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    Syrians in Lebanon in extreme poverty: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:03pm on December 19, 2020

    Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty, according to a United Nations report released Friday, citing ‘compounded crises’...

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    Dozens at large after Lebanon jailbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 05:37pm on November 21, 2020

    Over 60 people fled a detention centre in Lebanon on Saturday, including six who later died in a car accident on a nearby road, a...

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    UN agency chief fears disaster in Gaza as funding runs dry

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:18pm on November 16, 2020

    The ‘worst financial crisis’ ever faced by the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees could lead to ‘disaster’ in the Gaza Strip and insecurity in Lebanon,...

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    ‘Let women cook’: Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:03pm on November 16, 2020

    Lebanese have poked fun at outgoing interior minister Mohamed Fahmi after he suggested the solution to a ban on deliveries during a COVID-19 lockdown was...

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    Lebanese footballer dies of bullet wound

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 06:13pm on September 18, 2020

    A prominent Lebanese footballer has died of a bullet wound sustained last month during a funeral for one of the victims of the Beirut port...

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    Hopes dim for timely Lebanon govt as French deadline looms

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:21pm on September 14, 2020

    Lebanon’s prime minister-designate on Monday updated president Michel Aoun on talks on forming a new government, but did not submit proposals for a cabinet despite...

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    The Franco-American designs on Lebanon

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2020

    Despite appearances to the contrary, Macron is implementing a phased version of the US plan with the consent of the US, which has failed so...

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    Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

    Agence France-Presse. Beyrouth | Updated at 10:44am on September 14, 2020

    Lebanon has approved a new work contract allowing foreign domestic workers to resign and keep hold of their own passport, but activists say the exploitative...

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    Huge fire at Beirut port weeks after deadly blast

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 06:30pm on September 10, 2020

    A huge fire raged in Beirut’s port Thursday, sending a column of black smoke billowing into the sky and sparking alarm among Lebanese still reeling...

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    Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:00am on September 10, 2020

    Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has come under fire after it emerged that tea donated by Sri Lanka for victims of the Beirut blast was distributed...

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