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Al-Qaida Chief Appears In 9/11 Video Amid Rumors He Is Dead

The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In it, al-Zawahri said that “Jerusalem Will Never be Judaized,” and praised al-Qaida attacks including one that targeted...

12 September 2021

Fights Over Fuel Shortage In Lebanon Kill 3

The country has faced months of severe fuel shortages that have prompted long lines at gas stations and plunged the small country, dependent on private generators for power, into long hours of darkness.


Amid Sharp Increase Of COVID-19 Cases, Lebanon Orders Lockdown For 169 Towns, Villages

The Ministry said Sunday that the lockdown will begin Monday morning and last until October 19.


After 13 Month Deadlock Government Formation Takes Place In Lebanon

The deadlock saw the country slide deeper into financial chaos and poverty.

10 September 2021

Explosions Reported In Syria After Israeli Jets Fly Over Lebanon

There was no immediate word from Israel on Friday's flights and alleged attacks on Syria.


Massive Fire Breaks Out At Beirut Port Once Again

'We opened all windows and are in the corridor right now,' said Dana Awad, a mother of two girls in a Beirut neighborhood. 'I am still feeling the earth shake. Living a flashback,' she added recalling the tremor that...

10 September 2020

Syria's Bashar Assad Names New Cabinet, Few Changes In Ministries

The vote was described as illegitimate and a sham by the West and Syria's opposition.

10 August 2021

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Lebanese Government Resigns After Beirut Blast, Public Anger

The decision follows a weekend of anti-government protests after the August 4 explosion in Beirut's port that decimated the facility and caused widespread destruction, killing at least 160 people and injuring about 6,000...

11 August 2020

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05 August 2020
In Pictures: Lebanese Confront Devastation After Massive Beirut Explosion

In Pictures: Lebanese Confront Devastation After Massive Beirut Explosion

An official with the Lebanese Red Cross said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded. George Kettaneh said the toll could rise further.


05 August 2020
Russia To Send 5 Planeloads Of Aid To Beirut

Russia To Send 5 Planeloads Of Aid To Beirut

Russia's Ministry for Emergency Situations will send rescuers, medical workers, a makeshift hospital and a lab for coronavirus testing to Lebanon.


05 August 2020
'Horror Show': Massive Blast Rocks Beirut, Death Toll Rises To 100; Cause Of Explosion Unknown

'Horror Show': Massive Blast Rocks Beirut, Death Toll Rises To 100; Cause Of Explosion Unknown

The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, according to Germany's geosciences center GFZ, and it was heard and felt as far away as Cyprus...


28 October 2019
Death Of Al-Baghdadi A Blow To IS, But It Has Survived Other Losses

Death Of Al-Baghdadi A Blow To IS, But It Has Survived Other Losses

Al-Baghdadi's death is a major blow, but the extremist group has survived the loss of previous leaders and military setbacks.


23 October 2018
Lebanon PM Saad Hariri Extends Support To Saudi Arabia In Jamal Khashoggi Murder Case

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri Extends Support To Saudi Arabia In Jamal Khashoggi Murder Case

A tough critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect...


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25 July 2018
Over 150 Dead In Islamic State Attacks In Southern Syria

Over 150 Dead In Islamic State Attacks In Southern Syria

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the violence, saying "soldiers of the caliphate" attacked Syrian government positions and security outposts in Sweida...


05 March 2018
Fresh Air Raids On Syria's Ghouta Kill 14 Civilians, Says Report

Fresh Air Raids On Syria's Ghouta Kill 14 Civilians, Says Report

The latest deaths brought to 709 the number of civilians killed since regime and allied Russian forces intensified their campaign against Eastern Ghouta in...






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29 September 2017
In Purported New Audio, IS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Asks Followers To Keep Fighting In Syria, Iraq

In Purported New Audio, IS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Asks Followers To Keep Fighting In Syria, Iraq

The audio released clearly indicates that its top leader is still alive and healthy


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