Edition:
India

Ellen Francis

Trapped migrant workers suffer from Lebanon's dollar crisis, lockdown

22 May 2020

BEIRUT Temitope can't find work in Lebanon since the Nigerian domestic worker escaped her employer's house last month.

Lockdowns pile job losses and hunger onto Syrian refugees' plight

10 May 2020

BEIRUT Ahmad al-Mostafa can't afford milk for his baby daughter. A Syrian refugee, he has barely been able to feed his family since Lebanon sank into economic crisis last year. But now, a coronavirus lockdown has made things even worse. | Video

Prominent Beirut university faces fight of its life as crises hit

08 May 2020

BEIRUT One of the Arab world's oldest universities faces its worst crisis since its foundation, with huge losses, staff cuts and an uphill battle to stay afloat as Lebanon's economic meltdown and the coronavirus pandemic hit revenues.

Prominent Beirut university faces fight of its life as crises hit

08 May 2020

BEIRUT, May 8 One of the Arab world's oldest universities faces its worst crisis since its foundation, with huge losses, staff cuts and an uphill battle to stay afloat as Lebanon's economic meltdown and the coronavirus pandemic hit revenues.

Lebanon import woes deepen as supply chains buckle under coronavirus

08 Apr 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's food importers, already hit by a dollar crunch, have struggled to book new cargoes as the coronavirus pandemic threatens supplies and sparks fears of even more painful price hikes.

UPDATE 1-Lebanon's coronavirus lockdown piles pressure on flagging currency

01 Apr 2020

* Lebanon has defaulted on foreign currency debt (Adds coronavirus toll)

Love in the time of coronavirus? Around the world, dating finds a way

19 Mar 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/MADRID/BEIRUT The night after Spain's government ordered a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus, 30-year-old Marcos got up the nerve to ask the woman he'd been messaging on Tinder for three days to visit him at home. | Video

RPT-Love in the time of coronavirus? Around the world, dating finds a way

19 Mar 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/MADRID/BEIRUT, March 19 The night after Spain's government ordered a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus, 30-year-old Marcos got up the nerve to ask the woman he'd been messaging on Tinder for three days to visit him at home.

Exclusive: Lebanese crisis plan ready in weeks, will meet IMF recommendations - minister

12 Mar 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's plan to tackle a financial and economic crisis will meet IMF recommendations and will be ready in weeks, the finance minister said on Thursday, adding that any recourse to an IMF programme must be politically agreed and its terms should not cause suffering.

EXCLUSIVE-Lebanese crisis plan ready in weeks, will meet IMF recommendations-minister

12 Mar 2020

BEIRUT, March 12 Lebanon's plan to tackle a financial and economic crisis will meet IMF recommendations and will be ready in weeks, the finance minister said, adding that any recourse to an IMF programme must be politically agreed and its terms should not cause suffering.

World News