corrupt politicians....

 2021-09-16 13:13 

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[ Lebanon ]

Tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel enter Lebanon...

Hezbollah began bringing Iranian fuel into Lebanon via Syria Thursday, in a move to help ease crippling energy shortages in the country....

 2021-09-16 02:50 

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Israel prison escapees began digging tunnel in December: lawyers...

Palestinian prisoners who broke out of a high-security Israeli jail this month began digging their escape tunnel in December, lawyers for two of the arrested escapees said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 01:07 

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Three protesters killed in south Yemen as conflict cripples economy...

Three people were killed in violent protests in Aden and other cities in south Yemen over widespread poverty and electricity outages as public services have collapsed within areas controlled by a Saudi-backed alliance....

 2021-09-16 01:02 

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Iran president selects hardline cabinet to drive hard bargain with US...

Iran, emboldened by the messy U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, is betting that its new hardline cabinet can force concessions in talks on Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers....

 2021-09-15 22:44 

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Cabinet set to approve policy statement, clearing way for confidence vote...

The new Cabinet is set to meet Thursday to discuss and approve a draft policy statement, virtually clearing the way for a Parliament session to seek a vote of confidence from MPs, Information Minister George Kordahi said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 22:37 

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British PM Johnson demotes foreign minister in major reshuffle...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his foreign secretary on Wednesday in a major reshuffle, removing his more under-fire colleagues to refocus the government on raising living standards after COVID-19....

 2021-09-15 21:54 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 844 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registers 844 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

 2021-09-15 21:28 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 844 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registers 844 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

 2021-09-15 20:26 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon to resume IMF talks, begin reforms, draft policy statement says...

Lebanon's new cabinet is committed to resuming talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a short- and medium-term rescue programme, a draft of its policy statement obtained by Reuters showed on Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 20:18 

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[ Lebanon ]

Draft govt policy statement says to put plan for banking sector reform...

Draft govt policy statement says to put plan for banking sector reform...

 2021-09-15 20:17 

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[ Lebanon ]

Draft govt policy statement says to restructure public debt...

Draft govt policy statement says to restructure public debt...

 2021-09-15 20:14 

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[ Lebanon ]

Draft govt policy statement pledges resumption of negotiations with IMF for rescue program...

Draft govt policy statement pledges resumption of negotiations with IMF for rescue program...

 2021-09-15 19:48 

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[ Lebanon ]

Yemeni gives her time and wages to treat children malnourished by war...

In the poor village of Jarb in northern Yemen, Ashwaq Mahmoud gives her time and spare cash to provide basic health services that people there could not otherwise reach or afford....

 2021-09-15 18:48 

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Air strikes kill three pro-Iran fighters in Syria: monitor...

Air strikes from unidentified drones killed three pro-Iran fighters in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based war monitor said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 18:04 

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Palestinian prisoners in Israel call off planned hunger strike...

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have called off a planned hunger strike later this week involving some 1,400 inmates after their demands were met, a Palestinian group said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 15:51 

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Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book...

The top US general was so worried in early January that Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to prevent the outgoing president from sparking a war with China, according to a new book....

 2021-09-15 15:49 

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Warlord chic: Taliban make themselves at home in Dostum's mansion...

Taliban fighters have taken over the glitzy Kabul mansion of one of their fiercest enemies -- the warlord and fugitive ex-vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum....

 2021-09-15 15:40 

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[ Lebanon ]

Iran demotes chief nuclear negotiator...

Iran has demoted its chief nuclear negotiator and replaced him as deputy foreign minister with an opponent of concessions to the West, state media reported Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 15:35 

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Saudi defences destroy Houthi drone launched toward Abha airport...

Saudi air defences on Wednesday destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by Yemen's Houthi group toward Abha airport in the southwest of the kingdom, the Saudi-owned Dubai-based al-Hadath channel reported....

 2021-09-15 14:48 

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[ Lebanon ]

UAE, Israel eye trillion-dollar prize one year into Abraham Accords...

The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalizing ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders hope could reap a trillion dollars in economic exchanges....

 2021-09-14 23:14 

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U.S. to hold $130m of Egypt's military aid over human rights...

The Biden administration will withhold $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt in order to pressure to the Arab ally to improve its human rights record, two sources familiar with the matter, including a U.S. official, said....

 2021-09-14 23:07 

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[ Lebanon ]

Blinken to meet with Israel, three Arab states on normalization...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with his counterparts from Israel and three Arab states on the anniversary of the normalization of ties, the State Department said....

 2021-09-14 23:05 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon records 706 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in 24 hours...

Lebanon registered eight coronavirus deaths and 706 cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday....

 2021-09-14 23:04 

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[ Lebanon ]

France urges Lebanese leaders to move forward with reforms...

France Tuesday urged Lebanon's leaders to move forward with implementing key reforms as an essential step for unlocking promised international aid to the crises and debt-ridden nation....

 2021-09-14 22:37 

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[ Lebanon ]

UK Ambassador Collard ready for reforms...

Recently appointed British Ambassador to Lebanon Ian Collard has only been in the country two months, but is keen to get stuck in and lend support to the country, at a time where Lebanon needs all the help it can get....

 2021-09-14 20:22 

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[ Lebanon ]

1,400 Palestinians in Israel jails to hold hunger strike...

Almost 1,400 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are to go on hunger strike in protest at their detention conditions since a jailbreak last week, the Palestinian Authority said Tuesday....

 2021-09-14 20:08 

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[ Lebanon ]

Palestinians hail Israel jailbreak despite recaptures...

Four of the six Palestinians who staged a Hollywood-style escape from an Israeli prison may be back behind bars, but in their home town they are being celebrated as heroes....

 2021-09-14 19:30 

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[ Lebanon ]

Former PM Diab issued with new subpoena by blast Judge...

Judge Tariq Bitar has issued a new subpoena to former PM Hassan Diab, to face questioning over the August 2020 Beirut port explosion...

 2021-09-14 19:27 

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[ Lebanon ]

Israel's new ties with the Arab world...

After Naftali Bennett became the first Israeli prime minister to visit Egypt in more than a decade, we look at the Jewish state's wooing of the Arab world....

 2021-09-14 18:37 

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[ Lebanon ]

Syria violence worsening, not safe for refugee return, UN investigators say...

Syria is still unsafe for the return of refugees a decade after its conflict began, U.N investigators have said...

 2021-09-14 18:32 

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[ Lebanon ]

Greece plane crash victim was Netanyahu trial witness...

Israel confirmed on Tuesday that the victim of a plane crash in Greece was a witness in a trial involving former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Greek officials launched an inquiry....

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