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Five people killed in factory explosion in Beirut

Five people on Monday were killed in an explosion at a factory in Burj al-Barajneh in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's Beirut, the National News Agency reported. The cause of the explosion is still unknown. The Lebanese army arrived at the site of the explosion for investigations and...

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of twins...

Three members of pro-Iran group killed by Daesh in Iraq

Three fighters from a pro-Iranian militia were killed in Iraq when Daesh attacked their base near Baghdad, a paramilitary and a security source said. The men belonged to the Noujaba Movement, a part of the Hashd Al-Shaabi coalition of Shiite militias that mostly back Iran. Both sources...