Lebanon

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Published 26/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The option of a one-time payment holiday during times of intense crisis might enable countries to pandemic-proof their bonds, a prominent debt [more…]

Lebanon needs two-week lockdown after COVID-19 spike, health minister says

Lebanon needs two-week lockdown after COVID-19 spike, health minister says

Published 17/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon should be locked down for two weeks after a spike in COVID-19 infections, the caretaker government’s health minister was quoted as [more…]

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

Published 16/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two decades of Maya Husseini’s work to restore stained glass windows destroyed in the Lebanese civil war was lost in an instant [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Curtains flutter through broken windows, piles of debris block the streets and top-floor apartments with their roofs blown off are exposed to [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]

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

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

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut’s giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was [more…]

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Published 10/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that countries should refrain from politicising the massive blast in Beirut last week, and that the United States [more…]