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Ellen Francis

A year on, Lebanon's protests have faded and life has got worse

16 Oct 2020

BEIRUT One year after Lebanese erupted in rage against politicians they blamed for economic collapse, squares once packed with angry demonstrators are empty and camps set up to shelter the protesters lie deserted.

'We're scared': Lebanon on edge as time and money run out

09 Oct 2020

BEIRUT Fouad Khamasi fills his taxi every day with about 40,000 Lebanese pounds' worth of fuel. It could cost at least four times that much if subsidies come to an end.

Lebanon and Israel agree to talks to end sea border dispute

01 Oct 2020

BEIRUT/TEL AVIV Lebanon and Israel have agreed to a framework for U.S.-mediated talks aimed at ending a long-running dispute along the border between the two nations that have fought several conflicts. | Video

Lebanon's fractious politics puts French lifeline at risk

23 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's sectarian politicians have overshot one deadline they had agreed with France and missing more may put at risk a French lifeline to haul the Middle East nation out of its worst crisis since a 1975-1990 civil war.

Aoun warns Lebanon will go 'to hell' unless government agreed

21 Sep 2020

BEIRUT President Michel Aoun warned on Monday Lebanon was going "to hell" if a new government was not formed, and said agreeing one could need a miracle after positions had hardened between rival factions.

'Boiling again': Lebanon's old Christian rivalries rear up amid crisis

18 Sep 2020

BEIRUT An old rivalry between Christian factions who fought each other in Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war has flared again on the street and in political debate, renewing fears of fresh unrest as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since the conflict. | Video

Lebanese rivalries hamper cabinet formation on eve of deadline

14 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's factional rivalries put the brakes on moves to form a new government on Monday on the eve of a deadline agreed with France and stalling efforts to exit a dire economic crisis.

Lebanese turn their back on 'hopeless' country after blast

31 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Days after the port explosion that ravaged Beirut, a news anchor at a little-watched state TV channel declared he was leaving Lebanon for good.

Exclusive: Lebanese banks that can't raise capital must leave market, central bank governor says

28 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese banks that cannot increase their capital by 20% by the end of February 2021 will have to get out of the market, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh told Reuters on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE-Lebanese banks that can't raise capital must leave market - c.bank governor to Reuters

28 Aug 2020

BEIRUT, Aug 27 Lebanese banks that cannot increase their capital by 20% by the end of February 2021 will have to get out of the market, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh told Reuters on Thursday.

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