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Save the Children’s Lebanon director said a total lockdown will increase the suffering of already vulnerable Lebanese families.

On August 4, the explosion of hundreds of tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed more than 200 people, wounded thousands, and ravaged large parts of the capital.

Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

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Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

A New York-based firm pulled out from the audit after Lebanese authorities failed to hand over essential documents on time.

Lebanon to introduce digital currency

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Lebanon to introduce digital currency

Lebanon has become the latest country to introduce a new digital currency.

Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

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Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

Lebanon has been given three more months to provide data for a forensic audit of the central bank after failing to meet a deadline

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Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

Residents of Beirut are gathering in an effort to rebuild the city.

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Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge ...

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Top Lebanese finance ministry official resigns amid crisis

The finance ministry's director general said his resignation was a rejection of the ruling elite's handling of the ongoing economic crisis.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are trapped by coronavirus and poverty and Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights despite Covid-19. Here ...

Lebanon starts talks with IMF to rescue economy

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Lebanon starts talks with IMF to rescue economy

Under the rescue plan, Lebanon will seek more than $10 billion in financial support on top of $11 billion in grants and loans already pledged by ...

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Lebanon initiates request for IMF assistance

Lebanon's prime minister and finance minister have signed a request for assistance from the IMF as the country battles its worst post-war ...

Lebanon says to form debt restructuring plan by year-end

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Lebanon says to form debt restructuring plan by year-end

One of the most indebted countries in the world, Lebanon is burdened by a public debt equivalent to more than 170 percent of GDP.

Lebanon to stop paying outstanding Eurobonds

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Lebanon to stop paying outstanding Eurobonds

Lebanon has been hit by a currency crisis and now coronavirus.

Lebanon has nearly $30 billion foreign reserves: finance minister

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Lebanon has nearly $30 billion foreign reserves: finance minister

Lebanon's finance minister says the country has $29 billion in foreign reserves.

Lebanon PM meets IMF delegation over spiralling economic crisis

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Lebanon PM meets IMF delegation over spiralling economic crisis

Lebanon's debt burden had been among the largest in the world for some time but a liquidity crunch has brought the crisis home, with banks ...

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Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

Lebanon’s new cabinet has approved a political and economic plan to steer the country out of crisis, but protesters have called the statement ‘lip service’ to their demands.

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Lebanon protesters mark 100 days of anti-government uprising

Protests demanding the removal of politicians deemed incompetent and corrupt have gripped Lebanon since October 17 and forced the resignation of ...

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Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

Ghazi Wazni's meeting with IMF Alternative Executive Director Sami Geadah comes as Lebanon grapples with its worst economic crisis ...

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Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

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Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab unveiled Lebanon's new 'technocratic' cabinet on Tuesday evening, but protesters' desires have not yet been satiated.

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Lebanese protesters rally for sixth day despite government promises

Demonstrators continued to block roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, after a government-approved reform plan announced by Saad Hariri was met ...

Gulf countries to punish Beirut by deporting Lebanese expats

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Gulf countries to punish Beirut by deporting Lebanese expats

An ongoing crisis between Gulf countries led by Riyadh and Lebanon escalated on Wednesday with the planned expulsion of 90 Lebanese nationals ...

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