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Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Nizar Hassan

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Comment: A week of wildfires and angry protest has brought out the very worst in Lebanese politics, and the very best in its people, writes Nizar Hassan.

Date of publication: 18 October, 2019

Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

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Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

Dozens of worshippers were killed when an explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

Arab states issue Lebanon travel advisory as protests escalate

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Arab states issue Lebanon travel advisory as protests escalate

Several Arab states have issued updated travel advice on Lebanon amid escalating nationwide protests against the country's government.

Lebanon dollar bonds tumble as protests continue

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Lebanon dollar bonds tumble as protests continue

Years of bad governance by corrupt politicians has led to the public's call for ...

Hunger-striking Palestinian detainee receives six-month administrative detention in Israel

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Hunger-striking Palestinian detainee receives six-month administrative detention in Israel

Musab al-Hindi, who spent over a third of his life in prison, has been slapped with an administrative detention order.

Gunmen raid Libya's cafes to curtail social freedoms

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Gunmen raid Libya's cafes to curtail social freedoms

Activists say recent raids on public businesses in Tripoli by armed groups show that militias still operate with impunity in Libya's capital.

Clashes continue in Syria despite ceasefire between Turkey, Kurds

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Clashes continue in Syria despite ceasefire between Turkey, Kurds

Clashes have continued between Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain despite a US-brokered ceasefire.

Sudan rebel faction, government hold first round of talks

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Sudan rebel faction, government hold first round of talks

Sudan's largest rebel group has held its first round of direct peace talks with Khartoum's transitional government in neighbouring South Sudan.

Turkey to 'completely end' Syria offensive upon Kurdish withdrawal

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Turkey to 'completely end' Syria offensive upon Kurdish withdrawal

The US and Turkey agreed a five-day ceasefire in northeastern Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw, upon which Turkey will halt its ...

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Syria’s Kurds agree to ceasefire withdrawal in some areas

A Kurdish military leader has confirmed the SDF will abide by Thursday’s ceasefire deal, withdrawing from territory between Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad over the coming days.

Saudi Aramco IPO 'to be delayed until December'

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Saudi Aramco IPO 'to be delayed until December'

A report claims the highly anticipated 5 percent sale of the Saudi national oil giant will be further delayed due to the major attack on its facilities last month.

UN demands Libya’s Haftar reveals fate of abducted MP

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UN demands Libya’s Haftar reveals fate of abducted MP

The UN’s Libya mission has demanded eastern Libyan authorities disclose the whereabouts of outspoken MP Serham Sergiwa, who was violently taken from her home in July.

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Turkey’s presence in Syria ‘short-term’: US Syria representative

Turkey has pledged it has ‘no intention’ of staying in Syria in the long term, the US official told reporters following Thursday’s ceasefire talks.

Austria jails imam and three others for IS recruitment

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Austria jails imam and three others for IS recruitment

An imam received a seven year jail sentence for running a group that recruited ...

Kurdish commander says Trump 'approved deal' with Russia, Damascus

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Kurdish commander says Trump 'approved deal' with Russia, Damascus

The deal struck by Kurdish groups came on Sunday after Trump had ordered US troops to withdraw as Turkey launched its attack last week.

IS says it 'freed' women held by Syrian Kurds

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IS says it 'freed' women held by Syrian Kurds

The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic militants could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm.

Jordan Queen Rania defends 'slanderous' claims in public letter

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Jordan Queen Rania defends 'slanderous' claims in public letter

Queen Rania of Jordan posted a long letter on social media defending her work in education.

Houthi court issues 'subpoena' for Trump, Obama and MbS

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Houthi court issues 'subpoena' for Trump, Obama and MbS

A Houthi court has summoned prominent figures such as Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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