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Issam Abdallah

Customs duties, competition hit Lebanese hopes for quick boost from open Syria border

Nov 04 2018

MASNAA, Lebanon Lebanese exporters hoping to send their goods to the lucrative Gulf market through the reopened Syrian-Jordanian border are grappling with higher Syrian customs duties and competition from producers who have taken their place.

Lebanese chafe as economic blues begin to bite

Aug 23 2018

BEIRUT For Mazen Rahhal, a shopowner in a bustling district of Beirut, Lebanon's economy has seldom felt more precarious. In one store, he sells clothes at a fraction of their previous price. Another, which he rented to a rival business, now lies empty. | Video

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

Apr 18 2018

SHEBAA, Lebanon Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

Lebanese cleric's piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Mar 26 2018

BEIRUT A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism from conservatives who felt it was undignified behavior for a man of the cloth, he said.

In Lebanese dog shelter, Masoud the baboon dreams of home

Jan 17 2018

TYRE, Lebanon Masoud, a Hamadryas baboon, was kept as a pet in a house near a highway in south Lebanon until 10 days ago, when an animal activist rescued him.

U.N. brings Syria talks under one roof, not yet into one room

Nov 30 2017

GENEVA Representatives of Syria's warring sides sat just meters apart in separate rooms at U.N. peace talks on Thursday, but mediator Staffan de Mistura stopped short of bringing them together in what diplomats had hoped might be a minor breakthrough.

Syrian government says agenda agreed, seeks united opposition at next Geneva talks

Mar 04 2017

GENEVA Syria's chief negotiator said on Saturday that the "only thing" achieved at 10-day talks in Geneva was an agreed agenda and that the government wanted a unified opposition delegation as its negotiating partner.

Lebanon implements new controls at Syrian border

Jan 05 2015

MASNAA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour.

Lebanon implements new controls at Syrian border

Jan 05 2015

MASNAA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbor.

Lebanon marks 'devastating' milestone with millionth refugee

Apr 03 2014

TRIPOLI, Lebanon The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million on Thursday, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria's civil war and the huge burden placed on its poorly prepared neighbors.

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