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Lebanon: Country in the Middle East
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2, it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent. The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon.

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Coronavirus lockdown adds strain to Lebanon's struggling economy [Video]

Coronavirus lockdown adds strain to Lebanon's struggling economy

Lebanon is losing its battle with coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Protections for migrant workers in Lebanon stalled [Video]

Protections for migrant workers in Lebanon stalled

Activists say the attempt at labour reform had been a long battle, but it failed and they are back to square one.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Lebanon's economy: Syrian refugees among worst affected by crisis [Video]

Lebanon's economy: Syrian refugees among worst affected by crisis

The United Nations says 16,000 of them were directly affected by the Beirut port explosion in August.

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Saad Hariri renamed as Lebanon PM a year after stepping down [Video]

Saad Hariri renamed as Lebanon PM a year after stepping down

PLEASE EDITHariri named prime minister following consultations by President Michel Aoun with the various parliamentary blocs.

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Lebanon: will Hariri be able to form government? [Video]

Lebanon: will Hariri be able to form government?

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Lebanon hyperinflation adds to economic crisis [Video]

Lebanon hyperinflation adds to economic crisis

Lebanese central bank's warning that subsidies may soon end has provoked a rush to stockpile essential goods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of anti-gov’t protests [Video]

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of anti-gov’t protests

Protesters mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Lebanese designers struggle to rebuild their brands following triple crisis [Video]

Lebanese designers struggle to rebuild their brands following triple crisis

Lebanon’s fashion industry is currently enduring a triple crisis. The current economic recession is the worst in the country’s history, COVID-19 has decimated sales and August’s port explosion..

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Meet one of Lebanon’s female garbage collectors [Video]

Meet one of Lebanon’s female garbage collectors

Frustrated with the excessive garbage on the road of Metn, 35-year-old Lia Nurpetlian headed to a waste management company in Lebanon and applied for a job as a female garbage collector.

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Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute [Video]

Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute

Short session held on Wednesday, with state media reporting second round to take place on October 28.

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Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border

Markers out at sea show the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel. The two countries, still formally at war after decades of conflict, have launched talks to address a long-running dispute over

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Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border [Video]

Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border

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Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border

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Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

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Aerial shots of Lebanon forest fires in the Metn district [Video]

Aerial shots of Lebanon forest fires in the Metn district

Army helicopters were dispatched on Saturday to help douse the fire, the state-run National News Agency reported.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Four dead and several injured in fuel tank explosion in Lebanon [Video]

Four dead and several injured in fuel tank explosion in Lebanon

Four people died and several more were injured when a fuel tank exploded in a building basement in the Lebanese capital Beirut

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:05Published
Lebanon, Israel agree framework for talks to end border dispute [Video]

Lebanon, Israel agree framework for talks to end border dispute

The two neighbours have contested borders for decades, including an area on the edge of three Lebanese energy blocks.

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Israel and Lebanon to negotiate on borders, in diplomatic coup [Video]

Israel and Lebanon to negotiate on borders, in diplomatic coup

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Israel and Lebanon agree to talks on ending border dispute [Video]

Israel and Lebanon agree to talks on ending border dispute

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Lebanon crisis: economy in freefall as political crisis deepens [Video]

Lebanon crisis: economy in freefall as political crisis deepens

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Help for Lebanon [Video]

Help for Lebanon

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Lebanese economy in freefall as political crisis deepens [Video]

Lebanese economy in freefall as political crisis deepens

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France urges Lebanon's leaders to work on road map [Video]

France urges Lebanon's leaders to work on road map

Resolving the political and economic crisis is critical as the country runs out of foreign reserves.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

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