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Several people killed at protest held by Hezbollah supporters in Beirut

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tensions that had been building for months in Lebanon erupted in violence Thursday in Beirut. Several people were killed at a protest being held by Hezbollah supporters.


A Year After The Beirut Explosion, Victims' Families Continue To Push For Justice

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

"If we didn't lead this fight, nobody would," says a Beirut resident whose 3-year-old daughter was among the 217 killed in the blast. An official investigation has stalled. No one has been prosecuted.


Some Yemenis Struggle For U.S. Visas Even After The End Of The Travel Ban

Monday, May 24, 2021

Yemenis who won the diversity visa lottery were stopped by the Trump administration's travel ban. Now they've had to start applying all over again. "Our lives have been destroyed," says one man.


Syria's Civil War Started A Decade Ago. Here's Where It Stands

Monday, March 15, 2021

The conflict has not only pitted the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad against a band of rebels, but drawn the U.S., Iran, Russia and Turkey, among others, into a complex proxy war.


Lebanon's Caretaker Prime Minister Charged Over Massive Beirut Blast

Thursday, December 10, 2020

They are the highest-ranking officials to date to face charges in connection to the August explosion that killed at least 200 people and devastated large portions of Lebanon's capital.


Climate Change Closes In On Lebanon's Iconic Cedar Trees

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A symbol of Lebanon's resilience through its long, turbulent history, the country's towering cedars now face increasing threats from wildfire and parasites, both fueled by global warming.


'I Don't Want This Fate For My Children': Lebanese Leave Amid Growing Crisis

Friday, October 09, 2020

Dangerous sea crossings are occurring in unprecedented numbers. "I can't believe that we've become that country where people feel like they have to escape," says a Lebanese software engineer.


Huge Fire At Beirut's Port Causes Panic Following Last Month's Explosion

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The fire erupts at a warehouse storing oil and tires in the port's duty-free zone, sending waves of fear through the devastated city. By early Thursday evening, the fire was reportedly under control.


'There's No Sign Of Life.' Rescue Team In Beirut Ends Search For Possible Survivor

Sunday, September 06, 2020

After 72 hours of searching the wreckage of a collapsed building in the Lebanese capital, the Chilean rescue team leading the operation has said they were unable to find a survivor in the rubble.


Rescue Workers Hope To Find Survivor Of Beirut Blast 1 Month Later

Friday, September 04, 2020

The effort was launched after a sniffer dog named Flash signaled to his Chilean search and rescue team that someone might be alive under a pile of concrete and debris.


After Beirut Blast, Lebanese Volunteers Deliver Relief The State Fails To Provide

Thursday, August 27, 2020

"Lebanese people have to help each other in the absence of a functioning state," says Hussein Kazoun of Nation Station, a volunteer disaster relief effort operating out of an abandoned gas station.


Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns, Citing An 'Earthquake' Of Upheaval After Explosion

Monday, August 10, 2020

"May God protect Lebanon," Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said as he announced his resignation days after a disastrous explosion rocked Beirut.


Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country's Collapse

Friday, August 07, 2020

Tuesday's blast came against a backdrop of ongoing, unaddressed government dysfunction. Some of the country's chronic problems may help explain how 2,750 tons of explosives were neglected at the port.


Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt Conceals Outbreak, Health Worker Says

Friday, July 31, 2020

Medical workers in and outside the country say there's a lack of medicine and tests.


After A Spike In Infections, Lebanon Reimposes Strict Orders To Stay At Home

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Middle Eastern country had relatively few cases and had relaxed its shutdown. Residents will be asked to avoid outings except for emergencies.