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Protesters stay on the streets to win change in Iraq and Lebanon

Protesters stay on the streets to win change in Iraq and Lebanon Tens of thousands of people in Iraq have fought pitched battles with police, as they blocked major roads in the centre of ­capital city Baghdad.

Protesters show unity in Lebanon

Protesters show unity in Lebanon Mass demonstrations across Lebanon have entered their second week

Exploring a world in rebellion

Exploring a world in rebellion With huge anti-government movements erupting across the globe, Sadie Robinson looks the root cause of these protests and how these struggles have the potential to win

Movement in Lebanon demands fall of the government

Movement in Lebanon demands fall of the government Protesters in Lebanon are calling for “revolution”. They are demanding an end to corruption and poverty—and the fall of the government.

Say no to ban on Hizbollah

Say no to ban on Hizbollah Home secretary Sajid Javid, in his ongoing grandstanding campaign to be Tory leader, has declared Lebanese group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi Egypt’s dictator General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with “brute force” after an appalling terror attack on a mosque

Fears in Lebanon as its people ‘see war coming’

21 November 2017
Ordinary people in Lebanon have begun stockpiling food and supplies, fearing that regional giant Saudi Arabia will push the country into civil war.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

14 November 2017
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Sharp rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran forces out leader of Lebanon

07 November 2017
 

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees

17 July 2017
Activists from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon are facing a campaign of threats and intimidation after they called for a protest in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

Syrians fleeing war deported from Lebanon after EU-Turkey deal

12 January 2016
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.

Lebanon’s elite turns terror backlash against refugees

17 November 2015
The editorial committee of Al Manshour (Socialist Forum) in Lebanon report from Beirut in the aftermath of last week’s deadly suicide bomb attack

How did the sectarian nightmare come true in Syria and Iraq?

19 August 2014
Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit argues counter-revolution and imperialism created Iraq and Syria’s army of sectarians the Islamic State. Something else must defeat it

The great betrayal of Palestine by the Arab ruling classes

29 July 2014
Arab leaders condemn Israel. But their ties to Western imperialism mean they aren’t real allies in the fight for Palestinian liberation, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘The West’s war will weaken Syria's revolution’

03 September 2013
Western intervention will either strengthen Assad’s grip or destroy the gains of the Syrian revolt, says Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit

Syrian conflict sucks in Lebanon

25 June 2013
Syria’s bloody conflict is destabilising the region as Bashar al-Assad’s regime fights to hold onto power against what began as a popular revolution.

Assassination threatens Beirut with return of sectarian violence

23 October 2012
The car bomb that killed the head of Lebanese intelligence in Beirut on Friday of last week has dragged the country further into the Syrian crisis.

Electricity workers in Lebanon strike back against casualisation

20 July 2012
Some 2,300 electricity workers in Lebanon have been on strike for the past 79 days. They are demanding permanent contracts from Électricité du Liban (EdL), the state department that manages electricity in the country.

Film: Where Do We Go Now?

26 June 2012
Nadine Labaki is the Lebanese director of Caramel. Her latest film is set in an unspecified Middle Eastern village where Muslims and Christians live.

Strikes in Lebanon undermine sectarianism

05 June 2012
The biggest danger of a sectarian "spillover" is in Lebanon. There have been sectarian clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, close to the border with Syria’s restive cities of Homs and Hama.

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