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 2021-09-23 00:00 

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Tunisia president takes new powers, says will reform system...

Tunisian President Kais Saied has put in place special measures for wielding legislative and executive power, the presidency said on Wednesday, without elaborating....

 2021-09-22 22:28 

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Mikati to seek French assistance on Paris visit...

During his first foreign trip to France this week as Lebanon's prime minister, Najib Mikati will seek to drum up French and international support to help Lebanon out of its crippling economic and financial crisis, a political source said Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 21:58 

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Iranian minister meets Saudi, other Arab officials in New York: Mehr...

Iran's foreign minister has met officials from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Arab states in New York, and said strengthening ties with neighbours was the new government's top priority, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 21:19 

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Lebanon records 718 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths in last 24 hours...

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 2021-09-22 20:10 

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EU says Iran ready to resume nuclear talks at 'early date'...

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday Iran's top diplomat had assured him at their first meeting that Tehran was ready to restart talks on the nuclear deal soon....

 2021-09-22 19:36 

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Sudan paramilitary chief faults politicians over failed coup...

Sudanese paramilitary leader and vice-president of the ruling sovereign council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo pointed a finger of blame Wednesday at politicians after a failed coup attempt, state media reported....

 2021-09-22 19:14 

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Algeria's first post-Bouteflika leader dies aged 79...

Veteran Algerian politician Abdelkader Bensalah, who served briefly as interim president after his mentor Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign in 2019, died Wednesday aged 79, the president's office said....

 2021-09-22 17:28 

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Gunmen target Ukraine president aide in 'assassination attempt'...

Gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons on a car carrying a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, in what officials said was an attempted assassination in response to his crackdown on oligarchs....

 2021-09-22 17:20 

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Carlos the Jackal seeks shorter French jail term at new trial...

Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan militant who was behind some of the biggest attacks of the 1970s and 1980s, appeared in a Paris court Wednesday in an attempt to have one of his three life sentences reduced....

 2021-09-22 17:04 

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Morocco's designated premier announces new coalition...

Morocco's designated prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said on Wednesday the three biggest winners of this month's parliamentary election, the liberal RNI and PAM parties and the conservative Istiqlal, had agreed to form a new cabinet....

 2021-09-22 16:46 

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UAE eases COVID-19 face mask rules as Expo nears...

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday cut the number of places where face masks must be worn as it gears up to open the Expo 2020 world fair....

 2021-09-22 16:27 

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Saudi Arabia condemns failed coup attempt in Sudan...

Saudi Arabia condemned the failed coup attempt in Sudan, Saudi-owned and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday, citing the country's foreign ministry....

 2021-09-22 15:41 

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Lebanon raises gasoline prices again, virtually ending subsidy...

Lebanon's Energy Ministry raised gasoline prices for the second time in less than a week, effectively ending its fuel subsidy....

 2021-09-22 15:28 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's agriculture minister to work on international ties...

Recently appointed Agriculture Minister Abbas al Hajj Hassan sees international ties as a way to aid Lebanon's ailing agriculture sector, as farmers struggle to support themselves....

 2021-09-22 14:48 

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Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, for now...

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later thi...

 2021-09-22 04:50 

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Lebanon's inflation rises to highest globally: Bloomberg...

Lebanon's annual rate of inflation has risen to the highest of all countries tracked by Bloomberg, surpassing Zimbabwe and Venezuela, as the financial meltdown in the country worsens....

 2021-09-22 01:36 

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Iran wants nuclear talks to result in lifting of all sanctions: Raisi...

Iran's new president, Ebrahim Raisi, told the United Nations on Tuesday that he supported talks on the 2015 nuclear deal if they led to an ending of US sanctions....

 2021-09-22 01:34 

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Houthis rally in north Yemen as their fighters push south...

Thousands of supporters of Yemen's Houthis rallied in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the ousting of the government, as the group's fighters pushed through frontlines in oil-producing regions of the country....

 2021-09-21 22:59 

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Lebanon to confront Israel's oil drilling plans; Mikati to visit Paris...

Lebanon's top leaders met Tuesday to study measures to confront Israel's plans to explore for oil and gas in disputed areas between the two countries' maritime boundaries....

 2021-09-21 22:36 

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Mikati to visit Paris for talks with Macron this week...

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati will visit Paris this week for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on his first foreign trip since he formed his Cabinet earlier this month....

 2021-09-21 22:16 

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Mikat to visit Paris Thursday for talks with Macron: PM's office...

Mikat to visit Paris Thursday for talks with Macron: PM's office...

 2021-09-21 21:54 

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Palestinian state 'best way' to resolve conflict with Israel: Biden...

US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that a sovereign and democratic Palestinian state is the "best way" to ensure Israel's future....

 2021-09-21 21:44 

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Biden renews offer to 'return to full' nuclear deal 'if Iran does the same'...

US President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States would return to the Iranian nuclear deal in "full" if Tehran does the same....

 2021-09-21 20:40 

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[ Lebanon ]

Iran says nuclear talks with world powers to resume in a few weeks...

Iran said on Tuesday that talks with world powers over reviving its 2015 nuclear deal would resume in a few weeks, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported....

 2021-09-21 20:30 

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UN chief urges US-China dialogue, warns of divisions...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the United States and China to engage in dialogue, warning of an increasingly divided world....

 2021-09-21 19:00 

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Germany warns of lost U.S. trust as France wins EU support...

Germany joined France on Tuesday in berating the United States for negotiating a security pact in secret with Australia and Britain...

 2021-09-21 18:52 

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Lebanon records 652 COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 652 coronavirus cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 18:44 

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[ Lebanon ]

Iran oil minister appoints envoy for Iraqi affairs...

Iran's oil minister has appointed a special envoy for Iraqi affairs, a first for the Islamic republic which is seeking $5 billion in arrears from its neighbour for gas exports....

 2021-09-21 18:42 

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Libya parliament withdraws confidence from unity government...

Libya's eastern-based parliament on Tuesday passed a no-confidence vote in the country's unity government, in a new blow to UN-backed peace efforts....

 2021-09-21 18:21 

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Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in mask row...

Germany reacted with shock and outrage on Tuesday after a 20-year-old petrol station worker was shot dead by a customer angry about being asked to put on a mask while buying beer....

 2021-09-21 17:51 

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[ Lebanon ]

Blast judge summons three MPs for questioning...

Judge Tarek Bitar has ordered the three MPs to submit themselves to questioning over the Beirut Port explosion...

 2021-09-21 16:22 

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Afghanistan's Taliban say working on reopening girls' high schools...

The Taliban administration in Afghanistan is working towards reopening high school education for girls, who were left out of a recent return to school for boys and younger girls, although a Taliban spokesman speaking on Tuesday gave no time frame for acti...

 2021-09-21 16:00 

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Canada's Trudeau wins another minority in election, claims 'clear mandate'...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win....

 2021-09-21 14:31 

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Egypt's first post-Mubarak ruler, Tantawi, dies aged 85...

Egypt's Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, who headed the military junta that ruled after president Hosni Mubarak's ouster in the Arab Spring protests, has died at age 85, state media and a military official said Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 14:20 

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Sudan state media report 'failed' coup attempt...

An attempted coup in Sudan "failed" early Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters....

 2021-09-21 14:05 

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[ Lebanon ]

Young Lebanese driving crypto 'revolution' after banks go bust...

On a recent afternoon, Lebanese cryptocurrency trader Mario Awad was sorting out the details of a $2 million deal with a high-profile customer - complete with a hotel stay and the promise of a lively night out....

 2021-09-21 01:07 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's new govt wins confidence vote in Parliament...

Lebanon's new government easily won a vote of confidence in Parliament Monday, giving a boost to ministers to get down to work to tackle a series of urgent problems facing the crises-hit country....

 2021-09-20 23:00 

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[ Lebanon ]

Mikati pledges to implement reforms, quick talks with IMF on rescue package...

Prime Minister Najib Mikati Monday pledged to immediately resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout package shortly before his new government was set to win a vote of confidence in Parliament, underlining the IMF's role in ...

 2021-09-20 21:10 

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EU joins outcry over execution of nine men by Yemen's Houthis...

The European Union joined a chorus of international criticism on Monday over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen following their conviction for involvement in the killing of the group's top civilian leader....

 2021-09-20 20:59 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 302 COVID-19 cases, four deaths in last 24 hours...

Lebanon registered 302 coronavirus cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Monday....

 2021-09-20 18:56 

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[ Lebanon ]

Protesters against Sudan peace deal block roads, close key port...

Dozens of demonstrators in Sudan have blocked key roads and a crucial port in the country's east in protest at parts of a peace deal with rebel groups, a protest leader said Monday....

 2021-09-20 18:03 

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[ Lebanon ]

Kremlin confirms upcoming Erdogan talks on Syria...

The Kremlin confirmed on Monday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would visit Russia for talks soon to discuss issues including the conflict in Syria, where Moscow and Ankara back opposing sides....

 2021-09-20 17:51 

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[ Lebanon ]

Macron apologises for French treatment of Algerian Harki fighters...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday asked "forgiveness"; on behalf of his country for abandoning Algerians who fought alongside France in their country's war of independence....

 2021-09-20 16:29 

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'Apathy and despair' as Iraq looks to October election...

War-scarred Iraq will hold a parliamentary election next month but Sajad, a 23-year-old man sitting with his friends in a Baghdad cafe, doesn't really care....

 2021-09-20 16:12 

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[ Lebanon ]

Syrian migrants allowed in by Merkel vote to choose her successor...

Many Syrian refugees will vote for first time in Germany's September 26 election...

 2021-09-20 16:12 

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[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's {arliament opens debate on new govt policy...

Parliament opened a debate Monday on the policy statement of Prime Minister Najib Mikati's new government, before a vote of confidence that it appeared set to easily win....

 2021-09-20 16:01 

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[ Lebanon ]

Parliament voting on cabinet delayed by power cut...

A power cut forced a delay on Monday to the start of a Lebanese parliamentary session that is scheduled to discuss the new cabinet's policy programme and hold a vote of confidence....

 2021-09-20 15:47 

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[ Lebanon ]

Blast judge postpones Diab questioning to Oct. 4...

The Judge investigating the August 2020 blast at the port of Beirut Monday postponed a questioning session of former Prime Minister Hassan Diab to Oct. 4....

 2021-09-20 14:50 

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[ Lebanon ]

Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work...

The Taliban's effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education....

 2021-09-20 14:08 

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[ Lebanon ]

Syrian military chief makes rare visit to Jordan to discuss border issues...

Syria's defence minister visited Jordan on Sunday to discuss stability on their mutual border, the first such meeting since the Syrian conflict erupted a decade ago, officials said...

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