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Ellen Francis

Despite Lebanon's woes, Armenians spring to action for Nagorno-Karabakh

01 Nov 2020

BEIRUT When Lebanon's financial crisis pushed Vartkes to leave for Armenia this summer, he never imagined he would volunteer to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In Beirut port, all of Lebanon’s ills are laid bare

28 Oct 2020

BEIRUT The first of many warnings about a deadly cargo in Beirut's port came in February 2014, about three months after its arrival. It was made by Colonel Joseph Skaf, described by his family as a diligent customs official.

In his comeback as Lebanon's PM, Hariri vows to halt collapse

22 Oct 2020

BEIRUT, Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government to tackle the country's worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.

Lebanon's President Aoun vows to see through new PM nomination

21 Oct 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday he would fulfill his duty in designating a prime minister but put the onus on the new premier to launch moves to pull the country from financial crisis.

A year on, Lebanon's protests have faded and life has got worse

16 Oct 2020

BEIRUT One year after Lebanese erupted in rage against politicians they blamed for economic collapse, squares once packed with angry demonstrators are empty and camps set up to shelter the protesters lie deserted.

'We're scared': Lebanon on edge as time and money run out

09 Oct 2020

BEIRUT Fouad Khamasi fills his taxi every day with about 40,000 Lebanese pounds' worth of fuel. It could cost at least four times that much if subsidies come to an end.

Lebanon and Israel agree to talks to end sea border dispute

01 Oct 2020

BEIRUT/TEL AVIV Lebanon and Israel have agreed to a framework for U.S.-mediated talks aimed at ending a long-running dispute along the border between the two nations that have fought several conflicts. | Video

Lebanon's fractious politics puts French lifeline at risk

23 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's sectarian politicians have overshot one deadline they had agreed with France and missing more may put at risk a French lifeline to haul the Middle East nation out of its worst crisis since a 1975-1990 civil war.

Aoun warns Lebanon will go "to hell" unless government agreed

21 Sep 2020

BEIRUT President Michel Aoun warned on Monday Lebanon was going "to hell" if a new government was not formed, and said agreeing one could need a miracle after positions had hardened between rival factions.

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