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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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    Lebanese customs chief Badri Daher arrested over Beirut explosion

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Beirut | Updated at 02:49pm on August 18, 2020

    The head of Lebanon’s customs authority Badri Daher was arrested on Monday after being questioned over the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month, the...

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    73 Bangladesh citizens to return home from Beirut

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 11:06am on August 12, 2020

    A total of 73 Bangladesh citizens would return home from Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday morning. A Bangladesh Air Force aircraft, which handed over relief materials in...

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    Beirut blast death toll rises to 171

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 10:48am on August 12, 2020

    The death toll from Beirut's massive August 4 explosion has climbed to 171, a health ministry spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The new figure, up...

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    Lebanon government stands down over blast fallout

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 10:08am on August 11, 2020

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation Monday under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier that...

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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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    Another Lebanese minister resigns

    Associated Press/UNB. Beirut | Updated at 11:43am on August 10, 2020

    Lebanon’s environment minister Kattar Demianos has resigned amid anger in the country following the blast that ripped across Beirut last week. Kattar Demianos is the...

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