BEIRUT -- Lebanese Environment Minister Demianos Kattar submitted on Sunday his resignation following Beirut's blasts, MTV local TV channel reported.
Kattar's resignation comes following the resignation of Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad earlier in the day. (Lebanon-Environment Minister)
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BOURTZI, Greece -- The death toll from the extreme weather phenomena which swept through Evia island in central Greece on Sunday climbed to seven with two more people were found dead, according to the latest announcement by local authorities.
AMNA news agency reported that a 42-year-old man and his 37-year-old wife were found dead inside their house which was flooded. (Greece-Evia-Flood)
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MOSCOW -- A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled over the Black Sea on Sunday to intercept a U.S. Navy radio-technical reconnaissance aircraft, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"On August 9, Russian airspace control systems detected an air target approaching the Russian state border over the neutral waters of the Black Sea," the ministry's Zvezda broadcasting service said. (Russia-US-Planes-Intercept)
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CAIRO -- At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded as a truck collided with a passenger minibus Sunday on a highway in Egypt's Nile Delta province of Qalioubiya, north of the capital Cairo.
The health ministry office in Qalioubiya revealed the names of five victims whose ages varied between 24 and 62, while the other four were unidentified. (Egypt-Traffic Accident)