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William Christou

William Christou

William is The New Arab’s correspondent in Beirut, covering the politics of the Levant and Mediterranean. Previously he worked for Al Jazeera in Doha and Syria Direct in Amman.

Areas of focus: Migrant labor, refugee issues and state-led repression.

Follow him on Twitter @Will_Christou

The claims come at a precarious time for Lebanon. Israel and Hezbollah are inching closer to a full-scale war.

04 July, 2024

Lebanese authorities confirmed that the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria was still functioning but experiencing delays.

27 June, 2024

Warehouse workers watched bemused as throngs of journalists descended upon cargo shelves, taking pictures of Amazon packages and pallets of luxury beverages.

24 June, 2024

Cyprus has a close relationship with Israel and Lebanon alike, thrusting it in an awkward position as the two countries go to war.

21 June, 2024

Hezbollah is demonstrating more advanced military feats and weaponry in an effort to up its deterrence against an upcoming Israeli offensive.

21 June, 2024

His warning came to Cyprus came alongside a greater threat to open up the Mediterranean Sea into a battlefield if Israel started a full-scale war in Lebanon.

19 June, 2024

A document revealed by al-Quds al-Arabi showed the Syrian regime ordering the soldiers to obstruct the flow of aid to a refugee camp on the Syria-Jordan border.

18 June, 2024

Jordanians who died of heatstroke while performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca came to the city illegally, officials said.

17 June, 2024

Hezbollah used what it described as an air-defence missile for the first time on Thursday, prompting speculation about the anti-aircraft capacity of the group.

07 June, 2024

Hezbollah carried out a drone attack on a military position in north Israel, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding 11 others, one of its largest attacks yet.

06 June, 2024