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Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus

Beirut - Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in overcrowded and rundown camps in Lebanon are bracing for the novel coronavirus as aid groups mobilise to help.

Lebanon discriminating against refugees in virus response: HRW

Beirut - Lebanese authorities have introduced "discriminatory restrictions" exclusively targeting Syrian refugees as part of their response to the coronavirus, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.Lebanon hosts between 1.

Lebanon calls in army to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Beirut - Lebanon Saturday called in the army and security forces to ensure people stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus that has killed four people nationwide.

Lebanon says to default on eurobonds as financial crisis intensifies

Beirut - Lebanon said Saturday it would default on its Eurobond debt for the first time and seek out restructuring agreements due to a spiralling financial crisis that has hit foreign currency reserves.

The rampant corruption spurring Lebanon protests

Beirut - The Lebanese government had frozen recruitment but then, around the time of a key election, thousands of people suddenly landed civil servant jobs.

Lebanon protesters try to block confidence vote

Beirut - Protesters in Beirut tried to stop a confidence vote in parliament Tuesday on a new government they say fails to address their demands and cannot rescue Lebanon's ailing economy.

'I'm never coming back': Lebanon crisis fuels brain drain

Beirut - When Lebanon's protests erupted in October, thousands found a renewed commitment to their homeland and vowed to fix a country that has long fed its best and brightest to the diaspora.Then the economy unravelled.

Lebanon PM says new cabinet faces 'catastrophe'

Beirut - Lebanon faces a "catastrophe", Prime Minister Hassan Diab said Wednesday after his newly unveiled cabinet held its first meeting to tackle the twin challenges of a tenacious protest movement and a nosediving economy.

Crisis-hit Lebanon names new government

Beirut - Lebanon ended a painful wait Tuesday by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy.

Forming a new government in Lebanon: What's the snag?

Beirut - Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis since its civil war, an unprecedented protest movement and mounting international pressure for reform, yet under-fire politicians have yet to form a government.

Lebanon officials vow to deter 'infiltrator' attacks after weekend violence

Beirut - Security officials in protest-hit Lebanon Monday vowed to take measures to deter attacks against security forces during crisis talks following rare violence over the weekend that left hundreds wounded.

160 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with police

Beirut - Clashes between police and protesters in Lebanon angered by delays in forming a government wounded more than 160 people on both sides Saturday as anti-establishment demonstrations enter a fourth month.

Lebanon protesters lob traffic signs, branches at police

Beirut - Tensions flared in Lebanon's capital Saturday as angry protesters flung stones, traffic signs and tree branches at security forces, who responded with water canons and tear gas.

UK adds entire Hezbollah movement to terror blacklist

London - Britain's finance ministry on Friday said it had added Lebanon's entire Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing.

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Beirut - Lebanese protesters resumed blocking major highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a "week of wrath" demanding an end to a months-long political vacuum.

Lebanon regains UN voting rights after paying arrears

New York - Lebanon regained its voting rights at the United Nations after paying outstanding dues it owed the international body, a UN spokesman said Monday."Lebanon has just made a payment.

Musicians 'play Ghosn' by squeezing into instrument cases in web craze

Apo - Yamaha has warned musicians in Japan against stuffing themselves into their instrument cases to mimic the escape technique allegedly used by fugitive ex-tycoon Carlos Ghosn.

Lebanon bans Ghosn from foreign travel

Beirut - Lebanon banned former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn from travelling on Thursday after questioning him over an Interpol "red notice" of charges of financial misconduct in Japan, judicial sources said.

Lebanon bans Ghosn from foreign travel

Beirut - Lebanon banned former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn from travel Thursday and asked Japan to hand over his file on financial misconduct charges, as Tokyo urged the fugitive businessman to return.

Lebanon prosecutor summons Ghosn: state media

Beirut - A Lebanese prosecutor said Wednesday he was summoning former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn regarding an Interpol "red notice" over financial misconduct charges in Japan, state media reported.

Ghosn to speak for first time since Japan escape

Beirut - Carlos Ghosn is set to hold a highly anticipated press conference in Lebanon on Wednesday, the first by the fugitive car magnate since his Houdini-like escape from trial in Japan.

Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn's wife

Apo - Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and fled the country.

Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn's wife

Apo - Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and fled the country.

Nissan slams Ghosn's 'extremely regrettable' escape

Apo - Japanese automaker Nissan on Tuesday slammed former chief Carlos Ghosn for jumping bail, calling his escape "extremely regrettable" and vowing continued legal action against him for "various acts of misconduct".

Ghosn 'fled by bullet train', Japan vows to bolster borders

Apo - New reports emerged Monday on how fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jumped bail in Japan, as the country's justice minister said border controls would be bolstered after the escape.

Japan blasts 'unjustifiable' Ghosn's escape

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan is "unjustifiable" and he is thought to have left the country using "illegal methods", the Japanese justice minister said Sunday, in the first official public comments on the case.

Ghosn lawyer feels betrayal, sympathy over tycoon's Japan escape

Apo - A lawyer for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Saturday he felt betrayed by his client's escape from Japan but still understood his act, claiming it resulted from Japan's inhumane justice system.

Ghosn seen on security camera leaving Tokyo home alone: media

Apo - Fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was caught on security camera leaving his Tokyo home by himself on the day he fled to avoid a Japanese trial, local media reported Friday.

Ghosn seen on security camera leaving Tokyo home alone: media

Apo - Fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was caught on a security camera leaving his Tokyo home by himself on the day he is thought to have fled to avoid a Japanese trial, local media reported Friday.

'I did it alone', Ghosn says of Japan escape

Beirut - Carlos Ghosn claimed Thursday he organised his dramatic escape from bail in Japan alone as the disgraced auto tycoon enjoyed his first days of freedom in Beirut despite an Interpol arrest notice.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancient Canaanites.
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Beirut, Lebanon.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which former finance minister Mohamad Chatah was travelling in, after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area December 27, 2013
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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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The city of Tripoli
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. UN agencies are running out of money, unable to provide basic needs. And that's forcing families to flee.
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon, visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The camp is just one of 1,000 camps spread across the country.
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The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon, located east of Beirut and stretching south to the Israeli border
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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