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    Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:00pm on August 12, 2020

    Lebanon buried more of its dead Wednesday from the huge explosion at Beirut port that disfigured the city, toppled the government and deepened a painful...

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    Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:54pm on August 12, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani expressed ‘great hopes’ Wednesday that a US bid to extend an arms embargo on his country will fail, warning of consequences...

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    Beirut blast death toll rises to 171

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 10:48am on August 12, 2020

    The death toll from Beirut's massive August 4 explosion has climbed to 171, a health ministry spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The new figure, up...

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    Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:41pm on August 11, 2020

    The resignation of Lebanon’s government deepened political uncertainty as Beirut on Tuesday marked one week since the deadly port explosion rocked the capital and shook...

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    Lebanon government stands down over blast fallout

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 10:08am on August 11, 2020

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation Monday under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier that...

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    Lebanon govt steps down amid protests

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:47am on August 11, 2020

    Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab announced his government’s resignation Monday amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests...

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    Hamas fires rockets into sea in ‘message’ to Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:28pm on August 10, 2020

    The Gaza Strip’s rulers Hamas fired rockets into the sea on Monday after repeated exchanges of fire with Israel in recent days, Palestinian security sources...

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    Furious Lebanese vow new protests over blast

    Agence France-Presse . Beyrouth, Lebanon | Updated at 12:17am on August 10, 2020

    Lebanese protesters enraged by official negligence blamed for Beirut’s enormous and deadly explosion vowed Sunday to rally again after a night of street clashes in...

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    Children among 20 killed in Yemen strike

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:37am on August 09, 2020

    Seven children were among 20 people killed in an air strike on northern Yemen, Huthi rebels and an aid organisation said Friday. The strike on...

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    Trump to join Beirut donor confce

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:30pm on August 08, 2020

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he would take part in an international conference call for donors organising aid for Lebanon after the giant explosion...