Timour Azhari

Timour Azhari

Lebanon

Lebanon PM sues American University of Beirut for $1m

Diab's lawsuit for exit package claims comes as prestigious university struggles for its financial survival.

Lebanon PM sues American University of Beirut for $1m

Lebanon

Accused Hezbollah financier arrives in Lebanon after US release

Kassem Tajeddine had been detained in the US since 2017 and many speculate his release is part of a deal.

Accused Hezbollah financier arrives in Lebanon after US release

Lebanon

Lebanon: Critics blast gov't effort to fix broken power sector

Lebanon's dilapidated power sector drains billions from state coffers, and reforming it is key to unlocking aid.

 Lebanon: Critics blast gov't effort to fix broken power sector

Middle East

'Plotting our escape': Lebanon braces for new emigration wave

Many Lebanese seek a way out as country sinks into instability and economic collapse - but it is not that easy.

'Plotting our escape': Lebanon braces for new emigration wave

Business & Economy

Lebanon top finance official resigns citing bad crisis management

Resignation seen as a big blow to confidence in the state's ability to navigate through its worst-ever financial crisis.

Lebanon top finance official resigns citing bad crisis management

Middle East

US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV, denounces court media ban

Court ruling to ban media from covering remarks by US ambassador comes amid widening crackdown on critics of Hezbollah.

US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV, denounces court media ban

Lebanon

Lebanon: Top brass has critics in crosshairs as economy collapses

National meeting produces no action on economy, but leaders signal crackdown on 'provocative campaigns'.

Lebanon: Top brass has critics in crosshairs as economy collapses

Lebanon

'It's sabotage' - some fear Lebanon's IMF bailout talks in peril

A reassessment of financial-sector losses signals no appetite for reforms a bailout package would demand, say experts.

'It's sabotage' - some fear Lebanon's IMF bailout talks in peril

Lebanon

US Caesar Act could bleed Lebanon for years to come

Analysts say sanctions against Assad regime will worsen Lebanon's economic crisis by fuelling illicit trade with Syria.

US Caesar Act could bleed Lebanon for years to come

Lebanon

Protests rock Lebanon as currency collapses

Hassan Diab's government is facing growing calls to resign after the currency lost 25 percent of its value in two days.

Protests rock Lebanon as currency collapses

Lebanon

Lebanon's Cabinet fails independence test

Analysts claim current top-level cabinet appointments indicate the government is incapable of changing old politics.

Lebanon's Cabinet fails independence test

Lebanon

Lebanon eyes tourism with international airport reopening by July

Officials hope relatively few virus cases and increased purchasing power of foreign currencies will boost tourism.

Lebanon eyes tourism with international airport reopening by July