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'Ashamed': Lebanese despair at leaders after Macron's rebuke

28 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese are in despair at their sectarian leaders who have left the nation without government during the worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war that has already driven many into poverty.

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

'Political paralysis': Lebanese patriarch points at Shi'ite leaders for cabinet delay

20 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's top Christian cleric took a swipe at leaders of the Shi'ite Muslim community on Sunday for making demands he said were blocking the formation of a new government and causing political paralysis in a nation in deep crisis.

Lebanese Christian party offers idea to resolve dispute over new cabinet

19 Sep 2020

BEIRUT A party founded by Lebanon's Christian president made a proposal to end a dispute that has blocked the formation of a new cabinet and threatened a French drive to lift the country out of its worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Explainer: Lebanon's financial meltdown and how it happened

17 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after successive governments piled up debt following the 1975-1990 civil war with little to show for their spending binge.

Explainer: Lebanon's financial meltdown and how it happened

17 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after successive governments piled up debt following the 1975-1990 civil war with little to show for their spending binge.

'Unbelievable': Another fire in Beirut unnerves shattered residents

15 Sep 2020

BEIRUT A fire erupted in a landmark building in Beirut's commercial district on Tuesday, the second blaze this month to send shudders through a capital still in shock after a massive port blast in August ripped through the Mediterranean city.

Beirut blast hammers grain import capacity but supplies still flow, WFP says

03 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Beirut port's capacity to handle wheat and other bulk cereal imports has collapsed to about a fifth or less of its level before a massive blast smashed its grain silos and other facilities, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.

'Wake-up call': World Bank hopes Lebanese blast will spur reform

31 Aug 2020

BEIRUT The World Bank has estimated that a huge explosion at Beirut port caused as much as $4.6 billion in damage to homes and infrastructure, and the bank's regional head said this should be a catalyst for reforms to unlock reconstruction funds.

'Wake-up call': World Bank hopes Lebanese blast will spur reform

31 Aug 2020

BEIRUT The World Bank has estimated that a huge explosion at Beirut port caused as much as $4.6 billion in damage to homes and infrastructure, and the bank's regional head said this should be a catalyst for reforms to unlock reconstruction funds.

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