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Kuwaiti FM extends suggestions to Lebanese Prez on rebuilding trust
Beirut, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah has said that his country has made suggestions to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on how Lebanon might rebuild confidence with the Gulf states.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Kuwait seeks to restore ties with Lebanon: FM
Beirut, Jan 23 (IANS) Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said that his country seeks to restore ties with Lebanon.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UNRWA launches special appeal to help Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Beirut, Jan 20 (IANS) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched a special appeal to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon suffering rising hardship and vulnerability.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Snowstorm hits parts of Lebanon
Beirut, Jan 20 (IANS) A snowstorm hit parts of Lebanon, hampering economic activity and forcing school closures across the country, the state-owned National News Agency reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Environment/Wildlife
Minister denies claims about terror attack at Beirut airport
Beirut, Jan 18 (IANS) Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi has denied claims about a terrorist attack that allegedly took place on January 10 at the Beirut airport causing damage to a Greek aircraft.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
US to allow Lebanon to import energy through Syria: Lebanese FM
Beirut, Jan 14 (IANS) The US will allow Lebanon to import natural gas and electricity from Egypt and Jordan through Syria, without being subject to restrictions imposed by the US Caesar Act which prohibits cooperation with Syria, Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib has said.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Nationwide protest held in Lebanon against long-term economic crisis
Beirut, Jan 14 (IANS) Lebanese held a nationwide protest against soaring prices and deteriorating living conditions caused by the long-term economic crisis.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lebanese PM urges meeting for all parties to end political deadlock
Beirut, Jan 13 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has called on all political parties to secure a meeting for the Council of Ministers in a bid to end the political deadlock.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Austrian FM vows more humanitarian support for Lebanon
Beirut, Jan 13 (IANS) Visiting Austrian Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Schallenberg has said that his country will increase its humanitarian support for Lebanon and will continue to stand by the Lebanese people amid the current crisis, a statement by Lebanon's presidency reported.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Many stores in Lebanon shut down due to financial crisis
Beirut, Jan 11 (IANS) Lebanon's merchants took a hit in 2021 by the country's unprecedented economic and financial crisis with 35 per cent of them shutting down their stores, according to the Beirut Traders Association.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon arrests 23 Syrians for illegal entry
Beirut, Jan 8 (IANS) Lebanese security authorities have arrested 23 Syrians for illegally entering the country, according to authorities.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese president urges vaccination amid surge in Covid cases
Beirut, Jan 4 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday urged the citizens and residents in the country to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a statement by Lebanon's Presidency said.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon, Kuwait agree to boost security cooperation to fight smuggling
Beirut, Dec 31 (IANS) Lebanon and Kuwait have agreed to boost security cooperation and exchange of information to fight smuggling, the state media reported.
2021-12-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Lebanon seizes 9mn captagon pills hidden in oranges shipment
Beirut, Dec 30 (IANS) The customs authorities at the Beirut port have seized a shipment of oranges hiding 9 million captagon pills destined for the Gulf region, the state media reported.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Lebanese PM calls for dialogue to restore ties with Gulf nations
Beirut, Dec 29 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has called for a national dialogue among the different governing political parties to discuss way to restore ties with Gulf countries.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
New Year festivity offers glimpse of hope for Lebanon's crisis-hit hotels
Beirut, Dec 28 (IANS) Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lebanon's hotels suffered a steep decline in the occupancy rate, but the year-end holiday period has brought a glimpse of hope for the sector as reservations saw a slight increase in the past few days, a top official said here.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon reports highest daily spike in Covid cases since Aug
Beirut, Dec 25 (IANS) Lebanon registered 2,119 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase since August 11, the Health Ministry reported.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanon is at centre of UN strategies, efforts: Guterres
Beirut, Dec 21 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Lebanon is at the centre of all strategies and efforts of the world amid the multiple crises in the country.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN Secretary-General urges more support for Lebanon
Beirut, Dec 20 (IANS) Visiting Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged the international community to increase its support for Lebanon, Lebanese TV station al-Jadeed reported.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Over 1mn kids in danger as Lebanon crisis
Beirut, Dec 18 (IANS) More than one million children in Lebanon are at serious risk of physical, emotional, or sexual violence, as Lebanese families struggle to cope with the deepening crisis, according to a new report released by the Unicef.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank to provide financial support for Lebanon's vulnerable families
Beirut, Dec 16 (IANS) The World Bank's regional director for the Middle East, Saroj Kumar Jha, said on Wednesday that vulnerable families in Lebanon will receive financial support from the World Bank starting March 2022, according to a statement by Lebanon's Presidency.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN envoy says return of Syrian refugees to homeland "priority"
Beirut, Dec 13 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen said on Monday that the UN is working on finding appropriate ways to allow Syrian refugees to return to their homeland, a statement by Lebanon's presidency reported.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lebanese feel pinch of crisis-caused inflation as Christmas approaches
Beirut, Dec 13 (IANS) Marwan walks into Karout toys store in Beirut to buy a Christmas tree for his 10-year-old son. He left the store after inquiring about the Christmas tree's price, which costs around 7,00,000 Lebanese pounds (LBP).
2021-12-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Protests break out across Lebanon against worsening living conditions, currency collapse
Beirut, Nov 30 (IANS) Protests broke out across Lebanon against deteriorating living conditions and the collapse of the local currency, the National News Agency reported.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon aims to reach deal on maritime border demarcation with Israel: President
Beirut, Nov 20 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Lebanon aims to reach an agreement on maritime border demarcation with Israel that would guarantee the country's right to invest in its natural resources, according to a statement by Lebanon's Presidency.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
UN official urges reform measures amid crisis in Lebanon
Beirut, Nov 13 (IANS) A senior UN official has warned that Lebanon may be turned into a "failing state" if the government does not succeed in implementing quick and serious reform measures amid the current unprecedented financial crisis.
2021-11-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
'Lebanon keen to establish best ties with Saudi Arabia'
Beirut, Nov 9 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country is keen to establish the "best ties" with Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon assures support for Saudi Arabia in face of any attack
Beirut, Nov 5 (IANS) Lebanon's Foreign Affairs Ministry has condemned a failed attempt to attack Saudi Arabia with two booby-trapped drones, stressing its solidarity with the kingdom facing any attack on its sovereignty, security, and stability, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Lebanon's PM urges Information Minister to resign over comments against Saudi Arabia
Beirut, Nov 5 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has urged Information Minister George Kordahi to resign from his position for the national interest, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Lebanon's President asks Russia for satellite images taken on day of Beirut blasts
Beirut, Oct 30 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Friday asked Russia to provide Lebanon with satellite images for the day of August 4, 2020, when two big explosions rocked Beirut's port, a statement by Lebanon's Presidency reported.
2021-10-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanon asks Russia to provide satellite images of the day of Beirut blasts
Beirut, Oct 29 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Friday asked Russia to provide satellite images for the day of August 4, 2020 when two big explosions rocked Beirut's port, a statement by Lebanon's Presidency reported.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon intensifies efforts to control borders
Beirut, Oct 22 (IANS) Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said the country has increased control over its borders to prevent all kinds of smuggling activities and protect its ties with Arab nations.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon faces multiple challenges in unlocking IMF aid
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanon has multiple challenges to meet before unlocking aid by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), experts have said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon to hold parliamentary elections in March
Beirut, Oct 19 (IANS) Lebanon's parliament on Tuesday voted to set the date of parliamentary elections on March 27, ahead of the previous schedule in May, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN official urges increased int'l support for Lebanon
Beirut, Oct 16 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has urged the international community to scale up its support for the Lebanese people and the refugees in the crisis-hit country.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
2 killed in shooting during protest in Beirut
Beirut, Oct 14 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and several others were injured in a shooting in Lebanon's capital Beirut, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Lebanon faces total blackout as main power stations run out of fuel
Beirut, Oct 10 (IANS) Lebanon's electricity grid has shut down all over the country as the two main power stations of al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar ran out of fuel, local news website Elnashra reported.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Iran to continue sending oil shipments to Lebanon
Beirut, Oct 9 (IANS) Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that his country will continue to send oil shipments to help Lebanon overcome its fuel shortage crisis.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Iran, Lebanon agree to boost ties
Beirut, Oct 8 (IANS) Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that his country and Lebanon have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties in various ways.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon resumes talks with IMF for int'l support
Beirut, Oct 5 (IANS) Lebanon has resumed talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), seeking a recovery program with international support, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon arrests 14 Syrians over illegal entry
Beirut, Oct 3 (IANS) Lebanon's security authorities have arrested a human smuggling network attempting to facilitate the illegal entry of 14 Syrian nationals.
2021-10-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN unveils Emergency Response Plan for Lebanon
Beirut, Oct 2 (IANS) The UN has outlined their Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Lebanon, aimed at providing essential support to 1.1 million civilians among the most vulnerable.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Swiss envoy to Lebanon launches campaign to restore Beirut landmark
Beirut, Oct 2 (IANS) Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Marion Weichelt has launched a campaign to restore the Sursock Palace, a 19th century historical landmark, in Beirut which was destroyed in the August 2020 port blasts in the capital city.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UNSC welcomes political progress in Lebanon
Beirut, Sep 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council has welcomed the formation of a new government in Lebanon and the September 20 vote of confidence by the parliament as necessary first steps toward the resolution of the political and economic crisis in the country.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN starts emergency plan to provide fuel to Lebanon hospitals
Beirut, Sep 24 (IANS) The UN has kicked off a three-month emergency plan to provide fuel to all of Lebanon's public hospitals, primary health care centres and dispensaries servicing the most vulnerable communities.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon keen to resume indirect border demarcation talks with Israel
Beirut, Sep 23 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country is keen to resume indirect negotiations with Israel for the demarcation of maritime borders, an official statement said here.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's health sector at risk of collapse: WHO
Beirut, Sep 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Lebanon's healthcare sector is at risk of collapse due to a brain drain and a shortage of medical goods and fuel in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts to help Lebanon identify problems in its health sector and draft a strategy plan for reforms.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lebanon receives tanker trucks carrying Iranian oil
Beirut, Sep 17 (IANS) Lebanon has received tanker trucks carrying Iranian oil in a move aimed at easing energy shortages in the crisis-hit country.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon to start talks with IMF, World Bank: Prez
Beirut, Sep 16 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said his country will begin talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank soon.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics