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

Through recycling initiatives, volunteers, NGOs and entrepreneurs hope to salvage at least part of the tonnes of glass littering the streets.

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses a big risk to the environment.

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

Scott Preston

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

The European Union has said it does not support Beirut's incineration solutions to its growing garbage crisis, due in part to alleged corruption ...

Death of an activist: A shame on Algeria's state

Malia Bouattia

Death of an activist: A shame on Algeria's state

Comment: The Algerian people will not be weakened by the divide and rule tactics of its regime, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Israel 'temporarily' freezes plans to demolish Palestinian village

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has temporarily frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank after international criticism.

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Israel's planned Bedouin village demolition 'a war crime'

EU lawmakers expressed their commitment to opposing the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, stressing that Israel's destruction of the Palestinian ...

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Israel detains American professor protesting West Bank village demolition

Frank Romano, 66, was detained by Israeli forces with two other Palestinian activists for standing in front of heavy equipment to block the ...

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Israeli forces demolish protest camp in Palestinian village

Israeli forces have demolished five Palestinian caravans set in Khan al-Ahmar in the early hours of Thursday.

Israel's destruction of Palestinian village is 'war crime': Amnesty

Diana Alghoul

Israel's destruction of Palestinian village is 'war crime': Amnesty

Amnesty International has deplored Israel's decision to go ahead with the demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar in occupied ...

CJ Weaver

Travelling around the West Bank after nine years

Venturing back to occupied Palestine and seeing how things have changed.

Syria FM's 'trash talk' provokes anger in neighbouring Lebanon

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Syria FM's 'trash talk' provokes anger in neighbouring Lebanon

Assad's number-two claimed Syria's streets were in better condition than Lebanon's.

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 ...

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.

Mimi Bekhechi

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Comment: We can't right the wrongs of the fur industry, but we can ensure some good comes of garments made from these tormented animals, writes PETA's Mimi Bekhechi.

Ylenia Gostoli

Waste Bank: Israeli refuse dumped in the occupied territories

In-depth: While Israel is increasing the amount of waste it produces and recycles, it is doing so at the expense of Palestinians, according to a ...

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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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Clean-up dives, recycling: Lebanese respond to garbage crisis

Lebanese divers carry out a clean-up below the waves, one of many initiatives emerging from Lebanon's civil society in response to the ...

Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge

Karim Traboulsi

Greenpeace, Mashrou' Leila team-up to detox Beirut's plastic binge

On Saturday, activists led a high-profile clean-up along one of Beirut's last non-privatised beaches, enlisting the help of Lebanese alt-rock ...

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Video: Lebanon admits to dumping garbage into the sea

A Lebanese minister has acknowledged that his government's main solution to a long-standing rubbish crisis is to dump it straight into the sea.

This 81-year-old Lebanese woman solved her village's trash crisis

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This 81-year-old Lebanese woman solved her village's trash crisis

Amid corruption and nepotism, one villager in south Lebanon took it upon herself to deal with her village's trash crisis, spreading a grassroots ...

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 ...

Iraqi forces capture Mosul city's eastern districts

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Iraqi forces capture Mosul city's eastern districts

Troops from Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service have captured six districts of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military statement ...

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