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Lebanon's government steps down in wake of Beirut blast

Lebanon's government stepped down on Monday night, less than a week after a massive explosion in Beirut killed more than 160 people and sparked days of violent protests.
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Dozens of people were killed and thousands were in...

Dozens of people were killed and thousands were injured after a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, August 4.
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As the people of Beirut clean up, France's Macron urges world leaders to come together for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron urged everyone "to come together in support of Lebanon and its people," as he opened an international donors' conference Sunday, five days after the devastating explosion that ripped through Beirut.
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Beirut’s Blast Is a Warning for America

In this country, as in Lebanon, everything is now politics.
Tags: News, America, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Beirut (Lebanon

Lebanon protesters storm ministries as violent protests grip Beirut

Lebanon's protesters stormed several government ministries as violent protests gripped Beirut on Saturday night.
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Global power games could blow the whole Middle East apart

As Beirut mourns its dead after last week’s explosion, foreign meddling has plunged the entire region into chaosThe huge explosion that destroyed much of central Beirut is a daunting metaphor for the perils facing failing Middle East states.For years, the region has been described as the world’s most unstable, as a powder-keg primed to detonate at any moment. Last week’s awful tragedy begs a bigger question about how many shocks such fragile, vulnerable countries can absorb before they fracture,...
Tags: Iraq, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Beirut explosion

Meet the 11 power players running Salesforce's international business as it looks to aggressively expand overseas (CRM)

Salesforce has seen significant leadership changes in its international business this year after its former head of international stepped down in February. Gavin Patterson, who took on the role, also became the company's new chief revenue officer in August.  International leaders will continue to report up to Patterson, but as Salesforce's international business has grown, it has appointed new country and regional leaders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here are the 11 power players running S...
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'I don't want to fly again': Surviving India's worst crash in 10 years

Seated on the last row of the plane, Muhammed Junaid sensed something was amiss when Air India Express flight IX 1344 from Dubai was jerked around by strong winds as it approached the southern Indian city of Kozhikode late on Friday. After an aborted attempt, the aircraft swung around and touched down on the runway, said Junaid, who like many others onboard worked in the Middle East but was forced to return home when his salary halved because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of slowing down, ...
Tags: News, India, Middle East, Dubai, Boeing, Kozhikode, Junaid, Air India Express, Muhammed Junaid

As Lebanon Reels, Long-Awaited Hariri Assassination Verdicts Loom

A U.N.-backed court will soon pronounce verdicts in a 15-year-old bombing in Beirut that roiled the Middle East. But critics say the court’s protracted deliberations and huge expense have undermined its original purpose.
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Russia Looks to Africa to Extend Its Military Might

MOSCOW—From Russia’s cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential elections to its alleged hacking of coronavirus research, it’s clear the Kremlin is keen to undermine the democratic West. And it’s now looking to a new front to extend its hard and soft power and prop up fellow authoritarian regimes: the continent of Africa.Last week, the German newspaper Bild raised alarms about Russia’s growing influence in Africa, citing a classified German Foreign Ministry report that Russia has concluded agreemen...
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Ammonium nitrate that exploded in Beirut bought for mining, Mozambican firm says

The original buyers of the ammonium nitrate that was left at Beirut's port have told CNN that it had been bought for use in mining.
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The US' Clean Apps initiative would severely limit the global ambitions of China's smartphone vendors

The US intends to prevent Chinese smartphone vendors from preloading or offering apps developed by US companies. If Chinese vendors are forced out of these markets, there will be a significant opportunity for US-aligned vendors like Samsung, Motorola, and LG. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. The US State Department unveiled a five-pro...
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How judges responded to warnings about ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port

Newly released documents suggest multiple government agencies in Lebanon were informed about ammonium nitrate being housed at a warehouse in Beirut port, including the Ministry of Justice.
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Search continues after deadly Beirut blast

At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, Follow here for the latest.
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Beirut port employees detained in investigation after devastating explosion sparks fury

The detentions come after Lebanese President Michel Aoun promised a transparent investigation into the causes of the explosion, vowing Wednesday that those responsible would be held accountable and face "severe punishment."
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US ambassador says Iran is world No. 1 sponsor of terrorism

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursday and warned Russia and China that they will become “co-sponsors” if they block a resolution to extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran. Ambassador Kelly Craft said the United States hopes Russia and China “will not be co-sponsors of the number one state that sponsors terrorism” and “will see the importance of peace in the Middle East.”
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Iran, United States, Middle East, United Nations, Kelly Craft

Everything You Should Watch After You Stream ‘Howard’ on Disney+

Howard Ashman is, hyperbole be damned, one of the most important figures in the history of animation. It’s an impressive feat considering that he never once drew a character or directed an animated feature. You may not know his name, but Howard Ashman’s words have given life to some of the most beloved characters of modern Disney animation. What’s more, his lyrical compositions and collaboration with composer Alan Menken inspired the last 30 years of mainstream American animation in one way or...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Robin Williams, New York City, Disney, Features, Williams, Middle East, Broadway, Bill Murray, Charles Dickens, Walt Disney Company, Steve Martin, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Angela Lansbury

The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
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#Dubai Aerospace Enterprise posts 38% drop in H1 profits - Arabianbusiness

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise posts 38% drop in H1 profits - Arabianbusiness:Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the Middle East’s largest plane lessor, has reported a 38 percent drop in profits for the first half of the year compared to the first six months of 2019.The company saw its net income decrease from $197.1 million to $121.7m as a result of 23 fewer aircraft in the owned aircraft portfolio, fewer asset sales resulting in lower gains on sale of assets, reduced finance income, and higher prov...
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A grandmother played 'Auld Lang Syne' on a piano surrounded by rubble from the Beirut explosion

Chaos would be an understatement to describe the scene at May Abboud Melki's house in Beirut on Wednesday evening. Furniture was strewn about, the walls punctured with holes, glass and debris all over the floor.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Auld Lang Syne, Abboud Melki

Beirut explosion rocks Lebanon's capital city

A massive explosion has rocked the port area of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. Follow here for live updates.
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One moment, they were filming the bride in her wedding dress. Then came the explosion

Dr. Israa Seblani was posing in a white wedding gown on the streets of Beirut moments before the blast.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Israa Seblani

Ammonium nitrate may have sparked the Beirut explosion. It happened in Texas, in 1947, too

Lebanon's government has blamed a large quantity of poorly stored ammonium nitrate for the huge blast that rocked its capital, Beirut. What is this chemical, and why did it explode?
Tags: Texas, News, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut will never be the same again

In a city that was long a hodgepodge of political, religious and economic differences, the damage spared no one, Tamara Qiblawi writes.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Tamara Qiblawi

A nurse pulled three newborns out of a hospital hit by the Beirut blast

Photojournalist Bilal Jawich was at home on the outskirts of Beirut when an explosion, which has left at least 100 dead and thousands injured, rocked the Lebanese capital.
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What we know about the Beirut blast

A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday left 100 dead and thousands injured. Here's what we know so far.
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Opinion: Don't blame fate for Beirut's cruel tragedy

Sometimes, it seems as if fate is trying to prove its unlimited capacity for cruelty. When the skies over Beirut exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves felt all the way to Cyprus, 150 miles away in the Mediterranean, and devastating much of a city that was once known as the Paris of the Middle East, it seemed one of those times.
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Don't blame fate for Beirut's cruel tragedy

Sometimes, it seems as if fate is trying to prove its unlimited capacity for cruelty. When the skies over Beirut exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves felt all the way to Cyprus, 150 miles away in the Mediterranean, and devastating much of a city that was once known as the Paris of the Middle East, it seemed one of those times.
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Pompeo: US to call UN vote on Iran arms embargo extension

The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The decision sets the stage for a potential crisis at the U.N. Security Council amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Pompeo said the United States would call for a Security Council vote next week on a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the embargo that is due to expire in October.
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Middle East, United Nations, Un, Trump, Security Council, State, U N Security Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

Rolling updates on Beirut, a city and a tech community devastated

It was only relatively recently, in October 2018, that TechCrunch held Startup Battlefield MENA to unpack startups in the Middle East and North Africa. When TechCrunch went looking for a city in the region to host the event in, it quickly became clear that Beirut was the one for us. Vibrant, full of creative entrepreneurs, and a fantastic startup scene made it a natural TechCrunch choice. That year Beirut came into its own as tech cluster, with the ongoing emergence of the Beirut Digital Distric...
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