Swarms of different kinds of insects swept into several regions around Lebanon Friday, throwing panic among the people already frustrated by a lockdown imposed by the spread of coronavirus.Full Story
Some foreign workers wishing to be repatriated from crisis-hit Lebanon will be able to do so from next week, security forces said Friday, after many saw their salaries slashed in recent months.Full Story
Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced Friday that the coronavirus situation is still under control in Lebanon.Full Story
Seven Middle East Airlines planes carrying evacuated Lebanese expats will arrive Friday in Beirut, the National News Agency said.Full Story
A top Lebanese central bank official has been detained pending investigation into the country's financial crisis, including the free fall of the Lebanese currency, a judicial official said Friday.
Lebanon's financial prosecutor ordered the detention of Mazen Hamdan, the head of cash operations at the bank, late Thursday. He is the most senior official to be named in an ongoing probe into possible financial wrongdoing. Hamdan was ordered to appear for questioning about what Lebanon's official news agency called "the manipulation of the dollar exchange rate."Full Story
Lebanon is ready to terminate a 23-year-old dollar peg and float the pound, but only after it secures billions in aid, Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni said Friday.
Speaking to AFP after talks started Wednesday with the International Monetary Fund on a plan to rescue Lebanon's crisis hit economy, he also said banking sector restructuring would entail halving the number of lenders.Full Story
Health Minister Hamad Hassan noted on Friday that shall Lebanon ease confinement measures over coronavirus, people will have to wear their face masks “at all times in public.”
His statement came as the country recorded five new cases of coronavirus which raised the tally to 891 since the first infection was detected on February 21.Full Story
President Michel Aoun followed up through measures to stop smuggling operations across illegal land crossings into Syria, especially subsidized material such as fuel, flour and others, the Presidency office said in a statement on Friday.Full Story
The Central Bank employees plan to go on strike on Monday in protest at the arrest of senior bank official Mazen Hamdan over currency manipulation accusations, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.Full Story
Security forces seized several oil tankers and trucks smuggling basic materials through illegal crossings from Lebanon into Syria, MTV station reported on Friday.Full Story