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Australia bans Hezbollah Australia bans Hezbollah in totality, designates it a “terrorist organization”

Hezbollah is an anti-occupation and anti-imperialist organization with a strong popular base in Lebanon. Australia’s ban may create a diplomatic crisis as Hezbollah is also part of the Lebanese government

Tory government’s Health and Care Bill passed in UK House of Commons and other stories

Today we look at the UK’s Health and Social Care Bill and it’s impact on the NHS, a US jury ruling holding pharmacies liable for the opioid crisis, and more

Unprovoked Israeli aggression in Syria leaves two civilians dead and seven wounded

Despite Lebanon raising the issue of Israel’s continued violation of its airspace to carry out such attacks inside Syria, no action has been initiated by the UN Security Council so far

Saudi moves against Lebanon Saudi attempts to play regional hegemon face tough resistance in Lebanon

Hezbollah’s resistance to Israel and criticism of the war in Yemen has infuriated Saudi Arabia which is now using its economic leverage to punish the common Lebanese people at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in the history of the country since the civil war  

Mapping Faultlines: Lebanon’s crisis threatens to reopen old wounds

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the continuing crisis in Lebanon in the context of the shooting of protesters in Beirut. He explains the legacy of the civil war

Beirut Shooting Lebanese army to investigate soldier seen shooting at protesters in Beirut last week

On October 14, seven people, including a woman, were killed and dozens were wounded when gunmen attacked a protest in Beirut’s Tayouneh area. A video of an soldier shooting at protesters has gone viral on social media

One dead, three wounded in an unprovoked Israeli airstrike inside Syria  

Wednesday’s attack was the second such Israeli attack within a week launched from an illegal US military base Al-Tanf inside Syrian territory, Syrian Arab News Agency reported

Lebanon crisis No end in sight to crisis in Lebanon despite new government 

While a new government was formed in Lebanon this month, the country has gained no respite from the ongoing economic crisis. The new prime minister is seen as part of the existing political system, viewed as corrupt and inefficient

US begins mass deportations of thousands of Haitian migrants in Texas and other stories

Today we look at the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants in the US, protests in Gaza as Israeli forces recapture all Gilboa escapees, and more

Lebanon approaches UN after Israeli jets violate its airspace to fire on Syria

The Israeli air force launching several missiles targeting locations in the Syrian capital Damascus and the city of Homs on Thursday night. Syrian air defense claimed that they were able to intercept most of the missiles

Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon Israel carries out airstrikes at 3 different locations in south Lebanon 

While these were the first officially acknowledged Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon since 2014, Israel regularly violates Lebanese airspace to carry out illegal strikes inside Syria

Lebanon new PM designate Lebanese PM-designate Najib Mikati wins parliamentary majority to form next government

If successful in forming a government, Mikati must address the debilitating economic crisis afflicting the country since 2019, which has led to mass poverty, unemployment, and shortages of food and essential items

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