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“In light of the dangerous and unprecedented situation in Lebanon, I am of the opinion that Hezbollah and Iran will now take steps to deepen their control over sovereign Lebanon, and as far as Israel is concerned, this is a serious situation. In Lebanon, mainly between Beirut and the border and in the Bekaa valley, …

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The World Bank says the economic crisis in Lebanon is one of the worst the world has seen in over a century. This is happening in a land of famous tourist spots that has enjoyed a thriving middle class and legendary nightlife. Ruth Sherlock of NPR is in Beirut. Ruth, thank you …

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Mohamed Azakir | Reuters Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday renounced his mandate to form a government for the country in crisis, plunging Lebanon into even deeper chaos as its beleaguered currency hit an all-time low. After nearly nine months of fruitless negotiations to form a …

JERUSALEM, Israel – Lebanon, once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, is now on the brink of economic and political collapse. It is an event that could have dire consequences for Israel and the region. Recently, Lebanese demonstrators blocked the main road leading to Beirut airport to protest the appalling conditions inside their …

David Bullard on “the spontaneous explosion of emotion” through KZN, it was anything but LUNCH “The failing economy has left half the population living in poverty and sparked mass protests, demanding the removal of a political elite accused of corruption and neglect.” This short quote was taken from an article on the BBC website about …

(Add quotes, background, details) PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday agreed to adopt a sanctions regime against Lebanese leaders by the end of July, France said, with the aim of forcing a stable government out of close proximity a year of political chaos Beirut explosion. “A moment ago, there was a …

The Baalbeck International Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the Middle East, was back this year despite the circumstances that plunged Lebanon into collapse. For its second year in a row, the Baalbeck International Festival has gone virtual as Lebanon faces various crises, including health, economic, fuel and electricity. It was …

An employee organizes pharmacy supplies at Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, where overlapping economic and social crises in Lebanon have made drugs difficult to find. Photograph by Rafael Yaghobzadeh / The Globe and Mail Tears rise to Raida Bitar’s eyes as she opens one almost empty cupboard after another in the pharmacy of Beirut’s …

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was …

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