Lebanon

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Drugs for everything from diabetes and blood pressure to anti-depressants and fever pills used in COVID-19 treatment have disappeared from shelves around Lebanon.

published on : 11th November 2020

One year on, how is Lebanon's Saad Hariri back?

Saad Hariri had presented a roadmap for reform to stem the country's economic downfall, but it was rejected by the angry street.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Saad Hariri returns as Prime Minister of Lebanon for third time amid political crisis

Sixty-five lawmakers backed Hariri's candidacy for the post of the prime minister, while another 53 abstained from voting and two were absent during the talks, according to the president's office.

published on : 22nd October 2020

Former Lebanon PM Saad Hariri likely to return and head country's cabinet with slim support

The process was widely expected to bring back an old name, former premier Saad Hariri, to lead the country out of its dire political and economic crises.

published on : 22nd October 2020

Lebanon, Israel hold landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon insists that the negotiations are purely technical and don't involve any soft political normalisation with Israel.

published on : 14th October 2020

Small explosion at bakery in Lebanese capital kills four people

It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast in the western neighbourhood of Tariq Jadidah.

published on : 10th October 2020

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict draws in fighters from Mideast

If it goes on, the 50-year-old Lebanese of Armenian descent says he's ready to leave everything and volunteer to defend his ancestral land.

published on : 9th October 2020

Lebanon President Michel Aoun to hold consultations on new Prime Minister next week

Mustafa Adib's resignation on Sept. 26, dealt a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in this crisis-hit Mideast country.

published on : 7th October 2020

Beirut explosion among most powerful non-nuclear blasts in history: Study

The August 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in Beirut.

published on : 5th October 2020

Lebanon, Israel announce US-mediated talks over sea border

The talks will be held at the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the southern Lebanese border town of Naqoura under the banner of the United Nations.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Dark days ahead for Lebanon as crisis bites

Wimmen said the core of the problem are political elites who have captured the state to wreck and plunder it.

published on : 29th September 2020

After cabinet fiasco, where to now for Lebanon?

France had extracted a promise from political forces that they would help prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib form a cabinet within a fortnight, but on Saturday he threw in the towel.

published on : 28th September 2020

Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills two soldiers

The shootout occurred as the army was engaged in a heavy exchange of fire with a group of militants linked to Sunni extremists in northeast Lebanon, close to the border with Syria.

published on : 27th September 2020

Lebanon PM-designate Moustapha Adib resigns amid impasse over government

French President Emmanuel Macron has been pressing Lebanese politicians to form a Cabinet made up of independent specialists that can work on enacting urgent reforms to extract Lebanon from a crisis.

published on : 26th September 2020

After Beirut blast, a young surgeon finds new sense of duty

That day’s trauma, forged a deeper emotional bond between doctors and patients, left with no one else to trust in a country where politicians and public institutions take no responsibility, says Osman

published on : 16th September 2020
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