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Is inflation a problem?And if so, who will feel the most pain? | Business and Economy News

As economies recover and big ones continue to benefit from massive injections of government stimulus, a wonky and sometimes scary…

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Middle East

Lebanon set to expand claim on disputed maritime area with Israel | Business and Economy News

Lebanon’s caretaker public works and transport minister says he signed a document expanding Lebanon’s claims in its maritime border dispute…

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Latin America

Infographic: How much do basic necessities cost in Lebanon? | Infographic News

Lebanon is suffering from its worst economic crisis in 30 years. Across the country, tens of thousands of people have…

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Middle East

‘No one cares’: Lebanon’s financial crisis and domestic workers | Business and Economy News

Beirut, Lebanon – Sabrina, a Bangladeshi domestic worker, is barely 127cm (4 feet 2 inches) tall and extremely thin. Her…

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Africa

Foreign lenders cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank: Sources | Banks News

Foreign lenders including HSBC and Wells Fargo are cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank, sources familiar with the matter told…

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Middle East

Lebanon’s ancient Roman Baalbek temples reborn | Business and Economy News

Beirut, Lebanon – Located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Baalbek – also known in antiquity as Heliopolis – is a UNESCO…

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Latin America

US, Arab nations back Jordan’s King Abdullah amid security probe | Arab League News

Jordan’s security forces have arrested several high profile figures as part of a continuing security investigation, and warned former Crown…

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Latin America

World Bank urges Lebanon to ‘help itself so we can help it’ | Food News

Lebanon’s annual inflation rate reached a record high and food prices soared by around 400 percent in December, highlighting the dramatic…

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Asia

Germany plans Beirut port reconstruction with conditions: Report | France News

Germany will next week present a multibillion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut as part of…

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Latin America

Many of Lebanon’s children ‘may never get back to school’ | Child Rights News

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 1.2 million children in Lebanon have been out of school. Lebanon’s…

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Latin America

Lebanon: Protesters forcibly disappeared, tortured, says report | Human Rights News

Lebanon’s military intelligence has “forcibly disappeared and allegedly tortured” people who protested against lockdown conditions and the deteriorating economy in…

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Latin America

France heightens pressure on Lebanon to form government | Business and Economy News

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tells Lebanese leaders seven months of political deadlock in forming a cabinet are worsening…

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Latin America

Lebanon orders probe into torture claims of detained Syrians | Refugees News

Amnesty International last week accused Lebanese authorities of ‘cruel, abusive’ treatment of more than 20 Syrians in detention. Lebanon’s prosecutor…

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Asia

Lebanon could sink like the Titanic, warns parliament speaker | Middle East News

Nabih Berri calls for urgent action to form a government, as Parliament approves crisis funding to avert power blackout. Lebanon’s…

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Latin America

Syria provides Lebanon oxygen supplies amid dire shortages | Coronavirus pandemic News

Syria supplies Beirut with 75 tonnes of oxygen as President Bashar al-Assad responds to the country’s humanitarian request. War-torn Syria…

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Asia

Syrian refugees tortured in Lebanon: Amnesty report | Arab Spring: 10 years on News

A report by Amnesty International has documented alleged violations committed by mostly Lebanese military intelligence against Syrian detainees including fair…

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Africa

‘We’re sick of them’: Lebanon economy freefalls as leaders bicker | Business and Economy News

Beirut, Lebanon – Leading politicians bickered again on Monday about forming a new government as the economic crisis continued to…

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Europe

Syrian refugees’ plight in Lebanon 10 years after the uprising | Arab Spring: 10 years on News

Beirut, Lebanon – Abdul Rehman, a 21-year old Syrian construction worker and father of two, works painstakingly every day to…

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Europe

Lebanon: Anger mounts over economic crisis as politicians dawdle | Business and Economy News

Pharmacies shutting and petrol stations rationing scarce fuel supplies as the country plunges deeper into economic collapse. Pharmacies went on…

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Latin America

Lebanon’s Aoun tells PM-designate Hariri to form government or go | Middle East News

President Michel Aoun tells PM-designate Saad Hariri either to step down or form a government as soon as possible to…

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Latin America

Lebanon: Aid to be disbursed in dollars as Lebanese pound crashes | Business and Economy News

The European Union, United Nations, and World Bank confirmed a deal between Lebanon’s central cank and its deputy prime minister…

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Asia

Lebanon needs an aid paradigm shift | Middle East News

In the past two years, three successive crises converged to push Lebanon to the brink. First, there was the economic…

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Asia

‘We cannot be wasteful’: Syrian crisis spurs aid innovations | Bashar al-Assad News

Millions of Syrians who sought refuge in neighbouring countries in the 10 years since the war began in their homeland…

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Europe

Lebanese sexologist lambasts ridicule by ‘childish’ TV hosts | Women’s Rights News

Sexologist Sandrine Atallah thought she had been asked on TV to debate sex education in Lebanon – instead, she was…

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Middle East

Lebanon: A State in Collapse?

Lebanon was already in crisis when a huge explosion devastated Beirut in 2020, so what kind of recovery is possible?…

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Asia

‘It’s not safe’: Report finds children want life away from Syria | Child Rights News

Hundreds of Syrian children say they cannot imagine leading a life in their war-torn country, with many citing discrimination and…

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Asia

Fears grow for endangered turtles after oil spill hits Lebanon | Environment News

Tyre, Lebanon – The sandy shores of the Tyre nature reserve on the Mediterranean are a nesting ground for more…

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Europe

Lebanon: Protests continue over political, economic crises | Business and Economy News

Roads across Lebanon blocked as protesters come out for the seventh consecutive day. Protesters have blocked roads with burning tyres…

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Africa

In Pictures: Lebanon on the edge as protests continue | Middle East News

Groups of protesters have been burning tyres daily to block roads since the Lebanese currency tumbled to a new low…

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Asia

Protests continue as Lebanon’s Hassan Diab threatens to stop work | Protests News

Protesters have blocked roadways across Lebanon for the fifth day in a row, setting fire to tyres and pieces of…

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Africa

Lebanon’s embattled currency hits new record low | Banks News

The Lebanese pound hit a record low against the United States dollar on the black market on Tuesday, a sign…

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Middle East

Lebanon begins cleaning beaches after oil spill | Environment News

Volunteers in southern Lebanon begin removing tar from beaches after an oil spill that could endanger marine life. Lebanese began…

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Africa

World Bank threatens to halt funding for Lebanon’s COVID jabs | Coronavirus pandemic News

The World Bank has threatened to suspend financing for coronavirus vaccines in Lebanon over what it said were violations by…

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Africa

For Lebanese and Iraqis, small victories in a long struggle | Protests News

Economic distress, rampant corruption, a self-serving ruling elite, and the ever-looming fear of armed militias – not much is going…

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Europe

Lebanese court removes judge leading Beirut blast investigation | Middle East News

Judge Sawan was asked to step down following legal challenges by senior officials who he had accused of negligence that…

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Middle East

Lebanon begins vaccinations with sceptics a major hurdle | Coronavirus pandemic News

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out has begun, but there remain concerns the most vulnerable people in the country…

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Asia

Israeli air force holds ‘surprise’ drill near Lebanon border | Lebanon News

Israeli military exercise comes amid intensified attacks in neighbouring Syria targeting Iranian military assets. Israel’s air force has begun a…

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Middle East

Lebanon kicks off vaccination against COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Lebanon gave its first COVID-19 vaccines dose to a doctor and an elderly actor on Sunday, as it started an…

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