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Thursday, February 25, 2021



Lebanon: Prominent Hezbollah critic found killed in his car

February 04, 2021 8:00 pm

Lokman Slim was a well known critic of Lebanon's Shia militia, Hezbollah. His murder follows years of targeted harassment by the group's supporters.

Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon

December 27, 2020 5:21 pm

A Lebanese official said the army is investigating the cause of the fire and conducting raids to round up those responsible for the altercation.

Explained: The artist who turned Beirut explosion debris into a sociopolitical statement

November 02, 2020 6:59 pm

The statue stands opposite the site of the Beirut blast and includes mementoes from the civil war - a powerful compilation of a country’s memories.

Hariri to return to head Lebanon's Cabinet with slim support

October 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Hariri resigned from the post a year ago amid nationwide protests by a public angered by widespread corruption, mismanagement of resources and a flunking economy.

Lebanon-Israel talks unlikely to yield 'historic' US policy win

October 03, 2020 6:22 pm

The announcement of US-mediated talks over disputed maritime borders hints at a thaw in relations. But experts are doubtful whether the talks can produce another 'historic' US-backed step towards regional peace.

Lebanon and Israel agree to talks to end sea border dispute

October 01, 2020 10:05 pm

Still in a formal state of war, Lebanon and Israel have contested their land and maritime borders for decades, namely over an area in the sea on the edge of three Lebanese offshore energy blocks. Israel said the talks would cover the sea border.

Emmanuel Macron accuses Lebanon's leaders of 'betrayal' over political failure

September 28, 2020 12:33 pm

France's president has delivered a scathing rebuke of Lebanon's leaders over their failure to form a government. Emmanuel Macron urged officials to "seize this last chance," to lift the country out of crisis.

Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

September 27, 2020 9:56 am

Israel and Lebanon have no diplomatic relations and are technically in a state of war. They each claim about 860 square kilometers (330 square miles) of the Mediterranean Sea as within their own exclusive economic zones.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French initiative

September 26, 2020 4:23 pm

Mustapha Adib, a Sunni Muslim based on the sectarian system of power sharing, said he was stepping down from "the task of forming the government" after meeting President Michel Aoun, a Christian.

Arms depot of Iran-backed Hezbollah explodes in south Lebanon, says source

September 22, 2020 8:43 pm

Since the Beirut blast on Aug. 4, subsequent fires at the port and elsewhere in the capital have caused panic in Beirut and the country, whose economy is in meltdown.


Huge explosion rocks Beirut with widespread damage

August 05, 2020 3:45 pm

A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

Palestinians protest Trump's peace plan

February 08, 2020 11:43 am

The Trump plan, which heavily favors Israel, says the status quo should “continue uninterrupted.”