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

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in ...

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at least one incident a month.

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Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

A migrant worker taking shelter at the Philippines embassy in Lebanon died in 'suspicious circumstances', prompting Manila to launch an ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on ...

UK shooting victim laid to rest in Lebanese hometown

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UK shooting victim laid to rest in Lebanese hometown

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot dead last week and buried in her hometown of Qlaileh, Lebanon.

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Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

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

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

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Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest ...

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Beirut protesters try to break into government office

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Beirut protesters try to break into government office

Protesters attempted to break into the Ministry of Energy government offices to demonstrate against recent power cuts in Lebanon's capital city.

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

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US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they ...

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

Famed Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek said she was summoned for questioning by security forces after an alleged lawsuit by the country's central ...

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

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Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

Lebanon’s director of general security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, crossed into Syria for a meeting with Assad regime officials.

Outrage in <em>Lebanon</em> as video shows soldiers beating doctor

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Outrage in Lebanon as video shows soldiers beating doctor

People across Lebanon were shocked by a CCTV video showing two army soldiers beating a doctor inside a hospital in the northern city of ...

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit <em>Lebanon</em>

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

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