Lebanon urges UN to find alternative funding for Hariri tribunal

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Lebanon urges UN to find alternative funding for Hariri tribunal” – below is their description. An international tribunal for Lebanon has scrapped a new trial against the man convicted of the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. That is because the court has run out of … Read more Lebanon urges UN to find alternative funding for Hariri tribunal

UN aid system for northern Syria set to expire

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “UN aid system for northern Syria set to expire” – below is their description. A United Nations aid delivery system meant to ensure that help reaches an opposition-held province in northern Syria will expire next month unless the Russians allow it to continue. Moscow – an ally … Read more UN aid system for northern Syria set to expire

Syrians vote in election set to extend al-Assad’s grip on power

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Syrians vote in election set to extend al-Assad’s grip on power” – below is their description. Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has cast his ballot in a controversial presidential election that is set to extend his grip on power. Al-Assad and his wife Asma voted in a Damascus … Read more Syrians vote in election set to extend al-Assad’s grip on power

‘Little hope left’: Lebanon’s paralysis and a collapsing state

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “‘Little hope left’: Lebanon’s paralysis and a collapsing state” – below is their description. The collapse of the Lebanese economy is rapidly accelerating. Rival politicians have so far failed to agree on the shape and make-up of a new government that would be needed to ensure international … Read more ‘Little hope left’: Lebanon’s paralysis and a collapsing state

Palestinians in exile watch violence from afar

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Palestinians in exile watch violence from afar” – below is their description. Palestinians in Lebanon, many of them descendants of those who fled the 1948 war, watched the violence from afar. Protesting was all they could do. But as Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, they … Read more Palestinians in exile watch violence from afar

Lebanon and Israel talks resume over disputed maritime border

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Lebanon and Israel talks resume over disputed maritime border” – below is their description. Israel and Lebanon have resumed US-mediated talks aimed at ending a decades-long maritime border dispute in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The indirect talks were called off weeks after they began in October. The … Read more Lebanon and Israel talks resume over disputed maritime border

Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce over drug smuggling

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce over drug smuggling” – below is their description. Saudi Arabia has suspended the import of fruit and vegetables from Lebanon; it says shipments are being used for drug smuggling after millions of pills were found in boxes of pomegranates. Lebanon exports 400,000 … Read more Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce over drug smuggling

Syrian government confiscated opponents’ land, says HRW

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Syrian government confiscated opponents’ land, says HRW” – below is their description. Two years ago, nearly a million Syrians were forced to flee their homes in northern Hama and southern Idlib during a military assault by government and Russian forces. Human rights groups say 44,000 hectares (108,726 … Read more Syrian government confiscated opponents’ land, says HRW

More than 3 million Lebanese face poverty

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “More than 3 million Lebanese face poverty” – below is their description. More than three million Lebanese – almost half the population – are facing a tough Ramadan. The monthly cost of iftar, or the meal to break their fast, now costs 2.5 times the minimum wage. … Read more More than 3 million Lebanese face poverty

Refugees, migrant workers left out of Lebanon COVID vaccine drive

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Refugees, migrant workers left out of Lebanon COVID vaccine drive” – below is their description. Human rights groups in Lebanon are concerned migrant workers and refugees are being left out of the COVID-19 vaccine drive. But the government blames the slow rollout on the limited number of … Read more Refugees, migrant workers left out of Lebanon COVID vaccine drive

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon desperately need help, says UN

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Palestinian refugees in Lebanon desperately need help, says UN” – below is their description. Palestinian refugees living in cramped camps in Lebanon are in desperate need of help. Their already difficult lives have worsened as Lebanon’s economy has crumbled. It has been crisis after crisis for people … Read more Palestinian refugees in Lebanon desperately need help, says UN

Lebanon seeks private sector help for vaccination drive

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Lebanon seeks private sector help for vaccination drive” – below is their description. Lebanon is looking to the private sector to help speed up its vaccination drive. Only about 1 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. But there are concerns that contracting out vaccination distribution will … Read more Lebanon seeks private sector help for vaccination drive

Syrian refugees tortured in Lebanon: Amnesty report

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Syrian refugees tortured in Lebanon: Amnesty report” – below is their description. Amnesty International is accusing Lebanese security authorities of violating international human rights laws in their treatment of detained Syrian refugees. The human rights group says it has documented cruel and abusive treatment, ranging from torture … Read more Syrian refugees tortured in Lebanon: Amnesty report

Lebanon minimum wage reaches less than $50 a month

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Lebanon minimum wage reaches less than $50 a month” – below is their description. Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in decades is pushing people deeper into poverty. The minimum wage is now lower than $50 a month. For more than a year people have been demanding the removal … Read more Lebanon minimum wage reaches less than $50 a month

Syria: A failed state after 10 years of war

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Syria: A failed state after 10 years of war” – below is their description. Ten years into Syria’s conflict, there is still no political settlement or transition process. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is being accused of failing to engage in the United Nations-led talks that would eventually … Read more Syria: A failed state after 10 years of war