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Turkey sentences three to jail for helping Ghosn flee Japan

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced three Turks to four years and two months in prison for helping smuggle former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in a musical instrument case to Lebanon from Japan.

In Spain, virtuoso violinist pays tribute to war-torn Lebanon childhood

Madrid - In the garage where he sought shelter from bombs in his native Lebanon, Ara Malikian discovered the power of music.

Beirut was 'lucky', says German firm clearing blast-hit port

Beirut - After a blast of historic proportions at Beirut's port last year, Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance, the German company clearing the dockside has said.

Mid-pandemic, Lebanon medicine shortages sow panic

Beirut - With Lebanon's economy in a tailspin and the coronavirus pandemic wreaking chaos, panic-buying has gripped pharmacies, creating shortages and a flourishing black market.

What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

Beirut - More than 400 people have been wounded in northern Lebanon this week in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by a coronavirus lockdown they say is starving them.

Lebanon lockdown protestors target Tripoli's political barons

Tripoli - Angry crowds gathered outside the Tripoli homes of some of Lebanon's top politicians on Thursday, torching rubbish and smashing surveillance cameras as rage grows over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens injured in lockdown protests in Lebanon's Tripoli: Red Cross

Beirut - Overnight clashes in northern Lebanon between security forces and demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown injured at least 45 people, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Wednesday.

In locked-down Lebanon, many fear poverty more than virus

Tripoli - Lebanon may be under a strict pandemic lockdown to stem raging coronavirus rates, but father-of-six Omar Qarhani is still working, desperate to support his family.

Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

Apo - A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its repercussions continue to haunt the country.

'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Beirut - Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic -- and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country.

Hezbollah man sentenced to life for Hariri murder

Leidschendam - An international court sentenced a fugitive Hezbollah member on Friday to five life jail terms for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri and 21 other people.

Lebanon PM Diab, ex-ministers indicted over port blast

Beirut - Lebanon's lead investigator into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion charged outgoing premier Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with negligence on Thursday, a judicial source said.

Lebanon judge indicts PM, 3 ex-ministers over port blast: judicial source

Beirut - The lead investigator into a catastrophic August 4 explosion at Beirut port charged outgoing premier Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with negligence Thursday, a judicial source said.

Lebanon basketball players ditch game for better future

Beirut - Basketball player Charles Tabet was once a national hero blocking shots for Lebanon, but a crumbling economy has forced him into a new life selling cars in Michigan.

Macron slams Lebanon political inertia at aid meeting

Paris - France's President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday urged Lebanese politicians to form a government as he chaired a second aid conference to help the crisis-hit country after a deadly port blast.

Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN

Tripoli - At least 270 Syrian families have left a north Lebanon town, as hostility towards them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Winter rains in Beirut finish off blast-ravaged homes

Beirut - Norma Mnassakh was leaving her apartment in the Lebanese capital when a cloud of dust suddenly billowed from the Ottoman-era building next door.

US sanctions top Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil for alleged corruption

Washington - The US Treasury announced sanctions against Lebanon's former energy and foreign affairs minister Gebran Bassil on Friday, alleging he is behind corruption involving billions of dollars that has left the country's economy in shambles.

Months after Beirut blast, cinematic tributes stream online

Beirut - A distressed son looks for his father, a lazy beach day ends in tragedy: Lebanese can now stream short films about this summer's devastating port blast -- but some say it's just too soon.

US approves extradition to Japan over Ghosn escape

Washington - The United States has given the green light to extradite a former special forces soldier and his son to Japan for assisting auto executive Carlos Ghosn's daring escape, although a judge Thursday put their transfer on hold.

Lebanon, Israel in second round of maritime border talks

Naqoura - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war and with no diplomatic ties, launched a second round of maritime border talks Wednesday under UN and US auspices to allow for offshore energy exploration.

Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

Beirut - Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was renamed to the post Thursday to create a reform-orientated cabinet that can lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades.

Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

Beirut - Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was named to the post for a fourth time Thursday and immediately promised a government of technocrats committed to a French-backed reform plan.

Lebanon protest movement marks 'harrowing' first year

Beirut - Hundreds marched in Lebanon's capital Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

Beirut - Lebanon marks the first anniversary on Saturday of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.

In rudderless Lebanon, revolutionaries drift apart

Beirut - When Lebanon's protest movement erupted in October 2019, Jennyfer, Teymour and Dayna marched in the same euphoric crowd, united in their determination to bring down their corrupt leaders.

Lebanon, Israel to start landmark maritime border talks

Naqoura - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, were to begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Beirut - Lebanese stained glass artist Maya Husseini had hoped to retire after decades spent designing colourful windows, but she has been flooded with work since the blast that ripped through Beirut.

Terrified mothers-to-be adjust after Beirut blast

Beirut - Seven months ago, Lebanese mother-to-be Rana Mneimneh was ecstatic she was pregnant, but after a massive explosion at Beirut's port, she lives in constant fear for her baby girl.

Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over govt failure

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday upped the pressure on Lebanon's leaders to form a government in the wake of the Beirut port blast, saying their lack of progress represented a "collective betrayal".
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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The city of Tripoli
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Beirut, Lebanon.
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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which f...
Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which former finance minister Mohamad Chatah was travelling in, after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area December 27, 2013
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The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refu...
The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. UN agencies are running out of money, unable to provide basic needs. And that's forcing families to flee.
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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon  located east of Beirut and stretching south to...
The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon, located east of Beirut and stretching south to the Israeli border
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Grazian...
Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon  visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa V...
Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon, visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The camp is just one of 1,000 camps spread across the country.
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The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancien...
The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancient Canaanites.
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