BEIRUT Protesters prevented Lebanon's parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country towards economic collapse. | Video
BEIRUT Lebanon's energy ministry will trial a state tender for gasoline next month, caretaker energy minister Nada Boustani said on Friday, in an effort to stave off potential supply shortages brought on by the country's worsening economic conditions.
BEIRUT Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
BEIRUT Lebanon's Defence Minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90 civil war.
BEIRUT, Nov 14 Lebanon's Defence Minister said
on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and
compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90
* Some bank staff intimidated by clients demanding their
BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank, seeking to shore up battered confidence in the financial system amid the worst economic crisis in decades, said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the ability to preserve the stability of the pegged Lebanese pound.
BEIRUT Lebanese bank deposits are safe and there is no need to panic, the head of the banking association said on Saturday, seeking to calm nerves about restrictions on some withdrawals imposed after nationwide protests.
CAIRO, Aug 8 Egypt's headline inflation rate
fell to its lowest in nearly four years, dropping to 8.7% in
July from 9.4% in June, official figures from the CAPMAS
statistics agency showed on Thursday.