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  • Lebanon on a precipice between war and peace

    BEIRUT — Squeezed between Israel and Iran, faced with rising emigration of its fractured Christian community, and wracked by a widening wealth gap between a corrupt elite and increasingly desperate poor, Lebanon is being ripped apart. Whether those stresses break into a new era of…
  • When Women Lead Protest Movements

    One of the most striking things about the prodemocracy protests in Belarus has been the outsize role of women. A woman, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has emerged as the unlikely political challenger to longtime Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Two of the country’s highest-profile opposition figures, who have…
  • Huge Fire Breaks out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

    BEIRUT—A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month’s massive explosion there that killed and injured thousands of people. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by…
  • US sanctions Hezbollah-aligned Lebanon politicians

    BEIRUT – The United States blacklisted two former Lebanese ministers, described as “Hezbollah enablers” on Tuesday, marking its first round of anticipated sanctions since an explosion at Beirut port killed more than 200 people. “Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets…
  • Lebanese wedding venue Cyprus turns escape route

    Cyprus, until last year known as Lebanon’s number one wedding destination, is now seen as an escape route to Europe after dozens of Lebanese reached the waters off the nearby island over the weekend. The Cypriot Ministry of Interior is “set to hold an extraordinary…
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