AJ Impact

Lebanese banks to cap interest paid on deposits

Half of the interest on US dollar accounts with Lebanon's central bank will also be paid in Lebanese pounds.

Lebanese banks to cap interest paid on deposits

Lebanon

Lebanon to start government formation talks as protests persist

Demonstrators reject latest frontrunner for PM, businessman Samir Khatib, as being too close to ruling elite.

Lebanon to start government formation talks as protests persist

Middle East

Lebanon political unrest: Defiance against political elite

How Lebanon's women are at forefront of anti-government protests.

Middle East

Petrol station strike paralyses Lebanon as crisis deepens

Motorists block roads to express their anger over closure of petrol stations as government scrambles to handle crisis.

Petrol station strike paralyses Lebanon as crisis deepens

AJ Impact

Lebanon pays $1.5bn debt to ease financial tension

Lebanon has never defaulted, despite having one of the world's highest debt burdens.

Lebanon pays $1.5bn debt to ease financial tension

AJ Impact

Decision time: Lebanon faces significant debt crunch

The government faces three options as its debt repayment deadline looms: default, restructure or repay.

Decision time: Lebanon faces significant debt crunch

Inside Story

Who can lead Lebanon out of political crisis?

As prime minister's post remains vacant, deadlock is widening sectarian divide, leading to rise in violence.

Lebanon

Lebanon: Protesters cautious after clashes with sectarian groups

Demonstrations recently turned violent after supporters of the two Shia groups attacked protesters on Sunday.

Lebanon: Protesters cautious after clashes with sectarian groups

Middle East

Lebanese face off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

Third night of clashes between party supporters and protesters threatens largely peaceful Lebanon rallies.

Lebanese face off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

Lebanon

Lebanon's Saad Hariri says he does not want to be next PM

Former prime minister hopeful President Aoun will designate new leader amid political deadlock in protest-hit Lebanon.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri says he does not want to be next PM

Lebanon

Older Lebanese wary as anti-government protests at a stalemate

More than a month after protesters took to the streets in Lebanon, some older people worry about what happens next.

Older Lebanese wary as anti-government protests at a stalemate

Opinion

Are the Arab revolutions back?

This latest wave of protests in the Middle East shows the revolutionary momentum of 2011 never died out.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Lebanon

Second night of clashes in Lebanon amid anti-gov't protests

Hezbollah and Amal supporters reportedly attack demonstrators in Beirut and southern town of Tyre.

Second night of clashes in Lebanon amid anti-gov't protests

Lebanon

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah confrontation

Demonstrators demanding a complete government overhaul were attacked by Hezbollah supporters on Sunday.

Middle East

US dollar shortage and Lebanon's economic crisis

Several businesses have closed and many people lost their jobs, causing fears about the country's economic future.