Yara Abi Nader

Currency crisis making teaching fees unpayable, Lebanese students say

Jan 22 2021

BEIRUT Beirut university student Mohammad El Sahily was close to graduating in computer science, but uncertainty now clouds his future following a plunge in the Lebanese pound that has left him and thousands like him unable to pay their tuition fees. | Video

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Sep 01 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. | Video

'Doing the government's job': Beirut volunteers steer relief effort

Aug 26 2020

BEIRUT In one of the areas worst affected by the Beirut blast, volunteers loaded boxes containing food and sanitary items into cars ready to distribute to those in need.

Baby George, born amid Beirut blast, is 'light in the darkness'

Aug 13 2020

BEIRUT, Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son's first moments on camera. | Video

'They are not just numbers': Missing Beirut silo worker's family clings to hope

Aug 10 2020

BEIRUT Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut's giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was working in the safest place in the city. | Video

Lebanese bride happy to be alive after blast cuts short wedding video

Aug 05 2020

BEIRUT Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stands smiling and posing for her wedding video. The scene is shattered by a deafening roar, and a powerful shockwave nearly blows her off her feet. | Video

Mehr als 70 Tote bei schwerer Explosion in Beirut

Aug 05 2020

Beirut Bei einer gewaltigen Explosion in Beirut sind am Dienstag nach offiziellen Angaben mehr als 70 Menschen getötet und über 2750 verletzt worden.

'Falling off a cliff': Lebanon's poor borrow to buy bread

Jul 03 2020

TRIPOLI, Lebanon For Amer al Dahn, the idea of eating meat is now a dream. Today, he can't even afford bread and depends on credit from the local grocer to feed his wife and four children in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Lebanese food aid drive underlines pain of economic collapse

Jun 01 2020

BEIRUT As Lebanon's debilitating economic crisis drags on, Lebanese whose living standards have plunged are relying more and more on a growing support system of charities and private initiatives to fend off hunger.

In Lebanon's sweeping protests, hard-hit Tripoli sets the tempo

Nov 04 2019

TRIPOLI, Lebanon Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's resignation has failed to quell nationwide protests but nowhere have they proven more determined and more energetic than in the second biggest city, Tripoli, whose residents complain of decades of neglect.

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