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Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in these high stakes negotiations.

The two sides will hold their first maritime dispute talks in 30 years.

Pompeo hails 'historic' Israel-Lebanon border talk agreement

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Pompeo hails 'historic' Israel-Lebanon border talk agreement

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the US-brokered talks as a 'historic agreement'.

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

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Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

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US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others where donors demand reform.

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Hezbollah denounces new US sanctions on political allies

The Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah has denounced new US sanctions on two former Lebanese ministers it described as its “dear friends”

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Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

The new sanctions were a rare move by Washington targeting politicians close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

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US envoy reports progress on Israel-Lebanon border talks

Progress has been made to launch talks designed to end the disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel, a US official claimed on Tuesday.

Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

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Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

A song by Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi was blasted from a mosque in Nabatieh after a mishap with the loudspeakers.

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was ...

Lebanon Speaker <em>Nabih</em> <em>Berri</em> urges change to confessional system

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Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri urges change to confessional system

Lebanon's Nabih Berri called for a change to the country's confessional political system.

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

Narjas Zatat

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled ...

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

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French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Lebanon reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

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Lebanon reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

The first doctor in Lebanon to die from Covid-19 has been reported.

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Lebanon currency in free-fall amid political impasse

The Lebanese pound was reportedly selling at 6,200 to the dollar, losing more than 75 percent of its value.

Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

After a crisis meeting on Friday, President Michel Aoun announced Lebanon's central bank will begin "feeding dollars into the market" in an ...

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

Lebanese lawmakers will vote on long-awaited legislation that could see the release of thousands of prisoners amid the ongoing coronavirus ...

Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

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Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

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