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Issam Abdallah

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.

Islamic State deploys car bombs in defence of last enclave

03 Mar 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. | Video

Customs duties, competition hit Lebanese hopes for quick boost from open Syria border

04 Nov 2018

MASNAA, Lebanon Lebanese exporters hoping to send their goods to the lucrative Gulf market through the reopened Syrian-Jordanian border are grappling with higher Syrian customs duties and competition from producers who have taken their place.

Lebanese chafe as economic blues begin to bite

21 Aug 2018

BEIRUT For Mazen Rahhal, a shopowner in a bustling district of Beirut, Lebanon's economy has seldom felt more precarious. In one store, he sells clothes at a fraction of their previous price. Another, which he rented to a rival business, now lies empty.

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

18 Apr 2018

SHEBAA, Lebanon Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

Lebanese cleric's piano playing strikes wrong note for some

26 Mar 2018

BEIRUT A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism from conservatives who felt it was undignified behaviour for a man of the cloth, he said.

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