Funerals were held across northern Lebanon for six people killed when a boat packed with migrants and asylum seekers sank over the weekend as the Lebanese navy tried to force it back to shore.
There are millions of migrant workers in the Arab world that demand the world's attention.
Demonstrations sparked by a proposed tax on WhatsApp and other messaging apps have morphed into an unprecedented cross-sectarian street mobilisation against the political class.
Israel's military actions targeting Lebanon could be cannon fodder for the Trump administration to use in its anti-Iran campaign.
The draft resolution, written by France and approved unanimously, would allow for the approximately 10,000 members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) – which was created in March 1978 – to stay in place.
The strikes came a day after two drones, which the Lebanese army and the Iran-backed Hezbollah group said were Israeli, crashed in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut, with one exploding.
Migrants and refugees in Lebanon work under extremely tough, and often cruel, conditions. Now, the government has added to their misery by clamping down on their status in the country.
The rare shooting, in which the ex-Daesh member opened fire on police and army vehicles, shook the predominantly Sunni Muslim coastal city on the eve of Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Amid Saudi offers of economic help and Iran’s military support, it might be harder than ever for Lebanon to insulate itself from regional conflict.
Hezbollah exercises enormous influence in Lebanon, and by seeking a ministry, the group and Lebanon as whole could face Donald Trump's wrath.
Media in the US and Israel is awash with stories about a possible war with Hezbollah. Yet talk of war is more about an American dream in the newsroom, rather than a precursor to an actual war.
The Lebanese army said it discovered the bodies after receiving a tip Friday morning that a group of Syrian refugees had got stuck in snow storm while trying to cross the mountainous frontier between the two countries.
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