Lebanon’s intelligence chief visited Damascus amid efforts to free Austin Tice

Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim suggested efforts to secure the American journalist's release continued after Ibrahim visited Washington last month.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 16, 2020
al-monitor The influential head of Lebanese intelligence, Abbas Ibrahim, is pictured during an interview at his office in the capital Beirut on July 22, 2020. Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images.

Lebanon returns to lockdown as virus cases surge

COVID-19 infections have risen steadily in Lebanon since the August explosion in Beirut.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Nov 11, 2020

Syrian refugee in Lebanon sets himself on fire

The UN refugee agency said the 58-year-old man was hospitalized and is receiving the necessary care.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | Nov 5, 2020

Lebanese brace for lifting of subsidies as conditions deteriorate

As Lebanon suffers from its worst economic crisis in decades, the Lebanese are growing concerned as the central bank warns that its reserves will soon deplete, forcing it to lift subsidies off basic commodities.

Hanan Hamdan | Economy and trade | Nov 5, 2020

Second round of maritime-border talks between Israel, Lebanon

Israel and Lebanon conducted a second round of mediated talks with the goal demarcating the maritime border between the two countries.

Rina Bassist | Border Disputes | Oct 28, 2020