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Raya Jalabi

'A matter of survival': Lebanon's hospitals on the brink as COVID cases surge

05 Oct 2020

BEIRUT A drastic rise in COVID-19 infections has pushed Lebanon's hospitals to the edge, and experts warn they will soon be unable to cope as the country buckles under a succession of devastating crises.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate quits in blow to French initiative

26 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French plan aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation's 1975-1990 civil war. | Video

'They should have let us die in the water': desperate Lebanese migrants sent back by Cyprus

18 Sep 2020

TRIPOLI, Lebanon For years, small boats have left northern Lebanon's coast, packed with desperate migrants hoping to reach European shores. Until recently, they carried mostly Syrian and Palestinian refugees. But with Lebanon in freefall, its citizens have begun joining their ranks in larger numbers.

Saudi Arabia jails eight over Khashoggi murder, fiancee decries trial

08 Sep 2020

RIYADH/BEIRUT A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, four months after his family forgave his killers and enabled death sentences to be set aside. | Video

French roadmap sets blistering pace for Lebanon to change course

03 Sep 2020

BEIRUT A French roadmap for Lebanon's next government calls for the immediate resumption of talks with the International Monetary Fund to fix the shattered economy and swift moves to fight graft and introduce other reforms that have been delayed for years.

French roadmap sets blistering pace for Lebanon to change course

02 Sep 2020

BEIRUT A French roadmap for Lebanon's next government calls for the immediate resumption of talks with the International Monetary Fund to fix the shattered economy and swift moves to fight graft and introduce other reforms that have been delayed for years.

UPDATE 1-French roadmap sets blistering pace for Lebanon to change course

02 Sep 2020

* Politician says Macron pressure means "it might work" (Adds comment from Druze politician, details, link to FACTBOX)

French roadmap sets blistering pace for Lebanon to change course

02 Sep 2020

BEIRUT, Sept 2 A French roadmap for Lebanon's next government calls for the immediate resumption of talks with the International Monetary Fund to fix the shattered economy and swift moves to fight graft and introduce other reforms that have been delayed for years.

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

02 Sep 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. | Video

'Fresh paint on crumbling building': Lebanon bank clean-up raises doubts

29 Aug 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT Bankers and analysts have voiced scepticism about attempts by Lebanon's central bank to clean up the country's banks, warning they must form part of a wider rescue plan to fix its broken financial and economic system.

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