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Washington DC Exhibiting photos chronicling social unrest in Lebanon

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BEIRUT: The Washington-based Middle East Institute (MEI) launch this weekend its online exhibition “Lebanon Then and Now — Photography from

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Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s conversion of church to mosque

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said on Sunday that he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to

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Turkey’s Erdogan criticized for ordering the conversion of a former church into a mosque

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of the city’s historic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque after a court

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump admin over revoking foreign student visas

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Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, seeking to block a new rule that

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Lebanon Holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis, video

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BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — For the first time ever, Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient

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Democracy books disappear from Hong Kong libraries after China’s new security law

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Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city’s libraries, online records show, days after Beijing

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Fayyad recounts torture in Syrian prison

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An Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker is testifying in a German trial against a Syrian intelligence officer who he alleges sexually assaulted him during

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Lebanon’s Baalbeck Festival to stream classical concert from its historic site

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The Baalbeck International Festival will hold a special concert from one of the ancient city’s most prestigious sites this July. 

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Ralph Nader publishes Lebanese cookbook in honor of his mother

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By SUSAN DUNNE Ralph Nader, the famed consumer advocate, attorney, author, museum owner and presidential candidate from Winsted, has added another

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki: ‘I’m completely uninspired’

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DUBAI: It is often said that crisis breeds creativity. But this has not been the case for Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki.

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