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West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges
World

West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges

A combination of war weariness, donor fatigue and a long list of other world problems has forced Syria, Yemen and other Mideast conflicts into a back seat

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Australia, South Korea, Japan complete 1-0 wins
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Australia, South Korea, Japan complete 1-0 wins

It was Australia's 10th win in a row and Football Australia said in a statement that the Socceroos became the first country in the Asian Football Confederation to achieve such a winning streak in one qualification campaign.

Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home
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Syria still unsafe, says Amnesty International as pressure mounts on refugees to return home

In the report “You’re going to your death,” the rights group said many Syrian refugees who returned home have been subjected to detention and torture by Syrian security forces

From Shebaa Farms to Iran angle, Israel's more hate, little love for Hezbollah is unsurprising
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From Shebaa Farms to Iran angle, Israel's more hate, little love for Hezbollah is unsurprising

The disputed Shebaa Farms area, Iran-backed Hezbollah doctrine to destroy Israel and Hezbollah's numerous attacks on Israel and Jewish targets globally have always kept things very fluid

Lebanon's Baalbek Music Festival held virtually in the pandemic as an expression of hope in a crisis-riddled country
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Lebanon's Baalbek Music Festival held virtually in the pandemic as an expression of hope in a crisis-riddled country

Festival organisers chose the slogan 'shine on Lebanon, defying darkness with music' for its 2021 edition.

Mired in pandemic-induced crises, Lebanon hopes for economic revival and relief with the arrival of summer
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Mired in pandemic-induced crises, Lebanon hopes for economic revival and relief with the arrival of summer

For weeks, frustrated citizens have been lining up to fill up at gas stations, with occasional fistfights and shootings amid frayed nerves. More than half the population has been plunged into poverty, and with sectarian tensions on the rise, Lebanon feels ready to erupt.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan, Australia in Group B for last round to make the cut for mega tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Japan, Australia in Group B for last round to make the cut for mega tournament

The final round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup will begin in September.

Lack of healthcare, retirement schemes leads Lebanon's elderly to struggle for basic necessities during pandemic
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Lack of healthcare, retirement schemes leads Lebanon's elderly to struggle for basic necessities during pandemic

Lebanon is one of only 16 countries in the world with no pension scheme for private sector workers in case of old age, disability and death, according to the ILO. The national social security program covers only 30 percent of the labor force, mainly giving one-time payments at retirement, and is dangerously underfunded.

Israel 'not a country, but a terrorist base against Palestine', says Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei
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Israel 'not a country, but a terrorist base against Palestine', says Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Khamenei made the remarks during a speech on Al-Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, which is seen in Israel as an expression of hatred and anti-Semitism

Alephia 2053, animated Arabic dystopian drama, crosses 8 mn views on YouTube
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Alephia 2053, animated Arabic dystopian drama, crosses 8 mn views on YouTube

Rabih Sweidan, the film's Lebanese creator, says Alephia 2053, with its uncannily familiar-looking dictator figure, is "a fictional movie but it is based on reality. It is a description of social reality".

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion

The Beirut blast killed 193, wounded about 6,500 and caused billions of dollars in damage. It decimated the port facility and thousands of apartments in the city.

Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops
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Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops

The 4 August blast caused widespread outrage after reports said that authorities had been aware of the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the port

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building
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Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building

The 4 August explosion in the port city killed at least 191, making it Lebanon's deadliest peacetime disaster

Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt
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Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt

France and the international community have said they will not provide financial assistance to Lebanon unless it implements radical changes

Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast
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Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast

In March, as the economy faltered, Lebanon defaulted on a $1.2 billion payment for foreign bonds for the first time in the country’s history

Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister
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Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister

The decision came after several ministers announced their resignations and protesters clashed with security forces over the blast that left 160 dead

Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel  animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast
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Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast

In the Lebanese cesspool of corruption and mismanagement, the actual reason for the Beirut blast or the identity of men behind it may never be known

Beirut explosion: Lebanon’s president rejects global probe, says missile or negligence could be likely causes
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Beirut explosion: Lebanon’s president rejects global probe, says missile or negligence could be likely causes

President Michel Aoun pledged ‘swift justice’, but said that an international probe would be an attempt to ‘dilute the truth’

Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt
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Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt

Among the four bodies recovered from the rubble of Beirut's port in the last 24 hours was that of 23-year-old Joe Akiki, a port worker missing since Tuesday's explosion

Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change
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Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change

Anger is mounting against the various political factions, including the Hezbollah militant group, that have ruled the country since the 1975-1990 civil war.