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Beirut explosion toll rises to 149
At least 149 people died, over 5,000 were injured in a powerful explosion on August 4 in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanese newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour reported, citing a source in the Ministry of …
Third plane of Russian emergencies ministry heads to Beirut hit by powerful blast
A third plane of the Russian emergencies ministry has taken off for Beirut, rocked by a huge blast on Tuesday, after a stopover in Saratov, the ministry’s press service said on Thursday.
Beirut governor estimates blast damage at up to $5 bln
The damage caused by the deadly explosion in the Beirut port area on Tuesday could be estimated at $3 bln -$5 bln, Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud told LBC TV channel.
According to the Beirut governor, …
Death toll in Beirut explosion tops 100
More than 100 people were killed in the blast in Beirut, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Wednesday citing the Lebanese Red Cross.
According to the report, more than 4,000 people were …
Israeli army says it’s time to ‘transcend conflict’ with Lebanon
The Israeli Defense Forces said on Tuesday the Jewish state offered humanitarian and medical assistance to Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast, adding that it was time to ‘transcend …
Russia, Turkey hold consultations on resolving Libyan conflict
Russia and Turkey have held inter-agency consultations on resolving the Libyan conflict in Ankara on July 21-22, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The parties thoroughly …
Russia regrets Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
Moscow regrets Ankara’s decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
"We regret the …
Putin, Erdogan discussed situation in Idlib and settlement in Lybia
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave high marks to the interaction between the Defense Ministries of the two countries which allowed to stabilize the …
Libya’s LNA ready to sign ceasefire agreement but Tripoli is unwilling
The Libyan National Army (LNA) is ready to sign the immediate ceasefire treaty, but the government in Tripoli is unwilling to do so, as it counts on the military solution, Russian Foreign Minister …
Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks
Israel has delivered air strikes at Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to three rockets fired at its territory from that area on Sunday, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said.