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Explainer: Lebanon's financial meltdown and how it happened

Jun 17 2021

Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after successive governments piled up debt following the 1975-1990 civil war with little to show for their spending binge.

Turkey's Karpowership shuts down power to Lebanon

May 14 2021

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkey's Karpowership, which provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said on Friday it was shutting down supplies over payment arrears and a legal threat to its vessels as the nation grapples with a deep economic crisis.

Turkey's Karpowership shuts down power to Lebanon

May 14 2021

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkey's Karpowership, which provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said on Friday it was shutting down supplies over payment arrears and a legal threat to its vessels as the nation grapples with a deep economic crisis.

Lebanese banker seeks cabinet with practical expertise amid crisis

Sep 30 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's next government needs ministers with practical experience in finance and other areas to restore confidence in the collapsing economy, the head of the banking association said after the latest bid to form a cabinet fell apart last week.

'Ashamed': Lebanese despair at leaders after Macron's rebuke

Sep 28 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese are in despair at their sectarian leaders who have left the nation without government during the worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war that has already driven many into poverty.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate quits in blow to French initiative

Sep 26 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French plan aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation's 1975-1990 civil war. | Video

'Political paralysis': Lebanese patriarch points at Shi'ite leaders for cabinet delay

Sep 20 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's top Christian cleric took a swipe at leaders of the Shi'ite Muslim community on Sunday for making demands he said were blocking the formation of a new government and causing political paralysis in a nation in deep crisis.

Lebanese Christian party offers idea to resolve dispute over new cabinet

Sep 19 2020

BEIRUT A party founded by Lebanon's Christian president made a proposal to end a dispute that has blocked the formation of a new cabinet and threatened a French drive to lift the country out of its worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Explainer: Lebanon's financial meltdown and how it happened

Sep 17 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after successive governments piled up debt following the 1975-1990 civil war with little to show for their spending binge.

'Unbelievable': Another fire in Beirut unnerves shattered residents

Sep 15 2020

BEIRUT A fire erupted in a landmark building in Beirut's commercial district on Tuesday, the second blaze this month to send shudders through a capital still in shock after a massive port blast in August ripped through the Mediterranean city.

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Khamenei protege wins landslide in Iran vote amid low turnout

DUBAI (Reuters) -Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured a landslide victory on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.