Lebanon

Media Report: Us Frees Convicted Terror Financier As Part Of Deal With Iran

A Lebanese businessman, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating U.S. sanctions, was released from U.S. federal prison last month and is now back in Lebanon, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a report by...
Related topics: Iran, Reuters

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Lebanon’s Economy Collapses Into A Tailspin

Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN

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Physicians In A Failing State Set An Example

As of October 2019, the small country of Lebanon began its descent into its worst economic collapse in modern history. Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lebanese currency has lost nearly 85 percent of its value on the black market, and the...

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Bankers ‘smuggled’ $6bn Out Of Lebanon, Bifani Reveals

BY BRIN MATHEW  Bankers have “smuggled” as much as $6bn out of Lebanon since October, circumventing controls launched to stem

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New Coalition In Lebanon To Defend Free Speech

Beirut –   14 Lebanese and international organizations announced on July 13, 2020 the formation of a “Coalition to Defend Freedom

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Lebanese Pound Strengthens On Airport Re-opening, ‘ Possibly Speculative’

BEIRUT – The Lebanese pound has strengthened against the U.S. dollar on the informal market this month, partly thanks to
Related topics: Airports

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Imf’s Economic Forecast For Middle East Is Lowest In 50 Years

Beirut- The IMF on Monday (Jul 13) again sharply lowered its Middle East and North Africa economic forecast, to its lowest

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Rights Groups Denounce Lebanon ‘repression’ Against People Who Expose Corruption

A coalition of rights groups said Monday that “repression” and “intimidation” are threatening free speech in Lebanon, hit by an

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Ghosn Says Helping Everyone Who Stood By Him

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn is helping everyone who stood by him, he said in an
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Washington Dc Exhibiting Photos Chronicling Social Unrest In Lebanon

BEIRUT: The Washington-based Middle East Institute (MEI) launch this weekend its online exhibition “Lebanon Then and Now — Photography from
Related topics: World Photos, Photography

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Patriarch Rai Blasts Hezbollah Over Isolating Lebanon From Friends, Allies

BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai Sunday called on the international community to declare Lebanon’s neutrality toward regional and global
Related topics: Hezbollah

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Lebanon Report Another Spike In Coronavirus Cases

BEIRUT- Lebanon’s number of new coronavirus infections increased for a third consecutive day to a record 86, the government said

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Us Willing To Offer Lebanon Exemptions From Caesar Act: Ambassador Shea

US Ambassador Dorothy Shea to Beirut has told Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri that Washington does not intend to punish Lebanon,

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Lebanon In The Dark

Electricity Blackouts Affect Rights By Aya Majzoub Widespread electricity blackouts lasting up to 22 hours per day are crippling Lebanon. The

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Lebanon Fences Off More Of Its Economy Against Currency Crisis

By Dana KhraicheJuly 10, 2020, 7:17 AM EDT  Central bank fixes food import rate to control inflation  Government is in talks

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15 Arrested In Lebanon For Trying To Escape To Cyprus

The Lebanese army arrested on Friday 15 women and children over their attempt to illegally escape from Lebanon to Cyprus
Related topics: Cyprus

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Lebanon Tribunal To Issue Verdict In Hariri Murder Case On August 7

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Friday announced that it will issue its long-awaited verdict in the case of

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Reports: Lebanese Hezbollah Opening Unofficial Border Crossing With Syria

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is intensifying efforts to open a new border crossing between Lebanon and Syria, local sources and Arab media reported this week.The Iranian-backed Shiite group has been constructing an unofficial crossing along...
Related topics: Hezbollah, Syria

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Lebanon ‘spiralling Out Of Control’ , Un Rights Chief Warned

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s economic crisis is getting out of hand, the UN rights chief warned Friday, calling for urgent internal reforms

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Blackouts Add To The Misery Of Lebanon’s Economic Collapse

BEIRUT- Samira Hanna spends a lot of time in the dark. Her old Beirut apartment gets less than two hours

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