New coronavirus clusters in Lebanon's marginalized communities

For many who have been dealing with the effects of Lebanon’s ongoing economic crisis or have been marginalized by their refugee status, the pandemic has not been a priority.

Michal Kranz | | Jun 3, 2020
al-monitor Migrant workers from Bangladesh working for waste management company RAMCO gather inside their dormitory at a company facility in Biakout, near Beirut, Lebanon, May 20, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir.

Greece to allow tourists from Israel, Lebanon

The European country will open up for tourists from Israel, Lebanon and several other European countries in June.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020

More refugees in Lebanon test positive for COVID-19

The news of infections in the Syrian refugee community follows a handful of cases among Palestinian refugees last month.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020

Hezbollah agrees to IMF help, under conditions

Lebanon’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah has agreed to the International Monetary Fund potentially stepping in to help the country deal with its worst economic crisis in decades.

Wael Taleb | | May 29, 2020

Lebanon’s economic crisis is decimating its middle class

The middle class in cash-strapped Lebanon is having a hard time making ends meet as salaries have been slashed and banks are imposing informal capital control, all compounded by the coronavirus-induced lockdown measures.

Michal Kranz | Economy and trade | May 25, 2020