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France has repeatedly expressed its frustrations with Lebanon's ruling class.

Mia Khalifa took aim at Washington's military aid budget to Israel, in a tweet featuring distressing images of Palestinians killed and injured.

French FM threatens sanctions, says <em>Lebanon</em> faces 'collective suicide'

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French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

<em>Lebanon</em> faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

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Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

Lebanon's state energy company has warned that it will be forced to ration energy consumption.

Le Drian in <em>Lebanon</em> with a message of 'firmness’

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Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

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Lebanon requests satellite images for site of Beirut blast

Judge Tarek Bitar's request is reportedly a formal legal memorandum for which a response is obligatory, and it indicates that he has not ruled out the possibility of an attack.

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Beirut Jam Sessions: A musical oasis amongst national mayhem

Meshing local talent with revered regional names, Beirut Jam Sessions have forged new, sustainable pathways for Lebanon's music industry, as the ...

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France sanctions Lebanese figures implicated in Beirut crises

Lebanese figures involved in the country's political crisis or corruption now face sanctions by France, Paris said.

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Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

The Mediterranean island and Lebanon have an agreement to curb the arrival of migrant boats.

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

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Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks ...

For Syrian refugees in <em>Lebanon</em>, a tough Ramadan

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Judge orders release of 6 detained over <em>Lebanon</em> blast

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical ...

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

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The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

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Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a ...

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

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Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

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