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A Lebanese source says an International Monetary Fund rescue would help Lebanon avoid the worst, but negotiations are stalling
Some popular stores in Lebanon temporarily halt sales as the Lebanese pound reaches more than 9,000 to the dollar on the black market
The Lebanese currency officially remains pegged at around 1,507 pounds to the dollar, but the black market rate on Monday morning, June 29, reportedly reaches a new record of 8,000
The worst economic turmoil since the country's 1975-1990 civil war has sparked protests against a political class accused of being corrupt and incompetent
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is also considering 'underlying factors' as the domestic worker entered the shelter a day before her supposed suicide
Her death comes days after a rights group complained about the shelter she was in
The devaluation of the Lebanese pound leads to major hikes in the price of food, much of which is imported
Mazen Hamdane is accused of manipulating the Lebanese pound and 'breaching [its] stability through directly buying dollars from money changers'
The Lebanese government is seeking more than $10 billion in financial support from the International Monetary Fund to save its crumbling economy
Here's how Lebanon became one of the most indebted countries in the world
The Lebanese government approves a plan to provide support to 'needy sectors' during the coronavirus crisis, and also aims to get aid from the International Monetary Fund
A source close to the Lebanese government says the large part of the $5.7 billion had likely been transferred abroad
With the coronavirus pandemic adding to Lebanon's economic woes, the famed Le Bristol hotel is forced to shut down
Lebanon is in the throes of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. The coronavirus pandemic adds to the country's difficulties.
Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon Bernardita Catalla dies in Beirut on April 2. She was 62.
A judicial source identifies the victim as Antoine al-Hayek, a former warden at an infamous prison set up under Israeli occupation during the 1975-1990 civil war
This means a total of 91 Filipinos based outside the Philippines have been infected with the novel coronavirus as of March 9, 2020
Lebanon's debt burden is among the largest in the world, equivalent to 150 percent of its GDP
The COVID-19 is found in a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had traveled from Qom in Iran
The reported Israeli strikes come as government forces press a blistering offensive against Syria's last major rebel bastion, in the Idlib region in the northwest
Mighty Sports Philippines completes a tournament sweep and becomes the first team outside Middle East to rule the Dubai International Basketball Championship
Unbeaten Mighty Sports Philippines goes for the crown against defending champion Al Riyadi Lebanon at 12 am on February 2, Sunday
Mighty Sports Philippines goes for an elimination sweep versus Lebanon’s Beirut Sports Club early Wednesday, January 29
'This is a government that represents the aspirations of the demonstrators who have been mobilized nationwide for more than 3 months,' says Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab
The toll on Saturday, January 18, is the heaviest since the protests erupted 3 months ago
The Department of Foreign Affairs says overseas Filipino workers with existing employment contracts and those who are registered under the Balik Manggagawa Program may still return to Lebanon
(UPDATED) Ex-auto magnate Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon, is 'banned from traveling until his judicial file arrives from Japan'
Though Filipinos in Iran and Lebanon are no longer covered by the Philippine government's mandatory repatriation order, the deployment ban to those countries remains in place
(UPDATED) Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn tells media in Lebanon he was 'presumed guilty' and had 'no choice' but to flee Japan
Turkish private jet company MNG says one employee has admitted to falsifying the records to keep Carlos Ghosn's name off the flight manifest, and that he acted 'in his individual capacity'
Prosecutors and police are poised to launch an investigation into the stunning escape, suspecting he departed 'in an unlawful manner,' public broadcaster NHK says
'I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied,' says the tycoon in a statement.
President Michel Aoun responds to the wishes of outgoing prime minister Saad Hariri to postpone parliamentary consultations until December 19
Lebanon's Raya El-Hassan demands the identification of those responsible for the most violent episode since the largely peaceful anti-government protests began in October 2017
From early morning, hundreds of noisy demonstrators and riot police have faced off and at times scuffled outside the assembly in Beirut, with activists also trying to block MPs' convoys
Among a polarized public that distrusts politicians and the fourth estate, unverifiable WhatsApp rumors carry the day
Hundreds march towards the palace of President Michel Aoun in the town of Baabda outside the capital, where security forces laid coils of barbed wire across the access road
Lebanon's Syndicate of Gas Station Owners head Sami Brax says they will be forced to stop imports and close down all petrol stations if the government fails to facilitate access to dollars soon
The warning comes as anti-government demonstrators push on with rallies and hundreds of school children boycott classes
President Michel Aoun asks Saad Hariri's government to continue on a caretaker basis until a new cabinet is formed
Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his decision is 'in response to the will of many Lebanese who have taken to the streets to demand change' in what he calls 'historic' protests
Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Hezbollah, warns that any cabinet resignation would lead to 'chaos and collapse' of the economy
The demonstrations cripple Lebanon and threaten the government of beleaguered Prime Minister Saad Hariri
The Department of Foreign Affairs also urges Filipinos to contact the Philippine Embassy in Beirut hotline at (+961-3) 859-430 for any assistance
Lebanon's finance ministry says the country's public debt stands at around $86 billion, more than 150% of the gross domestic product
Burnt fields can be seen in the border area and a new military checkpoint is set up outside the Israeli community of Avivim
An Israeli military spokesperson says the blaze that erupted near a demarcation line between the two countries was caused by army 'operations' in the area
Addressing Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Benjamin Netanyahu says that 'he knows very well that the state of Israel knows how to defend itself well, and to repay its enemies'
'This allows us to resort to our right to defend our sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,' says Lebanese President Michel Aoun
Hezbollah is a major political actor in Lebanon and a key backer of the Damascus regime in war-torn Syria