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Security cordon lifted in Beirut's iconic Nejmeh Square

04 January, 2018

Security barriers blocking entrances to downtown Beirut's once-thriving Nejmeh Square have been removed, giving business owners hope for a much-needed boost.

Christmas tree so ugly its makers had to apologise

05 December, 2017

A bizarre looking Christmas tree at Beirut's airport was removed on Tuesday after its strange appearance sparked outrage on social media.

Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

01 December, 2017

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 to seriously damage residents' health.

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

26 November, 2017

Lebanese divers carry out a clean-up below the waves, one of many initiatives emerging from Lebanon's civil society in response to the government's failure to address a long-running garbage crisis.

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

05 October, 2017

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra Al-Rahim.

Yemeni boy hangs himself over 'lack of Eid clothes'

30 August, 2017

A 12-year-old Yemeni boy has become the latest victim in a wave of suicides in the poverty-stricken country, where a war has killed thousands and fuelled a humanitarian crisis.

Politics and garbage: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

16 August, 2017

The Lebanese twitterati took to the social networking site to share their problems with the trending hashtag #WhatAreLebaneseProblems.

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

06 August, 2017

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 band Mashrou Leila.

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

21 June, 2017

Society: As World Refugee Day passes yet again with no change in the condition of most refugees, it's time to remind ourselves of the horrors unfolding right on our doorstep.

Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black'

15 June, 2017

At least one patient is admitted to hospital in Yemen every minute with cholera.

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