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Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

Human Rights Watch has urged Lebanon's parliament to schedule a vote on a waste management law to tackle the country's long-running garbage crisis, ahead of parliamentary elections in May.

This river turned red and people are freaking out

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This river turned red and people are freaking out

Berdawni River, located in Lebanon's city of Zahle caused panic among residents when it turned red, leaving politicians push their own narrative behind the source of the discolouration.

Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

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Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

Plastics, tires, footwear, and even cattle bones surfaced this week at Lebanon's once-idyllic Zouk Mosbeh coastline.

Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

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Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

HRW said the Lebanese government's failure to bring under control the country's garbage crisis has led to open burning of waste which threatens ...

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Birds circling rubbish threaten Beirut flights

Flights in and out of Lebanon's Beirut airport are at risk because of the large number of birds flying over a nearby garbage dump, the country's transport minister said Wednesday.

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Refuse collectors begin to clear up Lebanon's political mess

Workers have started to remove huge piles of rubbish in northern Beirut as part of a plan to end Lebanon's eight month garbage crisis.

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Lebanon announces 'fix' to trash crisis amid protests

Lebanese Information Minister Ramzi Jreij has said authorities will reopen the Naameh landfill as part of a 'four-year' plan ...

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Lebanon hit by swine flu deaths over winter

Lebanon's health ministry confirms four H1N1 deaths this winter season, but urges the country not to worry about the virus saying there is no ...

Lebanese Cabinet approves garbage export plan

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Lebanese Cabinet approves garbage export plan

The Lebanese cabinet on Monday approved controversial plans to export garbage to end the country's waste collection crisis which has entered its ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Severe weather hits Middle East, killing seven in Egypt

Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Palestine with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage ...

Beirut: waste collection stops again as activists escalate action

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Beirut: waste collection stops again as activists escalate action

Waste collections in parts of Lebanon have stopped again as makeshift landfills reach full capacity. as activists escalate action against the ...

Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end refuse crisis

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Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end refuse crisis

Lebanon's government agreed a plan to resolve a waste disposal crisis late on Wednesday, ending a dispute that has left piles of rubbish on ...

More than 80 arrested as Lebanon protests turn violent

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More than 80 arrested as Lebanon protests turn violent

Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious five-hour meeting with no solution to the ongoing trash crisis that has sparked violent protests leading ...

Lebanon: Warnings of 'health catastrophe' as garbage crisis continues

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon: Warnings of 'health catastrophe' as garbage crisis continues

One month into Lebanon's garbage crisis, there are no signs a radical solution will be found soon. Now, the country's Health Minister has warned ...

AAAJ and agencies

Lebanon's rubbish pile needs a political solution

Waste is piling up on the streets of Beirut, prompting fears that a political stalemate in Lebanon could also lead the country to an environmental crisis.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Beirut 'to fill with rubbish' as landfill closure nears

Lebanon faces a rubbish crisis with the deadline to close Naameh landfill site looming closer, and no waste management company ...

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