Economy

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Antoun Issa, Hassan Chakrani
While lucrative petroleum reserves in the Mediterranean’s east are discovered and exploited by neighboring countries, political infighting risks...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Khaled Al-Ghorabi
While most Lebanese are used to power cuts, the residents of Zahrani, home to one of Lebanon’s major power plants, receive less than their fair share...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Khaled Al-Ghorabi
The citrus groves that were once the staple of Lebanon's southern city of Saida are fast becoming extinct. Many of the residents still remember the...
Friday, November 11, 2011
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Amer Malaaeb
A road bump may be an unavoidable traffic nuisance. Not in the Lebanese village of Basateen, where newly-built road bumps generate electricity A...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Rasha Abouzaki
A “bank for the poor” is set to open in Beirut in the next six months, offering small- and medium-sized loans to low-income earners. Lebanon is one...
Friday, October 28, 2011
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Joanna Azar, Danny al-Amin
Olive picking in Lebanon has ceased to rely on family, communal, or local labor. Current shortages of foreign workers coupled with exploitative...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Tarek Abd al-Hayy
Between the anxiety of capital flight and inundation of youth unemployment, Bahrain is experiencing the worst economic conditions it has ever faced....
Friday, October 14, 2011
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Rasha Abouzaki
General Confederation of Lebanese Workers (CGTL) President Ghassan Ghosn tells al-Akhbar that union workers were insulted by delegates representing...
Monday, October 10, 2011
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Usama al-Qadiri
Quarry workers in Lebanon live on the fringes of society. Their low pay and work-related health problems are a byproduct of corporate greed and...
Monday, October 3, 2011
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