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    Moon sighting committee meets today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 06:05am on April 12, 2021

    A meeting of the national moon sighting committee will be held at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka on Tuesday,...

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    278 passengers from Lebanon sent to quarantine

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 06:13pm on April 05, 2021

    Some 278 Bangladeshi passengers who returned home from Lebanon were sent to Ashkona Hajj Camp on Monday morning. ‘After returning by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines...

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    AI accuses Lebanon of ‘torture’ of detained Syrians

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:06pm on March 23, 2021

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Lebanese authorities of ‘cruel and abusive’ treatment of more than 20 Syrians it said had been tortured in prison or...

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    Lebanon MPs skip vaccine queue putting funding at risk

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 09:46pm on February 23, 2021

    Lebanon was criticised on Tuesday after 16 members of parliament jumped the queue for COVID-19 vaccine jabs, putting World Bank vaccination funding in jeopardy by...

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    Prominent Lebanese activist found shot dead

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:55pm on February 04, 2021

    A prominent Lebanese activist known for his opposition to the Shia movement Hezbollah was found dead in his car in the country’s south on Thursday,...

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    Dozens injured in lockdown protests in Tripoli

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:46pm on January 27, 2021

    Overnight clashes in northern Lebanon between security forces and demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown injured at least 45 people, the Lebanese Red Cross said...

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    Medics warn of coronavirus ‘catastrophe’ in Lebanon

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:24pm on January 02, 2021

    Lebanon’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, medics warned Saturday, as infection rates surge in the wake of end of year holidays. The national...

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    Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon set ablaze after row

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:35am on December 27, 2020

    A Syrian refugee camp in northern Lebanon was set on fire Saturday night following a fight between members of the camp and a local Lebanese...

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    Pope offers Christmas messages for Lebanon, South Sudan

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 09:37pm on December 24, 2020

    Pope Francis expressed his desire to visit crisis-hit Lebanon and urged political leaders in South Sudan to continue working for peace in Christmas Eve messages....

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    Syrians in Lebanon in extreme poverty: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:03pm on December 19, 2020

    Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty, according to a United Nations report released Friday, citing ‘compounded crises’...

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