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Lebanon speaker calls for session to elect new president

Lebanon's speaker Nabih Berri called Tuesday for parliament to meet this week to elect a president to replace Michel Aoun whose term expires at the end of October. "Berri called for a session to be held at 11:00 am (8:00 GMT) on Thursday September 29, 2022 in order to elect a

In wealthy Dubai, poor get free bread from machines

With the cost of living surging, free hot bread distribution for the poor has been introduced in Dubai, a rich Gulf emirate where millionaires rub shoulders with hard-working migrants. The city of skyscrapers soaring above the desert, which imports almost all of its food, has

Turkey files protest with Greece, US in islands row

Ankara on Monday summoned the Greek ambassador and protested to Washington after accusing Greece of deploying US armoured vehicles on two Aegean islands near the Turkish coast. Greece branded the move as "completely unfounded and incompatible with international law", and

China gifts World Cup giant pandas to Qatar

China announced Monday that it will give Qatar two giant pandas to mark the World Cup being held in the Gulf state. China's ambassador to Doha, Zhou Jian, said that "Suhail" and "Soraya" would arrive in Qatar in October, ahead of the 32-nation tournament that starts November