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Comment: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed, writes Richard Salamé.

The leader of Lebanon’s powerful militant and political group Hizballah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, proclaimed on Monday that his organisation would renew its focus on the Palestinian cause

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process following widespread criticism ...

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy to the contested city.

Karim Traboulsi

Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

Protests denouncing Trump's Jerusalem announcement near the US embassy complex in Lebanon turned violent on Sunday as police fired tear ...

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said ...

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Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the ...

World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

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World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

World leaders, including the US secretary of state, are due to meet with Hariri to discuss ways to stabilise Lebanon after the prime ...

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Pro-Hizballah newspaper declares 'Death to America' in Trump backlash

Lebanon's pro-Hizballah newspaper Al-Akhbar delcared 'Death to America' on its front page on Thursday as world anger mounted against Trump's ...

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

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Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

Tehran slammed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Iran is carrying out “destabilising actions” by supporting groups across ...

Christmas tree so ugly its makers had to apologise

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Christmas tree so ugly its makers had to apologise

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

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

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Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties.

Sana Uqba

How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh made one too many gambles during his decades in Yemeni politics, which has ultimately cost the veteran statesman his life.

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful ...

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US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been holding talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on establishing a ...

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Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused ...

A role in search of a hero

Robert Springborg

A role in search of a hero

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

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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 ...

Syria rebels shoot down regime helicopter: monitor

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Syria rebels shoot down regime helicopter: monitor

Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter on Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Lebanon.

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Mona Alami

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national ...

Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

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Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled on Wednesday night that he may withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were ...

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