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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...

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    Demonstrators scuffle with police as rescuers scour Beirut blast zone

    Agence France-Presse . Beyrouth | Updated at 01:29am on August 08, 2020

    Rescuers combed through the rubble of Beirut port Friday in a search for survivors watched breathlessly by relatives of the missing, after an investigation into...

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    Coronavirus spreading in Syria faster than test

    Agence France-Presse . Beyrouth | Updated at 11:30pm on August 07, 2020

    Syria’s capital is facing a ‘terrible’ spike in COVID-19 infections, with hospitals packed, patients scouring Facebook for advice and medics fearing the virus is spreading...

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    US wants political solution in Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:19pm on August 07, 2020

    The United States on Thursday renewed calls for a political solution in Libya as it slapped sanctions over smuggling out of the war-torn nation. Secretary...

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    Saudi crown prince Salman accused of assassination bid

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:33am on August 07, 2020

    A former senior Saudi intelligence official said in a US lawsuit Thursday that the country’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tried to have him assassinated...

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    Lebanon probe body gets 4 days to find culprits

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:00am on August 07, 2020

    The government of Lebanon has given an ‘investigative committee’ four days to determine responsibility for the devastating explosion in Beirut port on Tuesday, foreign minister...