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Over 71% of Lebanon’s population risks losing access to safe water – UNICEF
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Over 71% of Lebanon’s population risks losing access to safe water – UNICEF

BEIRUT, July 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations warned on Friday that more than four million people in Lebanon, including…
Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock
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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,…
Cuba sees biggest protests for decades as pandemic adds to woes
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Cuba sees biggest protests for decades as pandemic adds to woes

HAVANA, July 11 (Reuters) – Chanting “freedom” and calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, thousands of Cubans joined…
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…
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…
Lebanon’s economic collapse bites hard in neglected north
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Lebanon’s economic collapse bites hard in neglected north

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, June 28 (Reuters) – Taha Riz has worked just three days in more than a month at his…
Yemenis find rare leisure time at Sanaa lake
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Yemenis find rare leisure time at Sanaa lake

A countryside dam outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa provides the city’s residents with a rare distraction from the six-year civil…
Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities
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Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have…
Underage marriages increase in Lebanon during pandemic
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Underage marriages increase in Lebanon during pandemic

Aid groups in Lebanon say the country’s ongoing economic crisis, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, is forcing more children into underage…
UN report says Myanmar poverty could double from coup chaos
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UN report says Myanmar poverty could double from coup chaos

BANGKOK (AP) — Political turmoil and disruptions following the coup in Myanmar could undo years of progress and double the…
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