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  1. Young Lebanese activists challenge old political classRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, a Lebanese activist is sprayed by water cannons as he tries to cross to the government house, during a riot protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Starting out as a small group of tech-savvy young activists who organized to protest the garbage that for weeks has been piling up on Beirut's streets, Lebanon's "You Stink" movement has now grown into a popular uprising that seeks to nip at the power base of an entire political class.

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  2. A flurry of diplomacy to end Syria's war raises hope, but even more doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | The Washington Post

    Concerns about President Bashar al-Assad's growing vulnerability and gains by the extremist Islamic State group are generating a burst of diplomacy among world powers to end Syria's civil war, analysts say. Officials from Russia, the United States and several Middle Eastern countries - including Iran, a key ally of Assad - have held a flurry of recent meetings and discussions about the four-year-old conflict.

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  3. Deadly attacks ahead of Iran foreign minister's Syria visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Washington Post

    Heavy rebel shelling and government airstrikes around Syria's capital on Wednesday killed at least 36 people and wounded scores more in a surge in violence just hours before the arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, activists and state media said. Zarif arrived in Damascus later, likely to discuss a four-point proposal Iran wants to offer to the United Nations to end Syria's grinding civil war.

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  4. Iranian foreign minister visits Lebanon on his way to SyriaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Washington Post

    Iran's foreign minister who negotiated Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers is visiting Lebanon on his way to Syria later this week. Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Beirut where he is to hold talks with Lebanese officials before proceeding on to Damascus.

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  5. Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The notorious facility in the desert of central Syria was where thousands of dissidents were reported to have been beaten, humiliated and systematically tortured for opposing the Assad family's rule. This weekend, it was demolished by the Islamic State group, which took over the site near the ancient town of Palmyra last month, bringing mixed emotions from many Syrians who wanted it to remain standing so future generations would know its horrors.

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  6. Former British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schoolsRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special education envoy, says Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, which need more global support. Brown said Tuesday that Lebanon has made tremendous efforts, enrolling 106,000 Syrian children by introducing double shifts in more than 150 public schools.

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  7. Where to find Yemeni, Syrian, Iranian and Saudi Arabian food around D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Layalina, a Syrian and Lebanese restaurant in Arlington run by a husband and wife, serves dishes rich in spice, like the lamb shank stewed with baby okra. Describing a dish as "Middle Eastern" is about as specific as describing a reality show as "that one where they all get in fights."

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  8. Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it "considers this action a dangerous step," and oil prices jumped in New York and London after the offensive.

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  9. Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for international assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by militants from the Islamic State group. They spoke in two Beirut churches where they lined up to receive food baskets and other humanitarian assistance from a non-profit organization called In Defense of Christians , whose mission is to protect Christians in the Middle East.

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  10. 3 fined in Germany for trying to force boy into marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A Berlin court has fined three Lebanese men on allegations they seized a 15-year-old relative against his will in what he says was an attempt to force him into marriage because he's gay. State Court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Thursday the boy's father and two uncles were each fined 1,350 euros , or 90 days in jail, if they don't pay.

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  11. Hezbollah faces hard choices between fighting Israel, SunnisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this July 25, 2014, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut. Hezbollah's ambitions are spreading far beyond its Lebanon home as the militant Shiite movement appears increasingly bent on taking on Sunni foes across the Middle East.

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  12. Israel trades cross-border fire with Lebanona s HezbollahRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah militia exchanged fire Wednesday across the border. The Israeli military said there casualties, but did not immediately have numbers.

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  13. Flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon drops after restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A U.N. official says the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has dropped sharply due to restrictions recently imposed by Lebanese authorities. Although Lebanese border officials began informally restricting the entry of Syrians last October, the tiny Arab country officially imposed visa regulations earlier this month on their neighbors.

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  14. 4Hezbollah holds funeral for fighter it says was killed in Israeli airstrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Thousands of mourners took to the streets of Beirut on Monday for the funeral of a slain Hezbollah commander's son who the group says was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria a day earlier, along with five more of its members and an Iranian general. The outpouring of support for Jihad Mughniyah, a Hezbollah fighter in his mid-20s, underscores the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite militant group to a level perhaps not seen since the longtime foes fought a devastating war in 2006.

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  15. Hezbollah says Israel killed six of its fighters in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | The Washington Post

    An Israeli air raid over Syria killed six members of Hezbollah on Sunday, the Lebanese-Shiite group announced, adding to a recent escalation in tensions between the longtime foes, who fought a devastating war in 2006. Hezbollah said in a statement that Israeli-helicopter fire had killed several of its fighters in the Quneitra region of southern Syria, an area bordering the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

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  16. Syrian refugees facing storms and snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    As the driving rain turned to icy sleet and a blustering wind rocked their flimsy tent, Umm Khalil and her four children shivered, from fear as much as the cold. A major storm was descending on Lebanon, and along with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees bracing for the onslaught, she worried the family would lose the few possessions they had left.

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