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Lebanon: Country in the Middle East
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. 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, Lebanese Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon.

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Ghosn offers executive training in Lebanon [Video]

Ghosn offers executive training in Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business program in Lebanon. Edward Baran reports.

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Political crisis in Lebanon: PM-designate resigns in blow to Macron initiative [Video]

Political crisis in Lebanon: PM-designate resigns in blow to Macron initiative

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France's Macron urges Lebanon to form gov't in six weeks [Video]

France's Macron urges Lebanon to form gov't in six weeks

That is in line with his initiative to rescue the Lebanese from their political and economic crisis.

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Lebanon crisis: France's Macron says failure to form govt is 'betrayal' [Video]

Lebanon crisis: France's Macron says failure to form govt is 'betrayal'

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'Our government is not here': Lebanon trying to rise from its rubble [Video]

'Our government is not here': Lebanon trying to rise from its rubble

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation [Video]

Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation

Mustapha Adib says he wants to recuse himself from ‘the task of forming the government’.

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Local NGOs rally to rebuild Beirut in wake of port explosion [Video]

Local NGOs rally to rebuild Beirut in wake of port explosion

Lebanon’s political instability, failing economy, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Lebanese pound to lose 80% of its value, since August, according to the Associated..

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Aoun says Lebanon faces cabinet crisis, no solution on horizon [Video]

Aoun says Lebanon faces cabinet crisis, no solution on horizon

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Lebanese attempt to flee, claim asylum in Cyprus [Video]

Lebanese attempt to flee, claim asylum in Cyprus

For years the desperate migrants who boarded small boats on Lebanon's northern coast were mostly Syrians or Palestinians. But with Lebanon in freefall, it's citizens have started joining the ranks of..

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Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis [Video]

Lebanon's Christian rivalries return amid crisis

An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate. It's renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples..

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Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation [Video]

Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation

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France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government [Video]

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

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Lebanon crisis: No formation of new govt as Macron deadline expires [Video]

Lebanon crisis: No formation of new govt as Macron deadline expires

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Lebanon political crisis: Politicians fail to form govt before Macron's deadline [Video]

Lebanon political crisis: Politicians fail to form govt before Macron's deadline

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Beirut blaze alarms residents a month after blast [Video]

Beirut blaze alarms residents a month after blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a massive blast devastated the port and surrounding residential area. Edward..

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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion [Video]

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic amongresidents a month after a massive explosion at the site in Lebanon. It was notimmediately clear what caused the fire at the..

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US sanctions Lebanese allies of Hezbollah for first time [Video]

US sanctions Lebanese allies of Hezbollah for first time

Two former ministers dismiss US accusations of corruption and providing material support to Hezbollah.

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U.S. blacklists two Lebanese for enabling Hezbollah [Video]

U.S. blacklists two Lebanese for enabling Hezbollah

The United States sanctioned two Lebanese former ministers for corruption and 'enabling Hezbollah', saying it was a warning to all politicians there. Lebanon is reeling from a deadly blast blamed on..

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Lebanon in crisis: What can Macron do? [Video]

Lebanon in crisis: What can Macron do?

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'No signs of life' in Beirut rubble [Video]

'No signs of life' in Beirut rubble

Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day on Saturday said there was no longer hope of finding someone alive more than a month after a massive port explosion..

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Rescuers search Beirut rubble for third day [Video]

Rescuers search Beirut rubble for third day

Rescue workers continued to dig through the rubble of a Beirut building for a third day on Saturday, still hoping to find someone alive more than a month after a massive port explosion shattered..

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Lebanon: Over 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port [Video]

Lebanon: Over 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port

Lebanon's army said it found the chemical near the entrance to Beirut port, the site of a powerful explosion last month.

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Lebanon economic crisis [Video]

Lebanon economic crisis

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