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Individuals are offering up their homes after hundreds of thousands have been rendered homeless due to an explosion that rocked Beirut.

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

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Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

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

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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".

Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

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Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

An Ethiopian domestic worker was found dead in her employer's home in Lebanon.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

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Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

Fifteen cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among Syrian refugees living in the same building in Majdal Anjar, in eastern Lebanon.

Nicholas Frakes

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

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 ...

Lebanon legalises cannabis growing, its political class eye profits

Mat Nashed

Lebanon legalises cannabis growing, its political class eye profits

Comment: Eyeing a $1 billion market, Lebanon's elites are looking to exploit the cannabis cultivation industry, cutting existing small-scale ...

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Four virus cases reported in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp

A total of five residents of the Wavel camp in the eastern Bekaa Valley have tested positive for Covid-19.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Lebanon confirms its first case at a refugee camp, Turkish medics criticise government over health worker deaths and other stories in today's ...

First Covid-19 case in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp: UN

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First Covid-19 case in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp: UN

A Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon has been put on lockdown after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed.

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

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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 ...

In locked-down Lebanon, women at risk of domestic violence

Gasia Ohanes

In locked-down Lebanon, women at risk of domestic violence

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the police were arresting reported repeat-abusers. Now, judges are working with an NGO to remotely issue ...

The New Arab

Syrian's self-immolation highlights refugees' woes during Lebanon's coronavirus outbreak

In Lebanon, the majority of Syrian refugees were already living below the poverty line. New coronavirus restrictions unfairly targeting refugees now further curtail their livelihoods.

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Hezbollah opposes bid to legalise medical marijuana in Lebanon

Lebanese parliament's joint committee approved legalising cannabis cultivation for medical purposes.

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Lebanon hospital crisis puts lives at risk, warns HRW

Lebanon's doctors are warning that hospitals may soon be unable to provide patients with life-saving surgery and urgent medical care because of ...

The New Arab

Amnesty calls for civilian prosecutors over Lebanon protester's death

The killing of peaceful protester Alaa Abou Fakhr should be investigated by civilian and not military prosecutors, Amnesty International said in ...

Lebanon's historic rebellion faces its moment of reckoning

Rami G. Khouri

Lebanon's historic rebellion faces its moment of reckoning

Comment: The future of Lebanon's unprecedented protests rests on whether its citizens refuse to go back to 'business as usual' this week, writes ...

The New Arab

Cousin of Bashar Assad's wife released after Lebanon kidnapping

Murhaf al-Akhras who is in his 40s, was kidnapped three days ago, and released on Wednesday following efforts by Lebanese officials, including ...

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah precision-guided missile site

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Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah precision-guided missile site

The Israeli army claims to have found a site dedicated to the manufacture of "precision-guided" missiles belonging to Hezbollah in Lebanon's ...

The dangerous new landscape of Arab-Israeli warfare

Rami G. Khouri

The dangerous new landscape of Arab-Israeli warfare

Comment: Israel's string of attacks on foes in different countries highlights a disturbing trend towards warfare involving myriad groups armed ...

Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria regime Palestinian group in Lebanon

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Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria regime Palestinian group in Lebanon

Israeli warplanes have attacked a Palestinian base in Lebanon, near the border with Syria.

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