Lebanese gov’t resigns over Beirut blast outcry

ANKARA/BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday accepted the resignation of the government and designated outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab as caretaker premier, reported Anadolu Agency. The move came amid public outrage over last week’s devastating explosion in the capital

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White house: US troubled by arrest of Hong Kong businessman Jimmy Lai

WASHINGTON: The United States is troubled by the arrest of Hong Kong businessman Jimmy Lai and urges China to repeal the national security law for Hong Kong, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien. “We

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

MOSCOW: Hong Kong police have arrested pro-democratic media tycoon Jimmy Lai under the national security law. According to Sputnik news agency, quoting Global Times report on Monday, Lai is the owner of Hong Kong media companies Next Digital and Apple Daily. He is

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11 from one family drown in Panama flood

PANAMA CITY, Aug. 10 — Eleven people from one family were killed during a flood in Panama on Sunday, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting the country’s civil protection authorities. The Bejuco River in Veraguas province west of Panama City flooded after heavy

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Atletico Madrid announce two positives for COVID-19 on eve of trip to Lisbon

MADRID: Atletico Madrid confirmed on Sunday evening that two members due to travel to Lisbon on Monday for the quarterfinals of the Champions League had tested positive for coronavirus, reported Xinhua news agency. The club did not confirm whether the

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300k Lebanese Refuse to leave damaged homes after blast

BEIRUT: The Lebanese capital is still in mourning Friday after a massive blast hit the Port of Beirut earlier this week and left damages estimated between $10 to 15 billion. The blast caused the deaths of 154 people and 6,000

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Six COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including 3 from China, now in phase-3 trials: WHO

GENEVA, Aug. 7 —Six COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including three from China, have entered phase-3 trials, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting senior World Health Organisation (WHO) official on Thursday. The three Chinese candidates are from Sinovac, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products/Sinopharm, and

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Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

LOS ANGELES: Facebook’s Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app — TikTok Instagram Reels, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) according to AP. The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio,

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Japan marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima

TOKYO: Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with its mayor urging the world to unite against threats to humanity including those from nuclear weapons, reported Xinhua news agency. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said

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Trump walks back claim that Beirut blast was an attack

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday walked back his claim that a massive blast that shook Lebanon’s capital and its suburbs to the core was an attack, saying “I don’t think anyone can say right now,” reported Anadolu Agency.

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