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President Aoun says Lebanon welcomes Kuwaiti initiative President Aoun says Lebanon welcomes Kuwaiti initiative
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that his nation welcomes last week’s Kuwaiti proposal of confidence-building measures to end a diplomatic rift with Gulf states.Aoun added on Twitter ...
Middle East 1 days ago
Lebanon’s former PM Hariri declares boycott of elections, stepping away from politics Lebanon’s former PM Hariri declares boycott of elections, stepping away from politics
“I am convinced that there is no room for any positive opportunity for Lebanon in light of Iranian influence, international disarray, national division, sectarianism, and the collapse of the state,” Hariri said
Middle East 3 days ago
Lebanon to start virtual talks with IMF on January 24 Lebanon to start virtual talks with IMF on January 24
Lebanese officials will begin talks virtually with the International Monetary Fund on Monday, an official government source told Reuters.For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online ...
Middle East 5 days ago
Visit aims to rebuild trust with Lebanon: Kuwait foreign minister Visit aims to rebuild trust with Lebanon: Kuwait foreign minister
Kuwait’s foreign minister said on Saturday he was visiting Lebanon to rebuild trust with the country and show solidarity with the Lebanese people, adding that the move had been coordinated with other ...
Middle East 5 days ago
Lebanon to sign electricity deal with Jordan on Jan. 26: Minister Walid Fayad Lebanon to sign electricity deal with Jordan on Jan. 26: Minister Walid Fayad
Crisis-hit Lebanon will sign a deal with Jordan next week to bring in electricity via Syria to help ease grueling power cuts, the energy minister has told AFP.The agreement, which comes as the country ...
Middle East 6 days ago
Lebanon draft budget applies range of FX rates: Official source Lebanon draft budget applies range of FX rates: Official source
Lebanon’s draft budget for 2022 applies exchange rates ranging between 15,000 and 20,000 Lebanese pounds per dollar for operating expenses, an official source told Reuters on Friday, moving away from ...
Middle East 6 days ago
UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds
A UN agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon.The appeal by the agency ...
Middle East 19 January ,2022
Lebanese bank customer holds staff hostage demanding savings Lebanese bank customer holds staff hostage demanding savings
A bank customer held dozens of people hostage in eastern Lebanon after he was told he could not withdraw his foreign currency savings, a source at the lender said Tuesday.The hostage taker demanded ...
Middle East 18 January ,2022
Lebanese judge freezes assets of central bank governor Riad Salameh Lebanese judge freezes assets of central bank governor Riad Salameh
An investigating judge in Beirut on Tuesday froze some assets belonging to the country's central bank governor, who is accused of corruption and dereliction of duties during Lebanon's unprecedented ...
Middle East 18 January ,2022
Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis
Lebanese groups Hezbollah and Amal said on Saturday they would end a boycott of cabinet sessions, opening the way for ministers to meet after a three-month gap that has seen the economy and currency ...
Middle East 15 January ,2022
US tells Lebanon not to fear sanctions over energy supply plans, PM’s office says US tells Lebanon not to fear sanctions over energy supply plans, PM’s office says
Senior Republican lawmakers and a former US official quickly hit out at the Biden administration for what they said would be aiding Syria’s Assad regime.
Middle East 14 January ,2022
Lebanese central bank chief wants judge removed from probe Lebanese central bank chief wants judge removed from probe
Lebanon’s central bank governor said on Thursday a judge leading one of several investigations against him was biased and should be removed from the case, after she imposed a travel ban on him this ...
Middle East 13 January ,2022
A hostage in our homeland A hostage in our homeland
A Lebanese friend of mine had moved to my country several years ago to work as a pharmacist, and like his countrymen who are very professional, industrious, and dedicated to their work, he advanced in ...
In Translation 13 January ,2022
Lebanon’s PM Mikati denies meddling in judiciary over financial probe Lebanon’s PM Mikati denies meddling in judiciary over financial probe
Lebanon’s prime minister said on Wednesday the government had not interfered with the judiciary’s work, after reports that he had put pressure on a judge seeking data from banks in an investigation ...
Middle East 12 January ,2022
France says UAE to join French-Saudi fund to support Lebanon France says UAE to join French-Saudi fund to support Lebanon
Le Drian gave no details on how the fund would work or how much was being pledged.
Middle East 12 January ,2022
Lebanon Central Bank chief Riad Salameh hit by travel ban Lebanon Central Bank chief Riad Salameh hit by travel ban
A Lebanese prosecutor on Tuesday issued a travel ban against central bank chief Riad Salameh over a lawsuit accusing him of financial misconduct, a judicial source told AFP.Salameh is among the top ...
Middle East 11 January ,2022
Lebanon’s currency plummets again amid financial crisis and political deadlock Lebanon’s currency plummets again amid financial crisis and political deadlock
The Lebanese pound, which has lost more than 90 percent of its value since 2019, was trading at a new low of more than 33,000 to the dollar on Tuesday from 27,400 on Dec. 31.
Economy 11 January ,2022
End Hezbollah’s terrorist hegemony, Saudi envoy tells Lebanon’s politicians End Hezbollah’s terrorist hegemony, Saudi envoy tells Lebanon’s politicians
Bukhari said that ties between Beirut and Riyadh were “too deep” to be impacted by irresponsible comments.
Middle East 06 January ,2022
In rare instance, Lebanese government rebukes Hezbollah and its leader In rare instance, Lebanese government rebukes Hezbollah and its leader
“For God’s sake, have mercy on Lebanon and the Lebanese people and stop [fueling] political and sectarian hatred,” PM Najib Mikati said in a series of tweets.
Middle East 03 January ,2022
Lebanon’s top Christian party signals possible end of Hezbollah alliance Lebanon’s top Christian party signals possible end of Hezbollah alliance
Lebanon’s top Christian party has indicated it is considering ending a political alliance with Iran-backed Hezbollah, threatening a fragile union that has shaped Lebanese politics for nearly 16 ...
Middle East 23 December ,2021
World Bank pledges $37 mln to help Lebanon teachers World Bank pledges $37 mln to help Lebanon teachers
Their salaries in pounds are a fraction of what they used to be due to the currency’s rapid devaluation.
Middle East 23 December ,2021
UN peacekeepers attacked in south Lebanon, UNIFIL calls on govt to investigate UN peacekeepers attacked in south Lebanon, UNIFIL calls on govt to investigate
Iran-backed Hezbollah and supporters of its ally, Amal Movement, have repeatedly attacked UNIFIL troops on multiple occasions.
Middle East 22 December ,2021
UN chief warns Lebanon Cabinet paralysis may dampen international support UN chief warns Lebanon Cabinet paralysis may dampen international support
“The international community will probably... not be responding as we need to respond if they see the country paralyzed and if they do not see a number of clear reforms in relation to the economic, social and the political life of the country, guaranteeing that the Lebanese institutions are putting the country on the right track,” Guterres told reporters.
Middle East 21 December ,2021
Lebanese party’s bid to limit overseas vote fails Lebanese party’s bid to limit overseas vote fails
Lebanon’s Constitutional Council on Tuesday said an electoral appeal by the country’s top Christian party had not been upheld, further complicating the country’s fragile political balance before ...
Middle East 21 December ,2021
UN chief lays wreath at Beirut port, urges accountability for blast UN chief lays wreath at Beirut port, urges accountability for blast
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday Lebanon needed proper accountability for the August 2020 Beirut port explosion on the second day of a visit aimed at rallying international support ...
Middle East 20 December ,2021