Round and Round

Lebanon’s highest court suspended the arrest warrants for two former cabinet ministers in connection with the 2020 Beirut port blast, the latest twist in an ongoing investigation into one of the world’s largest non-nuclear explosions, the Associated Press reported. This month, the court of cassation lifted...

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What Time Is It?

Lebanon’s government reversed a last-minute decision to postpone daylight savings, with the initial move not to put the clocks forward on Sunday having caused mass confusion and split the population of the small Middle Eastern country into two different time zones, the BBC reported. Prime Minister...

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Scrapping the Bottom

Lebanese riot police clashed with protesters in the capital Wednesday, the latest unrest to grip the beleaguered nation amid an economic collapse and a plummeting local currency, the Associated Press reported. Authorities fired tear gas at demonstrators – many of them retired soldiers and police officials...

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Wild, Wild East

Lebanese banks will remain closed “indefinitely” following a string of heists and robberies by angry bank customers trying to access their blocked savings, the Financial Times reported. The country’s banking association said Thursday that the financial institutions would stay shut “in the absence of assurances” from...

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The Fugitive

Staff at Lebanon’s central bank began a three-day strike Wednesday as authorities conducted a raid on the institution in a divisive investigation against the bank’s embattled governor Riad Salameh, the National reported. On Tuesday, Judge Ghada Aoun and security forces entered the Banque du Liban searching...

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A Soft Message

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies appeared to have suffered significant losses in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, a vote that comes as a severe economic crisis has plunged the majority of the population into poverty, the Associated Press reported Monday. Preliminary returns showed that rivals of...

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Shattered

Lebanese expatriates took to the polls recently before parliamentary elections in their homeland on May 15. Their role in the ballot is important because of the enormous size of the diaspora due to the economic crisis. According to the National news outlet, the number of voters...

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Day of Reckoning

A Lebanese judge charged the country’s central bank chief with “illicit enrichment” and money laundering even as Lebanon undergoes a deep financial crisis, Agence France-Presse reported Monday. Judge Ghada Aoun had been investigating Riad Salameh for alleged financial misconduct and ownership of apartments in Paris. She...

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