Lebanon isn't a destination most people associate with summer vacations. This is partly due to understandable ignorance -- most people don't realize that Lebanon is home to 240 kilometers of azure Mediterranean coastlines and forested mountain ranges culminating in the tallest peak in the Levant.
Central Bank governor, Riad Salameh, said that Lebanon has achieved no economic growth so far in 2019, noting, however, the situation is expected to improve in the next six months.
Beirut's Investigative Judge George Rizk on Monday ordered the release of the resigned head of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Bechara Asmar, on a LBP 500,000 ($331) bail after he had been held in custody over the contempt and defamation charges pressed against him. Upon his release, Asmar deemed what happened with him as an indirect attack against the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, saying that the leaked video was aimed at ending his role and toppling him.