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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
US mission in Lebanon denies alleged sanctions
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) The US embassy in Lebanon has denied media reports about Washington's intention to impose sanctions on Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
US mission in Lebanon denies alleged sanctions
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) The US embassy in Lebanon has denied media reports about Washington's intention to impose sanctions on Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese banks witness mass layoff
Beirut, March 6 (IANS) As the continuing economic crisis heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic was deepening, banks in Lebanon were witnessing mass layoffs.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon complains to UN over oil spill
Beirut, March 3 (IANS) Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has filed a complaint to the UN, asking for investigations into an oil spill that reached the country's shores late last month.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Environment/Wildlife
Lebanon launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Beirut, Feb 15 (IANS) Lebanon launched its vaccination campaign against Covid-19, starting with employees in the health sector, after receiving 28,500 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on Saturday, LBCI local TV channel reported.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanon extends total lockdown for 2 weeks
Beirut, Feb 6 (IANS) Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced the extension of the ongoing total lockdown for two additional weeks amid the increasing number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez launches $246mn social safety net financing plan
Beirut, Jan 30 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun launched a social safety net financing plan through a World Bank loan of $246 million.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM urges citizens to stop protests against lockdown
Beirut, Jan 27 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Wednesday urged the citizens to stop destroying public properties and attacking the country's army during their protests against the total lockdown and political deadlock, the National News Agency reported.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Imminent cabinet formation unlikely in Lebanon: Expert
Beirut, Jan 26 (IANS) A Lebanese expert has said that an imminent government formation in the country is unlikely despite the dire need for a cabinet capable of gaining the international community's confidence and saving the country from its economic and financial collapse.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Syrian Air conducts 1st Aleppo-Beirut flight since 2011
Beirut, Jan 16 (IANS) Syrian Air conducted its first flight in 10 years between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon's capital Beirut, resuming a round-trip route that had been suspended since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon imposes total lockdown for 25 days
Beirut, Jan 5 (IANS) Lebanon's Covid-19 ministerial committee has approved a 25-day lockdown set to start from Thursday until February 1 in an attempt to curb the spike in the number of new cases, which increased to an unprecedented level over the past few days.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanon has no partner in preserving independence, sovereignty: Prez
Beirut, Jan 4 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the country has no partner in preserving its independence and sovereignty over its borders and land.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut's port still has 52 containers of dangerous acids
Beirut, Jan 4 (IANS) The new Director of the Port of Beirut said there were still 52 containers of dangerous acids at the facility and a German company is working to ship them away.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's parliamentary health committee calls for lockdown
Beirut, Jan 3 (IANS) Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee has recommended a three-week lockdown to curb the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases and reduce pressure on the health sector.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
3 planes hit by celebratory firing in Beirut
Beirut, Jan 2 (IANS) Three planes at the Beirut airport were hit by celebratory firing to mark New Year's Day, according a local media report.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Arab region faces two scenarios for economic growth in 2021'
Beirut, Dec 30 (IANS) The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has projected the growth rate in the Arab region next year at either 3.5 per cent or 2.8 per cent.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut Port blasts caused by 500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate: FBI report
Lebanon, Dec 30 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has indicated in a report that the August 4 Port of Beirut blasts were caused by 500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, instead of 2,750 tonnes as stated earlier, Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Charges of neglect against officials over Beirut blasts rejected
Beirut, Dec 12 (IANS) Charges pressed by a Lebanese judge against caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former Ministers for their neglect over the massive August 4 Port of Beirut blasts have been rejected by the government and the establishment.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah member sentenced to life in jail for ex-PM's assassination
Beirut, Dec 12 (IANS) A trial chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has sentenced Hezbollah member Salim Jamil Ayyash to life imprisonment for conspiring to assassinate former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hosts confirmed for Feb 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers window events
Beirut (Lebanon), Dec 11 (IANS) Four venues for the upcoming February 2021 window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers have been confirmed by the FIBA Regional Office Asia.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Other Sports
UN urges Lebanon to ensure safety, security of peacekeepers
Beirut, Dec 6 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has called upon the Lebanese authorities to ensure the safety, security and freedom of movement of its peacekeepers.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon will resort to int'l arbitration if border demarcation talks fail
Beirut, Dec 6 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the country will not hesitate to resort to international arbitration if the it fails to reach a fair agreement with Israel on maritime border demarcation.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez: Border talks hurdles with Israel can be solved
Beirut, Dec 2 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said that Lebanon and Israel can overcome the difficulties that emerged in their latest negotiations on maritime border demarcation, according to a statement by Lebanon's presidency.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Schedule confirmed for November FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers
Beirut, Nov 25 (IANS) Basketball's global governing body FIBA has confirmed the schedule for the upcoming window of FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Other Sports
Lebanon imposes nationwide lockdown
Beirut, Nov 15 (IANS) Restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms and malls have closed their doors as Lebanon entered a two-week lockdown to restrict the spread of Covid-19.
2020-11-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah condemns US sanctions on ex-Lebanese FM
Beirut, Nov 7 (IANS) The Lebanon-based Hezbollah movement has condemned the US sanctions against the Middle Eastern country's former Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over corruption allegations and his close ties with the group.
2020-11-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics