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Lebanon at risk of major food crisis, PM warns

BEIRUT (Middle East) – Lebanon is at risk of a major food crisis and many Lebanese may soon find it hard to afford bread because of an acute financial crunch and the fall-out of COVID-19, the prime minister warned. Writing in the Washington Post, Hassan Diab also warned of a global food security emergency triggered […]
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Syria’s opposing parties agree to Geneva talks

GENEVA (Middle East) – Opposing sides in the Syrian civil war have agreed to reconvene in Geneva for negotiations on the constitution, United Nations Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said on Tuesday, saying that it could provide the arena for bridging “deep, deep mistrust”. After nine years of conflict in Syria, Pedersen referred to “relative calm”