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Macron tells donor conference: 'Lebanon's future is at stake'

  • French president says emergency aid must come quickly
  • Economists forecast the blast could wipe up to 25% off of the country’s GDP
By Reuters ·

Update

Lebanon minister Manal Abdel-Samad resigns amid 'will for change' after Beirut blast

  • Manal Abdel-Samad apologizes to the Lebanese public for failing them
  • Explosion killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of the capital
By AP ·

Aramco profits fall in tough quarter, but sees partial recovery from COVID-19 impact

  • Aramco see’s “partial recovery” from pandemic impact
  • Aramco president says company remains resilient
By Frank Kane ·

GCC urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo 

By Arab News ·

Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

  • KSRelief teams are also active in treating blast victims
By SPA ·

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

  • The army Saturday used teargas and rubber bullets to clear hundreds of protesters from Martyrs’ Square
  • Demonstrators temporarily occupied the foreign ministry building before being forced out by the army
By AFP ·

UK PM says schools must open in September

  • A study has warned that Britain risks a second wave of COVID-19 this winter if schools open without an improved test-and-trace system
  • The government wants all pupils to return to school by early September
By Reuters ·

Aramco profits fall in tough quarter, but sees partial recovery from COVID-19 impact

  • Aramco see’s “partial recovery” from pandemic impact
  • Aramco president says company remains resilient
By Frank Kane ·

Booker’s 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat 119-112

  • The Suns continued to thrive as the only undefeated team in the NBA restart
  • Miami is currently the No. 4 team in the Eastern Conference playoff standings
By AP ·

Lebanese news agency boycotts politicians’ press conferences, including Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

  • The Lebanese news agency LBCI has said it will no longer provide coverage of any politician’s press conference, including Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah
  • “Let your accomplishments speak for you and don’t distract people with storytelling,” an LBCI presenter said
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·