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Lebanon elections: Hezbollah bloc loses majority as final results released

The Jerusalem Post 17 May 2022
In October, deadly clashes broke out between Hezbollah supporters and Christians in the Tayouneh area of Beirut where it meets Ain El Remmaneh and Chiyah, a site famous for sectarian clashes between Shi'ites, Sunnis and Christians during the 1975 civil war in Lebanon, as it marked the border between east and west Beirut.
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Hezbollah’s coalition loses parliamentary majority in Lebanon’s first vote after uprising, financial collapse

Egypt Independent 17 May 2022
Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) – The Iran-backed political and militant group Hezbollah has lost its parliamentary coalition majority in a Lebanese election that delivered significant gains to its rivals as well as to a protest movement that swept the country in a 2019 uprising, final results showed Tuesday.
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Lebanon elections: Guterres calls for ‘swift formation’ of inclusive Government

United Nations 17 May 2022
Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Lebanese people on the passage of the vote, the first elections ...
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Voters expect little to change as Lebanon faces political gridlock

The Irish Times 16 May 2022
The parliamentary election on Sunday did not effect the dramatic change Lebanon needs to overcome multiple crises which have brought the country to its knees ... This is likely to prolong political gridlock ... Lebanon election ... “It’s our duty ... Octogenarian Sofia said ... In a Muslim area in central Beirut, voting on Sunday could take nearly three hours ... .
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Lebanon parliamentary elections: Voting marred by disputes, low turnout

Arab News 15 May 2022
BEIRUT ... Aoun and his wife cast their votes in his hometown in the southern suburbs of Beirut ... The number of voters in the Beirut II district reached about 370,000 ... Voting in the district was viewed as an avenue to retaliate against the ruling class, since the area was hardest hit by the Beirut port explosion two years ago.
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Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

Atlanta Journal 15 May 2022
It is also the first election since the massive August 2020 explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 200 people, injured thousands and destroyed parts of Lebanon’s capital ... As of Saturday afternoon, the Lebanese army began deploying in areas where tensions could be expected, mainly in areas around Beirut and the nearby Mount Lebanon.
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On my radar: Marwa al-Sabouni’s cultural highlights

The Observer 15 May 2022
Marwa al-Sabouni is a Syrian architect and writer. Born in Homs in 1981, she was living in the city when the civil war broke out in 2011 and remained there with her young family throughout the worst bombardments ... Towards an Architecture of Belonging ... 1. Film. From left ... Georges Wassouf is from a rural area near Homs, but his career took off from Beirut ... .
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Feature: Lebanese citizens, experts demand sustainable solutions to trash problems

Xinhua 14 May 2022
BEIRUT, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Randa ... Samar Khalil, an environmental management specialist, attributed the pile-up of garbage in the streets of Beirut and other areas to the interrupted work of trash collectors due to unpaid wages in light of the country's steep financial crisis.
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Proposal and Budget Development Consultancy on `Urban Livelihoods & Development from Neighbourhood Approach in Lebanon

Reliefweb 09 May 2022
... of several projects which include cash assistance to support the most vulnerable families in the Bekaa and the south of Lebanon, and ACF is already conducting cash-assistance projects in different areas of Beirut to respond to the emergency needs following the Beirut explosion.
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War monitor: Unidentified aircraft target Syrian regime

The Associated Press 07 May 2022
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Unidentified aircraft struck oil-rich areas in eastern Syria held by government and Iran-aligned groups on Saturday, an opposition war monitor said ... Kateh area and a nearby bridge north of Deir-Ez-Zor city.
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War monitor says unidentified aircraft strike Syrian targets

Traverse City Record-Eagle 07 May 2022
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Unidentified aircraft struck oil-rich areas in eastern Syria held by government and Iran-aligned groups on Saturday, an opposition war monitor said ... At least five explosions were heard, according to the monitor, in the Hawijah Kateh area and ...
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UNESCO sets a roadmap for the reconstruction of Beirut after the port blasts

Reliefweb 04 May 2022
The project that UNESCO implemented with Beirut Urban Lab between July and November 2021, defined and set the criteria for identifying modern urban heritage within a framework of the identified values and attributes, and accordingly mapped the modern urban heritage of a substantial part of the damaged areas.
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UNESCO sets a roadmap for the reconstruction of Beirut after the port blasts [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 04 May 2022
The project that UNESCO implemented with Beirut Urban Lab between July and November 2021, defined and set the criteria for identifying modern urban heritage within a framework of the identified values and attributes, and accordingly mapped the modern urban heritage of a substantial part of the damaged areas.
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Regional Project Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Jordan & Lebanon (Jordan’s national position)

Reliefweb 03 May 2022
... vulnerable groups, in particular people with disabilities and older people, while contributing to building crisis resilience among Syrian refugees and host communities living in urban areas of Jordan (Amman, Irbid and Zarqa governorates) and Lebanon (Beirut and Mount Lebanon).
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Beirut Nights: Good, plentiful food in Kfar Saba - review

The Jerusalem Post 28 Apr 2022
Unlike its super-glamorous sounding name, Beirut Nights is a down-to-earth eatery in the Kfar-Saba industrial area with a faithful clientele of hi-tech workers from the surrounding companies who appreciate good, plentiful food and the homey feel of the place ... Beirut NightsKosherHata’as 24, Kfar-SabaOpen.

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