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A Syrian woman has been arrested in Lebanon, who along with her husband, employed a Filipina maid whose body was found in the freezer of a Kuwait apartment.

Lebanese officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait.

Israeli, US officials meet to defuse Lebanon gas row

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Israeli, US officials meet to defuse Lebanon gas row

Last week Lebanon signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that its southern neighbour Israel says belongs to it.

Jordan foils militant smuggling plot in disused pipeline

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Jordan foils militant smuggling plot in disused pipeline

The disused Trans-Arabian Pipeline once transported Saudi oil through Jordan, Syria's Golan Heights and onto Lebanon and the Mediterranean.

One dead in clash near Syria-Lebanon border

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One dead in clash near Syria-Lebanon border

Syrian border guards clashed with a group of people attempting to sneak into the country from neighbouring Lebanon, Damascus state media has ...

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Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

During his trip to Beirut, the US secretary of state said that Hizballah's foreign entanglements aren't in the interests of Lebanese people.

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as an ...

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This Lebanese hotel is representing LGBTQ+ in Valentine's ad

Phoenicia Hotel Beirut's 'Define Love' advertisement campaign included two LGBTQ+ women exchanging glances and it was met largely with ...

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and unease ...

Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts

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Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts

Lebanon has agreed to a contract granting gas exploration rights to a drilling consortium, despite Israeli claims to the waters.

Florence Massena

Arab women and new realities

A new book amplifies Arab women's voices, capturing a moment in history when women have had enough of keeping quiet. Florence Massena met its ...

Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land

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Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land

Israeli plans to build a wall on Lebanese land will not come to fruition, Beirut's defence council vowed Wednesday.

Syria regime continues to pound Ghouta despite UN pleas

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Syria regime continues to pound Ghouta despite UN pleas

Syria's opposition enclave of Ghouta was subject to a third day of horrific air strikes, as the UN increases its demands for an end to the ...

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

In a move sure to escalate tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, a judge in Beirut has accepted a lawsuit against Saudi Minister ...

Cancer patients in Syria die silently

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Cancer patients in Syria die silently

Whether in besieged East Ghouta, or regime-controlled Damascus, cancer patients in Syria are struggling to obtain treatment.

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Lebanon displays treasures recovered from US

Five ancient sculptures have been returned to Lebanon from the US, after the treasures went missing during the country's civil war.

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Lebanon leaders call for unity following political, sectarian tensions

Officials from Lebanon's two main Shia parties visited a Christian village Friday, in a bid to end political tensions many feared could spiral ...

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Lebanon to defy Israel anger over gas exploration drive

Lebanon has approved a bid for gas and oil exploration in waters off its coast, which is also claimed by neighbour and arch-rival Israel.

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Israel threatens Lebanon over Iran ties, offshore oil exploration

Israel's defence minister said that Lebanon had sacrificed its national interests by 'subjugating fully' to Iran amid an offshore gas field row.

The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

Leaked video 'insulting' Hizballah ally causes storm in Lebanon

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Leaked video 'insulting' Hizballah ally causes storm in Lebanon

Lebanon has been thrown into a fresh political crisis after a video emerged showing the foreign minister calling Lebanon’s powerful parliament ...

Protesters lambast Lebanese government for 'passiveness against femicide'

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Protesters lambast Lebanese government for 'passiveness against femicide'

Eight women - including a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide - have been killed as a result of male violence since December.

Palm Springs cultivates taste for Middle East cinema

Hadani Ditmars

Palm Springs cultivates taste for Middle East cinema

The international film festival featured dozens of films from the Middle East and North Africa, as the appetite grows for cinema from the ...

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