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Hunger Will Kill Children in Lebanon by Year's End, Charity Says

Close to a million people in Beirut can no longer afford basic necessities and children are likely to starve to death this year, the charity Save The Children said Wednesday.

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Lebanon Reinstates Lockdown Measures after Virus Rebound

The Lebanese government agreed Tuesday to reinforce coronavirus lockdown measures after a spike in new cases threatened to overwhelm the crisis-hit country's healthcare system.

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Israel City's Bid to Honor Umm Kulthum Stirs Anger

She was one of the Arab world's most revered singers, praised by Bob Dylan and sampled by Beyonce: the late Egyptian legend Umm Kulthum seems worthy of having a street named in her honor.

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Saudis Strive to Prevent Virus Outbreak in Curtailed Hajj

Pilgrims were quarantined Tuesday in the Muslim holy city of Mecca ahead of the dramatically downsized hajj as Saudi authorities strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.

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Netanyahu Warns Hizbullah that Israel is 'Ready for Any Scenario'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Hizbullah that Israel is “ready for any scenario,” a day after the Israeli army claimed repelling an infiltration attempt and bombed border areas in south Lebanon.

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Coronavirus Sharpening Hunger in Southern Africa, Says Bloc

Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food-insecure as a result of drought and flood and the impact of coronavirus, the region's bloc said Tuesday.

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Real Madrid Striker Mariano Tests Positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid forward Mariano has tested positive for coronavirus, the La Liga champions announced on Tuesday.

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Beijing Says Troops Disengaged on Most of China-India Border

Chinese and Indian troops have "completed disengagement" on most parts of the disputed border between their two countries, China's foreign ministry said Tuesday, after violent clashes broke out earlier this year.

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Iran Reports Record One-Day Virus Toll of 235 Dead

Iran reported 235 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, a record toll for a single day in the Middle East's hardest-hit country.

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Third Iraq Protester Dies of Tear Gas Canister Wound this Week

An Iraqi protester died Tuesday after being shot with a tear gas canister in overnight skirmishes with police in the capital, medical and security sources told AFP.

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