AJ Impact

Japan to US: Extradite men accused of helping ex-Nissan boss flee

Former Green Beret Michael Taylor and his son, Peter are accused of helping smuggle Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in 2019.

Japan to US: Extradite men accused of helping ex-Nissan boss flee

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Lebanon bread price rises for the first time in 10 years

Country's collapsing currency causes food prices to soar amid an economic crisis.

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'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

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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

Middle East

Lebanon's economy: Central Bank tries to stabilise exchange rate

The political elite, the Central Bank and the banking sector are arguing over who has bankrupted the state.

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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

Middle East

Lebanon president warns of deep political divisions

Michel Aoun was addressing the nation over the prolonged economic crisis, but the opposition boycotted the meeting.

Poverty

In Pictures: Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

With soaring prices and falling currency, Lebanon's middle class is sliding under the poverty line.

In Pictures: Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

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Lebanon: Parliament speaker urges 'financial state of emergency'

Speaker calls on government, central bank and commercial banks to declare emergency to defend besieged Lebanese pound.

Lebanon: Parliament speaker urges 'financial state of emergency'

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It now takes more than 6,000 Lebanese pounds to buy one US dollar

Lebanese currency hits new low as a severe dollar shortage fuels inflation.

It now takes more than 6,000 Lebanese pounds to buy one US dollar

Middle East

Lebanon has detained at least 100 activists since October

United in the face of oppression, demonstrators in Lebanon say their freedom of speech is under threat.

AJ Impact

'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

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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

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Caesar Act: Fresh sanctions on Syria could worsen Lebanon economy

Concerns rise that Lebanon's economic crisis could be worsened by US sanctions targeting Syria's government.