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Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock
Middle East

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday over what he called “key differences” with the president,…
Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis
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Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday giving hundreds of thousands of civil servants and…
Qatar to provide food aid for Lebanese soldiers amid economic crisis
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Qatar to provide food aid for Lebanese soldiers amid economic crisis

DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) – Qatar will provide the Lebanese armed forces with 70 tonnes of food a month, the…
Economic crisis, severe shortages make Lebanon ‘unlivable’
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Economic crisis, severe shortages make Lebanon ‘unlivable’

BEIRUT (AP) — Ibrahim Arab waits in line several hours a day in the hot summer sun to buy gas…
Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up
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Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up

BEIRUT (AP) — Shops closing, companies going bankrupt and pharmacies with shelves emptying — in Lebanon these days, fistfights erupt…
Kuwait names new oil and finance ministers as government faces liquidity crunch
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Kuwait names new oil and finance ministers as government faces liquidity crunch

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait’s emir on Monday approved a new cabinet that included new ministers of oil and finance for…
Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid as PM – state media
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Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid as PM – state media

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Tuesday following…
Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave Lebanon, in blow to healthcare
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Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave Lebanon, in blow to healthcare

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Fouad Boulos returned to Beirut in 2007 from the United States having trained there in pathology and…
Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus
Middle East

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and…
‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums
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‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums

YANGON (Reuters) – After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall…
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