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In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst an unprecedented civil uprising.

The Beirut Bar Association handed the public prosecutor almost 700 criminal complaints from victims of August's blast.

Lebanese artist creates powerful sculpture from Beirut <em>explosion</em> rubble

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Lebanese artist creates powerful sculpture from Beirut explosion rubble

A Lebanese artist built a sculpture of a woman by collecting pieces of rubble from the Beirut explosion.

<em>Lebanon</em> bemoans lack of blast satellite images

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Lebanon bemoans lack of blast satellite images

Hassan Diab called on French President Emmanuel Macron to provide satellite images of the port "before, during and after" the devastating ...

Hundreds march in <em>Lebanon</em> to mark year of protests

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

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Lebanon sets grim record of daily coronavirus cases: 1,550

Lebanon's covid-19 cases have shot up, prompting concern from authorities as the country still reels from the Beirut explosion which ...

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues ...

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope ...

LibanPost releases controversial stamp featuring photo of Beirut <em>explosion</em>

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LibanPost releases controversial stamp featuring photo of Beirut explosion

After months of stamp shortages, LibanPost released a limited edition stamp featuring a photo of the port explosion that angered some ...

<em>Lebanon</em>-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

Dario Sabaghi

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

In-depth: For the first time in 30 years, Lebanon and Israel will hold talks to resolve the disputed maritime border between the two ...

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MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

Lebanese social media users accused MBC-owned Shahid of attempting to profit off the Beirut port explosion tragedy, saying the series is 'too soon'.

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

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Lebanon reopens schools despite jump in coronavirus cases

Schoolchildren in Lebanon go back to class learning amid coronavirus fears among students and parents, as well as concerns from health ...

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more ...

Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

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Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

'I will send a delegation to talk with all the main political blocs, to ensure that they are still fully committed' to Macron's initiative, said ...

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170 Lebanon districts set for coronavirus lockdown

An interior ministry statement said 169 villages and towns across the country would be locked down for one week from 6:00 am (0300 GMT) on ...

Beirut hit by second deadly <em>explosion</em> in 24 hours

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Beirut hit by second deadly explosion in 24 hours

A gas tank explosion killed one person and injured two others in Beirut's Achrafieh district just hours after a deadly blast in a ...

London's Borough Market holds charity sale for Beirut

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London's Borough Market holds charity sale for Beirut

London's famous market is putting on a bake sale to raise money for Lebanon's capital city, which suffered in a terribly explosion ...

Four dead in Beirut fuel tank fire and blast

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Four dead in Beirut fuel tank fire and blast

Four people were killed in an explosion and tank fire in Lebanon's capital Beirut.

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