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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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
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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Tensions flare as shots fired during anti-government protest in Beirut [Video]

Tensions flare as shots fired during anti-government protest in Beirut

Anti-government protesters clashed with soldiers from the Lebanese army who shot rounds into the air in a show of force against demonstrators on September 12. Further footage shows protesters..

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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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'No one knows how it began': Watch fire crews in Beirut tackle blaze that erupted at the city's port [Video]

'No one knows how it began': Watch fire crews in Beirut tackle blaze that erupted at the city's port

Fire crews have been tackling a large blaze that erupted in the Port of Beirut, near the site of the blast that rocked the city last month.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
The scarred survivor haunted by the Beirut blast [Video]

The scarred survivor haunted by the Beirut blast

Shady Rizk, 36, needed 350 stitches after the August 4 explosion that tore threw the Lebanese capital. A month later, he is facing up to the task of healing physically and mentally, while grieving for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 05:48Published
Fighter jets draw Lebanese flag in sky over Beirut [Video]

Fighter jets draw Lebanese flag in sky over Beirut

Check out these eye-catching formations of these airplanes, in solidarity with the country rocked by a recent explosion

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Protests in Beirut during visit of French President Emmanuel Macron [Video]

Protests in Beirut during visit of French President Emmanuel Macron

Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in the Lebanese capital Beirut during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday (September 1). French President Emmanuel Macron..

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Macron steps up pressure in Beirut [Video]

Macron steps up pressure in Beirut

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Lebanese politicians they risk sanctions if they fail to set the nation on a new course within three months, stepping up pressure for reforms in a country..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published
How Carlos Ghosn Escaped Japan | Screen Written [Video]

How Carlos Ghosn Escaped Japan | Screen Written

Reporter and Vanity Fair writer, May Jeong, tells the story of how ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped house arrest in Japan in late 2019. May's account of the story is based on her interview with the..

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UN peacekeepers in Lebanon: Beirut rejects attempt to reform mission [Video]

UN peacekeepers in Lebanon: Beirut rejects attempt to reform mission

Lebanese official fears failure to renew the mandate could lead to a 'wild, wild west'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Two dead in clashes south of Lebanese capital [Video]

Two dead in clashes south of Lebanese capital

Two people were killed and at least three wounded in clashes in a town south of Beirut on Thursday evening, the Lebanese state news agency and a security source said, as several political parties urged..

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Lebanon marks 100 years in turmoil [Video]

Lebanon marks 100 years in turmoil

The deadly Beirut port blast on August 4 this year set the tone for a subdued 100 year anniversary for the state of Lebanon. Megan Revell looks back at a century of hope and despair.

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Beirut's shattered glass finds new use [Video]

Beirut's shattered glass finds new use

Following the biggest blast to hit the Lebanese capital, a recycling initiative is transforming glass shattered across the city into jugs, jars and other glassware. Edward Baran reports.

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Lebanon: vigil and protests mark one week since devastating Beirut blast – video report [Video]

Lebanon: vigil and protests mark one week since devastating Beirut blast – video report

A third night of clashes between demonstrators and security forces broke out near the parliament building in Beirut, in which police used teargas and protesters threw stones and fireworks, in the wake..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 02:06Published
Beirut: shots, teargas and flames as anti-government protests grow – video report [Video]

Beirut: shots, teargas and flames as anti-government protests grow – video report

Lebanese riot police fired teargas at demonstrators in Beirut on Saturday and shots were heard in growing protests over this week's devastating explosion. Scores of protesters have taken to the streets..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 02:52Published
Beirut: police fire teargas at protest against Lebanese leadership – video [Video]

Beirut: police fire teargas at protest against Lebanese leadership – video

Lebanese protesters clashed with police late on Thursday as they tried to approach government buildings in central Beirut. Police responded with teargas and dispersed the crowd. Shock has turned to..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 00:52Published
Beirut explosion: the volunteer clearing up the wreckage of her home city – video [Video]

Beirut explosion: the volunteer clearing up the wreckage of her home city – video

In the days after the Beirut explosion, the Guardian followed yoga teacher Jana Saleh as she volunteered to help clear up. She finds chaos, disorder and a lack of support from Lebanese authorities:..

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Rafik Hariri murder trial: "This is a tremendous event in Lebanese political life" [Video]

Rafik Hariri murder trial: "This is a tremendous event in Lebanese political life"

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Lebanese judge issues arrest warrant for manager of Beirut's port [Video]

Lebanese judge issues arrest warrant for manager of Beirut's port

More than 200 people were killed when ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse exploded.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:17Published
Lebanese anger at government at 'highest possible point' [Video]

Lebanese anger at government at 'highest possible point'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:50Published
Funeral held for Lebanese firefighters killed in Beirut explosion [Video]

Funeral held for Lebanese firefighters killed in Beirut explosion

The three men died while trying to put out a fire that broke out before the port exploded.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Beirut explosion: scores dead and thousands hurt as blast rips through city [Video]

Beirut explosion: scores dead and thousands hurt as blast rips through city

Beirut has been rocked by a huge explosion, devastating parts of the city and injuring thousands of people. Eyewitness footage shared widely on social media showed a section of the city's port area on..

Credit: The Guardian Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

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Lebanese patriarch blames Shi'ite leaders for political paralysis

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The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) announced on Saturday that it will provide USD 300 for seven months for 10,000 families affected by August 4 Port of Beirut explosions. "We will also make assessments..
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