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HRW says staffer was targeted with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware

The Israeli NSO Group’s technology has been used by governments to target political opponents, activists and journalists. Human Rights Watch…

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Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri suspends political career

Beirut, Lebanon – Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced that he will suspend his involvement in political activities and…

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Kuwaiti foreign minister visits Lebanon to mend Gulf standoff

The Kuwaiti minister says Lebanon should not interfere in Gulf state affairs in order to improve relations. Gulf Arab states…

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Lebanon teachers strike over conditions as education crisis grows

Beirut, Lebanon – Mona Azzam has been an elementary teacher in Lebanon’s mountainous Chouf district since 1996. The 58-year-old said…

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Lebanon’s draft budget heaps even more pain on the poor

Beirut, Lebanon – Cash-strapped Lebanon is considering hiking customs duties and fees and other regressive policies to generate the lion’s…

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US sanctions 3 Lebanese businessmen for alleged Hezbollah ties

US Treasury accuses Lebanese group of using the financial sector to amass ‘wealth that the Lebanese people never see’. The…

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Hezbollah, Amal to end boycott of Lebanon cabinet sessions

The groups say the decision was driven by a desire to have the 2022 budget approved and discuss an economic…

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‘Vaccine dictatorship’: Many Lebanese refuse the COVID jab

Beirut, Lebanon – “People can inject themselves with whatever chemicals they want until the end of time, but I don’t…

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Cash-strapped Lebanese drivers block roads in ‘Day of rage’

Lebanon’s transport unions demand the government subsidise their fuel prices and provide cash assistance. Beirut, Lebanon – Truck and bus…

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Migrants fleeing Lebanon by sea accuse Greece of abuse

Beirut, Lebanon – When Ahmad, a goldsmith in Lebanon’s coastal town of al-Mina, could no longer operate his machines due to…

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