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Ghaida Ghantous

Who took centre stage on Lebanon's centenary? A French man

Sep 02 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon marked its centenary this week and one man dominated broadcasts from planting a cedar tree, the Middle East state's national emblem, to visiting Beirut's devastated port.

'Now we are ruined': Lebanon's embattled savers try to rebuild

Sep 02 2020

BEIRUT Like many Lebanese expatriates, Nadim Srour wired savings back as a nest egg for his return. Now those deposits have crumbled in an economic crisis and a Beirut blast has destroyed his home.

On eve of Hariri verdict, Lebanese grapple with new ordeal

Aug 17 2020

BEIRUT More than 15 years since Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri was killed by a massive bomb blast in Beirut, the verdict of a U.N.-backed tribunal into his assassination is due on Tuesday as the country reels from the aftermath of an even bigger explosion.

Lebanese leaders' response to reform calls 'disappointing', says U.N. official

Aug 17 2020

BEIRUT Warnings by Western officials over the need for reforms in Lebanon had often been met with disappointing responses by the country's political leaders, a senior United Nations official said on Monday following this month's Beirut port explosion.

State of collapse: Can Lebanon's troubled leadership save the country?

Aug 14 2020

BEIRUT Beirut's seismic explosion propelled the scarred Lebanese capital 30 years back in time with a violence scarcely imaginable even to a country that has endured so many wars, invasions, occupations, air strikes, car bombs and assassinations.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

Aug 12 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion that some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

Aug 12 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion (23 billion pounds) that some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Next Lebanon government to face $30 billion reform test

Aug 12 2020

LONDON/BEIRUT, Aug 12 Lebanon may be in line for $298 million in emergency aid after the Beirut port blast, but the more than $30 billion some estimate it may need to rebuild its shattered economy will not be forthcoming without reform.

Stranded Lebanese desperate to rebuild after blast

Aug 12 2020

BEIRUT, Aug 12 Sitting amid the debris, Lebanese on Wednesday expressed their frustration at the state for abandoning them in their desperate efforts to rebuild after last week's catastrophic Beirut port explosion compounded a dire financial crisis.

Lebanese call for downfall of president, other officials over Beirut blast

Aug 11 2020

BEIRUT Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week's explosion at Beirut port and called for the removal of Lebanon's president and other officials they blame for the tragedy. | Video

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