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Beirut tax protest turns angry

Thousands of people marched through Beirut to protest against a broad tax hike they say unfairly targets the less affluent sectors of the country's population.

Thousands of people marched through Beirut to protest against a broad tax hike they say unfairly targets the less affluent sectors of the country's population.

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Hariri officially invited to form new Lebanese government

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

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Lebanon celebrates election of new president

Party time in central Beirut as Lebanese celebrate election of a new president ending 29 months of political stalemate

Party time in central Beirut as Lebanese celebrate election of a new president ending 29 months of political stalemate

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Lebanon's political vacuum finally filled

After two and a half years without a President, Michel Aoun has taken office but the real test is yet to come

After two and a half years without a President, Michel Aoun has taken office but the real test is yet to come

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Hariri gambles on Aoun to break Lebanon political deadlock

Saad Hariri has taken a bold gamble endorsing Michel Aoun for Lebanon's presidency. Despite Aoun's closeness to nemesis Hezbollah, Hariri may pick up the prime minister's job.

Saad Hariri has taken a bold gamble endorsing Michel Aoun for Lebanon's presidency. Despite Aoun's closeness to nemesis Hezbollah, Hariri may pick up the prime minister's job.

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Multiple suicide attacks on Lebanese border village

At least six die and 19 are injured in the attack in the mostly Christian village of Qaa, several kilometres from the border with Syria.

At least six die and 19 are injured in the attack in the mostly Christian village of Qaa, several kilometres from the border with Syria.

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Hundreds attend Beirut funeral for Hezbollah commander

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a top Hezbollah commander in southern Beirut. Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a top Hezbollah commander in southern Beirut. Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an

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Protesters kick up stink over Beirut's rubbish problems

Thousands of protesters have marched to the Lebanese government headquarters in Beirut amid a mounting row over the city’s rubbish problems. With

Thousands of protesters have marched to the Lebanese government headquarters in Beirut amid a mounting row over the city’s rubbish problems. With

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Music and Shakespeare

Over 300 operas have a Shakespearean connection. How come the Bard has been such a huge hit with composers?

Over 300 operas have a Shakespearean connection. How come the Bard has been such a huge hit with composers?

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Gulf Arab states label Hezbollah a terrorist group

The Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah is facing further sanctions after a decision by the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to class it as a

The Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah is facing further sanctions after a decision by the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to class it as a

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Geagea strikes deal backing Aoun presidency in Lebanon

A possible end to the political deadlock at the summit of Lebanese politics may be in sight. Christian Michel Aoun’s presidential candidacy has been

A possible end to the political deadlock at the summit of Lebanese politics may be in sight. Christian Michel Aoun’s presidential candidacy has been

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Why is Hezbollah targeting Israeli troops?

The militant group vows to retaliate for the death of a prominent Lebanese militant in a missile strike on Damascus last month.

The militant group vows to retaliate for the death of a prominent Lebanese militant in a missile strike on Damascus last month.

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Syrian refugees struggle to keep warm during winter in Lebanon

Nearly two million Syrian refugees have settled in Lebanon. As another harsh winter sets in, many people struggle to keep their tents warm enough for

Nearly two million Syrian refugees have settled in Lebanon. As another harsh winter sets in, many people struggle to keep their tents warm enough for

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Lebanon's growing garbage mountains

The Lebanese cabinet met on Monday to discuss how to deal with huge garbage mountains that have accumulated in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. The crisis

The Lebanese cabinet met on Monday to discuss how to deal with huge garbage mountains that have accumulated in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. The crisis

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Son of former Libyan leader Gadhafi freed after being kidnapped

Hannibal Gadhafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, has reportedly been freed after being kidnapped by an unknown Lebanese group. He

Hannibal Gadhafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, has reportedly been freed after being kidnapped by an unknown Lebanese group. He

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Islamist militant kills his mother and wife in Lebanon blast

A suspected Islamist militant killed died along with two members of his family when he blew himself up as the army raided his home in northern

A suspected Islamist militant killed died along with two members of his family when he blew himself up as the army raided his home in northern

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Prisoner swap frees Lebanese soldiers and ISIL leader's ex-wife

16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, have been released. The group was kidnapped during an

16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, have been released. The group was kidnapped during an

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Lebanon arrests terror suspects, including several Syrians

Lebanon’s government said on Monday that authorities have detained at least nine people, including several Syrians, who they suspect of involvement

Lebanon’s government said on Monday that authorities have detained at least nine people, including several Syrians, who they suspect of involvement

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Funerals begin in Beirut as Lebanon's politicians appeal for unity

The funerals have begun in Beirut of the 44 victims of Thursday’s bombing in a busy neighbourhood loyal to Hezbollah. November 13, 2015 Beirut

The funerals have begun in Beirut of the 44 victims of Thursday’s bombing in a busy neighbourhood loyal to Hezbollah. November 13, 2015 Beirut

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Beirut: is Syria's war spreading?

A day of mourning is underway across Lebanon, after one of the worst attacks on civilians since the end of the country’s civil war. Lebanon mourns

A day of mourning is underway across Lebanon, after one of the worst attacks on civilians since the end of the country’s civil war. Lebanon mourns

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ISIL claims responsibility for bloody Beirut bomb blasts

ISIL has claimed responsibility for the deadly double bomb attack in Beirut. At least 43 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the

ISIL has claimed responsibility for the deadly double bomb attack in Beirut. At least 43 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the