Lebanese GDP to decrease by nearly 20% in 2020

The World Bank has proposed several reform measures as Lebanon continues to struggle with currency depreciation, the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Dec 1, 2020
al-monitor A picture shows a man standing at the booth of a money-exchange company in the city of Jounieh north of Beirut on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images.

Israel-Lebanon sea border talks postponed

Israel and Lebanon have paused direct discussions over their maritime dispute in a gas-rich part of the Mediterranean in October under US supervision.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 30, 2020

Lebanon’s PM struggles to form Cabinet amid economic crisis

Lebanon’s political elite have yet to form a government despite the urgency as the country slides further into economic collapse.

Wael Taleb | Economy and trade | Nov 29, 2020

Lebanon’s intelligence chief visited Damascus amid efforts to free Austin Tice

Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim suggested efforts to secure the American journalist's release continued after Ibrahim visited Washington last month.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 16, 2020

Lebanon returns to lockdown as virus cases surge

COVID-19 infections have risen steadily in Lebanon since the August explosion in Beirut.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Nov 11, 2020