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Christmas in Lebanon not so merry as economic crisis bites

22 Dec 2019

BEIRUT Rafi Tabakian's clothing store in a Beirut suburb is usually buzzing with customers during the holiday season, but with Lebanon's economy in ruins, shoppers are in short supply.

Lebanon PM designate says he wants government soon, will no be under Hezbollah sway

21 Dec 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister designate said he would work to form a government within six weeks to help pull the country out of a deepening economic crisis, dismissing accusations he would be dominated by the powerful Iranian backed-Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon PM designate says wants government soon, won't be under Hezbollah sway

20 Dec 2019

BEIRUT, Dec 20 Lebanon's prime minister designate said he would work to form a government within six weeks to help pull the country out of a deepening economic crisis, dismissing accusations he would be dominated by the powerful Iranian backed-Hezbollah movement.

Pressure on Lebanon's schools as tough times force children into state system

18 Dec 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's economic crisis is forcing families to pull tens of thousands of children out of the private schools that educate most pupils in the country, and into a long-neglected state education system that is already struggling to cope.

Lebanon business group urges general strike to push for end to crisis

25 Nov 2019

BEIRUT A major Lebanese business group called on Monday for a three-day general strike to press divided politicians to form a government and end a crisis that has brought the economy to a standstill.

Better in a safe than sorry: Amid unrest, some Lebanese stash cash at home

07 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Having lived next door to Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein in 2003, Diana is no stranger to geopolitical unrest. Back then her family withdrew cash from their bank in Kuwait and stored it at home.

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