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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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    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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    The Franco-American designs on Lebanon

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2020

    Despite appearances to the contrary, Macron is implementing a phased version of the US plan with the consent of the US, which has failed so...

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    Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

    Agence France-Presse. Beyrouth | Updated at 10:44am on September 14, 2020

    Lebanon has approved a new work contract allowing foreign domestic workers to resign and keep hold of their own passport, but activists say the exploitative...

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    Huge fire at Beirut port weeks after deadly blast

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 06:30pm on September 10, 2020

    A huge fire raged in Beirut’s port Thursday, sending a column of black smoke billowing into the sky and sparking alarm among Lebanese still reeling...

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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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    Lebanon designates new PM as Macron visits

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:24pm on August 31, 2020

    Lebanon’s under-fire leaders Monday designated a new prime minister, the diplomat Mustapha Adib, to tackle the country’s deep political and economic crisis, hours before French...

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    Turkey to repair Bangladeshi naval vessel damaged in Beirut

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:40pm on August 28, 2020

    Turkey will restore a Bangladeshi naval ship that was damaged in the explosion earlier this month at Lebanon’s Beirut Port, the national defence ministry said...

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    S&P downgrades Lebanon bonds to default after missed payments

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:51pm on August 22, 2020

    Credit ratings agency S&P on Friday downgraded more Lebanese government debt issues after missed payments, citing the country’s worsening economic crisis following the devastating explosion...

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    Saad Hariri accepts tribunal's verdict on murder of ex-PM father

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25pm on August 18, 2020

    Lebanon’s Saad Hariri said Tuesday he accepted a special tribunal’s verdict over the 2005 murder of his father, former prime minister Rafic Hariri. ‘The court...

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