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

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

Lebanon 'must dump procrastination and sort out waste situation'

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Lebanon 'must dump procrastination and sort out waste situation'

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.

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

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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.

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Security cordon lifted in Beirut's iconic Nejmeh Square

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

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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.

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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 ...

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

Lebanese divers carry out a clean-up below the waves, one of many initiatives emerging from Lebanon's civil society in response to the ...

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

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

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Yemeni boy hangs himself over 'lack of Eid clothes'

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 ...

Politics and <em>garbage</em>: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

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Politics and garbage: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

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

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 ...

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

Tajana Tadić

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

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 ...

Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black' Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black'

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Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black'

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

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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.

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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 ...

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Israel axes plans to clean Jerusalem beyond barrier

Ever since the Israeli cabinet approved to build the separation barrier in 2002, Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality began to lessen its services to ...

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Cholera 'epidemic' looms over Sana'a amid waste-collection crisis

According to local reports, the number of cholera cases in Sana’a has risen to 218 across various districts and four deaths have been recorded.

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.

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.

Recycling in Beirut falls to activists and refugees

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 ...

Birds circling rubbish threaten Beirut flights

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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 ...

Civil society movement to launch anti-corruption observatory in Lebanon

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Civil society movement to launch anti-corruption observatory in Lebanon

We Want Accountability civil society group held a demonstration in Beirut on Saturday, where they called for a people's anti-corruption ...

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