World Jul 02Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisis
Major retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar.
Economy Jun 12Lebanese fear currency will further tumble despite promises
Lebanon's government says the country's central bank will inject fresh dollars into the market to prop up the national currency following a night of protests spurred by the dramatic plunging of the Lebanese pound.
World May 21Investigators build case for ISIS crimes against Yazidis
Investigators with the Commission for International Justice and Accountability is amassing evidence to show the involvement of IS leadership in organizing the trade of Yazidi women, and identifying top IS architects to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, war crimes…
World May 04Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy
Lebanon is entering a new phase of its lockdown Monday, allowing restaurants to open at 30 percent capacity during the day.
World Mar 16‘There is nothing now’: Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing
Over the past three months, government troops recaptured nearly half of Idlib province and surrounding areas, forcing nearly 1 million to flee their homes, around half of them into other parts of the province, including Idlib city.
World Feb 14Freezing temperatures in Syria’s Idlib province compounds crisis
Sub-zero temperatures and increased snowfall are further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Syria, where more than a quarter of a million people have been displaced in the past four days, the United Nations said.
World Feb 13U.N. says 140,000 displaced in 3 days amid Syrian offensive
The U.N. said Thursday the humanitarian crisis is compounded by freezing weather, already existing severe needs and the world's indifference.
World Feb 07Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib
Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive.
World Jan 19Beirut braces for more violence, after night of riots
Dozens of anti-government protesters gathered in Lebanon’s rainy capital on Sunday, as security forces braced for more rioting after a night of violence left hundreds wounded. Security forces, including Lebanese military, were heavily deployed across downtown Beirut after the worst…
Economy Jan 09Lebanon issues travel ban for former Nissan chief Ghosn
The travel ban comes after Carlos Ghosn was interrogated by prosecutors for nearly two hours over the notice about the charges he faces in Japan over financial misconduct.