Middle East

Snow worsens conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

There is rising hostility towards refugees, who are often blamed for making Lebanon’s economic crisis worse.

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Lebanon: New cabinet approves financial rescue plan

Lebanon is grappling with pending debt repayments, soaring inflation and foundering confidence in the country's banks.

Lebanon: New cabinet approves financial rescue plan

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Lebanon's economic crisis felt in city of Tripoli

World Bank has warned poverty will rise by a further 50 percent if financial crisis continues.

Middle East

Plight of migrant workers in Lebanon worsens

Around 250,000 migrant workers in Lebanon are excluded from labour-law protections, putting them at risk of exploitation and abuse.

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'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

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Why are people protesting in Lebanon? | Start Here

Why have people in Lebanon refused to end their protests even after a new government was announced?

Middle East

Lebanon: Protesters gather in Tripoli against poverty, corruption

Impoverished and ignored, Tripoli rises to become the heart of Lebanon's anti-government protest movement.

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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

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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

Opinion

Lebanon's protests: The limit of rage

A zero-sum approach to Lebanese politics will undermine the protest movement.

Habib Battah

by Habib Battah

Habib Battah

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Poverty set to deepen with Lebanon's economic crisis

Fear of what the future may hold is palpable, as economic crisis deepens and living standards plummet rapidly.

Poverty set to deepen with Lebanon's economic crisis

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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'

Counting the Cost

Can Australia give up its addiction to coal?

A look at mining, bushfires and climate change. Plus, is Lebanon ready for an IMF bailout?

Middle East

Lebanon's parliament to debate new budget amid protests

New Lebanon government set to ratify financial plan hoped to salvage economy in tailspin.

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Luxury purchases: How Lebanese work around cash withdrawal limits

Lebanese purchase gold and other luxury items to shield savings as confidence in the banking system all but collapses.

Luxury purchases: How Lebanese work around cash withdrawal limits