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6 killed in Lebanon amid clashes over Beirut blast probe

  • The exchanges of fire involving snipers, pistols, Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades were a dangerous escalation of tensions over the domestic probe.
A woman crosses a road towards Lebanese medics during clashes in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut.(AFP)
A woman crosses a road towards Lebanese medics during clashes in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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No electricity in Lebanon amid fuel shortage, outage to continue for few days

  • According to a report in Reuters, Lebanon has plunged into "complete darkness".
Electricity cables are seen in Tyre, Lebanon July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo(REUTERS)
Electricity cables are seen in Tyre, Lebanon July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Watch: Rockets fired towards Israel from Lebanon; Tel Aviv strikes launch sites

Israel's iron dome vs Hezbollah rockets
Israel's iron dome vs Hezbollah rockets
Published on Aug 06, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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Lebanon's Hezbollah claims rocket attack on Israel

  • Hezbollah's statement comes after rockets triggered sirens in northern Israel and Golan Heights, indicating an escalation in the disputed Shebaa Farms region.
Some of these rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defence system (pictured above) before they could strike their target.(File Photo)
Some of these rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defence system (pictured above) before they could strike their target.(File Photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 02:39 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Israel faces rocket attack from Lebanon, hits back with artillery fire

The Israeli military retaliated with artillery fire in response to the earlier rocket fire from Lebanon, reports said. The rocket sirens had sounded in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel, and in the Golan Heights.
According to the local media, some of these rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defence system (pictured above) before they could strike their target. (File Photo)
According to the local media, some of these rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defence system (pictured above) before they could strike their target. (File Photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Bakra Eid special recipe: Enjoy exotic flavours of Lamb Sambousek on Eid-ul-Adha

  • It looks like our regular samosa but Lamb Sambousek is actually a small meat pie that is served as an appetiser or snack and with the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha 2021 just around the corner, here’s a recipe of the mouthwatering dish from the Middle East’s Lebanese cuisine
Bakra Eid special recipe: Enjoy exotic flavours of Lamb Sambousek on Eid-ul-Adha(Farah Mohamed, Chef de Partie, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives)
Bakra Eid special recipe: Enjoy exotic flavours of Lamb Sambousek on Eid-ul-Adha(Farah Mohamed, Chef de Partie, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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By Zarafshan Shiraz

EU lifts travel restrictions for US tourists and 13 other countries

Apart from the US, the EU has lifted restrictions on non-essential travel from 13 other countries including Albania, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Republic of North Macedonia, Rwanda, Singapore, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, and China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity).
EU lifts travel restrictions for US tourists and 13 other countries(Unsplash)
EU lifts travel restrictions for US tourists and 13 other countries(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 07:30 AM IST
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EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week

Portugal, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU, proposed adding the US, Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Taiwan to a so-called 'white list' of countries from which non-essential travel to the bloc is allowed
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
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At least 40 tonnes of dead fish wash up on shore of polluted Lebanese lake

Volunteers collected rotting fish carcasses near the Qaraoun lake on Lebanon's longest river, the Litani, where activists have warned for years of water pollution caused by sewage and waste.
Swarms of flies spread near the reservoir and thousands of fish were decomposing in already dirty waters.(AP)
Swarms of flies spread near the reservoir and thousands of fish were decomposing in already dirty waters.(AP)
Updated on Apr 30, 2021 07:54 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Qaraoun, Lebanon

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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Lebanon protesters block roads to demand action against worsening poverty

Roadblocks have become a near-daily occurrence in the small Mediterranean country and lasted all day Monday, including in and out of Beirut.
Demonstrators gather during a protest against the fall in Lebanese pound currency and mounting economic hardships, in Sidon, Lebanon March 8, 2021.(REUTERS)
Demonstrators gather during a protest against the fall in Lebanese pound currency and mounting economic hardships, in Sidon, Lebanon March 8, 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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Lebanese currency hits record low amid country's worsening crisis

The dollar was trading at 9,975 Lebanese pounds around noon Tuesday. The previous record was registered in July, when the dollar briefly sold for 9,900 pounds on the black market. The official price remains 1,520 pounds to the dollar.
Lebanon has been hammered by one crisis after another, starting with the outbreak of anti-government protests against the country’s corrupt political class in October 2019. That has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic and a massive, deadly blast in Beirut’s port last August. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Lebanon has been hammered by one crisis after another, starting with the outbreak of anti-government protests against the country’s corrupt political class in October 2019. That has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic and a massive, deadly blast in Beirut’s port last August. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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Home away from home: Lebanese group extends help to health workers

Raising more than $27,000, the group currently have placed 48 machines with those who need it across the country.
Members of Lebanese NGO Baytna Baytak Firas Minnawi, right, and Mario Suleiman, left, unpack oxygen machine to be donated to an elderly COVID-19 patient in Beit Shebab, a mountain village 15 mile (24 km) north of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The group of Lebanese activists are matching empty apartments and hotel rooms with nurses and doctors who are serving countless hours in the country's hospitals overwhelmed with COVID patients and who need a place to rest without endangering their families or elderly parents. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)(AP)
Members of Lebanese NGO Baytna Baytak Firas Minnawi, right, and Mario Suleiman, left, unpack oxygen machine to be donated to an elderly COVID-19 patient in Beit Shebab, a mountain village 15 mile (24 km) north of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The group of Lebanese activists are matching empty apartments and hotel rooms with nurses and doctors who are serving countless hours in the country's hospitals overwhelmed with COVID patients and who need a place to rest without endangering their families or elderly parents. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)(AP)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims

Hollywood writer and director Mike Mosallam wants to bust stereotypes that 'you can't be gay and Muslim' with his romantic comedy 'Breaking Fast', was originally released as a short in 2015 and warmly received at the Cannes Film Festival
Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims(Twitter/firstshowing)
Mike Mosallam's Hollywood romcom 'Breaking Fast' busts myths around gay Muslims(Twitter/firstshowing)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 10:06 AM IST
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Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spread jitters

Many fear conflict may erupt in the area before Trump leaves office in retaliation for the US killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last year, or to scuttle efforts by the incoming administration of Joe Biden to negotiate with Iran.
The frequency of low flying warplanes over the capital has intensified in the last two weeks, making residents jittery.
The frequency of low flying warplanes over the capital has intensified in the last two weeks, making residents jittery.
Published on Jan 10, 2021 07:44 PM IST
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Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon

The fire ensued following a fight between a Lebanese family in al-Miniyeh in the country’s north and Syrians living in the camp, according to Lebanese media reports.
Lebanon is host to more than 1 million refugees, nearly a quarter of the country’s population of 5 million.(AFP)
Lebanon is host to more than 1 million refugees, nearly a quarter of the country’s population of 5 million.(AFP)
Published on Dec 27, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Beirut | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

Former auto executive Ghosn, who is a Lebanese, Brazilian and French national, fled Japan in a dramatic escape that drew headlines last year, arriving in Lebanon on Dec. 30, 2019.
Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chief executive officer.(Bloomberg)
Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chief executive officer.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Beirut | By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni

Beirut reporter repeatedly gets interrupted by furry intruder, a cat. Watch

The clip shows a stray feline playing with the belt of Aoun’s coat while she goes on to deliver her piece to camera.
The image shows a stray feline playing with Larissa Aoun’s coat.(Twitter@LarissaAounSky)
The image shows a stray feline playing with Larissa Aoun’s coat.(Twitter@LarissaAounSky)
Published on Dec 20, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Hezbollah member sentenced to life in Hariri assassination

The defendant, Salim Ayyash, has never been arrested and was not in court at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for Friday’s sentencing hearing.
The tribunal convicted Ayyash in August of being a co-perpetrator in five charges.(AP)
The tribunal convicted Ayyash in August of being a co-perpetrator in five charges.(AP)
Published on Dec 11, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Leidschendam, Netherlands | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Lebanese judge charges PM, ex-ministers over Beirut port blast

Officials have said the cargo of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical, was stored unsafely for years at the port, which lies in heart of the city.
Lebanese PM Hassan Diab speaks to the media outside Beirut's international airport, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Lebanese PM Hassan Diab speaks to the media outside Beirut's international airport, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Beirut | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Lebanon’s Hezbollah suing those accusing it of Beirut port blast

Hezbollah’s legal representative Ibrahim Mussawi said the accusations, leveled by Fares Souaid and the website of the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, were misleading.
Hezbollah legal representative told a press conference that blaming the group threatens to disrupt social peace in Lebanon.(AP)
Hezbollah legal representative told a press conference that blaming the group threatens to disrupt social peace in Lebanon.(AP)
Published on Dec 04, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Beirut | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

Santa Barbara, California-based humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief has sent more than $20 million in medicine, personal protective equipment and supplies to Beirut. More than half of that amount was delivered via a FedEx-donated airlift that also included relief supplies from the American Task Force on Lebanon and the Lebanon Relief Project.
The massive blast killed nearly 200 people and injured more than 6,000 when 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated at Beirut’s port.(AFP file photo)
The massive blast killed nearly 200 people and injured more than 6,000 when 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated at Beirut’s port.(AFP file photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Dearborn, Michigan | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer turns blast debris into symbol of hope

Lebanese artist, Hayat Nazer, poses near her statue made entirely out of broken glass and debris of the August 4 port explosion, during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon November 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Lebanese artist, Hayat Nazer, poses near her statue made entirely out of broken glass and debris of the August 4 port explosion, during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon November 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 18, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Beirut, Lebanon | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

‘Rise from the rubble’: Lebanese artist uses blast debris to create inspiring sculpture

The unnamed statue by Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer is made of broken glass and twisted materials that belonged to people’s homes before the explosion.
Lebanese artist, Hayat Nazer, poses near her statue made entirely out of broken glass and debris of the August 4 port explosion, during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon November 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Lebanese artist, Hayat Nazer, poses near her statue made entirely out of broken glass and debris of the August 4 port explosion, during an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon November 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 17, 2020 10:59 AM IST
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BEIRUT | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Human rights group says Lebanon probe into Beirut port blast flawed

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.
Families of the dead and survivors of the blast called on the UN Security Council for an international investigation, but Lebanese officials rejected such calls as a “waste of time.”(Reuters file photo)
Families of the dead and survivors of the blast called on the UN Security Council for an international investigation, but Lebanese officials rejected such calls as a “waste of time.”(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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Beirut | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Growing up in different countries helped me expand my horizons: Mayssa

Singer Mayssa Karaa says although she learnt a lot from different cultures, it was a blessing as well as a curse
The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)
The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan

Lebanese prime minister-designate resigns amid impasse

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.
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun meets with Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 26, 2020.(via REUTERS)
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun meets with Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 26, 2020.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 26, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

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.
Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Beirut's port area (REUTERS/Issam Abdallah).
Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Beirut's port area (REUTERS/Issam Abdallah).
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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Beirut | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral

Beirut search effort sparked by dog stops, no survivor found

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.
This Aug. 29, 2020 photo shows destroyed buildings near the scene of last month's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
This Aug. 29, 2020 photo shows destroyed buildings near the scene of last month's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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