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Film Review: Kaothuer Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated production follows a Syrian man whose desperation towards citizenship leads him along an unconventional, and ultimately treacherous path.

The US is prepared to broker maritime talks between Lebanon and Israel as the two countries clash over maritime activities.

Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

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Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

Israel has given a Greek firm rights for exploration in waters claimed by Lebanon.

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

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Lebanon president delays declaration on waters disputed with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel ...

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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

France: 'time has come' to up pressure on Lebanon

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France: 'time has come' to up pressure on Lebanon

The French government said that "the time has come" to increase international pressure on Lebanon's deeply divided political class to form a ...

Lebanon announces 24-hour curfew over Easter

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Lebanon announces 24-hour curfew over Easter

Lebanese authorities announced a three-day lockdown over Easter weekend in April to try to avoid another surge in coronavirus cases.

Lebanon announces third bread price hike in nine months

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Lebanon announces third bread price hike in nine months

Lebanon hiked the price of bread for the third time in nine months, which the government blamed on a plunge in the value of the local currency.

Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

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Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun failed Monday to agree on a new government line-up after ...

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Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

Talks on the formation of a new Lebanese Cabinet between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri broke down, causing anger and despair.

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Lebanon's wrangling leaders to meet over government formation

Lebanon's president and prime minister are set to meet on Monday afternoon to discuss the formation of a new government, although the situation ...

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Lebanon PM-designate says new cabinet needed to stem crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said that a cabinet urgently needed to be formed to deal with the country's desperate economic ...

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Lebanon president and PM-designate argue over govt formation

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun urged prime minister-designate Saad Hariri to either form a government "quickly" or to step aside.

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

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With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

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Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation from Lebanese Hezbollah in the midst of the worst economic crisis in Lebanon

Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

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Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

Lebanese officials say they have requested FBI help to shut down rogue apps advertising black market rates for the national currency, as it hit ...

Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

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Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

The approval of the $246 million loan came as the local currency tumbled to a record new low on the black market, triggering immediate protests.

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