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Laila Shawa obituary
Palestinian pop artist whose work reflected the harsh political realities of her homeland

Oliver Basciano

24, Nov, 2022 @5:25 PM

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‘Closed’ village on Lebanese-Israeli boundary welcomes visitors after 22 years
Mindsets are changing, says resident of Ghajar, a Syrian Alawite village in occupied Golan Heights

Maria Rashed and Bethan McKernan in Ghajar, Golan Heights

08, Nov, 2022 @10:27 AM

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How car-park cricket in Lebanon gives Sri Lankan migrant workers an escape
Sri Lankan workers and a women’s project at a Syrian refugee camp come together for games in an underground car park

Emma John

07, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Michael Cheika: ‘Lebanese sport doesn’t get many moments like this’
Australian coach is switching codes for a chance to lead the country of his parents’ birth at the Rugby League World Cup

Aaron Bower

15, Oct, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Dismay as key cholera vaccine is discontinued
Exclusive: halt to production of Shanchol vaccine alarms WHO amid ‘unprecedented’ global outbreaks

Lizzy Davies

14, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Gerald Butt obituary
Foreign correspondent and writer who reported for the BBC from Beirut and Jerusalem

Tim Llewellyn

11, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Fake pistols, sit-ins, and stand-offs: Lebanon’s banks on frontline of crisis
Robberies of banks, by depositors seeking access to their own money, are increasingly commonplace as system collapses

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s the language of rebellion’: the story of Slave to Sirens, the all-female Lebanese metal band
In a new documentary called Sirens, the band – who are the first and only all-female thrash band in Lebanon – talk about their difficult road to success

Jim Farber

28, Sep, 2022 @6:10 AM

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Israel risks crossing Hezbollah ‘red line’ as it prepares to connect to disputed gas field
The Karish maritime reservoir, part of which is claimed by Lebanon, is estimated to hold 2-3tn cubic feet of natural gas

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

20, Sep, 2022 @4:00 AM

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‘Part of the same land’: Lebanese and Syrians join forces to fight wildfires
Volunteer firefighting service is bringing refugees and local people together to save Akkar province’s ancient woodlands

Lemma Shehadi in Akkar

15, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Lebanese House; Shattered Glass of Beirut; Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime – review
In all their ruined glory a Beirut house and ancient glassware are recreated or restored, two years after the city’s devastating port explosion. Plus, a magnificent snapshot of postwar Britain’s industrial might

Laura Cumming

28, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ancient glass vessels restored after Beirut blast go on display at British Museum
Eight objects from Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods were shattered in port explosion two years ago

Nadeem Badshah

27, Aug, 2022 @8:23 PM

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