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News Lebanon: COVID-19: Lebanon businesses help overwhelmed hospitals

Published on: Sunday 29 March 2020
COVID-19: Lebanon businesses help overwhelmed hospitals
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/covid-19-lebanon-businesses-overwhelmed-hospitals-200329164810809.html

While Lebanon's government has enforced a public lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, businesses are stepping in to assist hospitals already overwhelmed. While Lebanon's government has ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon to stop paying back all debt in foreign currencies

Published on: Monday 23 March 2020
Lebanon to stop paying back all debt in foreign currencies
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lebanon-stop-paying-back-debt-foreign-currencies-69744594

Lebanon's Finance Ministry says the country will stop paying all maturing Eurobonds in foreign currencies as the country passes through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades ...

News Lebanon: A Chic Guesthouse in the Mountains of Lebanon

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
A Chic Guesthouse in the Mountains of Lebanon
News source: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/chic-guesthouse-mountains-lebanon-120000511.html

Over the past 17 years, I have been lucky to have made many trips to Lebanon, where my partner is originally from. During these visits, I’ve gained several close friends, including Sarah Trad, a ...

News Lebanon: Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on Ghosn case

Published on: Thursday 27 February 2020
Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on Ghosn case
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/japan-sends-vice-justice-minister-lebanon-ghosn-case-69273018

TOKYO -- A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn, who fled for his home country late last year while out on ...

News Lebanon: Moody's downgrades Lebanon's rating amid financial crisis

Published on: Saturday 22 February 2020
Moody's downgrades Lebanon's rating amid financial crisis
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/22/moodys-downgrades-lebanons-rating-amid-financial-crisis.html

Credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded Lebanon’s government issuer ratings Friday to Ca from Caa2 and changed the outlook to stable amid concerns the tiny Arab country might be forced to restructure ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon crisis: Iran's speaker of parliament visits Beirut

Published on: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Lebanon crisis: Iran's speaker of parliament visits Beirut
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/lebanon-crisis-irans-parliament-speaker-visits-beirut-200218075357042.html

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, has become the first foreign official to visit Lebanon since a new government was formed. New Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is backed by Tehran's ...

News Lebanon: Protesters march in Lebanon to reject new government

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Protesters march in Lebanon to reject new government
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/protesters-march-lebanon-reject-government-68693185

The new government named in January came after weeks of political stalemate and amid nationwide protests while Lebanon grappled with an unprecedented economic crisis. Backed by the two main blocs in ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

Published on: Monday 27 January 2020
Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/lebanon-passes-budget-critics-call-useless-piece-paper-200127190315527.html

Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanon's parliament on Monday endorsed a 2020 budget that analysts say does little to address the country's economic and financial crisis, during a controversial session that ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon issues travel ban for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Lebanon issues travel ban for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/lebanon-issues-travel-ban-nissan-chief-carlos-ghosn/story?id=68195335

Prosecutors in Lebanon have issued a travel ban for Carlos Ghosn, the latest move in an international saga involving the fugitive former auto industry executive who jumped bail in Japan. A Lebanese ...

News Lebanon: Nasrallah: Iran rebuilt Lebanon after war, Soleimani's death 'new age'

Published on: Sunday 12 January 2020
Nasrallah: Iran rebuilt Lebanon after war, Soleimani's death 'new age'
News source: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Nasrallah-Iran-rebuilt-Lebanon-after-war-Soleimanis-death-new-age-613952

In a speech marking one week since the assassination of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah thanked Iran and Soleimani for helping rebuild ...

News Lebanon: Japan presses for Ghosn's extradition from Lebanon

Published on: Monday 06 January 2020
Japan presses for Ghosn's extradition from Lebanon
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51010128

Japan is pressing Lebanon to return fugitive ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who escaped house arrest in Tokyo before reportedly being smuggled out of the country in a flight case. Lebanon does not ...

News Lebanon: Carlos Ghosn: Japan presses for ex-Nissan boss's extradition from Lebanon

Published on: Tuesday 07 January 2020
Carlos Ghosn: Japan presses for ex-Nissan boss's extradition from Lebanon
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51010128

Japan has renewed its call for Lebanon to return fugitive ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn. Lebanon does not typically surrender its citizens but Japan says it can request his extradition. According to ...

News Lebanon: Carlos Ghosn might not be as safe in Lebanon as he thought

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Carlos Ghosn might not be as safe in Lebanon as he thought
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/carlos-ghosn-might-not-be-as-safe-in-lebanon-as-he-thought/2020/01/02/f884bece-2d6d-11ea-bffe-020c88b3f120_story.html

BEIRUT — If Carlos Ghosn thought he would be safe in Lebanon, he may have been very wrong. A group of lawyers on Thursday lodged a complaint with Lebanon’s judiciary charging that visits he made to ...

News Lebanon: Turkey arrests pilots in connection to Carlos Ghosn's escape to Lebanon

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Turkey arrests pilots in connection to Carlos Ghosn's escape to Lebanon
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/turkey-arrests-pilots-over-carlos-ghosn-s-flight-lebanon-n1109431

He was expected to stand trial in April but managed to flee Japan despite being under tight surveillance, showing up in Lebanon this week. The news came as Lebanese officials said they had received a ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon receives Interpol notice for ex-Nissan fugitive

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Lebanon receives Interpol notice for ex-Nissan fugitive
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/japanese-prosecutors-raid-nissan-chair-ghosns-tokyo-home-68026126

BEIRUT -- Interpol issued a wanted notice Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon rather than face trial on financial misconduct charges in a ...

News Lebanon: Ghosn in Lebanon, says he left Japan because of "injustice"

Published on: Monday 30 December 2019
Ghosn in Lebanon, says he left Japan because of "injustice"
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ghosn-lebanon-left-japan-injustice-67994554

TOKYO -- Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday from Lebanon he was not fleeing justice but instead left Japan to avoid “injustice and political persecution” over financial misconduct ...

News Lebanon: Lebanon economic crisis worsens Syrian refugees' plight

Published on: Thursday 26 December 2019
Lebanon economic crisis worsens Syrian refugees' plight
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/lebanon-economic-crisis-worsens-syrian-refugees-plight-191226155855080.html

Life is becoming even more difficult for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. Winter has always taken its toll on the hundreds of thousands forced to live in camps near the border. But this year the ...

News Lebanon: How Sectarianism Helped Destroy Lebanon’s Economy

Published on: Saturday 14 December 2019
How Sectarianism Helped Destroy Lebanon’s Economy
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/12/13/sectarianism-helped-destroy-lebanon-economy/

Dispatch: How Sectarianism Helped Destroy Lebanon’s Economy How Sectarianism Helped Destroy Lebanon’s ... BEIRUT—Like so many in Lebanon, Samir Hamdan grew up being told that Lebanon’s political ...