Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet's food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria's war.
Lebanon's banks froze accounts three years ago amid an economic collapse. Now, under increasingly desperate circumstances, people are resorting to extreme measures to access their savings accounts.
Several crises in the country — including political instability, COVID and financial collapse — have created deteriorating conditions that have allowed the bacteria to spread.
After a decade of negotiations, this week's agreement resolves questions of who gets to drill for natural gas in disputed waters off the Mediterranean coast. But its implementation isn't a sure thing.
The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better future in Europe.
She broke into a bank branch, taking $13,000 from her trapped savings amid strict limits on withdrawals set by Lebanese banks. She said she needed the money to fund her sister's cancer treatment.
Many in Lebanon can't access their life savings because of the economic crisis. A hostage-taker in Beirut surrendered in exchange for some of his funds, which he needed for his father's medical bills.
The Israeli military on Saturday said it shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah moving near an Israeli gas platform in the Mediterranean Sea.
Hospitals are running out of medicines. Staff members are leaving. And some parents will even leave a newborn stranded in the intensive care unit if they can't afford the fees for additional care.
Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats.