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Lebanon money exchangers back at work after strike [Video]

Lebanon money exchangers back at work after strike

Government had blamed them for the devaluation of the local currency, but now there appears to be a deal to control the currency market.

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Planting trend in Lebanon amid deepening financial crisis [Video]

Planting trend in Lebanon amid deepening financial crisis

How 'growing your own groceries' is saving some from a looming food crisis in Lebanon.

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Two men arrested over ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape [Video]

Two men arrested over ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape

On Wednesday U.S. authorities arrested a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and another man wanted by Japan on charges that they enabled former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn to escape the..

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Lebanon's banking association rejects government's economy plan [Video]

Lebanon's banking association rejects government's economy plan

Bankers say they are fighting for survival as a government plan to rescue the economy is not focused on restructuring the debt.

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Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF [Video]

Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Talks began on Wednesday seeking a multi-billion-dollar bailout to avoid bankruptcy.

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Lebanon announces total shutdown after coronavirus spike [Video]

Lebanon announces total shutdown after coronavirus spike

Lebanon has 870 confirmed cases, but more than 100 of those were registered in just the past four days.

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Lockdowns worsen the plight of Syrian refugees [Video]

Lockdowns worsen the plight of Syrian refugees

Among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, more are worried about starving than about the coronavirus. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Lebanon lockdown takes heavy toll on hospitality industry [Video]

Lebanon lockdown takes heavy toll on hospitality industry

Lebanon reopens, but new normal is not good news for businesses struggling to survive.

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Lebanese photographer focuses lens on coronavirus litter [Video]

Lebanese photographer focuses lens on coronavirus litter

A Lebanese artist hopes to raise awareness and help prevent improper disposal of personal protective gear in Beirut as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.

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Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance [Video]

Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance

It is one of the main parts of a sweeping economic plan the government says will help save Lebanon from bankruptcy, but that was not enough to satisfy angry protesters.

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Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan [Video]

Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan

PM Diab says Lebanon will also try to secure $11bn in funding previously pledged by donor countries.

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Lebanese government 'treats population with disdain' [Video]

Lebanese government 'treats population with disdain'

Lebanese government 'treats population with disdain'

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Lebanese protesters and soldiers clash in Tripoli [Video]

Lebanese protesters and soldiers clash in Tripoli

Lebanese protesters and soldiers clashed in the city of Tripoli on Wednesday, marking a third night of unrest in a country that has been in the throes of a worsening economic crisis compounded by the..

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Lebanon Central Bank governor defends role in economic crisis [Video]

Lebanon Central Bank governor defends role in economic crisis

Statement comes as protests against Lebanon's deepening financial problems turn violent for a second night.

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Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency [Video]

Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency

Protests against growing economic hardship erupted in Tripoli and spread to other Lebanese cities on Tuesday, with banks set ablaze and violence boiling over into a second night. One demonstrator was..

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One dead, dozens injured in Lebanon riots with banks smashed [Video]

One dead, dozens injured in Lebanon riots with banks smashed

Banks frequently targeted during the economic crisis that has seen the Lebanese pound depreciate by 50 percent.

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Lebanon riots: Protesters face off against police after funeral [Video]

Lebanon riots: Protesters face off against police after funeral

The protests follow a devastating crash in the national currency, the Lebanese pound.View on euronews

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Lebanon braces for more protests as economy sinks [Video]

Lebanon braces for more protests as economy sinks

Soldiers in military vehicles patrol in Tripoli after demonstrations against government's handling of the economy turned violent.

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Lebanon protests turn violent over failing economy [Video]

Lebanon protests turn violent over failing economy

Angered by the deteriorating economy, protesters attack banks in Tripoli in northern Lebanon.

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Lebanon protests: Central bank criticised as currency plummets [Video]

Lebanon protests: Central bank criticised as currency plummets

Opposition politicians believe the ruling alliance led by Hezbollah is trying to take control of the central bank.

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Lebanon: MPs meet in theatre, protesters out in cars [Video]

Lebanon: MPs meet in theatre, protesters out in cars

Protests held again worsening economic, social conditions while parliament approves use of cannabis.

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Wild animals wander abandoned streets amid lockdowns [Video]

Wild animals wander abandoned streets amid lockdowns

From wild boars patrolling the Israeli city of Haifa to deer venturing into London suburbs, virus closures are drawing wildlife into the abandoned streets of many cities.

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Lebanon extends coronavirus lockdown by two more weeks

Lebanon's government has extended its almost month-long coronavirus shutdown by another two weeks until April 26 to combat the spread of the disease, the information minister said on Thursday.
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Lebanese stranded abroad by coronavirus outbreak return home

Several flights carrying Lebanese stranded abroad by coronavirus lockdowns began arriving in Beirut on Sunday, part of a trial run to see whether thousands looking to come home can be safely..
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Coronavirus compounds Lebanon's woes, many struggle for food

Battered by Lebanon's economic crisis, Hassan Zeitar was already struggling to keep his family fed when the coronavirus lockdown stripped him of the little money he made as a minibus driver.
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Hezbollah asserts role in Lebanon's coronavirus fight

The Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah is marshalling its deep resources in the fight against coronavirus, using a corps of volunteers, doctors and facilities to carve out a prominent role in the..
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Lebanon, in coronavirus lockdown, to allow expats to come home

Lebanon's government agreed a procedure on Tuesday to allow citizens abroad to come back despite a coronavirus lockdown after its expat policy drew criticism from political leaders.
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Lebanon's Berri may suspend cabinet support over coronavirus expat policy

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri threatened on Saturday to suspend his support for Prime Minister Hassan Diab's government if it did not act to bring home expatriates stranded abroad during the..
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Lebanese police remove Beirut protest camp

Lebanese security forces cleared away a protest camp in central Beirut on Saturday and reopened roads blocked by demonstrators since protests against the governing elite started in October.
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Lebanon to impose overnight shutdown to confront coronavirus: minister

Lebanon will begin an overnight shutdown from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., with some exceptions to be announced later, as it steps up measures to combat coronavirus, Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad said on..
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Lebanon extends shutdown by two weeks to April 12

Lebanon is set to extend a countrywide lockdown by two weeks until April 12 to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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Hezbollah deploys medics, hospitals against coronavirus in Lebanon

The Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah is mobilizing some 25,000 people including frontline medics and readying hospitals as part of a plan to help confront the coronavirus in Lebanon, it said on..
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Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury released from prison in Beirut: U.S.

Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, who was detained in Lebanon in September, has been released and is on his way back to the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.
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Lebanon, already grappling with economic crisis, now faces coronavirus shutdown

Beirut's usually congested streets were largely free of cars and pedestrians stayed away from its seafront Corniche as government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus took effect with varying..
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Lebanese banks to shut until March 29 to halt coronavirus - media

Lebanon's banks will close until March 29 as part of steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Lebanese media reported.
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Lebanon declares medical emergency, urges home working

President Michel Aoun declared a medical state of emergency in Lebanon on Sunday and called on people to work from home as the country steps up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Lebanon's president calls for people to work from home amid virus outbreak

Lebanon's president called on Sunday for citizens to work from home and avoid socializing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Hezbollah: Not against aid, even from IMF, but depends on terms

Hezbollah does not oppose foreign aid to help Lebanon out of its financial crisis, even from the International Monetary Fund, as long as there are not conditions imposed that harm the national..
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Iraq stops flights to India and Lebanon over coronavirus

Iraqi Airlines announced on Thursday it would stop all flights to India and Lebanon over the coronavirus outbreak, the state news agency reported.
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Lebanon halts flights, bans entry from countries hit by coronavirus: PM

Lebanon said on Wednesday it will halt all travel to and from Italy, South Korea, China, and Iran to curb coronavirus and gave nationals four days to return from other virus-hit countries before a more..
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Lebanon records first death from coronavirus

Lebanon recorded its first death from coronavirus on Tuesday, and local broadcasters said the patient had been in quarantine after returning from Egypt.
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Bahrain asks people arriving from four countries to self-quarantine: tweet

Bahrain has called on people who have traveled to Lebanon, Egypt, Italy or South Korea to self-quarantine for two weeks from the day of their arrival, the Health Ministry said in a tweet on Saturday.
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Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweet

Kuwait suspended on Saturday all flights to and from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Sri-Lanka for a week starting on Saturday, Kuwait's civil aviation directorate said in a..
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'Now we have corona': Cash-strapped Lebanon navigates new crisis

Lebanon's crippling financial crisis could pose a grave threat to managing a coronavirus outbreak that has so far been kept in check but is expected to spread, according to senior health officials and..
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IMF deal would spark 'popular revolution' in Lebanon, Hezbollah believes

Hezbollah believes that terms required by any IMF bailout package for Lebanon would spark "a popular revolution", a senior official said on Tuesday, rejecting such a step and calling instead for a..
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Lebanon reports three new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 10

Lebanon's health ministry said on Sunday three more people had tested positive for coronavirus after arriving from Iran, bringing the total in the country to 10.
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Saudi Arabia calls on citizens to postpone Lebanon travel over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia called on its citizens and residents to postpone travel to Lebanon over concerns of the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi embassy in Lebanon said on Twitter on Saturday.
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Lebanon closes schools until March 8 to curb coronavirus spread

Lebanon's Education Ministry on Friday announced the closure of all schools until March 8 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.
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Lebanon says schools to be closed from Feb. 29-March 8 amid coronavirus: education ministry statement

Lebanon announced on Friday it was closing the country's schools effective Feb. 29 until March 8 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus, an education ministry statement said.
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Lebanon health ministry confirms third case of coronavirus, NNA reports

Lebanon confirmed the country's third case of coronavirus on Thursday, after a man arriving from Iran on Feb. 24 tested positive, the health ministry said, according to news agency NNA.
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Bahrain stops flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon until further notice

Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice, Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in Bahrain announced on Thursday.
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Lebanon reports second case of coronavirus

Lebanon confirmed on Wednesday its second case of coronavirus and said the patient was quarantined in a Beirut hospital after returning from a religious trip to Iran.
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U.S. targets individuals, entities linked to Lebanon's Martyrs Foundation

The United States on Wednesday added a host of Lebanese individuals and entities it said were linked to the Martyrs Foundation to its designated "global terrorists" lists, according to a notice on the..
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U.S. targets individuals linked to Martyrs Foundation: Treasury Department website

The United States on Wednesday added a host of Lebanese individuals and entities it said were linked to the Martyrs Foundation to its designated "global terrorists" lists, according to a notice on the..
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Exclusive: If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finmin says

France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with..
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IMF extends visit to crisis-hit Lebanon: sources

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue meetings with Lebanese authorities on Monday, sources familiar with the process said, extending a visit to provide technical advice that was expected..
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Two wounded in Lebanon's Tripoli after bomb blast in residential building: sources

Two people were wounded after a bomb exploded in a residential building in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, security sources said.
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World must act fast to contain coronavirus: WHO's Tedros

The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were..
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Lebanon confirms first case of coronavirus, two more suspected

Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman arriving from Iran on Thursday tested positive, Health Minister..
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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Lebanon: hospital source

The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on Friday after a woman arriving from Iran was found to be positive, a source at a Beirut hospital where the woman is being quarantined told..
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Lebanon's Aoun vows accountability over financial crisis: Twitter

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday measures would be taken to hold to account all those who contributed to Lebanon's financial crisis through illegal actions be they transfers abroad,..
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Crisis drives Lebanese abroad in search of better future

Sick of Lebanon's political instability, Habib Rahhal had been mulling leaving since 2018 to seek a better future. But the final straw came in November when he was unable to get money out of the bank..
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Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon's PM Diab hosts Iranian official

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states, on Monday met Iran's parliament speaker, the first senior foreign official to visit since Diab's government..
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Crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake, Hezbollah warns

Lebanon may not survive if its new government fails, the powerful Hezbollah warned on Sunday, urging the country's divided politicians not to obstruct the cabinet as it seeks to address an..
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Lebanon ex-premier Hariri blames political rivals for crisis

Lebanon's ex-Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in his first major address as an opposition figure after the formation of a new cabinet, charged his rivals with pushing the country to near-collapse and..
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Syrian to be tried for plotting attack on U.S. embassy in Lebanon: agency

A Syrian man held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was referred to trial on Thursday along with 20 other people, the Lebanese state news agency NNA said.
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Lebanon studying its options on Eurobonds, finance minister says

Lebanon is studying options for dealing with its forthcoming Eurobond maturities, including whether to pay the debt, the finance minister said on Thursday after meeting with the president and central..
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Lebanon's president asks cabinet to start drafting 2021 budget

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun asked ministers to start working on the 2021 state budget, the information minister said after the new cabinet convened on Thursday at the presidential palace.
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