Posts Tagged ‘Lebanon’

Lebanon MPs denounce top Prosecutor’s moves against judge probing port blast

Some 40 Lebanese lawmakers, on Friday, became the latest group to back the judge investigating the catastrophic 2020 Beirut port blast and call for the country's top Prosecutor to be held accountable for steps taken against the judge and his probe, Reuters reports. Judge Tarek Bitar, on Monday, resumed his probe into the blast that […]

Lebanon: Bitar Fumes Flames of Blast Probe…Why Now?

January 25, 2023 Probe into Beirut Port blast in 2020 returned to the scene of Lebanon’s political developments this week, with the investigating judge Tarek Bitar charging top Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oweidat along with several judges and officials in connection with the case. The investigating judge also charged Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon’s […]

USA Escalates War on Lebanon: It’s Barbara Leaf’s Disintegration Scheme

January 24, 2023 Mohammad Salami In November, 2022, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, said the Lebanese will have to bear more pain before their country sees a new government. Leaf insolently explained what the word ‘pain’ refers to by indicating that collapse and disintegration would be inevitable before the Lebanese […]

Lebanon’s Middle Class Vanishes as Economy Collapses

JANUARY 20, 2023 Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360°  Jennifer Holleis Following years of political and economic crises, Lebanon’s population structure has changed, and not for the better. Experts believe that the structural inequality will only widen in future. Lebanon’s capital Beirut has turned into a city of contrasts. Expensive cars park before popular restaurants and bars, while people […]

Lebanon at crossroads to improve or deteriorate: Mikati

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Thursday that Lebanon is at a crossroads: improve its conditions or further deteriorate, Anadolu reports. Mikati's statement was made at the opening of the Arab Economic Forum in Beirut. Mikati said if the country managed to realize the first scenario, the economy will grow 4% or 5% in 2023 […]

To the US Administration: Lebanon’s Presidential Issue is No Concern of Yours.

December 21, 2022  By Mohammad Youssef The US administration is stepping up its pressures and aiming for more intervention in the Lebanese politics. The latest appeal by the US Senate Foreign Relation Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and member James Risch to impose sanctions against more members of the Lebanese political elite, more particularly many members […]

Israeli Enemy Seizes More Controversial Territories on Lebanon’s Border: UNIFIL Troops Just Watching

 December 17, 2022 In a new violation of the Lebanese sovereignty, the Israeli occupation army erected a barbed wire fence off the Lebanese border town of Adaisseh, seizing more controversial territories. Upon the Zionist enemy’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon due to the Lebanese Resistance attacks, the United Nations demarcated the Lebanese-Palestinian borders without observing Lebanon’s […]

Maronite Patriarch, Al-Rai, reiterates call to ‘internationalise’ Lebanon cause

Lebanon Maronite Patriarch, Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, has reiterated the call for the "internationalisation" of the Lebanese cause and for "heading to the UN and world powers to rescue Lebanon before it's too late". Speaking during his Sunday service, Al- Rai wished the caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati had reconsidered the cabinet session held last Monday, […]

UN calls for more support for refugees ‘dying a slow death’ in Lebanon

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has called for more support to help the organisation assist vulnerable Palestinian refugee families, amid the deteriorating financial situation in Lebanon. "The humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is extremely alarming," UNRWA's Commissioner General, Philippe Lazzarini, said yesterday. The UN official also emphasised the harsh living […]

Lebanon condemns Israel strike on Syria, saying it violates Lebanese airspace

Lebanon has condemned an Israeli air strike on Syria, emphasising that it violated Lebanese airspace by doing so. According to Syria's military, the Israeli strike on the Shayrat Airbase in Homs province yesterday killed two soldiers and injured three. A warehouse for Iranian militias and Hezbollah were also destroyed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. […]

The Full Story Behind Lebanon Maritime Borders: Lines and Gains (Videograph)

 November 3, 2022 Marwa Haidar Have you ever known that the story of Lebanon maritime borders started when an embattled premier offered major concessions because he wanted to “avoid tensions” with ‘Israel’ and Cyprus? Back then in 2007, former PM Fuad Siniora, who didn’t even bat an eyelid when hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took […]

Lebanon Signs Maritime Border Agreement With Israel, Provocation Until The End

Lebanon and Israel have concluded a maritime-border demarcation agreement, granting Lebanon the right to explore and extract natural gas from the Qana field prospect to its coast. The agreement may have averted not only a Lebanon-Israel war, but also tells us a lot about the strategic thinking of Lebanese Hezbollah and how it achieved granting […]

Cholera Outbreak Hits Syrian Refugees Sheltering in Camps in Lebanon

QUB ELIAS, Lebanon—Syrian refugees in displacement camps are falling victim to a cholera outbreak in Lebanon, already suffering from an economic meltdown that has slashed access to clean water and strained hospitals. Lebanon recorded its first cholera case in early October—signalling the return of the bacteria for the first time in 30 years. It now […]

Schenker: Hezbollah Threats Enabled Lebanon to Obtain 100% of Maritime Requests

October 14, 2022 Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, indicated in an article published by WSJ that the final version of the US-brokered maritime border demarcation between Lebanon and the Zionist entity reflects that ‘Israel’ fell to Lebanon’s Bait-and-Switch game. Schenker explained that the Lebanese negotiators won the day […]

Israel PM slammed for not putting Lebanon maritime deal before Knesset for vote

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked yesterday slammed Prime Minister Yair Lapid after he announced that he will not put the maritime border agreement with Lebanon to a vote in the Knesset, Maariv newspaper reported. “Yair… The Knesset is not a list of Yesh Atid and you are the only ruler in it,” Shaked wrote on […]

Israel’s Strikes On Syria Signal It Is Preparing For Possible War With Lebanon

Israeli airstrikes against Syria’s Aleppo International Airport may have shown us that Tel Aviv has been planning an offensive against Lebanon, striking Syrian airports in order to stop the supply-chain of aid to the Lebanese armed movement, Hezbollah. On August 31, Israeli airstrikes were launched once again against sites throughout Syria, this time hitting highways […]

Israel tests pumping gas from disputed gas field with Lebanon

Israel on Sunday started to test the pumping of gas from the disputed Karish gas field amid tension with Lebanon, according to local media, Anadolu reports. Israeli Channel 12 reported that Israel's security establishment has given the US gas drilling company Energean the green light to start its tests. Public broadcaster KAN said full pumping […]

Lebanon receives first Ukrainian grain shipment under Istanbul deal

Lebanon's first grain shipment from Ukraine under the Istanbul grain export deal arrived in the port of Tripoli yesterday, Anadolu news agency reported. Ukrainian Ambassador Ihor Ostosh said, during the reception held to receive the ship, that Kyiv seeks to prevent a food crisis despite the negative impact of the Russian invasion. "Despite all the […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Families mourn, as at least 71 die on Lebanon migrant boat

At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese Transport Minister said, as search operations continued on Friday, Reuters reports. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded […]

Lebanon progress in implementing reforms remains very slow – IMF

Lebanon’s progress in implementing reforms required to unlock relief funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains very slow, the IMF said in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lebanon agreed with the IMF on a list of 10 reforms to get access to $3 billion to ease its financial meltdown, which has left eight […]

Lebanon progress in implementing reforms remains very slow – IMF

Lebanon’s progress in implementing reforms required to unlock relief funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains very slow, the IMF said in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lebanon agreed with the IMF on a list of 10 reforms to get access to $3 billion to ease its financial meltdown, which has left eight […]

Lebanon progress in implementing reforms remains very slow – IMF

Lebanon’s progress in implementing reforms required to unlock relief funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains very slow, the IMF said in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lebanon agreed with the IMF on a list of 10 reforms to get access to $3 billion to ease its financial meltdown, which has left eight […]

Lebanon progress in implementing reforms remains very slow – IMF

Lebanon’s progress in implementing reforms required to unlock relief funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains very slow, the IMF said in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Lebanon agreed with the IMF on a list of 10 reforms to get access to $3 billion to ease its financial meltdown, which has left eight […]

Iran to send fuel to Lebanon: report

TEHRAN— Iran is ready to ship 600 thousand tons of fuel to Lebanon in a 5-month span, Al-Manar news network quoted an official at the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The Lebanese network quoted the official as saying that Iranian oil tankers carrying fuel are ready to move to Lebanon within one to two weeks and […]

Israel made concessions to Lebanon amid border dispute

A former Israeli military official said, Tuesday, that Tel Aviv had made “concessions” to Lebanon for reaching an agreement to demarcate their maritime border to avoid an escalation, Anadolu News Agency reports. Amos Yadlin, the former Head of the Israeli Military Intelligence Division, said Israel was showing flexibility regarding the disputed maritime border with its […]

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