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Lebanon Returns Two Stolen 18th-Century Icons to Greece

Lebanon handed back two 18th-century religious icons of Jesus and Mary to Greece on Tuesday after they were seized during an auction, a judicial source said.

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U.N. Seeks $76 Million in Emergency Aid for Madagascar

The United Nations said Tuesday that $76 million was urgently needed to help over one million people in southern Madagascar facing potentially life-threating shortages of food, water and health assistance.

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'No Decision Yet' on Alaba's Madrid Move

David Alaba's father and agent on Tuesday denied press reports claiming the Bayern Munich defender had signed a contract with Real Madrid.

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Libya's Rivals Meet in Egyptian Resort over Constitution

Libyan officials from rival administrations on Tuesday began talks in an Egyptian Red Sea resort about constitutional arrangements for presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, the United Nations said.

According to the U.N. acting envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, failure to find an arrangement will have "negative repercussions on the other tracks, including the security and economic situation."

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Trump Decorates Bahrain King on Last Full Day in Office

US President Donald Trump bestowed a rare award on King Hamad of Bahrain on Tuesday, acknowledging the Gulf state's normalisation of ties with Israel on his last full day in office.

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Eurozone Banks Tighten Lending Conditions Further, Says ECB

Eurozone banks further tightened conditions for approving loans in the fourth quarter of 2020, a European Central Bank survey showed Tuesday, as a resurgence of Covid-19 clouded the outlook.

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Uneasy Calm in Sudan's Darfur after Clashes Kill 155

A tense calm fell Tuesday on Sudan's Darfur region after days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 lives, left scores wounded and displaced tens of thousands, a tribal leader and a regional official said.

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Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns against Protests

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed Western demands to free top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and said his calls to stage mass protests were troubling.

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Lebanon Doctors Urge Lockdown Extension

The head of Lebanon's main coronavirus hospital Tuesday backed the extension of a total lockdown to curb soaring infection figures and save a fragile healthcare system from collapse.

"Easing the lockdown cannot occur if the virus is spreading unchecked in the community," Firas Abiad said on social media.

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Trump Mulling Pardons on Last Full Day in Power

President Donald Trump began his final full day in the White House Tuesday with a long list of possible pardons to dish out before snubbing his successor Joe Biden's inauguration and leaving for Florida.

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