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French President Macron’s visit touches a chord in shellshocked Beirut

  • Emmanuel Macron was the first foreign leader to arrive in Lebanon after Tuesday’s devastating explosions
  • Mobbed by tearful Beirut crowds, French leader vowed that ‘a free Lebanon will rise again’
photos By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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With brooms and shovels, Lebanese volunteers show the true spirit of Beirut

  • Young volunteers take to the streets of the capital to clear the damage caused by Tuesday’s explosions
  • Many were automatically motivated to turn up and help out while others were inspired by social media
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

European body criticizes prison conditions in Turkey

  • Overcrowding in prisons led to adoption of amnesty law which released 90,000 inmates
  • Former detainees were kicked, punched and slapped by police to obtain confessions
By Arab News ·

World Food Programme plans wheat imports for Beirut

  • WFP is ready to offer supply chain management and logistical support to Lebanon
By Reuters ·

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un inspects flood relief

  • Heavy rain across the Korean peninsula has brought flooding to both North and South Korea in recent days
  • Rain during the harvest season in the rice-growing area is raising concern about North Korea’s food security
By Reuters ·

Trump advisers urge delisting of US-listed Chinese companies that fail to meet audit standards

  • Growing pressure to crack down on Chinese companies that avail themselves of US capital markets but do not comply with rules
By Reuters ·

Guardiola says Man City ‘ready’ for Real Madrid test

  • City host Zinedine Zidane’s team in the 2nd leg of their last-16 tie, leading 2-1 after their win in February
By AFP ·

Malaysian police chief insists Al Jazeera probe ‘professional’

  • The government said the documentary tarnished the image of the country
  • Abdul Hamid said the investigation “will be very transparent”
By AFP ·