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Erdogan says Turkey becomes 3rd to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the United States and China according to the World Health Organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 13:40:45

EU urges independent inquiry into cause of Beirut explosion

European Council President Charles Michel on Sunday urged an independent investigation into the cause of the deadly explosion that rocked the city of Beirut and inflicted heavy casualties last Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 11:42:36

Iranian president predicts 6 more months of COVID-19 outbreak in Iran as Iraq yet to hit pandemic peak

Iranian president warned on Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic will last at least six more months in the country. Meanwhile, Iraqi deputy minister of health said that Iraq has yet to reach the coronavirus peak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/10 11:35:54

Lebanon rocked by protests

Lebanese protesters stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday as shots rang out in increasingly angry demonstrations over this week's devastating explosion.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/9 16:48:41

Ambassador's wife dies from blast

The wife of Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans has died of wounds sustained in the Beirut bomb explosion, the Netherlands' foreign ministry said Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/9 15:23:41

Chinese-built lab helps Iraq in anti-COVID-19 battle

It is a race against time. Medics are shuffling piles of swab samples waiting for COVID-19 testing in a Chinese-built lab in Iraq.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 9:32:24

Lebanese police officer killed, 142 injured in anti-gov't protests after Beirut's deadly blasts

A Lebanese police officer was killed and 142 people were injured on Saturday in clashes during protests against the ruling class in downtown Beirut, days after massive explosions rocked the Lebanese capital that killed at least 158 and injured 6,000 others, LBCI TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 9:14:18

UN adds 6 mln USD emergency aid funds for Beirut blast victims

The United Nations is releasing 6 million US dollars in immediate emergency funds for Beirut blast victims' hospital urgent care and fixing up homes for the vulnerable, a UN spokesman said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/8 10:30:59

Beirut reels from huge blast

Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/6 16:53:41

Huge explosions rock Beirut

Rescuers worked through the night into Wednesday after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut's port, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands, as they wrecked buildings across the Lebanese capital.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 16:58:41

Indian PM Modi expresses shock, sadness at Beirut blast

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed shock and sadness at the explosion in Lebanon's Beirut city killing scores of people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 14:29:11

Over 100 killed, more than 4,000 injured in Beirut blast

Over 100 killed, more than 4,000 injured in Beirut blast.
Source: CGTN | 2020/8/5 14:02:26

Updates: Explosion in Lebanon's capital kills 78 people

Two huge explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 73 people killed and 3,700 others injured.
Source: Xinhua-Agencies | 2020/8/5 1:51:00

Explosions at Beirut port may be caused by explosive chemicals: minister

Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said Tuesday that the explosive chemicals stored at Port of Beirut may have caused the two huge explosions that caused massive casualties and damages.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 3:44:13

Afghan security forces kill Islamic State fighters

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending a siege in which hundreds of prisoners escaped.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/4 16:33:41

Israel hits group placing explosives along Syria border: Israeli military

Israeli soldiers and aircraft fired on and hit a group of four militants laying explosives at a security fence along the Jewish state's border with Syria, its military said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 16:28:40

Iran apprehends head of US-backed monarchist terror organization

Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a US-based “terrorist group” accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, unsuccessful attacks.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/2 17:18:41

Turkey social media bill

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill which gives the government greater control over social media, the state Anadolu news agency reported.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 19:43:40