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Hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

A military court in Lebanon has indicted political activist Kinda Khatib on charges of spying for Israel.

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

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Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army confiscated.

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

A second wave of protests is sweeping across Lebanon despite the Covid-19 lockdown, reflecting growing desperation in the country amid dire ...

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Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

Lebanese lawmakers will vote on long-awaited legislation that could see the release of thousands of prisoners amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Lebanon PM-designate begins tough talks to form government

Debt-burdened Lebanon has been without a fully functioning government since former prime minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 29 in the face ...

The New Arab & agencies

Roadblocks across Lebanon as anger rises over new PM

The unrest came ahead of a series of planned meetings between Hezbollah-backed Hassan Diab and Sunni political leaders, as well as a visit by US ...

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Lebanese president postpones consultations to select new PM

'President Aoun responded to the wishes of (caretaker) prime minister Saad Hariri to postpone parliamentary consultations until Thursday ...

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

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Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

More than 100 people were injured in the overnight clashes, which marked the first use of rubber bullets against protesters by security forces ...

Sarah Khalil

Suicide epidemic sweeps Lebanon amid economic downturn

Two suicides were reported on Wednesday by local media in Lebanon, as concern grew over the mental state of citizens amid harsh economic ...

Lebanon demolishes more Syrian refugee shelters: NGOs

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Lebanon demolishes more Syrian refugee shelters: NGOs

The Lebanese army raided Syrian refugee settlements, destroying a number of tents, urging authorities to stop the demolitions.

Lebanese army arrests 32 Syrian refugees in dawn raid

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Lebanese army arrests 32 Syrian refugees in dawn raid

'How can they still think there are terrorists hiding here?'

History reflected: Memories of Lebanese displacement to Syria

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

History reflected: Memories of Lebanese displacement to Syria

The abuse faced by Syrian refugees is most commonly perpetrated by the poorest Lebanese, as the weight of hosting over a million refugees takes ...

Syrians in Lebanon compare risks of staying or leaving

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Syrians in Lebanon compare risks of staying or leaving

Restrictive policies in Lebanon and elsewhere might force refugees to choose between return to war-torn Syria and the re-opening of dangerous ...

The New Arab

Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

A child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants heading for Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

The New Arab & agencies

The six Lebanese women voted into parliament

The landmark 6 May election saw a record 86 women run, with virtually every party - except Shia movement Hizballah - putting forward female ...

The New Arab

Lebanon's Muslims furious after government deems Friday working day

Lebanon's official weekend holidays is proving to be a hot-button issue in the country, particularly as it was founded on the idea of sectarian ...

Lebanon continues to get tough on celebratory gunfire

Robert Cusack

Lebanon continues to get tough on celebratory gunfire

The laws over celebratory gunfire - which has led to a number of accidental deaths in Lebanon - changed last year following public anger about ...

Bassel Salloukh

The heart of Lebanon's rural darkness

Comment: Chronically neglected, Lebanon's rural areas could hold the key to the country's economic development, but dreary prospects mean young ...

Russians carrying 'Syrian regime military fatigues' detained in Lebanon

The New Arab

Russians carrying 'Syrian regime military fatigues' detained in Lebanon

Three Russian nationals 'in possession of' Syrian regime uniforms have been confronted by the Lebanese Army in the northern Akkar ...

Human retrievers: Lebanon's gun-dogs replaced with children

Shireen Qabbani

Human retrievers: Lebanon's gun-dogs replaced with children

Feature: Impoverished children, including Syrian refugees, are braving the dangers of shooting fields to retrieve birds shot by affluent hunters ...

Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end refuse crisis

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end refuse crisis

Lebanon's government agreed a plan to resolve a waste disposal crisis late on Wednesday, ending a dispute that has left piles of rubbish on ...

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