Greece to allow tourists from Israel, Lebanon

The European country will open up for tourists from Israel, Lebanon and several other European countries in June.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020
al-monitor A waiter wearing a protective face mask serves customers in a coffee shop, with the Acropolis hill in the background, as restaurants reopen following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Athens, Greece, May 25, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Costas Baltas.

More refugees in Lebanon test positive for COVID-19

The news of infections in the Syrian refugee community follows a handful of cases among Palestinian refugees last month.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020

Hezbollah agrees to IMF help, under conditions

Lebanon’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah has agreed to the International Monetary Fund potentially stepping in to help the country deal with its worst economic crisis in decades.

Wael Taleb | | May 29, 2020

Lebanon’s economic crisis is decimating its middle class

The middle class in cash-strapped Lebanon is having a hard time making ends meet as salaries have been slashed and banks are imposing informal capital control, all compounded by the coronavirus-induced lockdown measures.

Michal Kranz | Economy and trade | May 25, 2020

Two men arrested in US for allegedly helping Carlos Ghosn flee Japan

The former Nissan executive fled Japan for his native Lebanon while on bail following being charged with financial crimes.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | May 20, 2020