Lebanon’s banking association rejects government’s economy plan

Lebanon’s leaders are struggling to find answers to the unprecedented economic crisis. And stalled reforms are affecting its talks with the International Monetary Fund. Now Lebanon’s banking association has rejected the government’s five-year rescue plan, instead putting forward its own proposal. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Lebanon’s banking association rejects government’s economy plan

Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon’s leaders are seeking a financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund. Talks began on Wednesday with Lebanon seeking a multi-billion-dollar bailout to avoid bankruptcy. The United Nations coordinator in Lebanon says Lebanese negotiators are aware that blank cheques will not be handed out. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our … Read more Lebanon seeks financial lifeline from IMF

Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) started talks with Lebanon, as the country looks for US$10 billion in aid to try to solve its worst financial crisis ever. As the country’s economic situation is set to worsen as Lebanon is back into lockdown after a new spike in Covid-19 cases, there are no guarantees that the … Read more Lebanon start talks with IMF over financial aid without ‘guarantees of receiving any’

Lebanon announces total shutdown after coronavirus spike

Lebanon is now preparing for a four-day nationwide shutdown, only a week after easing some of its coronavirus restrictions. Government ministers made the decision after the number of new daily cases rose to its highest level in more than a month. That has prompted concerns about a second wave of infection. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr … Read more Lebanon announces total shutdown after coronavirus spike

Security forces clash with protesters in Beirut

Anti-government protesters were pushed back by security forces during clashes near the Ministry of Economy building in #Beirut on Monday. The protesters had gathered to demonstrate against the government’s response to a hike in prices amid the country’s ongoing economic crisis. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook … Read more Security forces clash with protesters in Beirut

Lebanon lockdown takes heavy toll on hospitality industry

A major outbreak of the coronavirus appears to have been averted but the pandemic devastated an already collapsing economy. Many businesses did not survive. Lebanon is slowly emerging from its lockdown. Weeks of closures have caused further damage to an economy that was already in freefall after months of political and financial turmoil. And the … Read more Lebanon lockdown takes heavy toll on hospitality industry

Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance

Lebanon has officially signed a request for assistance from the International Monetary fund to help fix the country’s crippling financial problems. It is one of the main parts of a sweeping economic plan the government says will help save Lebanon from bankruptcy. But as Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, that was not enough … Read more Lebanon signs request for IMF assistance

‘Desperate’ Lebanon takes to streets as government to seek IMF aid after approving rescue plan

Angry scenes won the streets of Lebanon this week, with riots breaking out in the Northern city of Tripoli, where one protester was killed and dozens of soldiers were injured. The country’s economy is “in free-fall”, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said. But families are now “desperate” as “food prices have doubled in some places and … Read more ‘Desperate’ Lebanon takes to streets as government to seek IMF aid after approving rescue plan

Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan

The Lebanese government has approved a financial reform plan for its crisis-hit economy. Leaders have been under pressure to act after months of violent public protests. Meanwhile, Lebanon will seek an International Monetary Fund aid package to help it recover from its worst-ever financial crisis, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Thursday. Al Jazeera’s Zeina … Read more Lebanon government approves financial rescue plan

Lebanon faced a third night of unrest against economic crisis, France 24’s Leila Molana-Allen says

A third night of unrest erupted on the streets of Lebanon as the crowds are increasingly angry over the crippling economic crisis and the government’s handling of it. Although lockdown measures are in place to control the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrators took it to the streets to make their demands clear as the crisis worsens. Lebanon’s … Read more Lebanon faced a third night of unrest against economic crisis, France 24’s Leila Molana-Allen says

Lebanon Central Bank governor defends role in economic crisis

The Lebanese Central Bank governor has defended his organisation’s role during the economic crisis. Protests against Lebanon’s deepening financial problems turned violent two nights in a row. In the northern city of Tripoli, demonstrators targeted banks and set fire to cash machines. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Lebanon Central Bank governor defends role in economic crisis

How can the crisis in Lebanon be resolved? | Inside Story

Struggling to make ends meet and begging for food. Lebanese people have defied restrictions to contain covid-19, and resumed their protests. Rallies started in October, but were interrupted by the lockdown. Violence escalated on Tuesday, banks were set on fire and security forces pelted with stones. One demonstrator was killed and dozens were wounded in … Read more How can the crisis in Lebanon be resolved? | Inside Story

Protestors back on streets as Lebanon’s economic woes deepen

From Beirut to Tripoli, thousands have returned to the streets in Lebanon to protest a growing economic crisis exacerbated by the pandemic. France 24 correspondent Leila Molana-Allen reports the protests this week have targeted the army and banks, and have turned increasingly violent. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Protestors back on streets as Lebanon’s economic woes deepen

Four Ramadan Songs | Al Jazeera World

The Arab Muslim world has a long tradition of songs and chants for the holy month of Ramadan. This film tells the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of four popular pieces. The song Ramadan Gana, or Here Comes Ramadan, is often played on TV to coincide with the start of Ramadan. Its simplicity, familiar lyrics and the … Read more Four Ramadan Songs | Al Jazeera World

COVID-19 pressure | Lebanese financial & economic crisis forces massive riots

Angry Lebanese citizens take to the streets of Beirut & Tripoli as coronavirus outbreak crashed national currency and sent food prices soaring READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/afuq Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt … Read more COVID-19 pressure | Lebanese financial & economic crisis forces massive riots