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    Lebanon’s new PM begins bid to form long-awaited cabinet

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:44pm on July 27, 2021

    Lebanon’s new prime minister-designate Najib Mikati was due to start consultations with leading political parties Tuesday with a view to forming a long-awaited government. The...

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    IS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Afghan capital

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut, Lebanon | Updated at 08:17pm on July 20, 2021

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rocket attacks in the Afghan capital Tuesday that struck near the presidential palace as the country's leader held...

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    Hariri says won’t form govt, deepening crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:30pm on July 16, 2021

    Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday, saying he was unable to form a government, nine months after accepting the challenge and as the...

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    Shell lands near coalition base in eastern Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:31pm on July 11, 2021

    A mortar shell landed in a gas field in eastern Syria housing coalition forces, a war monitor reported on Sunday. It fell in the Conoco...

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    Pro-Iran militias attack US base in Syria after air strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:06am on June 29, 2021

    Pro-Iranian militias exchanged fire with a US-led coalition in eastern Syria on Monday, a war monitor and the coalition said, in an escalation after US...

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    US air strikes on Iraq-Syria border kill 7

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:22am on June 28, 2021

    US air strikes against Iran-backed armed groups on the Syrian-Iraqi border killed at least seven fighters overnight into Monday, sparking immediate calls for revenge and...

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    Regime shelling on Idlib kills 9

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:31pm on June 21, 2021

    Syrian government shelling on the rebel-controlled enclave of Idlib Monday killed at least nine people, including four civilians, a war monitor reported. The violence was...

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    18 killed in Syria’s rebel-held Afrin: monitor

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:42am on June 13, 2021

    Shelling of the rebel-held city of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 people on Saturday, many of them when a hospital was hit,...

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    HRW warns of ‘calamity’ if Syria aid crossing shuts

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:35pm on June 11, 2021

    Millions of people in Syria’s opposition-held northwest risk losing lifesaving assistance if a Russian veto at the UN closes the region’s last aid crossing, Human...

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    Decade of Syria war killed nearly 500,000 people: new tally

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:11pm on June 01, 2021

    A decade  of war in Syria has left nearly half a million people dead, a war monitor said Tuesday, in a new toll that includes...