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As garbage continues to pile up in Beirut, thousands of Lebanese protest the government's failure to clear trash from the city streets. (Al Bawaba/File)
August 30, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Thousands of Lebanese people gathered in Beirut on Saturday to protest against the worsening garbage crisis in the country.
Enhanced due diligence has been a feature of modern regional banking, especially in combating terrorism financing. (Saida Online)
August 30, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Lebanese and Arab banks are feeling the strain from high compliance costs, hampering their ability to properly finance regional economies, says union official.
A cell in Lebanon's Roumieh prison. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 14:18 GMT
Inmates at the controversial prison said Thursday they will fast until they were provided with cold drinking water and fans for the hot summer heat.
Beirut's trash crisis began in July when Lebanon's Environment Ministry closed its largest Naameh landfill site. (Al Bawaba/File)
August 28, 2015 - 12:56 GMT
A large crowd of demonstrators has once again taken to the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to express anger over the worsening garbage crisis in the Arab country.
Notorious Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was detained by Lebanese authorities as he was trying to board a plane to Nigeria. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 17:25 GMT
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir on Thursday admitted to funding a militant group involved in armed clashes against the Lebanese military.
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 17:25 GMT
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday.
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 14:33 GMT
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs.
Zabadani has been at the forefront of clashes between rebels and Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Warring factions in the Syrian border region of Zabadani agreed on a two-day ceasefire following ongoing clashes.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
August 27, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Palestinian officials said the ceasefire between rival factions remained in place despite the breach Wednesday night.
In Beirut, trash mounds as there is no system in place for disposing the waste or recycling it. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 08:18 GMT
The village of Arabsalim knows how to manage its waste.