Lebanon
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Saved from death at sea, Syrian refugees face deportation

Human rights monitors say the case of the boat survivors is a troubling new twist in Lebanon’s ongoing push for Syrian refugees to go home.

published on : 18th January 2023
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A timeline of economic, political dire straits in Lebanon

Mass protests follow a government announcement on October 17, 2019 of a planned tax on voice calls made over messaging services such as WhatsApp.

published on : 26th December 2022
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Lebanon detains actor as part of investigation into 'money laundering'

Saliba arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday after taking part in a film festival in the Saudi city of Jeddah and was detained after previously failing to appear for questioning.

published on : 9th December 2022
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Lebanese banks battered by meltdown, economic crisis struggle to survive

Restructuring the banking sector is a key demand of the International Monetary Fund to start getting Lebanon out of its paralyzing financial crisis.

published on : 8th December 2022
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Lebanon crisis means 'no football this year' for World Cup fans

Right until the start of the World Cup on November 20, the Lebanese had hoped the matches would be broadcast free on the public network Tele Liban, as was the case during the 2018 tournament.

published on : 30th November 2022
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Conflict, crisis fuel cholera surge across Middle East hot spots

Cholera has swept across Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq as the countries struggle with devastated infrastructure, turmoil and housing large populations of people who have been displaced by conflict.

published on : 4th November 2022
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Lebanon-Israel deal a landmark but with limits, experts say

It is far from a peace deal, but proponents say the shared interest in exploiting the gas will make it less likely the two longtime enemies will go to war.

published on : 3rd November 2022
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Lebanon's Aoun leaves presidential palace with no replacement, crisis deepens

Aoun's six-year term was marred by mass protests, a painful economic downturn and the August 2020 mega-explosion of ammonium nitrate that killed hundreds and laid waste to swathes of Beirut.

published on : 30th October 2022
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Israeli court clears way for Lebanon maritime border deal

Israel and Lebanon, who are technically at war, agreed to terms earlier this month on a US-brokered deal to demarcate their disputed maritime border.

published on : 23rd October 2022
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Lebanon''s president approves historic Israel sea border deal

Lebanon hopes that demarcating maritime borders will pave the way for gas exploration to help lift it out of its crippling economic crisis.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Israel hails 'historic' sea border deal with Lebanon

A major source of friction at the talks was the Karish gas field, which Israel insisted fell entirely within its waters and was not a subject of negotiation.

published on : 11th October 2022
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Israel to reject Lebanon's proposed changes to gas deal: official

"Israel will not compromise on its security and economic interests, even if that means that there will be no agreement soon," the official added.

published on : 6th October 2022
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Cash-strapped Lebanon far from being 'gas rich' even if Israel deal agreed: analysts

"We are talking of a timeline of five to six years... before the first gas" if commercially viable reservoirs are in fact found, the energy expert sais, describing the timeframe as "optimistic".

published on : 6th October 2022
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Lebanon economic crisis: Depositors storm three cash-strapped banks, demanding their own money

The banks, however, have condemned the heists and urged the Lebanese government to provide security personnel.

published on : 4th October 2022
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Israel praises US proposal for Lebanon maritime border deal

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid told his cabinet on Sunday that the US proposal "strengthens Israel's security and Israel's economy."

published on : 2nd October 2022
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Lebanon fails to elect new president as political crisis deepens  

Deep divisions among lawmakers have raised fears Lebanon could be left without a president after Aoun's mandate expires at the end of October.

published on : 29th September 2022
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Crisis-hit Lebanon's currency hits new low, sparking protests

Recent weeks have seen a spate of incidents in which people armed with real or toy guns held up banks to demand access to their frozen savings, only to be celebrated as folk heroes.

published on : 19th September 2022
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Lebanon: Two years later, hope for justice in Beirut explosion fades

The investigation into one of the world's biggest non-nuclear explosions has been blocked for months by Lebanon's political powers.

published on : 1st August 2022
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Hezbollah airs video of Israeli barges in disputed gas field in Mediterranean Sea

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in an interview last week said that the militant group can locate and strike Karish and any other Israeli gas field.

published on : 31st July 2022
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Cash-strapped Lebanon approves USD 150 million loan to import wheat

Lebanon is grappling with an unprecedented financial crisis, branded by the World Bank as one of the planet's worst since the 1850s.

published on : 26th July 2022
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