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 2021-09-26 20:13 

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Syria coronavirus spike sees hospitals reach capacity...

Hospitals in the Syrian capital Damascus and the coastal province of Latakia have reached capacity due to rising coronavirus admissions, a health official said Sunday....

 2021-09-26 20:11 

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Tunisians protest against president's power grab as opposition deepens...

About 3,000 demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Sunday under a heavy police presence to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July and called on him to step down....

 2021-09-26 20:05 

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Lebanon sees 500 new coronavirus cases, nine deaths...

Lebanon registered 500 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Sunday....

 2021-09-26 15:35 

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IsraelI forces kill four Palestinians in West Bank 'operation'...

An Israeli operation to dismantle a Hamas Islamist cell in the West Bank sparked fierce gun battles at multiple locations Sunday, killing four Palestinians, Israel's army and Palestinian official sources said....

 2021-09-26 15:28 

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At least 50 dead as fighting intensifies for Yemen's Marib...

At least 50 Houthi rebels and Yemeni pro-government troops have been killed as fighting intensifies for the key city of Marib, military sources said on Sunday....

 2021-09-26 08:16 

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UK to offer 10,500 post-Brexit visas to counter growing worker crisis...

Britain will issue up to 10,500 temporary work visas to lorry drivers and poultry workers to ease chronic staff shortages, the government announced Saturday, in a U-turn on post-Brexit immigration policy....

 2021-09-25 22:19 

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Lebanon registers 580 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 580 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, the Health Ministry reported Saturday...

 2021-09-25 22:16 

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Rights groups slam Tunisia president's power 'seizure'...

Around 20 global and Tunisian human rights groups on Saturday condemned a "power grab" by Tunisia's president and warned of a slide back towards authoritarianism....

 2021-09-25 20:55 

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World 'better place' 25 years after nuclear test-ban treaty...

Twenty-five years after its adoption, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has made the world a safer place, experts say, despite never being ratified and concerns over North Korea....

 2021-09-25 18:22 

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Palestinians urge Sudan to hand over confiscated assets...

The Palestinian Authority urged Sudan's government on Saturday to hand over assets it has seized as part of a crackdown targeting Sudan-based operations to fund the Palestinian militant group Hamas....

 2021-09-25 17:51 

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UAE announces ministerial changes including finance, environment...

United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced ministerial changes on Saturday, including new finance and environment ministers...

 2021-09-25 17:01 

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Suicide car bomb in Somali capital kills at least 8...

A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president's residence, an official said....

 2021-09-25 15:14 

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More than 100 officials from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda Party resign amid crisis...

More than 100 prominent officials of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party, including lawmakers and former ministers, resigned on Saturday in protest at the leadership's performance, the biggest blow yet to the party which is facing a severe split....

 2021-09-25 14:43 

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Iraqi Kurdistan conference pushes Baghdad-Israel normalisation...

More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, attended a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank demanding a normalisation of relations between Baghdad and Israel, organisers said Saturday....

 2021-09-24 23:22 

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Abbas tells U.N. Israeli actions could lead to 'one state'...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of destroying the two-state solution with actions he said could lead Palestinians to demand equal rights within one binational state comprising Israel, the occupied West Bank and Gaza....

 2021-09-24 21:52 

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Palestinian killed by Israel troops in West Bank: ministry...

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli troops Friday when clashes broke out on the sidelines of a demonstration in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said....

 2021-09-24 21:24 

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Aoun tells UN big challenges await government, help needed...

President Michel Aoun told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday big challenges awaited his country's new government and asked the international community for funding to revive its crisis-stricken economy....

 2021-09-24 20:52 

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UN issues new Syria war death toll, says 350,000 is an 'undercount'...

At least 350,209 people have been killed in the decade-old war in Syria, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday in its first report since 2014 on the death toll, adding that the tally was an "undercount"....

 2021-09-24 20:47 

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Over 140 killed in clashes for Yemen's Marib: military sources...

More than 140 rebels and pro-government troops have been killed this week as fighting intensifies for Yemen's strategic northern city of Marib, military and medical sources told AFP Friday....

 2021-09-24 20:39 

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Lebanon records 603 COVID-19 cases, eight deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 603 coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Friday....

 2021-09-24 20:26 

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Macron urges Mikati to undertake 'urgent' reforms...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the new Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to undertake "urgent" reforms to help his crisis-wracked country, as the two men met for the first time in Paris....

 2021-09-24 20:24 

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Iran says talks on nuclear deal to resume 'very soon'...

Iran will return to negotiations on resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "very soon," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told reporters on Friday....

 2021-09-24 20:20 

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Mikati says he is confident of French support in talks with IMF...

Mikati says he is confident of French support in talks with IMF...

 2021-09-24 20:18 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron says reform of financial and banking system in Lebanon is achievable...

Macron says reform of financial and banking system in Lebanon is achievable...

 2021-09-24 20:16 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron says talks with IMF must lead to rapid results...

Macron says talks with IMF must lead to rapid results...

 2021-09-24 20:14 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron says wishes Mikati best success and support of France...

Macron says wishes Mikati best success and support of France...

 2021-09-24 20:14 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron says new government needs to take urgent reform measures...

Macron says new government needs to take urgent reform measures...

 2021-09-24 18:58 

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[ Lebanon ]

Phones of five French ministers infected by Pegasus malware: report...

The mobile phones of at least five French ministers and a diplomatic advisor to President Emmanuel Macron were infected by the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware, sources told AFP on Friday, confirming a report by the Mediapart investigative website....

 2021-09-24 18:23 

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Tunisia labour union calls president's moves danger to democracy...

Tunisia's powerful UGTT labour union said on Friday moves by President Kais Saied to have sole control to amend the constitution were a "danger to democracy" and called for dialogue....

 2021-09-24 17:23 

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Libya's proposed election is a moment of danger in push for peace...

Libya's best chance of peace in years is at risk of unravelling as factions tussle over looming national elections that were envisaged as a way to end a decade of chaotic division....

 2021-09-24 15:59 

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Stallion statues and cocaine: Rome has a new mafia...

The organised crime family hit the headlines in 2015 when it laid on a flashy funeral in Rome for "uncle" Vittorio Casamonica, with his coffin borne on a gilded horse-drawn carriage....

 2021-09-24 14:38 

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French Foreign Minister Le Drian held talks with Iraq President Salih...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held "thorough and confident" talks with Iraq's President Barham Salih late on Thursday, wrote Le Drian on his Twitter page....

 2021-09-24 14:36 

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US House approves $1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome...

US lawmakers green-lit $1 billion Thursday to resupply Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system after funding was controversially stripped from a separate bill following a revolt from the Democrats' left flank....

 2021-09-24 14:15 

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Hezbollah says second Iran fuel ship arrives in Syria...

Hezbollah announced Friday the arrival of a second ship loaded with Iranian gasoil to Syria's Baniyas port....

 2021-09-23 22:22 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron said to ask Mikati for timetable for enacting reforms...

Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrived in Paris Thursday for crucial talks with President Emmanuel Macron aimed at seeking French and international assistance to help Lebanon overcome its deepening economic and financial crisis....

 2021-09-23 20:40 

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Yemen's Houthis near Marib city, eyeing Yemen gas and oil fields...

Houthi military forces are intensifying their push towards the central Yemeni city of Marib, which is held by the Saudi-backed government, and are stepping up fighting in the south, Houthi group and Yemeni military sources said on Thursday....

 2021-09-23 20:37 

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Lebanon records 602 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 602 coronavirus cases and seven deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Thursday....

 2021-09-23 20:35 

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[ Lebanon ]

Boy, 8, killed by unexploded Israeli cluster bomb in south Lebanon...

The Syrian boy and his brother were playing football when the cluster bomb exploded...

 2021-09-23 20:32 

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[ Lebanon ]

Four Tunisian parties say president has lost his legitimacy...

Four Tunisian parties said on Thursday that President Kais Saied has lost his legitimacy and called for an end to what they called a coup after he took control of legislative and executive powers....

 2021-09-23 20:19 

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UN to deliver emergency fuel to critical health, water facilities in Lebanon...

The UN will deliver fuel to critical facilities in Lebanon for three months, under a new plan announced Thursday...

 2021-09-23 19:21 

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Iran says 'serious progress' in talks with Saudi...

Talks between Middle East regional rivals Tehran and Riyadh have led to "serious progress" on the issue of Gulf security, an Iranian foreign ministry official said....

 2021-09-23 19:01 

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South Sudan's political elite plundering public coffers: UN...

Massive plundering of South Sudan's public coffers is undermining human rights in the world's youngest nation and threatening its already fragile peace process, a UN report said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 18:34 

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[ Lebanon ]

State electricity company says risk of blackout by end Sept...

Lebanon's state electricity company said on Thursday it risked a total blackout across the country by end-September...

 2021-09-23 17:59 

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[ Lebanon ]

Recognise the Taliban? World powers face Afghan dilemma...

The international community faces a growing dilemma over whether to recognise the Taliban as the rulers of Afghanistan, weighing distaste on the vision of the Islamist group with the need for stability....

 2021-09-23 15:41 

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[ Lebanon ]

Timeline: Tunisia's authoritarian slide...

In the decade since Tunisia's toppling of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali sparked the Arab Spring, the North African country has had almost as many governments....

 2021-09-23 14:15 

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[ Lebanon ]

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens...

Algeria's supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country's airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom....

 2021-09-23 14:10 

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[ Lebanon ]

Syria sees spike in COVID-19 cases as fears grow of new wave...

Syria is facing a new surge in COVID-19 infections in both government-held areas and territory outside state control that could overwhelm the war-ravaged country's fragile health system, aid workers, officials and medical sources said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-23 14:06 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's only suicide hotline inundated with calls...

The phones at Lebanon's only suicide hotline hardly ever stop ringing as people grow more and more desperate in the face of a financial downturn that has spurred a mental health crisis....

 2021-09-23 01:07 

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[ Lebanon ]

Saudi king tells U.N. kingdom supports efforts to prevent nuclear Iran...

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that his kingdom supports efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, as world leaders prepare to resume talks with Tehran to reinstate a 2015 n...

 2021-09-23 00:03 

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Macron orders French ambassador to return to US next week...

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered the French ambassador to return to Washington next week after a phone call with US counterpart Joe Biden aimed at calming tensions in a row over a ditched submarine contract for Australia, a joint statement s...

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