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Lebanon: Arabic country in Western Asia
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2, it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent.

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Ex-finance chief Safadi agrees to be put forward as Lebanon's PM

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
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Lebanon's Safadi agrees to be next PM amid economic crisis: Bassil

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
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Videos for Lebanon

Three Lebanese parties agree to nominate Mohammad Safadi as PM [Video]Three Lebanese parties agree to nominate Mohammad Safadi as PM

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South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark' [Video]South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

Entertainment company SmartStudy struck Youtube gold when it added a K-pop beat to an old campfire song, "Baby Shark." Now, it says it's working on a new character and a big new market. Eve Johnson..

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Lebanon slips deeper into turmoil [Video]Lebanon slips deeper into turmoil

Main roads across Lebanon were closed on Wednesday (November 13) in fresh protests after President Michel Aoun angered demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption among the..

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Lebanon sees first death from crackdown on protests [Video]Lebanon sees first death from crackdown on protests

A Lebanese man has been shot dead south of Beirut - marking the first such death in 27 days of nationwide protests.

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Lebanon banks remain closed [Video]Lebanon banks remain closed

Banks were supposed to reopen on Tuesday but were kept closed.

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Is Lebanon on the brink of bankruptcy? [Video]Is Lebanon on the brink of bankruptcy?

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented economic crisis amid fears the longer the political stalemate lasts, the worse it will be for the economy.

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Lebanon protests: Crisis affecting fuel and medicine imports [Video]Lebanon protests: Crisis affecting fuel and medicine imports

Lebanon's local currency has dropped for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Lebanese activists clean up after protests [Video]Lebanese activists clean up after protests

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Lebanon crisis: The environmental activists cleaning up the streets after protesters leave [Video]Lebanon crisis: The environmental activists cleaning up the streets after protesters leave

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Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions [Video]Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions

Lebanese stage sit-ins at ministries, banks and state-affiliated companies in a bid to force ruling elite to step down.

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French police clear migrant tent camps in northern Paris [Video]French police clear migrant tent camps in northern Paris

French police cleared two huge migrant tent camps in northern Paris on Thursday and authorities vowed to clear other camps, a day after the government announced tighter immigration policies. Emily..

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Lebanon protests enter 20th day [Video]Lebanon protests enter 20th day

Lebanon protests enter 20th day

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A lull in Lebanon's protests is over [Video]A lull in Lebanon's protests is over

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Monday, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that have plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of..

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Thousands rally in show of support for Lebanon President Aoun [Video]Thousands rally in show of support for Lebanon President Aoun

The rally comes ahead of another demonstration planned in Beirut to demand a complete overhaul of the political system.

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Trump Admin Withholds Aid To Lebanon [Video]Trump Admin Withholds Aid To Lebanon

A week of unprecedented Lebanese street protests against the political class showed no signs of abating Saturday. This, despite the army moving to reopen key roads. Protests were sparked on October 17..

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Lebanese banks reopen but with some restrictions [Video]Lebanese banks reopen but with some restrictions

Lebanese banks have reopened after protests kept them closed for two weeks. There were queues rather than scenes of panic, but customers did encounter some curbs on their transactions. Lucy Fielder..

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Lebanon deadlock remains after PM quits ( [Video]Lebanon deadlock remains after PM quits (

Prime Minister Saad Hariri asked to remain on caretaker capacity as army clears roads after weeks of mass protests.

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US Secretary Of State Gives Lebanon Leaders Advice [Video]US Secretary Of State Gives Lebanon Leaders Advice

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Lebanon’s political leaders to form a new government. According to Reuters, he wants them to form one that is responsive to the needs of its people. This..

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Lebanon: Army begins clearing roads after PM resignation [Video]Lebanon: Army begins clearing roads after PM resignation

Routes leading to Beirut from north and south Lebanon have been closed by protesters, causing complete paralysis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:11Published

Lebanon: PM Hariri submits resignation to president, protests continue [Video]Lebanon: PM Hariri submits resignation to president, protests continue

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has submitted his resignation letter to President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:20Published

Analysis: What Saad Hariri's resignation means for Lebanon [Video]Analysis: What Saad Hariri's resignation means for Lebanon

Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara discusses Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri's resignation amid mass protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:04Published

Lebanon's Hariri resigns as crisis turns violent [Video]Lebanon's Hariri resigns as crisis turns violent

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Tuesday amid protests that called for his government to resign. Violence also hit Lebanon's streets as mobs loyal to Hezbollah tore down tents and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published

Lebanese prime minister Hariri resigns 'in response to protesters' demands' [Video]Lebanese prime minister Hariri resigns 'in response to protesters' demands'

Lebanon's Hariri resigns 'in response to protesters' demands'.

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Analysis: Saad Hariri resigned as Lebanon's PM, what comes next? [Video]Analysis: Saad Hariri resigned as Lebanon's PM, what comes next?

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits his resignation in response to the demand of the people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:53Published

 

In Lebanon, a renowned central bank governor faces attack

It was 2008 and unlike many countries, Lebanon was sailing through the worst global downturn in 80 years largely unscathed.
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Lebanon's Safadi emerges as PM choice for three parties

Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new..
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Lebanese media: major parties agree on ex-minister Safadi as PM

Three major Lebanese parties have agreed on nominating Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister of a new government, the Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and MTV reported on..
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Lebanon's crisis is 'dangerous', evokes start of '75 war: defense minister

Lebanon's Defence Minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90 civil war.
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S&P lowers credit ratings on three Lebanese banks on liquidity pressures

S&P Global Ratings said on Thursday it was lowering the ratings on three Lebanese banks further into junk, citing rising liquidity pressures due to faster deposit erosion.
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Lebanon bank staff to strike until security plan agreed: union

Lebanon's bank staff union called on Thursday for employees to stay on strike until it receives details of a security plan, especially on how to deal with customers.
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Lebanon's Aoun hopes a government is formed in the coming days

Lebanon's President Michael Aoun on Thursday said on his official Twitter account that he has hope in the possibility of the formation of a new government in the coming days.
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Lebanon slides deeper into turmoil, no sign of new government

A new wave of protests paralyzed Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political..
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Lebanon bank staff strike to continue on Thursday: union head

Lebanon's union of bank employees said its members would continue to strike on Thursday, extending industrial action that has shut banks across the country this week.
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Lebanon's Berri wants formation of new government accelerated

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for the acceleration of efforts to form a new, inclusive Lebanese government, MP Ali Bazzi said after a weekly meeting of Berri's..
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Breakdown of trust in financial system deepens crisis in Lebanon

Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.
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Lebanon's Aoun says economic conditions deteriorating

President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday economic conditions in Lebanon were deteriorating further as a result of the situation in the country but the start of oil and gas exploration would help to..
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Man killed as protests sweep Lebanon after Aoun interview

President Michel Aoun warned on Tuesday that Lebanon faced a catastrophe if protesters did not go home, igniting a new wave of demonstrations during which local media and a security source said a man..
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Soldier opens fire to disperse protest in Lebanon's Khaldeh, wounding one: army

A Lebanese soldier opened fire to disperse protesters blocking a road in Khaldeh south of Beirut on Tuesday night, wounding one person, the army said in a statement.
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Lebanese man shot dead near Beirut: local media, security source

A man was shot dead at a roablock in the town of Khaldeh south of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday night, local media and a security source said.
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Protester shot at roadblock near Beirut: security source

An armed man shot and critically wounded a protester who was blocking a road in the town of Khaldeh south of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday night, a security source said.
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Aoun says Lebanese government must include politicians, urges protesters to go home

President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday a government made up purely of technocrats would not be able to run Lebanon and so a it must include politicians, adding he had found Saad al-Hariri hesitant about..
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Protesters block Lebanon roads after Aoun urges them to go home

Protesters in Lebanon blocked roads with burning tyres in several parts of the country including the capital Beirut on Tuesday following a broadcast interview with President Michel Aoun in which he..
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Lebanon's Aoun calls on protesters to go home, warns of catastrophe

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on protesters to go home, saying their demands had been heard, and warned of a "catastrophe" if they stay in the streets.
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Lebanon's Aoun says found Hariri hesitant about being PM

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he had found outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri hesitant about taking the job again and he backed a cabinet mixing technocrats and politicians.
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U.N. urges Lebanon to build government of 'competence', banks close

The United Nations urged Lebanon on Tuesday to form a competent new government better able to seek international aid after weeks of protests against the ruling elite, warning the country was in a..
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Lebanon banks to seek security conditions to enable staff to resume work

Lebanon's banking association pledged to work with authorities to provide suitable security conditions to enable bank staff to resume work, following a strike on Tuesday by employees complaining of..
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Lebanese bank staff union calls for strike action on Wednesday

A union representing Lebanese bank employees called for a strike to continue on Wednesday, its president said, extending industrial action that shut down banks across the country on Tuesday.
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U.N. official calls for new, competent Lebanese govt

A top U.N. official in Lebanon called on Tuesday for the urgent formation of a new government made up of people known for their competence, which he said would be in a better position to appeal for..
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Lebanese banks close on security fears amid talks on new government

Lebanon's banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption as politicians struggled to agree on a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the..
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Lebanon's banks shut as staff strike over safety fears

Lebanon's banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption amid urgent political efforts to form a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the..
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Casualties reported from attack near Lebanese embassy in Syrian capital: state TV

Casualties were reported from a building near the Lebanese embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus in an attack late on Tuesday, state television said.
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Lebanon banks discuss staff strike call, say they will protect employees

Lebanon's banks held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss a strike call by a union worried about staff security, the country's banking association said, pledging to protect employees after..
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Hezbollah says it wants to keep 'door open' in talks on new government

The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group said on Monday that political talks on forming a new government were still underway, and he would not discuss the matter publicly because he wanted to..
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Lebanese banks hope for positive impact from central bank statements

Lebanese banks welcomed statements from central bank governor Riad Salameh on Monday, expressing hope these would have a positive impact on banking operations, particularly his assurances about..
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Lebanon's Speaker Berri postpones parliament session

A session of the Lebanese parliament scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed for a week due to security considerations, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said.
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Lebanon central bank says bank deposits are safe, banks to review curbs

Lebanon's central bank governor, seeking to shore up creaking confidence in the banking system amid the worst economic crisis in decades, said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the ability..
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Lebanon's central bank says deposits secure, will preserve stable pound

Lebanese central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the capabilities to preserve the stability of the exchange rate of the pegged Lebanese pound.
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Lebanese bank employee union calls strike over safety concerns

A Lebanese bank employees' union called on bank staff to go on strike from Tuesday because of safety concerns, the president of the Federation of Syndicates of Banks Employees said.
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Hezbollah says its 'arms won't be twisted' as crisis deepens

Political talks to agree an urgently needed Lebanese government are still deadlocked, three senior sources said on Sunday, as the powerful Shi'ite group Hezbollah indicated it would not be forced into..
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'No need to panic': Lebanon banking body tells depositors as protests continue

Lebanese bank deposits are safe and there is no need to panic, the head of the banking association said on Saturday, seeking to calm nerves about restrictions on some withdrawals imposed after..
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Lebanese banking association head says depositors' money is safe, no need for panic

Lebanese depositors' money is safe in the banks and there is no need for panic, Salim Sfeir, the head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, said in a press conference on Saturday.
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Lebanon's grand mufti calls for protesters' demands to be met

Lebanon's grand mufti, the top cleric for Sunni Muslims, called on Saturday for those in power to meet protesters' demands of ending corruption and sectarianism.
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Lebanese banks face threats, Hariri said to want neutral government

Lebanese bank staff are facing abuse from customers angered by restrictions on access to their cash, the employees' union said on Friday, reflecting intensifying pressures in an economy gripped by its..
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Electricity, mobiles and cash: a snapshot of Lebanese grievances

Lebanese are protesting outside failing state agencies they see as part of a corrupt system in the hands of the ruling elite, as well as at banks they deem part of the problem.
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Lebanon's Geagea sees politicians 'on another planet', fears unrest

Lebanese leaders appear to be "on another planet" with no sign of a new government despite an economic crisis, one of the country's main Christian politicians said on Friday, warning of social unrest..
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Ex-Lebanese PM questioned over how $11 billion was spent

Former Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora was questioned by a state prosecutor on Thursday over how $11 billion in state funds was spent while he was in power.
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Lebanon's Berri says insists on Hariri as PM of next government- NBN television

Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he insisted on nominating Saad al-Hariri as prime minister of the country's next government, NBN television reported on Thursday.
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No sign of new cabinet as Lebanese leaders meet, bank curbs continue

Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri met President Michel Aoun on Thursday without announcing progress toward forming a new government, as banking sources said most financial transfers out..
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Lebanon President Aoun, Hariri meet to discuss way out of crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri held talks on Thursday on responding to three weeks of nationwide anti-government protests that have thrown the country into..
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