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Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in Beirut.

Another fire breaks out in Beirut blast zone

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Another fire breaks out in Beirut blast zone

The fire broke out in an office on the second floor of the Electricite du Liban (EDL) building in the hard-hit Mar Mikhail neighbourhood.

Hezbollah fighter killed by south Lebanon arms depot blast

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Hezbollah fighter killed by south Lebanon arms depot blast

A Hezbollah fighter Sunday died of wounds sustained from an explosion that rocked the south Lebanon village of Ain Qana, nearly one ...

Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

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Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the ...

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Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over government failure

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Lebanon's leaders of "collective betrayal" over their failure to form a government in the wake of the giant blast at the Beirut port in August.

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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 ...

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Lebanese president's son-in-law, former FM Gebran Bassil contracts Covid-19

The leader of the Christian Free Patriotic Movement and President Michel Aoun's son-in-law, Gebran Bassil, confirmed he has contracted the novel ...

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Car bomb kills 7 in northeastern Syria

A deadly bomb exploded near the entrance of the city of Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria.

Saudi warns of 'oil spot' near decaying Yemen tanker

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Saudi warns of 'oil spot' near decaying Yemen tanker

The UN has previously warned that a rupture or explosion would have catastrophic environmental and humanitarian consequences.

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Lebanon on verge of another garbage crisis, warns HRW

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

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

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The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

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Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are suffering ...

France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

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France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

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Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

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Four dead in Lebanon 'Hezbollah arms depot explosion': reports

Four people died in an explosion in Lebanon's Nabatieh district, reported to have occurred at a Hezbollah arms depot.

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

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After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

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Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

President Michel Aoun has said that Lebanon faces ‘hell’ if a new Lebanese government is not formed amid coronavirus, an unprecedented economic ...

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Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib has called on quarrelling political forces to help form an independent government and unlock ...

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

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Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has ...

Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Lebanon said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit ...

Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

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Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The event was held in the gardens of the Sursock Palace, whose windows, red-tiled roof, ceilings and furniture were ravaged in the blast.

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