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Assad's number-two claimed Syria's streets were in better condition than Lebanon's.

Human Rights Watch has urged Lebanon's parliament to schedule a vote on a waste management law to tackle the country's long-running garbage crisis, ahead of parliamentary elections in May.

This river turned red and people are freaking out

The New Arab

This river turned red and people are freaking out

Berdawni River, located in Lebanon's city of Zahle caused panic among residents when it turned red, leaving politicians push their own narrative behind the source of the discolouration.

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

The New Arab

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

Lebanon has officially begun accepting candidates for the upcoming general election, scheduled for May.

Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

The New Arab & agencies

Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

Plastics, tires, footwear, and even cattle bones surfaced this week at Lebanon's once-idyllic Zouk Mosbeh coastline.

The New Arab & agencies

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 to seriously damage residents' health.

Karim Traboulsi

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

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 ...

David Powell

Sectarianism - from myth to reality

Comment: There was nothing inevitable about the sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria. Instead, it was a product of the regime's 'divide and ...

The New Arab

Video: Lebanon admits to dumping garbage into the sea

A Lebanese minister has acknowledged that his government's main solution to a long-standing rubbish crisis is to dump it straight into the sea.

This 81-year-old Lebanese woman solved her village's trash crisis

The New Arab

This 81-year-old Lebanese woman solved her village's trash crisis

Amid corruption and nepotism, one villager in south Lebanon took it upon herself to deal with her village's trash crisis, spreading a grassroots ...

Joey Ayoub

Beirut Madinati to Beirut Pride: What's Nasrallah afraid of?

Comment: Without sectarian and patriarchal oppression, none of the warlords-turned-politicians, their business associates or their (exclusively ...

Lebanese politicians are scapegoating Syrian refugees

Joey Ayoub

Lebanese politicians are scapegoating Syrian refugees

Comment: The Lebanese government is using Syrian refugees as scapegoats in order to divert attention away from its own unpopularity and ...

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Lebanon has sent hundreds of children to military court

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon has sent hundreds of children to military court

Lebanon tried hundreds of civilians in military courts last year, including children, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, urging an end to a ...

Clare Maxwell

Recycling in Beirut falls to activists and refugees

Social enterprises and those who have no other options are stepping in to help sort out Lebanon's recycling in the wake of the garbage crisis, reports Clare Maxwell.

The New Arab & agencies

Birds circling rubbish threaten Beirut flights

Flights in and out of Lebanon's Beirut airport are at risk because of the large number of birds flying over a nearby garbage dump, the country's ...

Robert Cusack

Corruption on the coast: Lebanon for sale

Exclusive investigation: Leaked documents show how businesses are profiting from sun-drenched beachfronts and shadowy deals, reports Rob Cusack.

The New Arab

'Talking rubbish': Lebanon's environment minister glosses over trash crisis

Lebanon's Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk is facing a wave of criticism after writing a self-congratulatory article on the country's ...

One year after Lebanon's #YouStink movement: popular uprising imminent?

Kareem Chehayeb

One year after Lebanon's #YouStink movement: popular uprising imminent?

Comment: The momentum that brought thousands onto the streets of Beirut may have slowed, but it dealt a blow to the sectarian system that rules ...

Pierre Akiki

Lebanon's local elections: 'Coffee, shawarma and democracy'

The Lebanese have an opportunity to bring about real change after six years without elections, but the corruption entrenched in the sectarian ...

Lebanese minister advises against 'swallowing mosquitoes' swarming coastal areas

The New Arab

Lebanese minister advises against 'swallowing mosquitoes' swarming coastal areas

Lebanon’s environment minister Mohamad Machnouk went on a blocking frenzy after advice he tweeted was met with much cynicism by the Lebanese ...

A joke gone too far? Meet Lebanon's fascist clown

Karim Traboulsi

A joke gone too far? Meet Lebanon's fascist clown

Pierre Hachach has been causing controversy since the 1990s, but the vigilante comedian's jokes face a tough crowd following his self-serving ...

Silence over Israel’s demolition frenzy

Joseph Willits

Silence over Israel’s demolition frenzy

Comment: The staggering increase in the demolitions of Palestinian homes is paralleled by international silence, despite the systematic nature ...

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