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Beirut blast investigation Controversy over Beirut blasts probe escalates

The investigation into the August 2020 blasts, which killed over 200 people and injured thousands, has become a point of contention after controversial judge Tarek Bitar said he was resuming proceedings. Lebanon’s Chief Prosecutor Ghassan Oweidat has filed charges against Bitar

Iranian oil to Lebanon Hezbollah claims the US is preventing Iranian oil supply to Lebanon, leaving millions to suffer

Iran had offered free fuel to crisis-hit Lebanon to address shortages that have affected almost all economic activities in the country. Most of Lebanon is able to get just two hours of electricity each day due to the severe shortage

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute Lebanon and Israel set to resolve dispute over Mediterranean gas field

Hezbollah has however cautioned that the deal does not mean any formal links with Israel, and warned its supporters to be vigilant against the Zionist enemy “who can change their mind anytime”

Bank shutdowns, gas field disputes and governance vacuum: Lebanon’s multidimensional crisis

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains the escalating economic crisis in Lebanon marked by bank runs by desperate account holders, crumbling amenities such as electricity and telecom, and declining purchasing power

Israeli govt. eyes elections, regional dynamics with brutal assault on Gaza

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks about the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, the cynical political calculation of the occupying power, and its regional implications

Lebanon-Israel dipute over Karish Hezbollah warns Israel against extraction from the disputed Karish gas field

The warning comes days after Israeli forces shot down three drones launched by Hezbollah towards the Karish gas field, 80 kilometers off the coast of Haifa, allegedly on a reconnaissance mission

Israeli gas exploration in Lebanon Lebanon warns Israel against violations of its maritime borders

Lebanon claims that Israeli digging in the disputed Karish gas field is a violation of its exclusive economic zone and a “provocative and hostile act”

Lebanon elections Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority

A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation

Lebanon elections Lebanon headed for crucial make or break parliamentary elections on May 15

Many opposition groups that took to the streets in October 2019 demanding systemic political changes have formed joint lists seeking the popular mandate

Israeli aggression in Syria At least four soldiers killed in Syria in deadliest Israeli airstrikes this year

Thursday’s strike was the ninth violation of Syrian airspace by Israel this year. Israel has carried out hundreds of such unprovoked strikes since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011

Israel artillery fire inside Lebanon Israel fires artillery rounds inside Lebanon 

Israel often violates Lebanese territorial sovereignty by launching attacks or using its air space to attack Syria despite the presence of UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL in the region since 1978

Tanzania plans to allot Indigenous ancestral land to UAE hunting firm and other stories

Today we look at the threat of expulsion facing over 70,000 Maasai people in Tanzania, the killing of 3 Syrian soldiers in an Israeli airstrike, and more