Timour Azhari

Timour Azhari

Lebanon

Defiant, Lebanon's Hariri says deal with Aoun is 'history'

Former prime minister says his party is 'here to stay' in first public speech since resigning in October amid protests.

Defiant, Lebanon's Hariri says deal with Aoun is 'history'

Middle East

Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests

Parliament backs cabinet and financial plans of PM Hassan Diab in vote held despite attempts by protesters to block it.

Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests

Lebanon

'Not legal' but necessary: Lebanon's banks tighten restrictions

Lebanon's banks further restrict US dollar withdrawals as country's financial and economic crisis deepens.

'Not legal' but necessary: Lebanon's banks tighten restrictions

Lebanon

With jobs scarce, Lebanon's labour minister pushes low-wage work

Lamia Yammine says the unemployed should take restaurant and other low-paying jobs they 'usually wouldn't work in'.

With jobs scarce, Lebanon's labour minister pushes low-wage work

Lebanon

Trump's Middle East plan leaves Palestinians in Lebanon hopeless

Palestinian refugees in Lebanese camps pessimistic as Trump's 'deal of the century' includes no right of return.

Trump's Middle East plan leaves Palestinians in Lebanon hopeless

Lebanon

Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

With a $1.2bn debt payment looming, MPs approve a budget that makes rosy assumptions about the crisis-torn economy.

Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

Middle East

Why is Lebanon's Gebran Bassil so controversial?

Bassil, 49, has seen his fortunes shift since mass protests against corruption and nepotism erupted last year.

Why is Lebanon's Gebran Bassil so controversial?

Lebanon

Can Lebanon's new finance minister steer economy out of crisis?

Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni takes over as protesters hit the streets to decry new cabinet.

Can Lebanon's new finance minister steer economy out of crisis?

Oman

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Dignitaries pay respects to Sultan Haitham as Gulf state enters second day of mourning after predecessor's death.

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Middle East

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Haitham bin Tariq has indicated he will maintain the country's independent foreign policy in a troubled Gulf region.

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Lebanon

Lebanon slaps travel ban on Ghosn

Public prosecutor reportedly also to keep investigating whether Ghosn helped normalise economic relations with Israel.

Lebanon slaps travel ban on Ghosn

Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn rips into Nissan and Japanese judicial system

'I felt I was a hostage' says former automotive chief-turned-international fugitive.

Carlos Ghosn rips into Nissan and Japanese judicial system