Lebanon

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
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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
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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
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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
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