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Middle East

Lebanon economy: Subsidised housing loans suspended

Protesters gathered in Downtown Beirut in condemnation of the government’s failure to provide basic services

Egypt

Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for 'insulting' Egypt

Tourist Mona el-Mazbouh complained about sexual harassment in profanity-laced video, with Egyptians responding in kind.

Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for 'insulting' Egypt

Al Jazeera World

Shahira: My Syrian Friend

The story of an unusual friendship between a Lebanese filmmaker and a young Syrian refugee girl.

Al Jazeera World

One week inside a refugee camp in Lebanon

An British man spends one week in a Palestinian refugee camp where thousands have lived, stateless, since 1948.

Al Jazeera World

Lebanon: Single By Choice

Why are so many Lebanese women single? Five women share their stories of love, life and marriage in Lebanon.

Lebanon

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

Middle East

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Thousands set to head back to Qalamoun region where fighting has subsided, but many still cannot return.

Lebanon

Lebanon freezes UNHCR staff permits over Syria refugees spat

Foreign minister accuses UN agency of 'spreading fear' and discouraging Syrian refugees from returning home.

Asia Pacific

Tensions between Lebanon and UNHCR over Syrian refugees

Lebanon has long complained of the burden it carries; officials say the refugee crisis has cost the country more than $20bn.

Middle East

Hezbollah and Iran 'to stay in Syria until it is liberated'

Lebanese parliament speaker says Hezbollah and Iran will not quit Syria until its 'territorial integrity' is regained.

Hezbollah and Iran 'to stay in Syria until it is liberated'

Refugees

What is an anti-immigrant German NGO doing in Lebanon?

Concern as German group AHA!, stemming from far-right identitarian movement, discourages refugees from going to Europe.

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Lebanon

Syrian refugees fear exile over confiscation law

Syrian government pushes legislation that allows seizure of homes left vacant by refugees.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

One family, three women, 70 years in exile

The collective story of being a female Palestinian refugee in Lebanon as seen through the lives of a family of women.

One family, three women, 70 years in exile

Lebanon

Saad Hariri to be Lebanon's next prime minister

Hariri's party lost a sizeable chunk of its power in May 6 vote, but remains the biggest Sunni-led party with 20 seats.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri designated as next prime minister

Middle East

Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

Election of ally of Iran-backed group to role of deputy speaker could give it more power.