Middle East

A Life Displaced: Palestinian refugees overcrowd Lebanon's camps

It's been more than 70 years since the Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes in 1948, after the creation of Israel, arrived in Lebanon.

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Lebanon's Central Bank employees suspend strike

Workers say they have suspended the industrial action for three days and will meet on Friday to decide the next step.

Lebanon's Central Bank employees suspend strike

AJ IMPACT

Lebanon stock exchange trading suspended over central bank strike

Analysts say while impact of suspension will be minimal, it reflects growing discontent in Lebanon.

Lebanon stock exchange trading suspended over central bank strike

Lebanon

Dozens of Syrian refugees evicted in Lebanon anti-pollution drive

Lebanese authorities demolish riverside refugee camp, evict at least 50 Syrians, including children.

Dozens of Syrian refugees evicted in Lebanon anti-pollution drive

United States

US issues new Hezbollah-related sanctions

US targets two men, three firms accused of helping Hezbollah avoid sanctions, Treasury Department says.

US issues new Hezbollah-related sanctions

Middle East

US offers $10m reward for information on Hezbollah's finances

US offers millions for information on how Hezbollah in Lebanon gets its money but fears grow over destabilising effect.

Lebanon

Amnesty calls on Lebanon to end 'abusive' sponsorship system

The UK-based rights group called on the Lebanese government to end the migration sponsorship system known as kafala.

Amnesty calls on Lebanon to end 'abusive' sponsorship system

Middle East

Lebanon citizenship laws: Mothers want to pass on nationality

Women married to foreigners are not allowed to pass on citizenship, rights campaigners want the decades-old nationality law to be reformed.

Lebanon

Can Lebanon's cedars outlive climate change and a pesky insect?

As rising temperatures threaten to sweep away the remaining cedar forests, a tiny green grub is making matters worse.

Can Lebanon's cedars outlive climate change and a pesky insect?

Lebanon

Threat of US sanctions looms over Hezbollah allies

US campaign of maximum pressure on Iran leaves Lebanese allies of Hezbollah scrambling to ease concerns in Washington.

Threat of US sanctions looms over Lebanon's Hezbollah allies

Lebanon

Lebanon court 'acquits military personnel' in sodomy case

Military court clears staff accused of unnatural sexual acts, rules sodomy 'not punishable by law', reports Daily Star.

Lebanon court 'acquits military personnel' in sodomy case

Hezbollah

Syrians protest as Hezbollah urges resistance over US Golan move

Protesters across war-torn Syrian denounce US decision on Golan Heights as Hezbollah chief calls for 'resistance'.

Syrians protest as Hezbollah urges resistance over US Golan move

Middle East

HRW: Eight Lebanese citizens face 'terrorism' trial in UAE

Emirati media reported the men are linked to Hezbollah but their families say they have no political affiliations.

HRW: Eight Lebanese citizens face 'terrorism' trial in UAE

Lebanon

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

US Secretary of State Pompeo says sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah are working, but experts are divided.

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

Lebanon

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah

Pompeo warns of group's 'destabilising' actions but officials respond group is part and parcel of Lebanese politics.

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah