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Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's government has legalised seizing private property for developments, leaving Lebanon worried about the fate of refugees in the country.

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Saad Hariri reappointed as Lebanon's prime minister

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Saad Hariri reappointed as Lebanon's prime minister

Lebanon's Saad Hariri has been assigned for his third term as prime minister, less than three weeks after he conceded losses in a parliamentary election.

Saad Hariri set to continue as <em>Lebanon</em> prime minister

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Saad Hariri set to continue as Lebanon prime minister

Outgoing Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri is expected to retain his post, as the country forms a new government.

Lebanon's Berri re-elected for sixth term as parliament speaker

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Lebanon's Berri re-elected for sixth term as parliament speaker

Nabih Berri, who is now 80, has been Lebanon's parliamentary speaker since 1992

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Palestinians who left Lebanon and 'vanished into the sea'

Desperate for a better life, Palestinian refugees from Lebanon have vanished on the perilous journey on sea to find a better life in Europe.

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UN chief urges Hizballah to halt Syria military action

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticised Hizballah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in ...

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Israel 'first country' to use US-made F-35 in combat

Israel was the first country outside the United States to acquire the F-35 after receiving the first two planes in December 2016.

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Lebanon hosts first women-only classic car rally

Lebanon has hosted its first ever women-only classic car rally, with female drivers flying in from across the world for the occasion.

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

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Visa delays block bereaved Grenfell families from attending inquiry

Relatives of Grenfell inferno victims will open the inquiry into the tragedy, while the government comes under criticism for delaying visas of ...

<em>Lebanon</em> shuts down Beirut nightclub for 'playing Quranic verses'

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Lebanon shuts down Beirut nightclub for 'playing Quranic verses'

The governor of the Lebanese capital Beirut has shut down a nightclub after a video went viral of the venue apparently playing Quranic verses ...

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

Trump administration to reveal MidEast peace plan 'next month'

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Trump administration to reveal MidEast peace plan 'next month'

Palestinian willingness to even consider a US peace plan would require anger to subside considerably in the coming weeks.

Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

Florence Massena

Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

In-depth: Lebanon's gay pride may have been cancelled, but activists vow to continue their fight to have their rights heard in front of ...

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France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

France has sanctioned nine companies and three individuals suspected of developing chemical weapons for the Syrian regime.

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

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US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and ...

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign ...

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Lebanon's former mufti calls for 'jihad' against Israel

Lebanon's former mufti added that it is not permissible in Islamic law for Arab and Muslim states to normalise relations with Israel.

Lebanon's gay pride organiser detained, week's events cancelled

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Lebanon's gay pride organiser detained, week's events cancelled

The Arab country's only Pride week was shut down just days after it began following organiser Hadi Damien's detention at the hands of ...

Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

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