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Over 4mn people in Lebanon risk losing access to water
Beirut, July 24 (IANS) More than four million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon, the Unicef said in a new report.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Lebanon,International
Lebanese PM-designate announces resignation, protests erupt
Beirut, July 16 (IANS) In another blow to the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced his resignation after failing to form a non-partisan cabinet, following which protests erupted across the country.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon thwarts smuggling of Syrian immigrants
Beirut, July 10 (IANS) The Lebanese Navy thwarted the smuggling of 25 illegal Syrian immigrants off the shore of the town of Qalamoun, a security source confirmed.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez calls for extension of UNFIL mandate
Beirut, July 9 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) which is expected to end on August 31
2021-07-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM appeals for quick int'l aid to prevent collapse
Beirut, July 7 (IANS) Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has appealed to the international community for quick aid in an effort to help his country avert an imminent disaster, warning that Beirut's collapse would affect the stability of the whole region.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Nearly half of Lebanon's new Covid cases due to Delta variant
Beirut, July 6 (IANS) Lebanon's Health Ministry has said that around half of the country's Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours were caused by the Delta variant.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Over 30% kids in Lebanon remain hungry: Unicef
Beirut, July 2 (IANS) The Unicef has said that more than 30 per cent of the children in Lebanon went to bed hungry and skipped meals in the past month.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Domestic holiday destinations gaining popularity in Lebanon
Beirut, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a shortage of US dollars have prompted many Lebanese people to turn to domestic destinations for holidays instead of travelling abroad.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Hezbollah accuses US of inciting divisions in Lebanon
Beirut, June 26 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused the US of pitting the Lebanese Army against the Shia movement.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese committees approve social safety net plan
Beirut, June 25 (IANS) Lebanon's joint parliamentary committees have approved a social safety net plan that will provide cash assistance of $137 to over 500,000 vulnerable families amid the economic crisis in the country.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank urges educational reforms in Lebanon
Beirut, June 22 (IANS) In a new report, the World Bank has called on the Lebanese government to quickly reform the country's education sector and increase investment.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon, UN open probe into Israeli claim of foiled arms smuggling
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the authorities in Beirut have opened an investigation into a claim by Israel that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons, a security source said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's labour union holds strike against worsening conditions
Beirut, June 18 (IANS) Lebanon's General Labour Union held a general strike in protest against the country's deteriorating political, living and economic conditions and also demand the formation of a new government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon hopes to continue talks with Israel over maritime border demarcation
Beirut, June 15 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country hopes to continue indirect US-mediated negotiations with Israel on maritime border demarcation.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Unesco to help rehabilitate 100 schools destroyed by Beirut blasts
Beirut, June 11 (IANS) The Unesco has launched a partnership with universities in Lebanon for the rehabilitation of 100 educational institutions destroyed by the 2020 Port of Beirut blasts.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
2 killed in Lebanon clashes among Palestinian factions
Beirut, June 7 (IANS) Two people were killed and several others injured in clashes among Palestinian factions in the Rashidieh camp in Lebanon.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UK, Brazil travellers to Lebanon must quarantine for 5 days
Beirut, June 5 (IANS) Lebanon's Civil Aviation Authority announced that inbound travellers from the UK and Brazil will have to undergo a five-day mandatory quarantine at designated hotels.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank to increase financial support for Lebanon
Beirut, June 5 (IANS) World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa ,Ferid Belhaj said that the global lender will increase funds allocated to the most vulnerable families in Lebanon.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese army urges Israel to withdraw from 'occupied' territories
Beirut, June 4 (IANS) The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) have urged Israel to withdraw from the "occupied" territories including the Shebaa Farms, Kfarchouba Hills and Ghajar village.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank ready to contribute towards Beirut's reconstruction
Beirut, June 4 (IANS) Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, said the global lender is ready to contribute towards the reconstruction of Beirut following the widespread destruction caused by the 2020 twin explosions.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Syrian envoy urges Lebanon to coordinate refugees' return
Beirut, June 3 (IANS) Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel Karim Ali urged authorities in Beirut to coordinate with Damascus on the return of refugees to their homeland.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon looks forward to strengthening ties with Syria
Beirut, May 30 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country looked forward to strengthening bilateral ties with Syria in all areas.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Migrant workers in Lebanon hit by crises: UN
Beirut, May 27 (IANS) The UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced that Lebanon's economic crisis, Covid-19 lockdowns and the 2020 Beirut port blasts have exacerbated the suffering of migrants in the country, many of whom have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon Prez vows to restore land, maritime sovereignty
Beirut, May 25 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has promised to restore the country's sovereignty over its land and maritime territories.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Syria to file complaint against Lebanese attacks on refugees
Beirut, May 21 (IANS) Syrian Ambassador to Beirut Abdel Karim Ali said that a judicial complaint will be filed against Lebanese protesters who attacked refugees heading to the Embassy here to cast their votes for the Syrian presidential election.
2021-05-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese security forces deny Hezbollah's involvement Israel rocket firings
Beirut, May 14 (IANS) Lebanese security forces have denied any involvement of the Hezbollah group in firing three rockets towards northern Israel.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon requests satellite images for facts about Beirut blasts
Beirut, May 11 (IANS) Lebanese Judge Tarek Bitar said that he has sent more than 20 requests to foreign countries for satellite images in attempts to find facts about the August 2020 Port of Beirut explosions.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah warns Israel of escalation attempts against Lebanon
Beirut, May 8 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned the Israeli Arm off any escalation attempts against Lebanon during the manoeuvers the military plans to hold at the borders starting Sunday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon vows to help Syrian refugees vote in prez polls
Beirut, May 7 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi vowed to facilitate Syrian refugees' participation in the upcoming Syrian presidential election.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
French FM in Beirut for talks on govt deadlock
Beirut, May 6 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian started talks with officials in Beirut on Thursday aimed at breaking the deadlock in forming a Lebanese government to grapple with the country's economic woes.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut port's hazardous substances shipped out
Lebanon, May 6 (IANS) Lebanon's council of ministers announced that at least 59 containers carrying hazardous substances following the August 2020 Port of Beirut's twin explosions have been shipped out of the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon-Israel maritime border talks resume: UN source
Beirut, May 4 (IANS) Lebanon and Israel resumed their US-mediated indirect talks on Tuesday over a long-standing dispute on sea borders at the UN headquarters in Naqoura, a source of the world body confirmed.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon aims to demarcate maritime borders with Israel
Beirut, May 4 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun emphasized the importance of demarcating the country's maritime borders with Israel in accordance with international laws and regulations.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon registers 1,001 new Covid-19 cases, 526,578 in total
Beirut, May 1 (IANS) Lebanon registered on Friday 1,001 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 526,578, the Health Ministry reported.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lebanon to adopt modern design for Beirut port reconstruction
Beirut, April 20 (IANS) The Lebanese government has said that the country will adopt a modern design for the reconstruction of the Port of Beirut, which was badly damaged in the August 2020 twin explosions.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM to ask Russia for political, economic support
Beirut, April 15 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri intends to ask Russia for support in solving the country's political and economic crisis during his visit to Moscow, a top official said here.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
German firms offer plan for Beirut port's reconstruction
Beirut, April 10 (IANS) German companies have offered a project worth $5 billion to $15 billion for the reconstruction of Beirut's port which was damaged following the August 2020 twin blasts, Lebanese Public Works and Transportation Minister Michel Najjar said.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Egyptian FM visits Lebanon
Beirut, April 8 (IANS) Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Lebanese President Michel Aoun here during which he affirmed Cairo's "solidarity with Lebanon and its support for efforts to form a new government".
2021-04-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon wants talks with Syria over maritime borders
Beirut, April 5 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe said that Beirut must negotiate with Syria about the demarcation of maritime borders, official media reported.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Arab officials urge actions to accelerate recovery
Beirut, March 30 (IANS) Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said that indebted countries need to take actions to cut their debts for a speedy recovery from Covid-19.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Dangerous substances found in oil installations: Lebanese PM
Beirut, March 27 (IANS) Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that dangerous materials were found in the warehouses of the Zahrani oil installations, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez, PM fail to reach cabinet formation deal
Beirut, March 23 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri have failed to reach a consensus on cabinet formation, raising concerns about further instability and a total economic and financial collapse in the country.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah warns against civil war in Lebanon
Beirut, March 19 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned against the danger of a civil war in Lebanon.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN urges Lebanon to accelerate cabinet formation
Beirut, March 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council has urged Lebanon's political forces to accelerate cabinet formation and undertake necessary reforms to put the country on the path of recovery, according to a top official of the world body.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's Covid-19 cases exceed 430,000
Beirut, March 19 (IANS) Lebanon registered on Thursday 3,757 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 430,734, the Lebanese Health Ministry reported.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanese PM-designate urged to quit if cabinet not formed
Beirut, March 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has urged Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to step down if he is not capable of forming a cabinet immediately.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM-designate urged to quit if cabinet not formed
Beirut, March 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has urged Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to step down if he is not capable of forming a cabinet immediately.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN official urges transparent probe into Beirut blasts
Beirut, March 14 (IANS) Najat Rochdi, a UN special coordinator for Lebanon, has urged for a swift and transparent investigation into the August 2020 Port of Beirut blasts which killed over 200 people.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN official urges transparent probe into Beirut blasts
Beirut, March 14 (IANS) Najat Rochdi, a UN special coordinator for Lebanon, has urged for a swift and transparent investigation into the August 2020 Port of Beirut blasts which killed over 200 people.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
$2.37mn granted to rebuild blast-damaged Beirut hospital
Beirut, March 9 (IANS) Unicef and the French Development Agency (AFD) has signed an agreement to grant 2 million euros ($2.37 million) to Lebanon to rebuild a hospital which was severely damaged in the August 2020 Port of Beirut blasts.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics