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Experts warn of rising Lebanon-Israel tensions as Lebanese economy worsens under U.S. pressure

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Lebanese experts have warned of the risk of rising tensions, or even a conflict, between Israel and Lebanon as the U.S. continues its economic...
Lebanon

Experts voice mixed opinions on Lebanese cabinet’s unveiled economic plan

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by Dana Halawi Economic experts have voiced mixed opinions on the long-awaited economic plan approved by the Lebanese government on Thursday, which...
arrested

5 Sudanese handed over to Lebanon after being arrested for trying to cross to...

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The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Sunday handed over to the Lebanese army five Sudanese nationals who were arrested in the morning...
The flag of Lebanon features the Lebanon cedar.

Lebanon reduces reference rate to ease borrowing burden of private sector

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Association of Banks in Lebanon announced on Wednesday that the Beirut Reference Rate (BRR) was reduced to 5.75 percent for the U.S. dollar and...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Israel starts building new military site on border with Lebanon

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The Israeli army started building a new military site on the border with Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) reported Sunday. The...
UNHCR

UNHCR denies stops support for refugees in Lebanon

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) denied that it stopped its support for refugees in Lebanon, a local media outlet reported Sunday. ...
banks

Lebanon’s economists hopeful about bank circular to allow free cash withdrawals by small depositors

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by Dana Halawi Experts say that the Lebanese Central Bank's circular allowing small depositors to withdraw their money from banks raised a...
oil

Lebanon extends oil and gas licensing deadline amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Lebanon extended the deadline for submitting offers for the country's second licensing round for offshore oil and gas exploration in five blocks from April...
The flag of Lebanon features the Lebanon cedar.

Lebanon needs balanced capital control measures between foreign reserves, depositors

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by Dana Halawi Lebanese economists agreed that the state needs to adopt fair and balanced capital control measures to...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Britain donates US$400k worth of equipment to Lebanon for fighting COVID-19

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British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling announced that the United Kingdom donated 340,000 British pounds (400,000 U.S. dollars) in equipment for Lebanon to enable...
A view of a house where is believed that former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn lived before he fled to Lebanon, in Tokyo, Japan January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tim Kelly

Former Nissan chief must stand trial in Japan

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Japanese Deputy Justice Minister Hiroyuki Yoshiie said here on Monday that former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn must stand trial in Japan. "We...
oil

Lebanon to start oil, gas exploration in days – Abbas Mortada

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Lebanon's Agriculture and Culture Minister Abbas Mortada announced on Sunday that Lebanon will start oil and gas exploration activities on Thursday, the National News...
UNICEF

UNICEF to support 40,000 Lebanese children amid tough economic situation

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Wednesday that it will offer financial support to over 40,000 children in Lebanon to prevent them...

Beirut airport’s duty free hikes exchange rate

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The duty free area of Lebanon's Beirut airport's has increase the exchange rate to 2,100 Lebanese pounds to the U.S. dollar, local media said...
Trump's Middle East peace plan

Hezbollah warns of huge negative impact of U.S. Mideast peace plan on Lebanon

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah warned on Sunday that the U.S. Middle East peace plan, known as the Deal of the Century, will have...
terrorism

France allocates US$50 million for cooperation with Lebanon on fight against terrorism

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French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher said on Wednesday that his country has allocated 50 million U.S. dollars to support projects related to the...
IMF

Lebanon to ask IMF for technical assistance to restructure debt

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Lebanon will officially ask for the technical support from the International Monetary Fund to restructure its debt, LBCI local TV channel reported Wednesday. ...

Number of injuries in Lebanon’s protests rises to 280

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Lebanon's civil defense announced on Tuesday that the number of protesters who were injured in clashes with security forces in Beirut's downtown reached 280,...
Palestinian leaders have rejected the plan as an attempt by the US and Israel to 'finish off the Palestinian cause' [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

Hundreds of Palestinians protest in Lebanon ahead of Palestinian president’s UN meeting

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Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon protested on Monday at Al Rashidiya camp in Tyre, voicing their rejection for the U.S. "Deal of the...
The flag of Lebanon features the Lebanon cedar.

2 Lebanese soldiers killed, 3 injured when hunting stolen car

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Two members of the Lebanese army were killed on Sunday and three injured while they were on a mission to hunt for a stolen...

Syrian products become popular in Lebanon amid economic deterioration

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A big chunk of the Lebanese people have been lately resorting to buying Syrian products in a bid to save their supermarket bills amid...
banks

Russia plans to lend US$1 billion to Lebanon’s banking sector

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Russia is planning to loan 1 billion U.S. dollars to the Lebanese banking system for 30 years to restore confidence in the country's banking...
IMF

Lebanon needs IMF’s technical assistance

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Local economists agree on Lebanon's need to seek technical support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) without resorting to financial help from the international...
protesters in Lebanon

140 injured in clashes between police, protesters in Lebanon

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Secretary General of Lebanese Red Cross Georges Kettaneh announced on Monday that the number of injured people reached 140 during Sunday's clashes between protesters...
Golan Heights

U.S. Pronouncement Over Golan Heights or Shebaa Farms is Symbolic

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Lebanese experts are concerned that the United States' recent decision of recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights would also include the...
marriage

Lebanese Protests to Drive Home Their Demand for Civil Marriage Law

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Tens of Lebanese citizens protested on Saturday near the Interior Ministry in Beirut, demanding for a law that allows civil marriage in Lebanon. "We...
Belt and Road

Experts Credits China’s BRI Initiative for Positively Affecting the Arab Economy

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China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has generated positive influences on economy in the Arab world, said Lebanese experts in light of the upcoming...
Arab Economic summit

Libya’s Absence Cuts Down Arab Countries Participation in economic summit

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Libya's absence from the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut reduces the importance attached by Arab countries to the big event, said...
Wall

Israel’s Wall Construction on Lebanese Frontiers Infringes upon UN Resolution

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The spokesperson for the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Andrea Tenenti said Saturday that the construction of a cement wall by Israeli...
President Michel Aoun meets Guinea-Bissau's Speaker Cipriano Cassama, Jan. 8, 2019. | Dalati Nohra

Guinea-Bissau invites in Lebanese Business Investors

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Cipriano Cassama, president of the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau, on Tuesday pledged to offer all kinds of help for Lebanese who wished to...