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Saudi King Salman assails Iran in United Nations debut

24 Sep 2020

NEW YORK/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz took aim at Iran during his debut on Wednesday at the annual United Nations meeting of world leaders, calling for a united front to contain Riyadh's rival and stop it from getting weapons of mass destruction.

Who took centre stage on Lebanon's centenary? A French man

03 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon marked its centenary this week and one man dominated broadcasts from planting a cedar tree, the Middle East state's national emblem, to visiting Beirut's devastated port.

'Now we are ruined': Lebanon's embattled savers try to rebuild

02 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Like many Lebanese expatriates, Nadim Srour wired savings back as a nest egg for his return. Now those deposits have crumbled in an economic crisis and a Beirut blast has destroyed his home.

Lebanese leaders' response to reform calls 'disappointing', says U.N. official

17 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Warnings by Western officials over the need for reforms in Lebanon had often been met with disappointing responses by the country's political leaders, a senior United Nations official said on Monday following this month's Beirut port explosion.

On eve of Hariri verdict, Lebanese grapple with new ordeal

17 Aug 2020

BEIRUT More than 15 years since Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri was killed by a massive bomb blast in Beirut, the verdict of a U.N.-backed tribunal into his assassination is due on Tuesday as the country reels from the aftermath of an even bigger explosion.

State of collapse: Can Lebanon's troubled leadership save the country?

15 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Beirut's seismic explosion propelled the scarred Lebanese capital 30 years back in time with a violence scarcely imaginable even to a country that has endured so many wars, invasions, occupations, air strikes, car bombs and assassinations.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

12 Aug 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion (23 billion pounds) that some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

12 Aug 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion that some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

12 Aug 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT, Aug 12 Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Stranded Lebanese desperate to rebuild after blast

12 Aug 2020

BEIRUT, Aug 12 Sitting amid the debris, Lebanese on Wednesday expressed their frustration at the state for abandoning them in their desperate efforts to rebuild after last week's catastrophic Beirut port explosion compounded a dire financial crisis.

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