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A Mosque in Byblos was broken into and its muezzin was beaten, prompting protests calling for prosecution.

Supporters of the late Rafic Hariri said they were disappointed over the verdict of his assassination.

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.

Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

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Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

Deprived of rehearsal rooms or workshops by restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many people have found solace ...

Lebanon freezes assets of 20 banks and their directors

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Lebanon freezes assets of 20 banks and their directors

The Lebanese financial prosecutor has ordered the freezing of the assets of 20 banks and their board directors as the country's debt crisis ...

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Qatar-based US university cancels Mashrou' Leila event after backlash

An American university's Qatar campus was forced to cancel an event featuring Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila after hostile objections on social media.

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Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab unveiled Lebanon's new 'technocratic' cabinet on Tuesday evening, but protesters' desires have not yet been satiated.

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Defying ban, students lead Lebanon protests into fourth week

Lebanon's students have taken to the streets in large numbers to demand better opportunities and an end to mismanagement of their education, ...

Justin Salhani

Lebanese protests: Hezbollah endorses the counter-revolution of the corrupt

Comment: After days of sitting on the fence, Hezbollah's leader has come out to harangue the anti-corruption protest movement in Lebanon, and ...

Clerics force cancellation of 'immoral' Beirut gay pride opening

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Clerics force cancellation of 'immoral' Beirut gay pride opening

Members of the LGBT community enjoy comparatively more freedom in Lebanon than in most other Middle East countries but still have no rights and ...

Austin Bodetti

Making waves in Lebanon: The Mediterranean's newest surfing destination

While many know Lebanon as a tourist destination, the Mediterranean country is also becoming a hotspot for surfing.

Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

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Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

In response to the cancellation of Mashrou' Leila's Byblos concert, independent activist groups organised a free gig entitled 'The ...

Dutch band pulls out of Lebanon festival in protest

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Dutch band pulls out of Lebanon festival in protest

Within Temptation joined other activists in protest after festival organisers last week pulled Lebanese indie group Mashrou' Leila from the ...

Mashrou' Leila affair highlights Lebanon's battle for free speech

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Mashrou' Leila affair highlights Lebanon's battle for free speech

Although its gig was cancelled under pressure from Christian groups, Mashrou' Leila have become a symbol in a country where activists say ...

Lebanon cancels Mashrou' Leila concert 'to prevent bloodshed'

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Lebanon cancels Mashrou' Leila concert 'to prevent bloodshed'

Lebanon's Byblos festival has canceled a concert by Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila which was set for next week after calls from church ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to Christianity could set a dangerous precedent, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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Lebanon must end religious 'hate campaign' against Mashrou' Leila

Several religious figures have called for the cancellation of the band's concert on August 9 in Byblos over the 'group's aims and the ...

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Lebanon's Mashrou' Leila faces threats ahead of Byblos gig

The four-member indie band were targeted by a Facebook group named 'God's soldiers', which has threatened the band along with concertgoers in a ...

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Lebanon hosts first women-only classic car rally

Lebanon has hosted its first ever women-only classic car rally, with female drivers flying in from across the world for the occasion.

Lebanon seeks billions to keep economy afloat

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Lebanon seeks billions to keep economy afloat

Growth in the country has plummeted in the wake of repeated political crises, compounded by the 2011 breakout of civil war in neighbouring Syria.

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Lebanon displays treasures recovered from US

Five ancient sculptures have been returned to Lebanon from the US, after the treasures went missing during the country's civil war.

Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

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Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

International adoption began before Lebanon's conflict but ballooned during the civil war, with middle men and local officials aiding the ...

Lebanon looks to keep moving with Beirut bike-hire scheme

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Lebanon looks to keep moving with Beirut bike-hire scheme

A new cycle hire scheme launched in Lebanon over the weekend in hopes of easing the city’s notorious traffic and pollution.

Beirut motorists already started driving in new 'bicycle lane'

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Beirut motorists already started driving in new 'bicycle lane'

Beirut's first and only bicycle lane - all 20 metres of it - has faced a rocky start after several motorists have been photographed driving ...

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