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Lebanon

Oct 22, 2020 19:58
Human Rights Watch called for a United Nations-led inquiry into the causes of the blast to determine responsibility. The New York-based watchdog called on international supporters of Lebanon, lead by France, meeting next week to press the Lebanese authorities to accept an independent probe. read more
Oct 08, 2020 22:10
Singer Mayssa Karaa says although she learnt a lot from different cultures, it was a blessing as well as a curse read more
Sep 26, 2020 14:56
The announcement by Moustapha Adib nearly a month after he was appointed to the job came following a meeting with President Michel Aoun, after which he told reporters he was stepping down. read more
Sep 11, 2020 15:51
The fire had broken out on Thursday. Officials said it was sparked by welding during repair work after last month’s explosion that devastated the port and surrounding area. read more
Sep 06, 2020 17:51
The operation in the historic Mar Mikhail district had gripped Lebanon since Thursday, sparking hope that a survivor might be found under the rubble a month after the blast on August 4 that killed 191 people and wounded nearly 6,500. read more
Sep 06, 2020 05:34
The Aug. 4 blast in Beirut killed about 190 people, injured 6,000 more, and devastated whole neighbourhoods. read more
Sep 01, 2020 01:09
With its economy devastated by a financial crisis, a swathe of Beirut in tatters following a huge port explosion on Aug. 4, and sectarian tensions rising, Lebanon is facing the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war. read more
Aug 30, 2020 14:33
For many, the Iran-backed Hezbollah now stands at the top of Lebanon’s sectarian-based system of power — and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the port disaster and for driving the country into near bankruptcy. read more
Aug 27, 2020 07:21
The Lebanese Health Ministry has reported 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) over the past day. The overall number of patients increased to 14,248, with 139 deaths. read more
Aug 25, 2020 21:09
Earlier, India had delivered 58 tonnes of medical, food and relief supplies to Lebanon in an air force plane on August 14. The aid included emergency medical supplies, wheat flour, sugar, pulses, and relief materials such as blankets, dignity kits and sleeping mats for the large number of people left homeless by the explosions. read more
Aug 23, 2020 15:23
Across the city, residents who noticed the grey smoke billowing over the facility were drawn to streets, balconies and windows, watching curiously as the fire grew larger. read more
Aug 21, 2020 10:50
The world leaders greeting each other with the ‘namaste’ gesture comes as Europe continues to struggle with curbing the coronavirus pandemic. read more
Aug 20, 2020 22:24
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi also said the UNHCR is making its capacity and expertise as a humanitarian agency available to the Lebanese people and is ready to assist the country as part of a broader international response. read more
Aug 18, 2020 19:20
Judges at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Tuesday convicted the lead suspect in the 2005 bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. read more
Aug 18, 2020 14:28
The head of Lebanon’s customs authority was formally arrested on Monday after being questioned over the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month, the state-run National News Agency reported. read more