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In Lebanon, the economic situation has deeply worsened and protestors are cutting the country's main roads to ask for political action

With no extended family or lifelong friends nearby and language barriers, homeschooling during the pandemic has proven particularly difficult for immigrant mothers.

Protests in <em>Lebanon</em> enter fifth day as currency plummets

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Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

Lebanon’s caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

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Lebanon’s caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

Hassan Diab threatened to suspend his duties if that would increase pressure for a new Cabinet to be formed.

EU approves $155m for Syrian refugees in <em>Lebanon</em>, Jordan

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EU approves $155m for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan

The aid package will support social protection, healthcare, and education for Syrian refugees in host countries.

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Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

The statement by the office of Lebanon’s embattled banking chief is not the first instance of a legal threat against a Western media outlet covering the country's spiralling economic crisis.

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three ...

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Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law too limited: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Lebanon's current legislation on sexual harassment only deals with it as a criminal matter, neglecting prevention, ...

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

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Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their ...

Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

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Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

Dolly Parton receives Covid-19 vaccine from Lebanese-American doctor friend

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Dolly Parton receives Covid-19 vaccine from Lebanese-American doctor friend

Dolly Parton revealed that she received the Covid-19 vaccine - courtesy of her friend, a Lebanese-American doctor.

Sonia Nimr's Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

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Sonia Nimr's Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

Book Club: Sonia Nimr's fantastical story reads like a series of folktales in which the circles of life come together when the struggle is ...

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Syrian pound hits record low against dollar

Syria's pound sunk to a new low against the dollar on the black market.

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Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

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US men who 'helped Ghosn escape' arrive in Japan

Ex-US special forces member Michael Taylor and his son Peter allegedly staged the operation that saw former international jet-setter Ghosn ...

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Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst ...

Israel expands probe into oil spill

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Israel expands probe into oil spill

Ten vessels are under investigation as possible culprits.

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More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

Most Syrian refugees suffer from some form of PTSD, a UK charity has revealed in a new grim report.

Thousands in <em>Lebanon</em> rally in support of Maronite patriarch

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Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

In a show of support for Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi, thousands rallied in Bkerke, north of the capital Beirut on Saturday.

UN court to try Hezbollah member for <em>Lebanon</em> attacks

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UN court to try Hezbollah member for Lebanon attacks

A fugitive Hezbollah suspect will go on trial in June accused of three attacks on Lebanese politicians in the mid-2000s.

Lebanese clear tar pollution from turtle beach

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Lebanese clear tar pollution from turtle beach

Lebanese raked balls of tar away from a turtle beach in the south of the country.

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