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Armed man holds Lebanon bank staff hostage, demands savings

A man armed with a shotgun is holding staff hostage at a bank in crisis-hit Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, threatening to set himself ablaze unless he receives his trapped savings, according to a security official. The man entered a branch of…

Lebanese army arrests 64 people trying to sail to Europe

Lebanon’s deteriorating economy is pushing people to risk their lives sailing to Europe for a better life. The Lebanese military has arrested 64 people trying to sail from northern Lebanon in an attempt to get to Europe, the army command…

Protest in Beirut against capital control law

Hundreds of Lebanese citizens gathered on Monday and Tuesday outside parliament in Beirut Central District in a protest against the capital control law. The protest coincides with the parliamentary sitting to discuss approving the law.…