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Rumours that circulated on WhatsApp claimed the 86-year-old president had died.

Lebanon has begun organizing return trips for migrant workers wishing to return to their countries of origin amid a biting economic crisis exacerbated by harsh lockdown measures.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

Lebanese, refugees prepare Ramadan meals for cash

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanese, refugees prepare Ramadan meals for cash

An NGO in Lebanon is using its Ramadan meal donation campaign to provide livelihoods to vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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No new corona cases in Lebanon in 24 hours

Lebanon has not reported any new coronavirus cases in one day, as lockdown measures keep people in their homes.

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 ...

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Is Lebanon close to containing its coronavirus outbreak?

Gasia Ohanes

Is Lebanon close to containing its coronavirus outbreak?

After Lebanon's health minister said the country's "journey" was close to an end, the number of new cases surged. The good news: More people are ...

Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

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Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

Former Syrian vice president Khaddam dies in France

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Former Syrian vice president Khaddam dies in France

Former Assad family ally turned Syrian opposition figure Abdul Halim Khaddam succumbed to a heart attack early on Tuesday morning.

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

Kareem Chehayeb

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

On top of the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon is also facing its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war several decades ago.

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Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

Hospitals at the forefront of Lebanon's fight against the novel coronavirus are reportedly failing to provide affordable testing to undocumented migrants.

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon needs more than social distancing to beat coronavirus

Comment: A track record of 'deliberate inaction' when it comes to policymaking has left Lebanon completely ill-equipped to tackle the ...

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanese volunteers mobilise to help health workers battle coronavirus

Hundreds of civilians have joined the Lebanon Response Team to produce ventilators, face masks and other medical supplies to help the ...

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Lebanon acquits 'Butcher of Khiam' Amer Fakhoury, US citizen

Former pro-Israeli militia member Amer Fakhoury was accused of murder, attempted murder and torture.

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes ...

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Priest flies over Lebanon to 'bless' country against coronavirus

Majdi Allawi, a Maronite priest, hired a private plane to fly over Lebanon and bless the country to protect it from an outbreak of coronavirus.

Lebanon's medical students on the frontline in fighting coronavirus

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's medical students on the frontline in fighting coronavirus

Medical students are taking part in the effort to care for patients tested positive for COVID-19 at the Rafik Hariri University ...

Lebanon reports second death from novel coronavirus

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Lebanon reports second death from novel coronavirus

A second person has died from the COVID-19 virus in Lebanon, where more than 40 people have been infected.

Lebanon reports its first coronavirus-related death

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Lebanon reports its first coronavirus-related death

Lebanon recorded its first death from coronavirus on Tuesday, a health ministry source said, adding that the patient had been in quarantine ...

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