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Stories about Lebanon

19 August 2014

Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests

“Beat his face and head,” says a voice off-camera. “No,” pleads the boy, a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. The video has sparked intense public debate about discrimination against Syrians in Lebanon.

10 August 2014

Syria's Conflict Spills Into Lebanon. Clashes Kill Dozens, ISIS Captures Lebanese Soldiers in Border Town Arsal

In what many describe as a spillover of the Syrian conflict into Lebanon, 17 soldiers, 50 Islamic militants and over 40 civilians were killed in clashes in Arsal.

8 July 2014

Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon

A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.

9 June 2014

A President for Lebanon? Yes, No, Maybe…What For?

Bloggers and the twittersphere discuss Lebanon's predictable and predicted presidential vacuum following Parliament's failure to elect a new president within the constitutional time frame.

1 May 2014

Lebanese and Migrant Activists target the Kafala system

A campaign is underway in Lebanon to encourage people to speak up against the Kafala (sponsorship) system and the abuse of domestic workers. Here's how some showed their support.

14 April 2014

Syria: From Inventor to Laborer

The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.

27 March 2014

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

22 March 2014

Six Women Held as Slaves in Southern Lebanon

Ivory Coast-based news site Koaci.com has uncovered the story of six women in southern Lebanon who were kept slavery-like conditions. Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub draws attention to their plight.

28 February 2014

Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

20 February 2014

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