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

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel and Syria in the eastern Mediterranean.

Money laundering probe eyes <em>Lebanon</em> central bank chief: report

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Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

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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 contest ...

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

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Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

The US State Department announced it will send a senior official to voice the administration's "concern" over the worsening situation in Lebanon.

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Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

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Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

Muslims travel to the holy site of Mecca to mark the commencement of Ramadan.

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In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

<em>Lebanon</em> extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

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Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s border.

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Egypt, Lebanon announce Ramadan to start Tuesday

Egypt and Lebanon have announced that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Tuesday.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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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 ...

<em>Lebanon</em> civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

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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.

Syria juice vendor prepares for Ramadan as crisis bites

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Syria juice vendor prepares for Ramadan as crisis bites

Ishaaq Kremed's decades-old trade has also taken on new meaning since the war-torn country has been plunged into economic crisis.

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

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Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure ...

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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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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign ...

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

Sarah Markiewicz

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 ...

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

The world watches <em>Lebanon</em> on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

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