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Lebanese President Michel Aoun Vacates Office Without Replacement

89-year-old Michel Aoun, president of Lebanon since 2016, vacated his office on Sunday with no successor standing by. Aoun’s departure leaves a country in even more turmoil, as one of his final acts was accepting the resignation of interim Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: President of Lebanon Michel Aoun addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 25, 2019 in New York City. World leaders from across the globe are gathered at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, amid crises ranging from climate …

Lebanon: Sections of Beirut’s Blast-Stricken Grain Silos Collapse

Sections of Beirut’s grain silos collapsed on Sunday after weakening during a weeks-long fire caused by recent high temperatures that fermented the silos’ grain stores, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, noting that the silos were infamous for shielding much of western Beirut from an August 2020 port explosion and sustaining partial damage from the blast themselves.

The grain silos at Beirut's port were severely damaged two years ago in a devastating explosion

DOJ: NJ Software Engineer Allegedly Scoped Terror Targets for Hezbollah

A U.S. citizen named Alexei Saab allegedly performed surveillance work at various U.S. landmarks for the foreign terrorist group Hezbollah from 2000 to 2005 and was “ready to attack Americans at popular locations if Iran was attacked by the US,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Adelsberg said in a federal court on Monday during the opening arguments of Saab’s terrorism trial, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Tuesday.

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Ukraine War Causing Food Shortages In Fragile Middle East

BEIRUT (AP) – Layal Aswad was already exhausted by Lebanon’s devastating two-year economic collapse. Now, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends food and energy prices soaring even further, she finds herself struggling to put food on the table for her family of four.

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