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David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to survive.

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

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Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

France: 'time has come' to up pressure on Lebanon

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France: 'time has come' to up pressure on Lebanon

The French government said that "the time has come" to increase international pressure on Lebanon's deeply divided political class to form a ...

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Lebanon announces third bread price hike in nine months

Lebanon hiked the price of bread for the third time in nine months, which the government blamed on a plunge in the value of the local currency.

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Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun failed Monday to agree on a new government line-up ...

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Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

Talks on the formation of a new Lebanese Cabinet between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri broke down, ...

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Lebanon's wrangling leaders to meet over government formation

Lebanon's president and prime minister are set to meet on Monday afternoon to discuss the formation of a new government, although the situation ...

Lebanon PM-designate says new cabinet needed to stem crisis

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Lebanon PM-designate says new cabinet needed to stem crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said that a cabinet urgently needed to be formed to deal with the country's ...

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Lebanon president and PM-designate argue over govt formation

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun urged prime minister-designate Saad Hariri to either form a government "quickly" or to step ...

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

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With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

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Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation from Lebanese Hezbollah in the midst of the worst economic crisis in Lebanon

Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

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Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

The approval of the $246 million loan came as the local currency tumbled to a record new low on the black market, triggering immediate protests.

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Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up

Crises-hit Lebanon could soon face total darkness if no funds are secured to buy fuel for power, a senior energy official said.

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Hezbollah delegation to visit Moscow in Lebanon government push

A Hezbollah delegation is due to visit Russia’s capital on Monday, as Moscow attempts to mediate the formation of a Lebanese government

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Lebanon’s caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

Hassan Diab threatened to suspend his duties if that would increase pressure for a new Cabinet to be formed.

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Hariri in UAE for second visit in two weeks

The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate seeks to rally foreign support for his country, which suffers a political stalemate amid stalled ...

<em>Hariri</em> meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

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Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate met with Qatar’s Emir during a two day visit to the Gulf country.

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Lebanon's Hariri and France's Macron discuss Lebanese crisis

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon from its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

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Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

Qatar's foreign minister pledged support for Lebanon throughout rebuilding Beirut but said there is no initiative for reconciliation.

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

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Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

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