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Wave of Lebanon bank 'heists' to seize back frozen savings

Since the value of Lebanon's currency began plummeting and banks started imposing draconian restrictions on withdrawals.

16 Sep 2022 4:47 PM

Two massive explosions in Beirut leaves 73 dead, thousands injured

Lebaon's PM said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored for years in a portside warehouse had blown up, leading to the second explosion

05 Aug 2020 9:11 AM

Huge explosion rocks Beirut

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city centre

04 Aug 2020 9:45 PM

Lessons from Lebanon, Chile: Hard to tell the last straw

The lingua franca of the neoliberal upper crust, however, ‘reform’ all too often implies measures that target the poor at the expense of the rich.

24 Oct 2019 7:32 AM

Lebanon army cracks down on protests as government bickers

Groups of young people gathered on the streets of the capital, preparing for a new day of protests despite the burgeoning crackdown.

19 Oct 2019 7:52 PM


Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar after 6 weeks, now en route to Lebanon instead of Turkey

The ship was suspected of transporting crude oil to Syria and the US has called for it to be seized.

30 Aug 2019 4:05 PM

Lebanon back on the tourist map after years of political unrest

Back on the map: Lebanon hopes for best tourist season in years.

12 Jul 2019 11:05 AM

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

The entertainment plans are largely motivated by economics, part of a reform programme to diversify the economy away from oil.

24 Feb 2018 6:04 PM

Muslim boys insult Christianity, sentenced to memorise verses of Quran

The unique sentencing comes from a Christian judge in Lebanon where insulting religion can fetch up to three years in prison.

14 Feb 2018 12:50 PM

Lebanon museum unveils artefacts looted during civil war

The five pieces were discovered on the Phoenician site of Eshmun, near the southern port city of Sidon.

02 Feb 2018 9:23 PM


Lebanon officially bans Wonder Woman movie

The ban was decided by a six-member Ministry of Economy committee.

01 Jun 2017 10:41 AM