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Friday, 23 April 2021
Lebanon is still reeling from a huge chemical explosion at Beirut port last year that killed 200 people and caused billions of dollars worth of damage, further weakening an economy already facing meltdown
But in this nation of 84 million people, which faces crushing U.S. sanctions, many struggle to earn enough to feed their families
Syrian media made no mention of an anti-aircraft missile landing deep inside Israel
Fighting has intensified in recent days as the Houthis push their offensive to take Marib, which if successful would strengthen the movement's hand in any future political negotiations
With no end in sight to economic and financial paralysis, Mouawad feels a hopelessness that was not there during the war, which broke out when she was 12 and lasted 15 years
It is seeking relief on at least $50 billion in external debt to international financial institutions, official bilateral creditors and commercial creditors
Syria denies using chemical weapons, and warned the 'very serious and dangerous"'move would affect its work with the OPCW on eliminating its arsenal
A US delegation is in a separate location in Vienna, enabling the powers to shuttle between both sides
Assad's family and his Baath party have ruled Syria for five decades with the help of the security forces and the army, where his Alawite minority dominate
The stories accused trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan of awarding two companies run by her husband contracts for the purchase of disinfectant products worth nine million liras (more than one million dollars)
The Libya Quartet called for for 'the sustained implementation of measures to fully identify and dismantle these groups'
"We decided to postpone the talks" until celebrations for the holy month of Ramadan end in mid-May, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told HaberTurk television in an interview
Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War One
Iraqi national security adviser Qasim al-Araji met the Saudi envoy to Baghdad, Abdulaziz al-Shammari, on Tuesday and reviewed the political and security situation in the region
The deal was thrown into question when the US withdrew from it in 2018 and sanctioned Iran, which in turn started ramping up its nuclear activities
China's envoy told reporters the parties had started a drafting process and were clearer about what a final document would look like
Damascus is accused of failing to answer key questions after an OPCW probe last year found Syria attacked a rebel-held village with the nerve agent sarin and the toxic chemical chlorine in 2017
Riyadh says it intercepts most of the drones and missiles which the Houthis say they launch at airports, air bases and energy infrastructure, but some do inflict damage
As the value of the local currency plunges on the black market, the cost of imported fuel, seeds, fertilisers and pesticides priced in dollars has skyrocketed
It said the Russian planes also destroyed ammunition, cars and components for manufacturing explosive devise
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