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Protestors now want President Michel Aoun out

Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week’s explosion at Beirut port and called for the removal of Lebanon’s president and other officials they blame for the tragedy. Gathered near “ground zero”, some carried pictures of the victims as …

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Latest update from Beirut explosions (clips and images)

Two large explosion rocked Beirut harbour Tuesday afternoon. The explosions killed at least 70 civilians and injured more than 3,000 people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact. The explosions were seen from the coast of Cyprus, some 207kms away, and heard inland from the capital Nicosia. By …

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Affected by Corona in Lebanon

People all around the globe are currently directly, or indirectly, affected by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Italy today George Labaki writes from the mountains of Lebanon. As a …

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Crowd Funding campaign launched in Lebanon to help poor families

The Global Compact Network of Lebanon (GCNL) launched a new campaign “الليرة بتشبع” in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday to support a two-month crowd-funding campaign. The campaign led by the private sector in Lebanon is in support of the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP). The NPTP is …

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Lebanon quashes hashish shipments to Africa

Lebanese police have seized about 25 tonnes of hashish. The drugs were set to be smuggled to an African state. According to Lebanese security forces it is the country’s biggest drug bust in recent history. The hashish was hidden in eight trucks which were stopped last month on their way …

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Coronavirus heroes

As the deadly covid-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, it is important to realize that there are many unknown heroes who are putting their lives and those of their families at risk while fighting the dangerous virus. More than we realize. By Haytham Mouzahem I am not only talking about …

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Ashura rituals stir controversy among Shiites

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — Each year, as they commemorate Ashura, the Shiites debate whether certain rituals are permissible. Some of those rituals are violent, such as Tatbir and hitting oneself with chains practices that harm one’s body and distort the revolution and objectives of Imam …

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Lebanon foils two ISIS-planned attacks

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army says it has foiled two terror attacks that ISIS was planning to carry out at a tourist site as well as a crowded residential area. The army’s announcement comes on the wake of a series of suicide bombings in the country’s northeastern border village of Al-Qaa …

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A Call For Sustainable Solutions To Lebanon

The Levant – – More than 1,000 people marched Sunday from the eastern Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud to the capital’s Central District in a largely peaceful demonstration against Lebanon’s political elite and to call for sustainable solutions to the country’s two-month-old garbage crisis. Source: Dailystar

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Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin - The Russian embassy is one of 113 foreign representations in Lebanon, and one of 102 foreign representations in Beirut.

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from …

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