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The Achilles Heel covered by #Macron #Beirut triumph

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) received a hero’s welcome in Beirut, walking the streets and embracing the victims of last week’s explosion the way no Lebanese leader could dream to do. Faced with the pleadings of a desperate population, Macron was even placed in the bizarre position to politely decline suggestions to retake Lebanon under […]

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Beirut explosion: at least 78 dead and 4,000 wounded, says Lebanon health ministry – live updates | World news

12.59am BST00:59 The New York Times’ Maria Abi-Habib on the situation at hospitals: Maria Abi-Habib (@Abihabib) Interviewing ER doctors at some of Beirut’s biggest hospitals, and they are crying. St. George Hospital is destroyed. Patients streamed down the stairs to exit the hospital, bc elevators were damaged. Children being treated for cancer are now wounded […]

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What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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