Beirut was once a tourist hotspot: Tourists from across the Middle East met and mingled in its nightclubs. But the war in Syria has tourists staying away this summer. Many fear the conflict there could ignite neighboring Lebanon.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced on a Paris visit that he will soon travel back to his country. Hariri's recent resignation is seen as the latest fallout of the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Syria’s army and allied Hezbollah militia claim to be close to capturing an Islamic State mountain enclave near the border with Lebanon. A parallel push against IS was begun on Lebanon’s side by its army last weekend.
Health tourism is already worth billions of dollars per year and set to grow at up to 25 percent annually over the coming decade, according to a recent study by Visa and Oxford Economics.
Lebanese president Michael Aoun has just returned from a four-day trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Why does Lebanon want to improve its relations with the Gulf nations and how does the Arab media view the rapprochement?
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