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Samia Nakhoul

Lebanese students abroad fall prey to financial crisis at home

30 Nov 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese medical student Lara Mustafa faces eviction from Russia and the end of her dream of becoming a doctor if her parents, hit by Lebanon's worst financial crisis in decades, cannot send her money to pay for rent and expenses.

Analysis: 'No free lunch' for Lebanon any more, donor states warn

18 Nov 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS Western powers seeking to rescue Lebanon's teetering economy have given the country's leaders an ultimatum: there will be no bailout unless they form a credible government to overhaul a bankrupt state – and do it quickly.

Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave Lebanon, in blow to healthcare

12 Nov 2020

BEIRUT Fouad Boulos returned to Beirut in 2007 from the United States having trained there in pathology and laboratory medicine. He was so confident that Lebanon was the right place to be that he gave up his American residence green card.

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.

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.

'Bring back trust': Carlos Ghosn offers executive training in troubled Lebanon

29 Sep 2020

BEIRUT Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan and Renault head who fled Japan where he was facing trial, is launching a university business programme in Lebanon, a nation mired in a deep economic crisis blamed on years of misrule, mismanagement and corruption. | Video

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