Lebanon: Whatsapp tax sparks mass protests
Protesters have vented their frustration at several new proposed taxes and other unpopular economic policies. In a state of 'economic emergency,' Lebanon is one of the world's most indebted countries.
Lebanon scoops new deposits in $1.4 billion boost to reserves
One week after Lebanon’s credit rating was cut deeper into junk territory by Fitch, the country’s central bank governor told Bloomberg they have secured new deposits from private investors overseas, boosting dollar reserves by up to $1.4 billion. Riad Salameh’s comments are likely to go some way toward reassuring investors increasingly worried that dwindling inflows of cash from abroad could undermine Lebanon’s ability to repay its debts and defend its currency. He spoke to Bloomberg’s Lin Noueihed in an exclusive interview in Beirut, Lebanon.
Poverty drives child marriages among Syrian refugees
More than a million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon, many of them in extreme poverty. Parents often marry off their daughters to save money. DW's Aya Ibrahim met a 14 year old bride-to-be in a refugee camp in the Beqaa valley.
Syrian refugees rampant in Lebanon
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are often forced to work on the streets to help their families get by. DW's Aya Ibrahim met two brothers in Beirut who sell flowers for a living but would rather be at school.
German charity helps refugees in Lebanon learn online
According to the UN, Lebanon is hosting more than a million Syrian refugees. Many are young people who fled the war before finishing their education. The German charity Kiron hopes to help them by providing them with opportunities to learn online.
Couples from Israel and Lebanon say 'I do' in Cyprus
In both Lebanon and Israel, Couples must marry in a mosque, church or synagogue. For couples of different religions, atheists or anyone who wants to see their union regulated by a civil code, there is only one solution: those who can afford it are left to wed abroad.
Lebanon's winds of change: Hezbollah and allies gain, Hariri's support slides
Voters cast ballots on Sunday in Lebanon's first parliamentary elections since 2009, with early results showing Lebanese PM Saad Hariri's party losing a third of its seats while Hezbollah made gains.
Outgoing Lebanese PM Hariri arrives in Paris amidst political uncertainty at home
Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday where he is due to hold talks with the French President Emmanuel Macron. Hariri resigned as Lebanese prime minister earlier this month, plunging Lebanon into political crisis.
Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis
Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis.