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World - Region
6/30/2021 7:22:37 PM
Riots in Tripoli over the weekend left at least 20 people injured, half of them soldiers

World - Region
6/29/2021 8:22:12 PM
The economic crisis has eaten away at the value of soldiers' salaries and slashed the military's budget for maintenance and equipment

World - Region
6/29/2021 5:26:23 PM
Lebanon hiked fuel prices by more than 30 percent Tuesday as it reduced subsidies that have eaten away at the central bank's foreign currency reserves amid a painful economic crisis

World - Region
6/24/2021 12:54:28 PM
The crisis is so acute that on Wednesday the lights went out in a building belonging to the foreign ministry, forcing employees to stop work, Lebanese media reported

World - Region
6/22/2021 2:16:36 PM
Most Lebanese have seen their purchase power drop and their savings evaporate, and more than half the tiny country's population now lives below the poverty line

World - Region
6/20/2021 7:57:36 PM
The top leaders locked horns over the shape of the government while the country's economic problems, unfolding since late 2019, worsened

World - Region
6/17/2021 5:07:02 PM
Banks and government offices were shut and several shops in central Beirut were also closed

World - Region
6/16/2021 10:38:29 AM
The economic meltdown is putting unprecedented pressure on the US-backed army's operational abilities, wiping out soldiers' salaries and wrecking morale

World - Region
6/9/2021 9:29:56 AM
Lebanon's central bank said it could not continue with its subsidies of medical items without dipping into the mandatory reserves and hard currency deposits parked by local lenders at the bank

World - Region
6/8/2021 9:21:16 PM
Hezbollah, long designated a terrorist organisation by the US, is a major political player in Lebanon and is closely aligned with regional Shia powerhouse Iran

World - Region
6/8/2021 7:22:14 PM
It wasn't immediately clear if commercial banks, short on foreign currency, can meet the demand of an anticipated rush on the banks when the policy goes into effect July 1.

World - Region
6/2/2021 7:19:30 PM
Lebanon is governed by a sectarian power sharing agreement but as the crisis deepens, members of the ruling elite bicker over how to form a government that will have to make tough decisions

World - Africa
5/30/2021 10:08:43 PM
ECOWAS Leaders gathered in Ghana for an emergency summit on Mali in response to the latest political crisis that threatens the stability of the country, Ghana's president said

World - Region
4/29/2021 9:16:52 PM
With the European Union, Paris has been working on creating a sanctions regime for Lebanon that could ultimately see asset freezes and travel bans

World - Africa
4/28/2021 3:19:37 PM
Earlier this month, the lower house of parliament voted to extend his four-year term by another two years. The Senate rejected the move, provoking a political crisis

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
4/27/2021 9:42:04 PM
Expectations are low for the first Palestinian elections in 15 years, with the lack of consensus on the way forward opening up old divisions

World - Africa
4/27/2021 11:37:39 AM
The military's decision to make Mahamat Idriss Deby the interim leader provoked an immediate outcry from both the Chadian political opposition and the rebel forces blamed for his father's assassination

World - Region
4/20/2021 1:06:50 PM
As the value of the local currency plunges on the black market, the cost of imported fuel, seeds, fertilisers and pesticides priced in dollars has skyrocketed

World - Region
4/15/2021 10:45:33 AM
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has failed to form a new government since he was named for the post in October

World - Region
4/13/2021 9:23:03 AM
Hale 'will press Lebanese officials and party leaders to come together and form a government capable of and committed to implementing economic and governance reforms'

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