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    Lebanese footballer dies of bullet wound

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 06:13pm on September 18, 2020

    A prominent Lebanese footballer has died of a bullet wound sustained last month during a funeral for one of the victims of the Beirut port...

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    Firefighters put out new blaze in Lebanon capital

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:43pm on September 15, 2020

    Firefighters in Lebanon’s capital said Tuesday they put out a fire at a building under construction, in what was the third blaze to hit the...

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    Hopes dim for timely Lebanon govt as French deadline looms

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:21pm on September 14, 2020

    Lebanon’s prime minister-designate on Monday updated president Michel Aoun on talks on forming a new government, but did not submit proposals for a cabinet despite...

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    90 UN peacekeepers contract coronavirus in Lebanon

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:08am on September 14, 2020

    Ninety UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for the UNIFIL force said on Sunday, the first reported...

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    Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:00am on September 10, 2020

    Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has come under fire after it emerged that tea donated by Sri Lanka for victims of the Beirut blast was distributed...

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    Hezbollah, Hamas chiefs meet to discuss Israel-Arab ties

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:48pm on September 06, 2020

    Leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement, both enemies of Israel, have met to discuss diplomatic normalisation between the Jewish state and Arab...

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    Hopes of miracle fade in search for survivor

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:41am on September 06, 2020

    Rescue teams kept up their search for survivors in Beirut Saturday even as hopes raised by sensor readings of a pulse beneath the rubble of...

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    Macron in high-stakes Lebanon reform drive

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:57pm on September 01, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron pressed his ‘risky’ drive for political change in Lebanon Tuesday, as the former French mandate marked its centenary while teetering on...

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    Lebanon loses defender of heritage architecture Lady Cochrane

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:23pm on September 01, 2020

    A veteran advocate of the arts and Lebanon’s cultural heritage, Yvonne Sursock Cochrane died Monday aged 98, four weeks after the devastating Beirut blast in...

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    WFP warns 2.2m Syrians risk hunger

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:30pm on August 31, 2020

    Around 2.2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the hungry and poor in war-torn Syria, the World Food Programme warned Monday. ‘Without...