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Lebanon: Country in the Middle East
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland facilitated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2, it is the smallest recognized sovereign state on the mainland Asian continent.

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Lebanon impasse deepens as financial strains grow

Lebanon's political impasse has deepened after a tentative deal on a new prime minister unraveled, leaving the country rudderless as it grapples with the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil..
Reuters - Published

France says to host Lebanon conference December 11

France will host an international conference on Lebanon on Dec. 11, France's foreign ministry said, adding that the meeting aimed to push Beirut to quickly create a government that could restore the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Lebanon


Lebanon protesters launch campaign against harassment [Video]Lebanon protesters launch campaign against harassment

As anti-establishment protesters call for an end to corruption, women too are fighting a system that they blame for sexual assaults.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Lebanon's economic crisis fuelling Syria's currency fall [Video]Lebanon's economic crisis fuelling Syria's currency fall

Many say the financial crisis in neighbouring Lebanon has further devalued Syria's wounded economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Hundreds protest in Lebanon against new Prime Minister candidate [Video]Hundreds protest in Lebanon against new Prime Minister candidate

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:21Published

Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change [Video]Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change

Scientists say many of the wild cousins of the crops that feed the world may offer us a lifeline as the world grapples with the combined challenges of climate change and sustainably feeding an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published

Lebanon political unrest: Defiance against political elite [Video]Lebanon political unrest: Defiance against political elite

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

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

How are Lebanese protesters using art to express their views? [Video]How are Lebanese protesters using art to express their views?

Against the backdrop of Lebanon’s political protests, which began in October, a creative and musical art scene emerged.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:17Published

Lebanese face-off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise [Video]Lebanese face-off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

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

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

How Trump May Be Handing A Big Win To Iran And Russia When No One's Looking [Video]How Trump May Be Handing A Big Win To Iran And Russia When No One's Looking

Most media coverage of President Donald Trump is focusing on the impeachment proceedings against him. But according to Business Insider, less attention has been granted to a different Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Lebanon's Saad Hariri says he does not want to be next PM [Video]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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Lebanon protests: Demonstrators rally as country marks independence day [Video]Lebanon protests: Demonstrators rally as country marks independence day

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 06:36Published

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah confrontation [Video]Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah confrontation

Demonstrators demanding a complete government overhaul were attacked by pro-Hezbollah gangs on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

US dollar shortage and Lebanon's economic crisis [Video]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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Defiant protesters hold rival parade on Lebanon independence day [Video]Defiant protesters hold rival parade on Lebanon independence day

Separate parades held by politicians and demonstrators, as thousands of civilians march through the centre of Beirut.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Protesters celebrate as Lebanon parliament session postponed [Video]Protesters celebrate as Lebanon parliament session postponed

Demonstrators had sought to prevent MPs attending the planned session, which, they say, neglected protesters' demands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy en route to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament [Video]Lebanese protesters attack MP convoy enroute to parliament

Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters as they sought to prevent lawmakers from attending a session of parliament on Tuesday, continuing a month-long wave of demonstrations against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Lebanon crisis: Former finance chief agrees to be put forward as PM [Video]Lebanon crisis: Former finance chief agrees to be put forward as PM

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 09:43Published

'Like a Rolls Royce without fuel': Dollar-strapped Lebanon hospitals faced with closure [Video]'Like a Rolls Royce without fuel': Dollar-strapped Lebanon hospitals faced with closure

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:48Published

Lebanon protests over lack of electricity [Video]Lebanon protests over lack of electricity

Proper power supply, which has been lacking since 1975, is one of the demands of the country's anti-government demonstrators.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Lebanese protesters reject 'another elite' PM candidate [Video]Lebanese protesters reject 'another elite' PM candidate

Activists say business tycoon and former Tripoli MP Mohammad Safadi is emblematic of the system they want to bring down.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:27Published

Three Lebanese parties agree to nominate Mohammad Safadi as PM [Video]Three Lebanese parties agree to nominate Mohammad Safadi as PM

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:33Published

South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark' [Video]South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

Entertainment company SmartStudy struck Youtube gold when it added a K-pop beat to an old campfire song, "Baby Shark." Now, it says it's working on a new character and a big new market. Eve Johnson..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Lebanon slips deeper into turmoil [Video]Lebanon slips deeper into turmoil

Main roads across Lebanon were closed on Wednesday (November 13) in fresh protests after President Michel Aoun angered demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption among the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:57Published

Lebanon sees first death from crackdown on protests [Video]Lebanon sees first death from crackdown on protests

A Lebanese man has been shot dead south of Beirut - marking the first such death in 27 days of nationwide protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Lebanon banks remain closed [Video]Lebanon banks remain closed

Banks were supposed to reopen on Tuesday but were kept closed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

 

Lebanon delays consultations to designate PM by one week

Lebanese President Michel Aoun postponed consultations with lawmakers to designate a new prime minister by one week until Dec. 16, the presidency said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Lebanon's leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister on Sunday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Khatib says Sunnis want Hariri to be PM again

Lebanese Sunnis want Saad al-Hariri to be prime minister of the next government, businessman Samir Khatib said on Sunday after meeting Lebanon's top Sunni cleric, spelling the end of his own candidacy..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon appeals to more states for help with imports

Lebanon appealed to more friendly states on Saturday to help it import essential goods as it wrestles with an acute economic crisis and hard currency shortages, the office of caretaker Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon appeals for import aid; France to hold meeting

Lebanon said on Friday it had asked friendly states to help finance imports of essential goods, as sources said France is planning an international meeting to mobilize support for its former colony's..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon requests aid from allies to secure imports: statement

Lebanon's caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri has requested aid from friendly countries to help it secure imports of food and raw materials amid an acute dollar shortage, a statement from Hariri's..
Reuters - Published

France to convene meeting to mobilize support for Lebanon-sources

France plans to convene a meeting of an international support group for Lebanon on Dec. 11 to mobilize assistance for the country as it grapples with an acute economic crisis, a Lebanese government..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Aoun hopes government will be formed quickly

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday he hoped a new government would be formed quickly to carry out essential reforms in a country grappling with the worst economic crisis since its 1975-90..
Reuters - Published

What's behind the wave of Middle East protests?

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks why people have been taking to the streets in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.
BBC News - Published

Lebanon to convene talks on new PM on Monday, looks set to nominate Khatib

Sunni businessman Samir Khatib looks set to be nominated as Lebanon's next prime minister when consultations with lawmakers to name a premier are held on Monday, political sources said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Hariri's Future party to nominate Khatib as new Lebanese PM: source

Lawmakers with the Future Movement led by Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri will nominate Sunni businessman Samir Khatib to be Lebanon's new prime minister in formal consultations on Monday, a source..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's protesters unimpressed by proposals for next prime minister

lebanon's protesters unimpressed by proposals for next prime minister
Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators on one of Beirut's main roads on Tuesday evening as they protested the possible nomination of a wealthy businessman with close ties to the existing political..
WorldNews - Published

Lebanon house speaker said efforts to form government very positive as of Tuesday: MP Bazzi

Lebanon's House Speaker Nabih Berri said that efforts to form a new government had been very positive as of Tuesday evening, according to MP Ali Bazzi speaking on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Ex-Lebanese PMs seen dealing blow to chances of government led by Khatib

Any candidate for the post of Lebanese prime minister who engages in talks over the make-up of the cabinet before being formally designated premier is violating the constitution, three former prime..
Reuters - Published

Lebanese politicians suggest progress in government talks

Lebanese politicians signaled progress on Tuesday towards agreeing a new government to tackle the country's worst economic crisis in decades, though a deal had yet to be done.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Hariri backs businessman Khatib for prime minister

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday backed businessman Samir al-Khatib to head the next government, though he said some details still had to be discussed.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Lebanon's Bassil suggests government talks near 'happy ending'

Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister, Gebran Bassil, signaled on Tuesday that progress had been made in talks on forming a new government that must pull the country out of its worst economic crisis in..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon faces tough path to soft landing or deeper crisis

Lebanese politicians must agree a new government that can stabilize the economy and attract international support if the country is to stave off even deeper economic crisis.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's president says coming days will bring positive developments: Al Manar

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said that the coming days will bring "positive developments", Lebanese broadcaster Al Manara reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

White House Lifts Mysterious Hold on Military Aid to Lebanon

The Trump administration will allow the $105 million aid package to flow after freezing the funding without explanation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump administration lifts hold on Lebanon security aid

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has lifted a mysterious "hold" on more than $100 million in security aid for Lebanon, congressional and State Department officials said, more than a month..
Reuters - Published

Senior U.S. State Department official confirms release of Lebanon military aid

The United States has released military aid to Lebanon, a senior State Department official confirmed on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon crisis wreaks havoc on Syria's war-torn economy

A financial crisis in Lebanon has hit the economy of neighboring Syria hard, choking off a vital source of dollars and dragging the Syrian pound to record lows.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon faces nationwide petrol workers' strike amid economic crisis

Petrol stations in Lebanon will begin an open-ended strike on Thursday nationwide, a union representative said on Wednesday amid the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
France 24 - Published

Crisis-hit Lebanon faces petrol station strike on Thursday

Petrol stations in Lebanon will begin an open-ended strike on Thursday nationwide, a union representative said on Wednesday amid the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon petrol stations to begin nationwide strike Thursday: union statement

Lebanon's petrol stations will begin an open-ended strike on Thursday nationwide, a union representing them said on Wednesday, amid the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon business group suspends call for three-day strike: state news agency

A Lebanese business group called off a three-day general strike that was to begin on Thursday, state news agency NNA reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Overnight clashes in Lebanon injure dozens as tensions rise

overnight clashes in lebanon injure dozens as tensions rise
Overnight confrontations between supporters and opponents of Lebanon’s president — mostly fistfights and stone throwing — erupted in cities and towns across the country, injuring dozens of..
WorldNews - Published

Fears of violence grow as Lebanese crisis deepens

The crisis sweeping Lebanon has taken a violent turn this week with three nights of skirmishes that have prompted warnings of bloodshed and revived memories of the 1975-90 civil war.
Reuters - Published

Video of Syrians withdrawing money in cash-strapped Lebanon stirs anger


France 24 - Published

Lebanon's Hariri says he does not want be PM

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday he did not want to be prime minister of a new government, putting the onus on adversaries including the Iran-backed group Hezbollah to find an alternative who..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Saad Hariri rules himself out as next Lebanese prime minister

saad hariri rules himself out as next lebanese prime minister
Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday again ruled himself out as Lebanon’s next head of government as the month-long protest movement faced threats of violence. Mr Hariri resigned on..
WorldNews - Published

Lebanon protests: Caretaker PM Saad Hariri withdraws candidacy

The caretaker PM hopes his decision will prompt parliamentary blocs to quickly agree a replacement.
BBC News - Published

Lebanon's president to hold consultations for next PM on Thursday: sources

Lebanon's president Michel Aoun will hold binding consultations with members of parliament on Thursday to designate the country's next prime minister, sources at the presidential palace said on..
Reuters - Published

Lebanese clashes threaten to reopen sectarian divisions

Clashes between supporters of Lebanon's caretaker prime minister, Saad Hariri, and Shiite groups Hezbollah and Amal erupted into gunfire in Beirut late on Monday, state news agency NNA reported.
France 24 - Published

Lebanese business people back protesters' call for change

How Lebanon's business community views the current anti-government protests.
BBC News - Published

Clashes, gunfire in Lebanon in second night of violence: state news agency

Clashes between supporters of Lebanon's caretaker prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, and Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal erupted into gunfire in Beirut late on Monday, state news agency NNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon business group urges general strike to push for end to crisis

A business group representing much of Lebanon's private sector called on Monday for a three-day general strike to press the country's divided politicians to form a government and end a crisis that has..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon private sector group calls for nationwide strikes: statement

A Lebanese business grouping that covers much of the country's private sector called on Monday for a general strike, according to a statement from the group, amid protests and worsening economic..
Reuters - Published

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