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 2021-09-29 20:54 

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Lebanon extends COVID-19 measures as cases plateau...

Lebanon Wednesday extended its measures against the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of the year as cases plateaued after a summer spike....

 2021-09-29 20:51 

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[ Lebanon ]

UAE block on internet calls eases for Expo 2020 site visitors...

Authorities have let people make calls over WhatsApp and other internet apps in the grounds of the Expo 2020 Dubai world fair, opening up a chink in a ban that has long frustrated businesses and residents....

 2021-09-29 19:21 

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[ Lebanon ]

Libya Youth League leader abducted in capital, says UN...

A Libyan youth leader was abducted by unidentified gunmen after calling for demonstrations in support of scheduled December elections, the UN said, voicing concern for his safety....

 2021-09-29 18:45 

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[ Lebanon ]

Families protest suspension of Beirut blast probe...

Hundreds of outraged Lebanese, mostly relatives of people killed in last year's deadly Beirut port explosion, protested Wednesday against the suspension of the investigation....

 2021-09-29 18:12 

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[ Lebanon ]

At least 100 killed in clashes for Yemen's Marib: military sources...

At least 100 Yemeni rebels and pro-government troops have been killed in the past 48 hours as fighting intensifies for the key city of Marib, military and medical sources said Wednesday....

 2021-09-29 18:06 

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[ Lebanon ]

Tunisia leader picks first woman as PM at moment of crisis...

Tunisian President Kais Saied named Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known university engineer with World Bank experience, as prime minister on Wednesday nearly two months after he seized most powers in a move his foes call a coup....

 2021-09-29 16:36 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanese minister sees 'harmony' in talks over financial losses...

Lebanon's banking sector, central bank and other players in its financial system are working in "harmony" to agree on the size and distribution of losses sustained during the country's economic meltdown, the economy minister said on Wednes...

 2021-09-29 16:27 

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[ Lebanon ]

Rivals Iran, Saudi held new round of talks in Iraq...

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have met again in Iraq, several local sources said Wednesday, as talks aiming to ease tensions have continued under Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi....

 2021-09-29 15:43 

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[ Lebanon ]

Jordan fully reopens main crossing with Syria...

Jordan fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday in a boost for their struggling economies following a push by Arab states to reintegrate a country they have shunned during its decade-long civil war....

 2021-09-29 15:00 

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[ Lebanon ]

Yemeni NGO wins UN refugee award...

The United Nations said Wednesday that a Yemeni humanitarian organisation working to help people displaced by the country's conflict was this year's recipient of its prestigious Nansen Refugee Award....

 2021-09-29 14:15 

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[ Lebanon ]

US has reached out to China about cutting oil imports from Iran, officials say...

The United States has reached out to China diplomatically about reducing its purchases of Iranian crude oil, U.S. and European officials said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to persuade Tehran to resume talks about reviving the 2015 nuclear deal....

 2021-09-29 14:11 

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[ Lebanon ]

White House aide discusses Yemen with Saudi crown prince...

U.S. President Joe Biden's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, had a detailed discussion about the war in Yemen on Tuesday in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a senior administration official said....

 2021-09-28 22:53 

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[ Lebanon ]

Successful talks with IMF key to Lebanon's rescue: Mikati...

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Tuesday he was working to ensure the success of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund as an essential move to rescue Lebanon from an unprecedented economic meltdown....

 2021-09-28 20:29 

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[ Lebanon ]

Tunisia parties warn of violence after president's power grab...

Four Tunisian political parties on Tuesday urged President Kais Saied to reverse a recent power grab, warning that his controversial moves could stoke violence....

 2021-09-28 20:26 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon records 10 more COVID-19 deaths, 543 new cases...

Lebanon registered 543 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday....

 2021-09-28 20:25 

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[ Lebanon ]

Turkey to press Russia to restore calm in Syria's Idlib...

The presidents of Russia and Turkey will hold talks on Wednesday on curbing renewed violence in northwest Syria and possibly expanding Moscow's sales of military defence systems to Ankara, Turkish officials said....

 2021-09-28 20:03 

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[ Lebanon ]

Battle for 'future of Yemen' as rebels close on key city...

Yemen's Houthi rebels could be on the verge of changing the course of the war as they close in on a key northern city, experts say, warning millions of refugees are at risk....

 2021-09-28 18:38 

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[ Lebanon ]

Syria water crisis spurs spike in disease: MSF...

Limited access to clean water in northern Syria is causing a rise in illnesses and undermining the battle against Covid-19, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday....

 2021-09-28 18:25 

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[ Lebanon ]

Taliban to 'temporarily' adopt monarchy constitution, with caveats...

The Taliban said on Tuesday they will temporarily adopt a 1964 constitution that granted women the right to vote but eliminate any elements they disagree with....

 2021-09-28 18:19 

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[ Lebanon ]

Guinea junta unveils 'charter' for civilian transition...

The junta which seized power in the West African state of Guinea has unveiled a "transitional charter" that it says will steer the country back to civilian rule...

 2021-09-28 18:17 

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[ Lebanon ]

Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. inspectors' access to nuclear site...

Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to grant U.N. inspectors access to a nuclear site...

 2021-09-28 18:11 

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[ Lebanon ]

Egypt tries researcher held on return from Italy on false news charge...

Egyptian researcher Patrick Zaki, held for 19 months since being arrested on a trip home from Italy, faced trial on Tuesday on charges of spreading false news over an article he wrote about the plight of Egypt's Christians....

 2021-09-28 17:32 

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[ Lebanon ]

Jordan's state carrier to resume direct flights to Damascus...

Jordan's state carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) will resume direct flights to Damascus as of Oct.3...

 2021-09-28 16:04 

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[ Lebanon ]

Who's competing in Iraq's elections?...

Iraq holds a general election on Oct. 10, its fifth parliamentary vote since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003...

 2021-09-28 15:42 

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[ Lebanon ]

Greece to buy three frigates from France...

Greece will buy three frigates from France as part of a deeper "strategic partnership" between the two countries to defend their shared interests in the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday....

 2021-09-28 15:04 

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[ Lebanon ]

Iraqis to vote in ballot marked by growing social and political fractures...

Elections in Iraq next month are being held early in response to mass protests against the government in 2019, but there is scant evidence the vote will improve matters in a country where powerful armed groups still hold sway....

 2021-09-28 14:40 

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[ Lebanon ]

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry...

Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered panic buying that left fuel pumps dry across the land and raised fears that hospitals would be left without doctors and nurses....

 2021-09-28 14:16 

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[ Lebanon ]

Mikati to meet financial advisers over rescue plan...

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday he will meet with the advisory firm Lazard soon to see how a financial recovery plan it drafted for Lebanon could be developed into a "more realistic" vision for getting the country out of its crisis....

 2021-09-28 14:08 

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[ Lebanon ]

Unidentified planes hits Iranian militias in eastern Syria...

Unidentified aircraft hit a base run by Iranian-backed militias in Syria's eastern province of Deir al Zor near the Iraqi border where Tehran has in the last year expanded its military presence, residents and military sources said on Monday....

 2021-09-27 22:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Govt working to halt collapse, solve power, fuel crises: Mikati...

The government is working to halt the economic collapse, ensure electricity supply and resolve the medicine and fuel crisis, Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Monday after holding a series of meetings with a number of ministers and a private sector delegat...

 2021-09-27 22:19 

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[ Lebanon ]

Jordan's crown prince contracts coronavirus...

Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein has contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self-isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday....

 2021-09-27 22:15 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 205 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 205 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Monday....

 2021-09-27 22:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Tunisia's political crisis threatens to deepen economic troubles...

Nurse Amira Souissi celebrated when Tunisian President Kais Saied seized near total power in July promising to battle corruption, contain prices and boost state finances....

 2021-09-27 20:37 

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[ Lebanon ]

Israeli PM Bennett says Iran has crossed nuclear "red lines" at UN...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Iran had crossed "all red lines" in its nuclear program and vowed that Israel would not allow Tehran to acquire a nuclear weapon....

 2021-09-27 19:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Protests in Yemen's third-largest city against crumbling currency...

Security forces fired shots in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters in Yemen's third-largest city of Taiz on Monday as unrest over poverty spread in areas held by the Saudi-backed government....

 2021-09-27 18:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Probe into blast frozen over judge impartiality suit...

A probe into the Beirut port blast was frozen on Monday when a former minister wanted for questioning as a suspect filed a case questioning the lead investigator's neutrality, a judicial source said...

 2021-09-27 18:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

More than 60 killed in clashes for Yemen's Marib...

Sixty-seven Yemeni rebels and pro-government troops have been killed as fighting intensifies for the key city of Marib, military and medical sources said Monday...

 2021-09-27 18:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Palestinian officers go on trial over death of Abbas critic...

A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation....

 2021-09-27 17:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Armenia, Azerbaijan mourn dead on war anniversary...

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday mourned thousands of people killed in their brief but brutal war for control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region on the first anniversary of the conflict...

 2021-09-27 16:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel's Bennett meets UAE, Bahrain ministers ahead of UN address...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met senior ministers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in New York on Sunday, his office said, ahead of an address to the United Nations in which he is expected to urge action against Iran's nuclear progr...

 2021-09-27 16:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Biden's national security adviser to meet Saudi crown prince over Yemen...

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

 2021-09-27 16:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

One dead in strong quake on Greek island of Crete...

A strong earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete early Monday, killing a man who was working in a church that collapsed and injuring nine others, the civil protection agency said....

 2021-09-27 16:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Panic buying leaves up to 90% of fuel pumps dry in major British cities...

Up to 90% of British fuel stations ran dry across major English cities on Monday after panic buying deepened a supply chain crisis triggered by a shortage of truckers that retailers are warning could batter the world's fifth-largest economy....

 2021-09-27 15:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's education sector faces uncertain year as crisis worsens...

Lebanon has been ranked as one of the 100 countries where education is most at risk, a new report says, as the country continues to suffer through an economic crisis...

 2021-09-27 14:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

German SPD seeks allies to replace Merkel-led coalition...

Germany's Social Democrats were set on Monday to start the process of trying to form a government after they narrowly won their first national election since 2005 to end 16 years of conservative-led rule under Angela Merkel....

 2021-09-27 14:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran fails to fully honour agreement on equipment, IAEA says...

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Sunday Iran had failed to fully honour the terms of a deal struck two weeks ago to allow the watchdog's inspectors to service monitoring equipment in the country....

 2021-09-26 21:45 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraq issues arrest warrants over ties with Israel forum...

Iraq's judiciary on Sunday announced it has issued arrest warrants for three people including an ex-MP over a meeting that called for a normalisation of ties with Israel....

 2021-09-26 21:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New Cabinet faces test on seriousness over reform pledges...

Lebanon's new Cabinet is set to face its first test of credibility when it meets this week to prove its seriousness over pledges to enact essential reforms in order to persuade the international community to come forth with its promised aid to the cri...

 2021-09-26 21:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Gaza to begin rebuilding homes destroyed in May conflict...

The reconstruction of homes in Gaza that were destroyed or damaged in the May conflict between Israel and Hamas will begin in the first week of October using aid from Qatar, a senior Palestinian housing official said on Sunday....

 2021-09-26 20:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia raids kill 11 pro-Turkish fighters in Syria: monitor...

At least 11 fighters from a pro-Turkish rebel group were killed Sunday in Russian air raids in northern Syria, a war monitor said Sunday....

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