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 2021-10-04 17:34 

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Iran to launch Arak nuclear research reactor 'within year'...

An Iranian nuclear reactor being converted from heavy water production into a power generating research facility will be launched within a year, a spokesman for parliament's energy commission announced....

 2021-10-04 17:02 

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Jordan says Pandora Papers claims 'distorted', security threat...

Jordan's royal court Monday rejected as "distorted" claims made in the "Pandora Papers" that King Abdullah II created a network of offshore companies to build a $100 million overseas property empire....

 2021-10-04 14:32 

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In Iraq, big neighbour Iran faces growing backlash...

As Iraq heads to the polls on October 10, a spotlight has fallen on the outsized influence neighboring Iran wields -- but also on the growing popular backlash against it....

 2021-10-04 14:27 

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Prophet Mohammed cartoonist dies in car crash...

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who lived under police protection after his 2007 depiction of the Prophet Mohammed prompted death threats, died Sunday in a car accident....

 2021-10-04 14:21 

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Taliban say Islamic State cell destroyed after mosque attack...

The Taliban said on Monday they had destroyed an Islamic State cell in the Afghan capital, hours after a suspected IS attack on a mosque killed five people....

 2021-10-04 01:45 

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'Pandora Papers' expose offshore assets of heads of state, govt...

More than a dozen heads of state and government, including the King of Jordan and the Czech prime minister, have hidden millions in offshore tax havens, according to an investigation published Sunday by the ICIJ media consortium....

 2021-10-04 01:39 

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Saudi Arabia confirms recent talks with Iran...

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister confirmed Sunday that Riyadh held discussions with regional rival Tehran last month, as talks to ease tensions have continued under Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi....

 2021-10-03 22:24 

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Jordan's king, Assad hold first phone call since start of Syria war...

Jordan's king held a telephone call with Syria's president on Sunday, the palace said, in the first such conversation between the two leaders since Syria's war erupted a decade ago....

 2021-10-03 21:30 

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Iran urges US to unfreeze $10 bn to show 'intentions'...

Iran's foreign minister has called on the United States to unlock $10 billion of Tehran's frozen assets to clear the way for a return to a nuclear deal....

 2021-10-03 21:15 

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Foreign diplomatic activity reflects concern with helping Lebanon...

Lebanon this week will be the venue for a flurry of foreign diplomatic activity following the formation of a new government, reflecting growing international concern to help the crises-hit country out of its worst economic meltdown in decades, an official...

 2021-10-03 21:08 

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Thousands rally to back Tunisian president...

More than 5,000 demonstrators held a show of support Sunday throughout Tunisia for President Kais Saied whose power grab has stirred controversy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring....

 2021-10-03 20:36 

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Lebanon sees 529 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 529 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Sunday....

 2021-10-03 19:36 

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Blast kills at least two civilians near Kabul mosque...

An explosion outside a mosque in the Afghan capital killed at least two people on Sunday, senior Taliban officials said....

 2021-10-03 19:28 

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First 'Egyptair' flight lands in Israel...

A plane branded with the logo of national Egyptian carrier Egyptair landed in Israel for the first time Sunday, a flight described as "historic" by the Israel Airports Authority....

 2021-10-03 19:22 

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Algeria bans French military planes from airspace: French army...

The Algerian government has banned French military planes from its airspace, the French army said on Sunday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked by a visa row and reported critical comments from President Emmanuel Macron....

 2021-10-03 18:35 

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One child dead, flights suspended as cyclone approaches Oman...

One child has died in flash flooding while flights and schools have been suspended as tropical Cyclone Shaheen bears down on Oman, authorities said Sunday....

 2021-10-03 17:49 

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Paramilitaries fear Iraq vote plans disenfranchise fighters...

Members of a paramilitary organisation integrated into Iraq's regular security forces deplored Sunday an official decision preventing them from voting in the same way as other security personnel....

 2021-10-03 17:42 

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Disappointment in Qatar as no women candidates elected...

Women voters voiced disappointment Sunday after none were elected in Qatar's first legislative polls with all eyes on whether the emir will use his powers to appoint 15 lawmakers to boost representation....

 2021-10-03 17:38 

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Israel indicts Palestinian jail breakers...

Six Palestinian prisoners who made a daring escaping from an Israeli prison in September were formally indicted Sunday, Israel's justice ministry said....

 2021-10-02 20:13 

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Lebanon records 702 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 702 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Saturday....

 2021-10-02 17:09 

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Qataris vote in subdued first legislative election...

Qataris began voting in the emirate's first legislative election Saturday in a symbolic nod to democracy that analysts say will not lead to power shifting away from the ruling family....

 2021-10-02 17:07 

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Libyans end Morocco talks without sign of election law deal...

Two rival Libyan factions wound up a meeting in Morocco without any sign of agreement on a disputed electoral law, ahead of polls scheduled for December 24....

 2021-10-02 17:03 

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UN agency for Palestinian refugees needs $800 mn...

The UN agency supporting Palestinian refugees announced Friday it was seeking $800 million at a donor conference scheduled for November in Brussels....

 2021-10-01 21:03 

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UN unveils Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon...

The United Nations held a news conference Friday at the ESCWA offices to outline their Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon, seeking to provide essential support to 1.1 million of Lebanon's most vulnerable people....

 2021-10-01 20:42 

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Lebanon records 513 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 513 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Friday....

 2021-10-01 19:54 

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Blinken to hold talks in Paris after subs row...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks in Paris next week in a new bid to ease tensions after French anger over a submarine contract, the State Department announced Friday....

 2021-10-01 19:49 

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[ Lebanon ]

Dubai Expo 'new city' will exist for decades, says chief...

Dubai has created a "new city" for Expo 2020 that will exist for decades, the head of the event told AFP, promising most of the vast site will remain in use after the six-month world fair....

 2021-10-01 18:51 

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Hundreds of Iraqis rally to mark protests anniversary...

Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on Friday to mark the second anniversary of a popular uprising that fizzled out after a bloody crackdown....

 2021-10-01 17:34 

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Iran begins war games near Azerbaijan border...

The Iranian army's ground forces began holding manoeuvres near the country's border with Azerbaijan on Friday, state media reported, despite criticism from its neighbour....

 2021-10-01 15:34 

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[ Lebanon ]

Qatari women take careful steps at first polls...

Qatari women are standing in the country's first legislative election Saturday, but in far lower numbers than men, prompting warnings that their influence on issues that affect women could be limited....

 2021-10-01 15:31 

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Dubai opens glitzy Expo with extravagant show...

Dubai opened its extravagant Expo 2020 on Thursday with a flashy ceremony boasting fireworks and lights displays as it attempts to woo the world despite the pandemic....

 2021-10-01 15:23 

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Syria hospitals hit hard as Covid-19 cases spike...

Covid-19 cases have soared to critical levels across Syria in recent weeks, officials told AFP Friday, with health facilities reaching maximum capacity and unable to cope....

 2021-10-01 15:07 

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Karpowership stops electricity supply to Lebanon...

Turkey's Karpowership said it stopped supplying Lebanon with electricity from its two power ships Friday as its contract expired....

 2021-10-01 14:36 

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[ Lebanon ]

For residents of Syria camp, slow death or risky exit...

A slow death if they stay or possible detention if they leave: the last residents of a Syria desert camp face an unenviable choice ahead of a new "voluntary departure" programme....

 2021-09-30 23:16 

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[ Lebanon ]

Jordan PM holds talks on supplying Lebanon with electricity, gas...

Jordanian Prime Minister Bishr al-Khasawneh Thursday held talks with top Lebanese leaders focusing on supplying Lebanon with Jordanian electricity and transferring Egyptian gas to help the crises-hit country plagued by chronic power cuts for decades....

 2021-09-30 22:00 

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Hezbollah says downed Israeli drone in south Lebanon...

Hezbollah said Thursday its fighters downed an Israeli drone flying over south Lebanon....

 2021-09-30 21:04 

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Tunisia's new PM faces economy battered by political turmoil...

Tunisia's crisis-stricken economy will be a top priority for the new government of prime minister-designate Najla Bouden, after a decade of political instability that has stymied foreign investment...

 2021-09-30 18:56 

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Erdogan, Putin discussed warplanes, submarines cooperation...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed deepening defence industry cooperation with Russia during talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin this week, the Turkish leader was quoted as saying Thursday...

 2021-09-30 17:56 

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Palestinian in Gaza killed by Israeli fire...

Israeli forces on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian man in Gaza who approached the security fence that marks the border, the territory's health ministry and the Israeli army said....

 2021-09-30 17:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon records 621 COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 621 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Thursday....

 2021-09-30 17:46 

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[ Lebanon ]

Qatar: Key dates since independence...

Gas and oil rich Qatar, which holds its first legislative polls on Saturday, survived a bruising stand-off with its Gulf neighbours to emerge as a key broker in Afghanistan...

 2021-09-30 16:09 

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[ Lebanon ]

France's Sarkozy convicted of illegal campaign financing...

A French court on Thursday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy of illegal campaign financing over massive overspending on his 2012 re-election campaign, six months after he was given a jail term for corruption in a separate trial....

 2021-09-30 14:41 

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Ethiopia holds delayed elections in three regions...

Conflict-torn Ethiopia is holding elections Thursday for dozens of federal parliamentary seats, the final round of voting before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed forms a new government next week....

 2021-09-30 13:44 

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[ Lebanon ]

Israel foreign minister lands in Bahrain on landmark visit...

Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid began a landmark visit Thursday to Bahrain where he will open the Israeli embassy one year after the US-brokered normalisation of ties....

 2021-09-30 13:42 

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[ Lebanon ]

UPDATE 1-U.S. says it won't normalize or upgrade diplomatic ties with Syria's Assad...

The United States has no plans to "normalize or upgrade" diplomatic relations with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also does not encourage others to do so, a State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-30 13:35 

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[ Lebanon ]

Israel officers kill woman after Jerusalem stabbing attempt...

Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab officers in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday, police said....

 2021-09-30 00:33 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon forms team to negotiate with IMF on rescue package...

The Cabinet Wednesday formed a ministerial team to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund, a key demand of donors, in a positive signal to the international community about the new government's intention to press on with the talks with the IMF...

 2021-09-29 22:44 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon Cabinet forms team to negotiate with IMF: official...

Lebanon Cabinet forms team to negotiate with IMF...

 2021-09-29 21:38 

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[ Lebanon ]

U.S. issues Hezbollah-related sanctions: Treasury website...

The United States issued Hezbollah-related sanctions on Wednesday targeting citizens of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain as well as a Palestinian, the Treasury Department said on its website....

 2021-09-29 21:13 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon records 626 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 626 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday....

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