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Samia Nakhoul

Before Lebanon's current financial crisis, central bank faced a $4.7 billion hole in reserves - IMF memo

Oct 28 2021

DUBAI Lebanon's central bank had a $4.7 billion hole in its reserves by the end of 2015 that was not disclosed to the public, an early warning sign of the financial collapse that has since all but wiped out many people's savings.

Lebanon's crisis caused by feud over power, says EU envoy

Jun 20 2021

BEIRUT The European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday a fight among Lebanese leaders to secure power is at the heart of its government crisis and he urged them to set their feud aside and form a cabinet or risk a total financial crash and sanctions.

Iran nuclear deal still possible after hardliner's election, EU says

Jun 20 2021

BEIRUT Iran and world powers can still clinch a deal to revive their 2015 nuclear accord after the election victory of a hardline Iranian president but time is running out, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday.

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report, sources say

Apr 02 2021

PARIS/BEIRUT Britain's organised crime agency is reviewing a report by a group of London-based lawyers which accuses Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh and associates of money laundering and corrupt practices, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Analysis: Lebanon frozen by political intransigence as it hurtles towards collapse

Mar 26 2021

BEIRUT Just 18 months have passed since mass protests against Lebanon's political class brought down one government, and nearly eight more months since a huge explosion destroyed the port of Beirut and toppled its successor.

The blast that blew away Lebanon's faith in itself

Dec 24 2020

BEIRUT They gather in groups, wearing black, in the shadow of buildings gutted by the explosion that shook this city on Aug. 4. Men, women and children from Christian and Muslim sects cradle portraits of their dead.

Months after Beirut blast, victims await answers

Dec 24 2020

BEIRUT Tracy and Paul Najjar believe their daughter Alexandra could have survived the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut port if the authorities had raised the alarm on that fateful day.

Months after Beirut blast, victims await answers

Dec 24 2020

BEIRUT Tracy and Paul Najjar believe their daughter Alexandra could have survived the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut port if the authorities had raised the alarm on that fateful day.

Months after Beirut blast, victims await answers

Dec 24 2020

BEIRUT Tracy and Paul Najjar believe their daughter Alexandra could have survived the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut port if the authorities had raised the alarm on that fateful day.

Months after Beirut blast, victims await answers

Dec 24 2020

BEIRUT Tracy and Paul Najjar believe their daughter Alexandra could have survived the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut port if the authorities had raised the alarm on that fateful day.

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