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France's Macron pushes for a government of technocrats to rescue Lebanon

2:13pm EDT

PARIS/BEIRUT French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing Lebanon's political leaders to install an interim technocratic government able to enact reforms, win back public confidence and persuade donors to release billions of dollars in aid.

Special report: A collapsing economy and a family feud pile pressure on Syria's Assad

6:12am EDT

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Maha El Dahan, Tom Perry and Michael Georgy

Special Report: Lebanon’s power struggle – why a failing state can’t get the lights on

Aug 10 2020

BEIRUT Surveying Beirut's shattered streets last week, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port that killed at least 158 people, French President Emmanuel Macron offered support to the people of Lebanon and delivered a stern message to the country's ruling class.

Crisis-weary Lebanon braces for Hariri tribunal verdict

Aug 04 2020

BEIRUT Fifteen years after a truck bomb killed Lebanon's former Sunni leader Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut, triggering regional upheaval, a U.N.-backed court trying four suspects from Shi'ite Hezbollah delivers a verdict on Friday that could shake the country again.

Lebanon's turmoil fuels brain drain

Jul 21 2020

BEIRUT A pioneering academic at Lebanon's most distinguished university, Charlotte Karam has enjoyed professional success that has made her decision to leave the country all the more heart-wrenching.

Under 'financial siege', Lebanon must stave off strife, says Bassil

Jul 08 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is facing a "financial siege" imposed by international powers and its priority is staving off strife caused by the country's economic meltdown, leading politician Gebran Bassil said on Tuesday.

Under 'financial siege', Lebanon must stave off strife, says Bassil

Jul 07 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is facing a "financial siege" imposed by international powers and its priority is staving off strife caused by the country's economic meltdown, leading politician Gebran Bassil said on Tuesday.

Under "financial siege", Lebanon must stave off strife, says Bassil

Jul 07 2020

BEIRUT, July 7 Lebanon is facing a "financial siege" imposed by international powers and its priority is staving off strife caused by the country's economic meltdown, leading politician Gebran Bassil said on Tuesday.

Russia quits U.N. system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Jun 25 2020

NEW YORK/BEIRUT Russia said on Thursday it has quit a voluntary United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties.

Russia quits U.N. system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Jun 25 2020

BEIRUT/GENEVA, June 25 Russia has quit a United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties, according to a U.N. note to aid groups seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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