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Issam Abdallah

Beirut's nightlife on the brink as pandemic compounds financial crisis

15 Jun 2020

BEIRUT Beirut loves to party, even when the going gets tough. Which is often. The city and its nightlife has weathered wars, bombing campaigns and assassinations, and prides itself on always bouncing back.

Hundreds of Lebanese join anti-government protests as lockdown eased

07 Jun 2020

BEIRUT Hundreds of Lebanese protesters took to the streets on Saturday to voice outrage over the government's handling of a deep economic crisis, with security forces firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse rock-throwing demonstrators.

For Lebanese families made poor by crisis, dinner means bread and no meat

28 May 2020

BEIRUT At a street market in southern Beirut, Lebanese crowd around volunteers handing out free rations of bread and pasta, staples that have become a lifeline to families whose living standards have plunged during a financial crisis.

Coronavirus compounds Lebanon's woes, many struggle for food

02 Apr 2020

BEIRUT Battered by Lebanon's economic crisis, Hassan Zeitar was already struggling to keep his family fed when the coronavirus lockdown stripped him of the little money he made as a minibus driver.

Coronavirus compounds Lebanon's woes, many struggle for food

02 Apr 2020

BEIRUT, April 2 Battered by Lebanon's economic crisis, Hassan Zeitar was already struggling to keep his family fed when the coronavirus lockdown stripped him of the little money he made as a minibus driver.

Crisis drives Lebanese abroad in search of better future

19 Feb 2020

BEIRUT Sick of Lebanon's political instability, Habib Rahhal had been mulling leaving since 2018 to seek a better future. But the final straw came in November when he was unable to get money out of the bank because of a national financial crisis.

Crisis drives Lebanese abroad in search of better future

19 Feb 2020

BEIRUT, Feb 19 Sick of Lebanon's political instability, Habib Rahhal had been mulling leaving since 2018 to seek a better future. But the final straw came in November when he was unable to get money out of the bank because of a national financial crisis.

Widowed, imprisoned, detained: remnants of Islamic State in limbo in Syria

12 Feb 2020

QAMISHLI, Syria In northeastern Syria, prisons and detention camps hold thousands of men, women and children whose lives are in limbo nearly a year after the final defeat of Islamic State to which they once belonged.

Ghosn says he escaped 'injustice' in Japan; Lebanon calls arrival a private matter

31 Dec 2019

BEIRUT/TOKYO Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said on Tuesday he had fled to Lebanon to escape a "rigged" justice system in Japan, raising questions about how one of the world's most-recognised executives had slipped away while on bail. | Video

Security forces fire tear gas, dozens wounded in Beirut protest

15 Dec 2019

BEIRUT Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Lebanese protesters in central Beirut on Saturday in clashes that went on into the night and wounded dozens of people.

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