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

Lebanese protesters have clashed with the army on a highway in Beirut.

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Palestinian FA President Jibril Rajoub's ban by FIFA has cast a shadow over the new season in the occupied territories.

Lebanon 'must dump procrastination and sort out waste situation'

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Lebanon 'must dump procrastination and sort out waste situation'

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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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 ...

Diana Alghoul

Lebanon displaces Syrian refugees, forces them to close businesses

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are being evicted and their businesses are being shut down, following new labour laws that have been subject to ...

The New Arab

A Lebanese council bans local businesses hiring Syrian workers

Naameh council issued the ban after its mayor Charbel Matar warned that businesses run by Syrians or with Syrian employees face closure.

Birds circling rubbish threaten Beirut flights

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Lebanon announces 'fix' to trash crisis amid protests

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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 to resolve ...

Lebanon hit by swine flu deaths over winter

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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 ...

Severe weather hits Middle East, killing seven in Egypt Severe weather hits Middle East, killing seven in Egypt

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 ...

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 government.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

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 ...

AAAJ and agencies

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 ...

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 ...

Lebanon's rubbish pile needs a political solution

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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 ...

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 to ...

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