IMF: Lebanon's fastest and most dangerous route
Without the power to negotiate with the IMF, Lebanon risks all

The IMF is Lebanon’s fastest and most dangerous course of action.

Drone shot of Beirut \ Rent crisis article
Dollars or nothing: Rent crisis burdens Lebanon’s tenants

The freefall of the Lebanese lira in past months has caused a significant increase in.

Anti-government protester yells at an Internal Security Forces police officer while demonstrating against Lebanon's worsening economic crisis in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Bilal Hussein / AP)
Understanding Lebanon and the IMF as economic discussions begin

Lebanon is looking for over $10 billion from the IMF, but that’s an ambitious figure considering international donors’ distrust in the government.

Government rescue plan set in motion

“Lebanese must set aside their differences to tackle the country’s major financial crisis,” said Prime.

Students protest the tuition dollarization in front of the Ministry of Education in Lebanon in early 2019. (Facebook | @madanetwork)
University tuition fees susceptible to more increase

Despite not having the same services and quality of education, students are still expected to pay full tuition fees as the economy plummets.

Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, one of the many locations where demonstrators are demanding their basic rights as Lebanon’s economy crashes and the price of basic goods rises. (Photo: AP / Bilal Hussein) Tripoli article
Tripoli mourns death of protester following night of violence and clashes

Lebanon’s army used live bullets, rubber rounds, and tear gas to disperse protesters in Tripoli, where banks are being set on fire as the economy crashes.

Spraying sanitising liquid around a bank in Beirut (Photo: Al-Jazeera via Anwar Amro / AFP) easing lockdown measures in Lebanon article
Easing lockdown must be gradual to prevent another outbreak in Lebanon

The low numbers of new COVID-19 cases are a good sign, but our healthcare system cannot handle another wave of infections.

President Michel Aoun heads a cabinet meeting on April 9, 2020. (Photo: Dalati Nohra/Handout via Reuters) Economic draft plan article
Lebanon’s economic draft plan: A bill for the many?

What answers does the leaked government draft plan provide in the midsts of Lebanon’s financial, political, and public health crises?

Global Economy article by Hussein (Source: Google News)
How COVID-19 is dismantling the world economy, healthcare, and morality

The world’s biggest cities are being vacated, and the global economy is in shock because of the COVID-19 outbreak. How will it recover?

An empty Hamra Street during the COVID-19 lockdown in Lebanon (Photo: Tariq Keblaoui) | Health pandemic in Lebanon
How much longer can Lebanon pull through an economic and health pandemic?

Similar to catching COVID-19, losing a job because of the ongoing pandemic could cost thousands of people –and their families– their entire lives.