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Turkey says US diplomat arrested over fake passport

An American diplomat working for the U.S. consulate in Lebanon has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of selling a fake passport for $10,000 to a Syrian national, Turkey’s state news agency said on Wednesday. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, which cited a statement from the Istanbul Security Directorate, the …

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Lebanon’s Mikati reports progress in government formation

Lebanon’s new Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati says progress, though slow, has been achieved toward forming a desperately-needed cabinet in the cash-strapped country, stressing that donor countries will not help Lebanon unless it helps itself. A caretaker administration by former premier Hassan Diab has run the small country since the aftermath …

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