Coronavirus: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon pool resources to protect against virus

Saturday, 28 March 2020

At the entrance to Mar Elias, a Palestinian camp in southwest Beirut, a young woman clad in gloves ......

Coronavirus: Lebanon death toll rises to 7, total of 391 infections

Friday, 27 March 2020

Lebanon reported its seventh coronavirus-related death in the country, as the total number of ......

Lebanon to extend coronavirus lockdown as cases rise to 368  

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Lebanon is set to extend a countrywide lockdown by two weeks until April 12 to combat the spread of ......

Flattening the coronavirus curve in the Arab world

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The Middle East is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, as about 2,000 have died around the ......

Anger in Lebanon as insolvent banks donate $6 million for coronavirus

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

The Association of Banks in Lebanon’s decision to donate $6 million to government hospitals battling ......

Coronavirus: Lebanese analysts question Qatar Airways Tehran-Beirut flight

Saturday, 21 March 2020

A weekly scheduled Qatar Airways flight arrived in Beirut from Tehran on Friday night with Lebanese ......

Coronavirus lockdown more harm than help for Lebanese who can't afford to stay home

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Staying home during coronavirus is not an option for many Lebanese taxi drivers, street vendors, and ......

American accused of human rights violations freed in Lebanon

Thursday, 19 March 2020

A US citizen who had faced decades-old murder and torture charges in Lebanon has been freed, a ......

Lebanese NGOs supporting the elderly forced to adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

In Lebanon, where the old-age pensions are extremely limited, many vulnerable elderly people rely on ......

Coronavirus prevention extremely difficult in refugee, IDP camps in Middle East

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Mona Yacoubian is senior adviser at the U.S. Institute of Peace where her work focuses on Syria. Prior to joining USIP, Ms. Yacoubian served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Middle East bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development where she had responsibility for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.


Coronavirus: STAY HOME message appears on Lebanese mobile phones

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

MTC Touch, one of Lebanon’s two mobile telecommunications providers, has changed its network ......

Time to negotiate: Lebanon officially defaults on its Eurobonds

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Just over a week ago, Lebanon announced it would default on $1.2 billion of Eurobonds. Now, after a ......

Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon at increased risk for coronavirus

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The Lebanese government has declared the state of general mobilization, as coronavirus cases jump to ......

Not getting paid: Lebanese politicians donate salaries to coronavirus fight

Monday, 16 March 2020

As Lebanon gets accustomed to living under near-total lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel ......

The coronavirus outbreak proves Lebanon’s Diab cabinet has no idea how to govern

Monday, 16 March 2020

Makram Rabah is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, Department of History. His forthcoming book Conflict on Mount Lebanon: The Druze, the Maronites and Collective Memory (Edinburgh University Press) covers collective identities and the Lebanese Civil War.