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Lebanon’s Municipalities: First Defense Line in Times of Crisis

Lebanon’s Municipalities: First Defense Line in Times of Crisis

Lebanon’s municipalities are striving to be the defense line in the face of the coronavirus epidemic despite their limited capabilities and budgets.

Lebanese Judicial Measures to Ease Pressure on Overcrowded Prisons

Lebanese Judicial Measures to Ease Pressure on Overcrowded Prisons

The Lebanese judiciary has taken decisions to ease pressure on the country's overcrowded prisons and put in place mechanisms to deter the spread of the coronavirus. With the difficulty of transferring detainees from prisons to the relevant courts for questioning, the judiciary, in cooperation wi

Berri Criticizes Government’s Conditions to Repatriate Stranded Lebanese Nationals

Speaker Nabih Berri lashed out at the Foreign Ministry for delaying the repatriation of Lebanese nationals stranded in coronavirus-infected countries. “They are facing the threat of the pandemic across the globe and some places lack hospitals and the minimum basics of health care,” Berri said.

Israel Strikes Hamas after Rocket Attack

Israel Strikes Hamas after Rocket Attack

Israel struck Hamas movement sites in the Gaza Strip late Friday in response to a rocket fired from the impoverished Palestinian enclave, Israel's military said. The army said the rocket fell in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Local media reported that the rocket landed in open ground wit

Lebanese Drivers Stranded on Iraqi-Turkish Borders For 40 Days

Lebanese Drivers Stranded on Iraqi-Turkish Borders For 40 Days

Maher Ayyash, one of the fifty Lebanese drivers stuck at the Khabour crossing on the Iraqi-Turkish border, bitterly recounts the difficult conditions they've been living under for 40 days now after the Turkish authorities closed the border as part of measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

LNA Warns GNA Will Be Direct Target if Ceasefire Violations Persist

LNA Warns GNA Will Be Direct Target if Ceasefire Violations Persist

Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari announced on Friday that the military has cleansed regions in western Libya from militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) and affiliated Syrian mercenaries. In a statement on his official Facebook page, he declared that the LN

Israel Demolishes Houses in West Bank, Arrests 9 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Israel Demolishes Houses in West Bank, Arrests 9 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Israel has demolished houses in the West Bank and arrested Palestinians despite a lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that the occupation forces arrested nine youths in the West Bank and Jerusalem as bulldozers demolished properties in Deir Ballut, wes

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