"I wan to give Lebanon a chance": Information minister to resign to ease crisis with Gulf

The expected breakthrough coincided with a visit to the Gulf by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has spearheaded international efforts to help Lebanon out of its worst-ever economic crisis.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Lebanese businesses pay steep price for standoff with Saudis

In 2013, hundreds of Lebanese Shiites working in the Gulf were expelled on suspicion they supported Hezbollah.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Lebanon President Michel Aoun in Qatar for talks over Gulf crisis

Yemen’s war began with the 2014 takeover of Sanaa by the Houthi rebels, who control much of the country’s north.

published on : 29th November 2021

Protesters break into Lebanese ministry in Beirut as crisis deepens

Protesters have blamed the ministry for sluggishness in issuing ration cards that are supposed to give poor families monthly financial aid.

published on : 26th November 2021

Lebanon lawmaker denies US accusation of money smuggling

El-Sayyed was sanctioned Thursday along with two Lebanese businessmen by the U.S. Treasury Department. El-Sayyed is an ally of the militant Hezbollah group.

published on : 29th October 2021

Beirut clash fires up sectarian anger in echo of civil war

The battles, which left seven dead, also fired up the sectarian passions from that violent past, which Lebanese had learned to brush aside without ever dealing with the causes.

published on : 20th October 2021

Six killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar

In a statement Thursday, the two groups said their protesters came under fire from snipers on rooftops.

published on : 14th October 2021

Beirut blast investigator forced to pause probe a second time

Bitar's predecessor, Fadi Sawan, was also forced to suspend his probe before he was finally removed in February.

published on : 12th October 2021

Huge fire breaks out at oil facility in southern Lebanon

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire that was still raging more than two hours after it broke out.

published on : 11th October 2021

Lebanon in darkness as country's electricity grid shuts down after running out of fuel

Lebanon's electricity grid has shut down entirely after the country's two main power stations ran out of fuel, Sky News reported citing media reports.

published on : 9th October 2021

As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

Lebanon is in the midst of what the World Bank says is one of the world’s worst economic meltdowns in the past 150 years.

published on : 6th October 2021

Lebanon resumes contacts with IMF over bailout program

Deep disagreements festered within the Lebanese delegation during last year's negotiations with the IMF, with the government on one side and the central bank and local lenders on the other.

published on : 4th October 2021

Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Last year in August, hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers, which was improperly stored in the port for years, exploded to destroy parts of Beirut.

published on : 16th September 2021

Hezbollah-organised fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon

The delivery, containing Iranian oil, violates U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers three years ago.

published on : 16th September 2021

Lebanon's new PM Najib Mikati pledges to stabilize economic meltdown

The new government faces a mammoth task that few believe can be surmounted, including undertaking critically needed reforms.

published on : 10th September 2021
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