The currency crisis is part of a wider economic meltdown that poses the biggest threat to the stability of import-reliant Lebanon since the 1975-90 civil war.
The recent incidents of Ethiopian maids being dumped by their employers yet again reveals how Lebanon's unregulated Kafala system affects people of colour.
President Michel Aoun cautions against bids to destabilise "security and the street" after angry protests over the Arab country's economic crisis.
The rescue operations were mostly carried out in geographies where instability prevailed. Those rescued include citizens from UK, the Netherlands, Lebanon, France, Russia, Kosovo, Belgium, Japan, Iraq and Italy from terrorist groups.
Cutting Bashar al Assad's lifelines breathes new life into the struggle to unseat the dictator accused of war crimes.
Henri Chaoul, financial adviser to the government in talks with the International Monetary Fund, said politicians, monetary authorities, and the financial sector embark on a "populist agenda", "opting to dismiss the magnitude" of losses.
The first batch of designations target 39 people or entities, including Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad personally as well as his wife Asma — the first time she has been targeted by US sanctions.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab accuses rivals of mounting a "coup" against his government as currency crisis deepens.
Lebanese protestors burned roads and clash with security forces in the second night of demonstrations after the government announced the injection of money into the market.
President Michel Aoun says central bank will begin injecting dollars into market beginning on Monday in hopes to solidify Lebanese pound, following demonstrations against falling currency.
Lebanon is in the grip of its worst economic turmoil in decades and holding talks with the International Monetary Fund to secure billions in aid.
Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad removed his prime minister of four years, as the country grapples with a stinging economic crisis and renewed protests. He is replaced by Water Resources Minister Hussein Arnous for an interim period.
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