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Stories with place: Beirut
  • Lebanon complains to UN over wording of refugee report 
    Updated: May-20-16 12:02 pm

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's foreign ministry has expressed concerns to the country's top U.N. official that the international body is pressuring Beirut to naturalize the large refugee population that has found shelter in tiny Lebanon.

  • Syria moves to flexible exchange rate as pound hits new low 
    Updated: May-10-16 4:10 pm

    BEIRUT - Syria's Central Bank ordered money changers to exchange currency at an unprecedented 620 Syrian pounds to the dollar and announced it would reevaluate the rate on a daily basis, in a move that economists say amounts to jettisoning the fixed exchange rate that was once the bedrock of the Syrian economy.

  • Lebanese hope for change in first vote after trash crisis 
    Updated: May-07-16 6:55 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's capital on Sunday will hold its first elections since a months-long trash crisis left mountains of garbage festering in the streets, with an outsider group of candidates challenging a political establishment widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.

  • Netherlands grants Lebanon $92M to cope with refugees 
    Updated: May-03-16 11:41 am

    BEIRUT - The Netherlands has granted Lebanon 80 million euros ($92.3 million) until the end of 2017 to help the tiny Arab country cope with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.