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The tribunal was created by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution at Lebanon's request.

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

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Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit to commemorate the 1983 Beirut bombing.

Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

A Lebanese businessman who was convicted for laundering money to Hezbollah returned to his home country after his early release.

Lebanon PM seeking to sue AUB for $1 million

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Lebanon PM seeking to sue AUB for $1 million

Hassan Diab reportedly filed a complaint claiming nearly one million dollars in exit package compensation from his former employer last month.

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Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

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Lebanon's leading Christian clerics slam government's economic mismanagement

Lebanese are suffering unprecedented economic meltdown since the civil war.

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Ghosn mulled turning Japan escape into Hollywood film

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Ghosn mulled turning Japan escape into Hollywood film

MNG Jet operations manager Okan Kosemen told an Istanbul court that Carlos Ghosn wants to make his escape into a Hollywood movie.

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'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

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Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

A 61-year-old man shot himself on the sidewalk of a bustling Beirut shopping street in broad daylight.

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

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Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

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Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

A number of popular retail shops in Lebanon announced temporary closures as the country grapples with its financial crisis.

Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

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Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

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Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group Hezbollah.

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South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

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Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, which grounded flights 18 March due to the coronavirus epidemic, will reopen on Wednesday ...

Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

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Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

Lebanon's national currency has collapsed, prompting renewed protests across the country on Sunday night.

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Missile hit near convoy of ex-Lebanon PM Hariri: report

Hariri's office confirmed the report, saying it was "generally correct".

Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing US ambassador

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Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh in the southern city of Tyre said he acted after receiving a complaint from a citizen.

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

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Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

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Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

Lebanon's economic crisis is leaving residents with empty fridges as instability continues.

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