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In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst an unprecedented civil uprising.

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

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Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

Lebanon's economic crisis is leaving residents with empty fridges as instability continues.

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

A second wave of protests is sweeping across Lebanon despite the Covid-19 lockdown, reflecting growing desperation in the country amid dire ...

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Hero women make Lebanon's coronavirus protective gear from scratch

A group of women in Lebanon have lent their seamstress skills to sewing special anti-viral suits in an effort to protect health professionals from coronavirus.

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese protesters declare ‘week of anger’

A preoccupation with the fallout from Lebanon's financial crisis caused protests to die down, but it now seems the ruling class are mistaken in ...

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Four arrested over burning of Tripoli Christmas tree

A mob of men on motorcycles threw fire bombs at the Christmas tree in Tripoli's main square, setting it on fire.

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Hundreds riot in Beirut after anti-Shia video goes viral

Hundreds of rioters have thrown rocks and fireworks at police in Beirut after a video insulting Shia religious and political figures went viral ...

Algeria youth leader charged with undermining national unity

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Algeria youth leader charged with undermining national unity

The secretary general of a youth movement at the forefront of protests in Algeria has been charged with undermining national unity, his lawyer ...

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Amnesty slams Lebanon army for 'excessive use of force'

Amnesty International said the 'excessive use of force' by the Lebanese army against protesters was 'deeply worrying'.

Lebanon's protesters get creative for twelfth day of roadblocks

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Lebanon's protesters get creative for twelfth day of roadblocks

Lebanon's demonstrators are making the most of the blocked-off streets they vow to keep locked down until calls for political and economic ...

Lebanon protests turn violent as army removes road-blocking demonstrators

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Lebanon protests turn violent as army removes road-blocking demonstrators

Lebanon remains on lockdown despite the army attempting to break up human roadblocks on the country's key highways as the protests enter their ...

Lebanon protesters demand government resign as anger boils over

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Lebanon protesters demand government resign as anger boils over

The protests that began on Thursday came as Lebanon announced a plan to tax popular messaging platforms like Whatsapp in an attempt to ...

MP 'masturbating' near school ignites Tunisia #MeToo scandal

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MP 'masturbating' near school ignites Tunisia #MeToo scandal

A newly elected Tunisian deputy appeared in court Monday over a video filmed by a woman that purported to show him masturbating in front of a ...

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US banking sanctions on Hezbollah expose beggar as 'billionaire'

For years this destitute woman roamed the streets of Saida in south Lebanon, eliciting sympathy and begging passersby for money. Until everyone saw her bank account balance

Karim Safieddine

Palestinians resist Lebanon's suppressive labour measures

Palestinian refugees have been taking to the streets against a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on undocumented workers in the country as part ...

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Syrian regime pounds Daraa with hundreds of missiles

The heavy air strikes come after rebel groups on Wednesday rejected tough Russian ceasefire proposals in Syria's south.

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Syrian strikes target hospitals in regime's new Daraa offensive

More than 150 raids were launched in Daraa as the regime turns its attention in the province that birthed the Syrian uprising seven years ago.

Palestinians who left Lebanon and 'vanished into the sea'

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Palestinians who left Lebanon and 'vanished into the sea'

Desperate for a better life, Palestinian refugees from Lebanon have vanished on the perilous journey on sea to find a better life in Europe.

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

Tunisia cooperating with UAE against female extremists' return

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Tunisia cooperating with UAE against female extremists' return

Tunisia says it will now work with the UAE following its ban on Tunisian women passengers after reports of jihadists returning from Iraq and ...

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

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Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency has announced.

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