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July 01, 2020
Lebanon’s plea to skeptical expats: Come visit, bring cash
With Beirut’s airport partially reopening from a three-month virus shutdown, the government is hoping thousands of Lebanese ...
June 23, 2020
Lebanon's crisis, pandemic hit American University in Beirut
One of the Arab world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, which endured civil war, kidnappings and various economic ...
June 12, 2020
Lebanese fear currency will further tumble despite promises
For months, Kamal Nasser, a successful plumbing contractor in Lebanon, has seen his business base erode. There are almost no ...
May 26, 2020
Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply
Long before the pandemic struck, they lived and worked in conditions that rights groups called exploitative — low wages, long ...
May 20, 2020
Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion
In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty.
May 15, 2020
Turkish pilots, others, to stand trial over Ghosn escape
A court in Istanbul on Friday accepted an indictment against four pilots, an airline company official and two flight ...
May 11, 2020
Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts
Living in a slum built precariously on the banks of a sewage-tainted river in Lebanon, Faiqqa Homsi feels her family being ...
May 07, 2020
Turkey charges pilots, others, over ex-Nissan chief's escape
Turkish prosecutors have charged four pilots, an airline company official and two flight attendants for their alleged roles ...
May 04, 2020
Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy
It's not just a lifestyle, it's a livelihood. That was the motto used by some of Lebanon's best-known nightclubs to raise ...
April 17, 2020
Poorer countries face big risks in easing virus restrictions
As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the ...
April 01, 2020
Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus
In the streets of Beirut's southern suburbs, Hezbollah paramedics and volunteers on trucks and on foot sprayed disinfectants ...
April 01, 2020
VIRUS DIARY: An unfamiliar war for those who live with war
I’ve seen the streets of Beirut empty before, during wars when the shells were falling and under curfews after various bouts ...
March 28, 2020
With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt
Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim, 54, rearranged the coals heating ...
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy
Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, serving ...
March 12, 2020
The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear
As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut ...
February 28, 2020
Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on Ghosn case
A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos ...
February 27, 2020
Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran
In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll ...
February 25, 2020
French Total to drill exploratory well off Lebanese coast
A ship that will set up the first oil and gas exploration well off the Lebanese coast has arrived in Lebanon where it will ...
February 04, 2020
Bloodied but determined, Lebanese protesters take stock
At a Beirut hospital ward, five Lebanese protesters with bandaged eyes and faces huddled in a circle, their arms wrapped ...
January 23, 2020
Greek police find 1.25 tons of cannabis hidden in date paste
Greek authorities say they found more than a ton of processed cannabis camouflaged among a shipment of date paste headed by ...
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