Lebanon

Fear, Turmoil In Lebanon As Its Financial Crisis Worsens

BEIRUT — On one of Beirut’s main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales, but still can’t draw in customers. The only place doing a thriving business: the store that...

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Lebanon Lost $10bn in Bank Deposits Since August; Bond yields Soar Past 100% Into "venezuela...

Lebanon Lost $10BN In Bank Deposits Since August; Bond Yields Soar Past 100% Into "Venezuela Territory" Protest-racked Lebanon over the past month has seen its banks opened for only half that time. First, the deteriorating security...
Related topics: Banking, Venezuela, Protests

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A Deadly Game Of Chicken In Iraq And Lebanon

A Deadly Game Of Chicken In Iraq And Lebanon Authored by Thanassis Cambanis via TheNation.com, The popular revolts in Iraq and Lebanon may be against different governments, but they represent a linked challenge to despotism and regime...
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Boom! Rep. Ratcliffe Gets Under Secretary Hale To Admit Us Aid Was Withheld In Pakistan, Lebanon,...

Democrats want you to believe that US aid withheld from Ukraine, the most corrupt country in Europe, was a bad thing. Trump withheld the aid after the new government took over. He later released the aid before Ukrainian officials knew it was...
Related topics: Pakistan, Honduras, Ukraine

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Lebanese Minister, Two Ex-ministers Could Face Corruption Trial

 Lebanon’s caretaker information minister and two former telecoms ministers could face trial on charges of wasting public funds after their

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Lebanon Is A Sinking Ship, Speaker Berri Warns

The speaker of parliament on Monday described Lebanon as a sinking ship at risk going under completely, underlining the depth

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Lebanon’s Banks Reopen With Strict Controls In Place

Lebanon’s banks reopened on Tuesday with new controls in place. Whatever grievances Lebanese have with their banks, they still can’t

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Beirut Protesters Vow To Keep Up The Pressure

By:Leila MOLANA-ALLEN Lebanese protesters vowed on Wednesday to keep pushing for an overhaul of the country’s politics, a day after
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Protests Spread In Iran, At Least 100 Are Dead

(Paul Mirengoff) We have discussed the anti-Iran flavor of protests in Lebanon and Iraq. In fact, the ones in Iraq are strongly anti-Iran. Now, Iran itself is the site of large scale protests. The proximate cause is high fuel prices. The cause...
Related topics: Protests, Iran, Iraq

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Democracy Debacle: Why The Arab Spring Means Nothing

Shelley Inglis Security, Middle East So you want to be an autocrat? Here's the 10-point checklist. Democracy is in trouble, despite popular uprisings and dynamic social movements in Lebanon, Hong Kong and across Europe and Latin America. Scholars...
Related topics: Hong Kong

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Lebanon’s Banks Reopen With Strict Controls In Place

Lebanon’s banks reopened on Tuesday with new controls in place. Whatever grievances Lebanese have with their banks, they still can’t

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Protests Force Lebanese Parliament To Postpone Session Indefinitely

Protesters prevented Lebanon’s parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against
Related topics: Protests

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Lebanon Is A Sinking Ship, Speaker Berri Warns

The speaker of parliament on Monday described Lebanon as a sinking ship at risk going under completely, underlining the depth

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Lebanese Protests Test Hezbollah’s Role As Shiites’ Champion

By BASSEM MROUE and MARIAM FAM, Associated Press  BEIRUT: Young men chanting the “people want to bring down the regime”
Related topics: Protests, Hezbollah

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Lebanon Slips Deeper Into Crisis After Safadi Withdrawal

BEIRUT – Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month
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‘we Can’t Take It Anymore’: As Lebanon Economy Skids, Jobs In Firing Line

Beirut, Lebanon- Karim Daya was one of the last of his friends and family still in Lebanon. Now that his

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Pro-revolution Candidate Melhem Khalaf Elected As The Head Of Beirut Bar Association

Melhem Khalaf who was supported by the protest movement in Lebanon beat out Nader Gaspard, who was backed by the
Related topics: Protests

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Thousands Protest In Lebanon As Politicians Trade Barbs

Lebanon slipped deeper into a political crisis Sunday as politicians struggled to form a government.Tens of thousands Lebanese took to the streets in cities and towns across the country to demand a  complete overhaul of the political class....
Related topics: Protests

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Transparency Intl Calls For Urgent Anti- Corruption Legislation In Lebanon

Transparency International Secretariat issued the following statement calling for urgent anti- corruption legislation in Lebanon The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting of Transparency

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A New Arab Spring In Lebanon And Iraq

Reese ErlichA Lebanese protester waves a national flag as he marches with others during a demonstration along the Fuad Chehab avenue in the capital Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP via...
Related topics: Iraq, Protests, World Photos

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