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 2021-10-13 15:51 

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 2021-10-08 22:37 

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Lebanon records 640 coronavirus cases, four deaths in 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 640 new coronavirus cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Friday....

 2021-10-08 19:55 

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Iran says Saudi talks on 'right track'...

Discussions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are on the right track but it will take more time to restore bilateral ties, Iran's foreign minister said in Beirut Friday....

 2021-10-08 19:18 

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Ex-ministers file lawsuits to fire Beirut blast investigator...

Three former ministers filed lawsuits Friday requesting the replacement of Judge Tarek Bitar as head of the investigation into last year's Beirut Port blast, days before he was scheduled to interrogate them on suspicion of negligence and maladministra...

 2021-10-08 19:14 

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Bomb kills at least 50 at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz...

An apparent bomb attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed at least 50 people Friday, in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country....

 2021-10-08 17:59 

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Rights group cites Facebook censorship of Palestinians...

Facebook and its Instagram platform have wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians, including about abuses during Israeli-Palestinian violence this year, Human Rights Watch said on Friday....

 2021-10-08 17:23 

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UAE targets carbon neutrality by 2050...

The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's biggest oil exporters, has launched a "strategic initiative" targeting carbon neutrality by 2050, ahead of a UN climate conference late this month....

 2021-10-08 16:18 

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Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov...

The Nobel Peace Prize was on Friday awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia for their fight for freedom of expression in their countries....

 2021-10-08 16:06 

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'Loyal friend': Hezbollah chief meets Iran FM...

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah described Iran as a "sincere ally and loyal friend" during talks with Iranian foreign minister in Beirut, the group said in a statement Friday....

 2021-10-08 14:35 

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Iraqis head to early vote with little hope for change...

Iraqis go to the polls Sunday for parliamentary elections, two years after a wave of anti-government protests swept the war-scarred country, but analysts say the vote is unlikely to deliver major change....

 2021-10-08 14:13 

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US calls Hezbollah fuel shipments 'public relations' ploy...

The United States on Thursday denounced Hezbollah's deliveries of Iranian fuel in crisis-hit Lebanon as a public relations stunt and warned that Tehran remained under sanctions....

 2021-10-07 22:48 

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Iran says ready to help Lebanon overcome crisis, build power plants...

Iran's new foreign minister Thursday wrapped up daylong talks with top Lebanese officials by declaring that Tehran was ready to help Lebanon overcome its dire economic crisis, including the building of two power plants to resolve the country' chro...

 2021-10-07 20:23 

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Lebanon records 519 coronavirus cases, five deaths in 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 519 new coronavirus cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Thursday....

 2021-10-07 15:39 

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Four hurt as Saudi intercepts suspected Yemen rebel drone...

Four workers were wounded Wednesday as the Saudi-led coalition fighting in neighbouring Yemen intercepted an explosives-laden drone targeting the kingdom's Abha airport, state media reported....

 2021-10-07 15:36 

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Iran-SKorea row worsens over oil billions frozen by US sanctions...

A row between Iran and South Korea is intensifying, with Tehran threatening legal action unless Seoul releases more than $7 billion in funds for oil shipments frozen because of US sanctions....

 2021-10-06 22:33 

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Enacting reforms, improving electricity are govt's priorities: Mikati...

Enacting financial reforms, increasing electricity supplies and supporting poor families are at the top of the government's priorities, Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Wednesday....

 2021-10-06 21:45 

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Lebanon records 796 coronavirus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 796 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday....

 2021-10-06 21:09 

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Algeria tells France to 'decolonise its history' in new spat...

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has told France to "decolonise" its history, in the latest verbal broadside between Paris and a former colony in Africa....

 2021-10-06 19:31 

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Thousands of Gazans apply for Israeli work permits...

Thousands of Gazans applied Wednesday for work permits for Israel, which has been reopening its gates to labourers from the Palestinian enclave following the latest war in May....

 2021-10-06 18:30 

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Iran 'concerned' by Israeli 'presence' in the Caucasus...

Iran said Wednesday that it has "serious concerns" about Israel's presence in the Caucasus, as tensions mount between Iran and Azerbaijan over Baku's ties with Israel, a major arms supplier....

 2021-10-06 18:20 

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UAE says has 'overcome' Covid crisis...

The United Arab Emirates declared Wednesday that it has overcome the Covid crisis, recording its lowest number of infections this month since summer last year....

 2021-10-06 18:17 

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Iran expects nuclear talks in Vienna to restart 'soon'...

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in Moscow Wednesday that he expects negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal to restart in Austria soon....

 2021-10-06 17:40 

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Duo wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on catalysts...

Germany's Benjamin List and David MacMillan of the United States on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction, the jury said....

 2021-10-06 15:24 

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Pope expresses 'shame' at French sex abuse scandal...

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his "shame" at the sexual abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, laid bare in a devastating report this week....

 2021-10-06 14:16 

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Whistleblower urges regulation to tackle Facebook 'crisis'...

Washington, Oct 6, 2021 (AFP) -Joshua Melvin A Facebook whistleblower told US lawmakers Tuesday that the social media giant fuels division, harms children and urgently needs to be regulated, drawing pledges Congress would take up long-delayed action....

 2021-10-06 14:08 

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In Iraq vote, big blocs lurk behind 'independents'...

When Iraqis go to the polls Sunday, they will vote for individual candidates rather than parties for the first time under a new electoral law meant to appease a youth-led protest movement fed up with the country's old-style politics....

 2021-10-05 23:15 

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Macron meets Blinken as US seeks to restore confidence...

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his first meeting with an American official since the scrapping of a submarine contract with Australia plunged relations into crisis....

 2021-10-05 22:53 

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Lebanon records 728 coronavirus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 728 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday....

 2021-10-05 22:20 

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EU ready to support govt's economic rescue plan: EU envoy...

The European Union is ready to support the Lebanese government's plan to rescue the debt-ridden country from its worst economic and financial crisis in history, the EU Ambassador to Lebanon Ralph Tarraf said Tuesday....

 2021-10-05 21:25 

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Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down?...

Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than six hours on Monday, underscoring the world's reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant....

 2021-10-05 20:32 

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Israel-Abbas ties warming but peace talks unlikely...

Recent visits by three Israeli cabinet ministers to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas indicate both sides are keen to promote stability and improve ties, even if peace talks remain off the table for now....

 2021-10-05 20:30 

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Beirut blast judge summons four ex-officials for questioning...

Judge Tarek Bitar summoned Tuesday a former prime minister and three ex-ministers for interrogation on suspicion of negligence and maladministration over last year's catastrophic Beirut Port blast, judicial sources said....

 2021-10-05 18:27 

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Mikati denies any wrongdoing after Pandora Papers revelations...

Prime Minister Najib Mikati has denied any wrongdoing after he was named in the Pandora Papers among political and financial officials with wealth hidden in offshore tax havens....

 2021-10-05 17:27 

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Nobel Physics Prize to two climate experts and Italian theorist...

US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and the understanding of physical systems, the jury said....

 2021-10-05 16:40 

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French Catholic Church inquiry finds 216,000 sex abuse victims from 1950...

An independent inquiry into alleged sex abuse of minors by French Catholic priests, deacons and other clergy has found some 216,000 victims from 1950 to 2020, a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up for decades by a "veil of silence....

 2021-10-05 14:43 

The Daily Star

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Facebook fights global outage and whistleblower revelations...

Facebook battled dueling crises Monday as potentially billions of users were impacted when its dominant social network went offline for seven hours, and the company fought against a whistleblower's damning revelations....

 2021-10-05 14:39 

The Daily Star

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Youth in Iraq protest hub vow to boycott 'rigged' polls...

Iraq will hold early elections Sunday as a concession to a youth-led protest movement, but in Nasiriyah, the city at the heart of the revolt, most young people won't vote....

 2021-10-05 14:34 

The Daily Star

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US hopes to restart Iran talks but cites 'alarming' nuclear progress...

The United States hopes to restart nuclear talks with Iran soon, a senior US official said Monday, while noting "alarming" progress by Tehran on developing nuclear capacity....

 2021-10-05 14:31 

The Daily Star

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Macron wants 'calming down' in Algeria relations...

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he hoped that tensions with Algeria could ease after a row over visas and critical comments by Paris towards Algiers....

 2021-10-05 02:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by widespread outage...

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were hit by a massive outage Monday, impacting potentially tens of millions of people as users flocked to other networks to sound off....

 2021-10-05 00:08 

The Daily Star

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Syria must admit chemical weapons inspectors: West...

Western countries on Monday called on Syria to allow in chemical arms inspectors, saying Damascus continued to breach its obligations to the world's toxic weapons watchdog....

 2021-10-04 22:33 

The Daily Star

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French envoy holds talks on expediting reform measures...

A special envoy of French President Emmanuel Macron began talks Monday with Lebanese officials aimed at accelerating the government's reform measures and its preparations to resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout package...

 2021-10-04 21:09 

The Daily Star

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Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Hariri murder suspects...

Prosecutors on Monday appealed against the acquittal by a UN-backed court of two suspected Hezbollah members over the 2005 murder of Lebanese former prime minister Rafik Hariri....

 2021-10-04 20:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon records 224 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 224 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Monday....

 2021-10-04 19:51 

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Israel accuses Iran of targeting its business figures in Cyprus...

Israel on Monday accused Iran of plotting "terror" attacks against Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus, but dismissed reports that Israeli-Cypriot billionaire Teddy Sagi was targeted for assassination....

 2021-10-04 19:24 

The Daily Star

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Crimes against humanity, war crimes committed in Libya: UN probe...

War crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Libya since 2016, a United Nations investigation revealed on Monday....

 2021-10-04 19:21 

The Daily Star

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World leaders scramble to limit 'Pandora Papers' damage...

Governments moved Monday to limit the fallout from a release of millions of documents detailing how leaders have used offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars....

 2021-10-04 19:16 

The Daily Star

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Iran says foresees nuclear talks resuming by early November...

Iran foresees talks with world powers aimed at reviving its nuclear deal resuming by early November, foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday....

 2021-10-04 18:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Judge to resume Beirut blast probe after court rejects complaints...

Judge Tarek Bitar is set to resume his investigations into the Beirut Port blast Tuesday, after the Court of Cassation rejected legal complaints filed against him by several former ministers, judiciary sources said....

 2021-10-04 18:04 

The Daily Star

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No sign of foul play in Prophet Mohammed cartoonist death: Swedish police...

There is so far no sign of foul play in the car crash that killed Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who lived under protection after his 2007 depiction of the Prophet Mohammed prompted death threats, police said Monday....

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