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  2. Lebanon - Wikipedia

    Lebanon is a developing country, ranking 112th on the Human Development Index. It has been classified as an upper middle income state. However, the Lebanese liquidity crisis, corruption as well as recent events have precipitated the collapse of currency, political instability, widespread shortages, high unemployment and poverty.

  3. Lebanon is one of the most densely populated countries in the Mediterranean area and has a high rate of literacy. Notwithstanding its meagre natural resources, Lebanon long managed to serve as a busy commercial and cultural centre for the Middle East. This outward image of vitality and growth nevertheless disguised serious problems.

  4. Lebanon - The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency

    as of 2022, the Lebanese military faced multiple challenges, including securing parts of the border with war-torn Syria from infiltrations of militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) and al-Qa’ida terrorist groups and maintaining stability along its volatile border with Israel, where the Iranian-backed and Lebanon-based terrorist group Hizballah conducted a war with Israel in 2006 and tensions remained high, including occasional armed skirmishes; the military also ...

  5. Lebanon Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Lebanon is a small Middle East nation situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Western Asia. It is located in Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Lebanon borders has land borders with two countries.

  6. Lebanon | Today's latest from Al Jazeera

    Lebanon’s Pales­tini­ans have been hit hard by the coun­try’s eco­nom­ic col­lapse. They feel trapped and have few op­tions. 4 Jan 2023 Two refugees die, 232 res­cued af­ter boat cap­sizes off...

  7. Lebanon is a country in the Middle East, in Western Asia, next to the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders with Israel to the south, and Syria to the east and north. History & Data [ change | change source] Lebanon was named Phoenicia under the Roman Empire. Some of the biggest temples in Antiquity were there at Heliopolis.

  8. Lebanon to devalue currency by 90% on Feb. 1, chief says

    Lebanon to devalue currency by 90% on Feb. 1, chief says Currencies · January 31, 2023 · 7:40 AM PST Lebanon will adopt a new official exchange rate of 15,000 pounds per U.S. dollar on...

  9. Lebanon - United States Department of State

    Lebanon’s history since independence in 1943 has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country’s 1975-90 civil war was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life.

  10. TotalEnergies says well drilling in Lebanon's offshore Block 9 to...

    Lebanon's first licensing round in 2017 saw a consortium of TotalEnergies, Eni and Russia's Novatek win bids to explore. Novatek pulled out in September 2022, leaving its stake in the hands of the ...

  11. Lebanon to devalue currency by 90 pct on Feb. 1, central bank...

    Lebanon will adopt a new official exchange rate of 15,000 pounds per US dollar on Feb. 1, central bank governor Riad Salameh said, marking a 90 percent devaluation from its current official rate that has remained unchanged for 25 years.