Lebanon
Latest stories
Lebanon Records Four New Coronavirus Cases

Lebanon recorded four more COVID-19 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

W140 Full Story
Mustaqbal Boycotts Aoun Talks, Warns against 'Presidential System'

Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Sunday announced its boycott of Wednesday's Baabda meeting between President Michel Aoun and the heads of parliamentary blocs, warning of what it called attempts to establish a "presidential system."

W140 Full Story
Fahmi Issues Memo Allowing More Businesses to Reopen

Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi on Sunday issued a memo allowing more sectors to reopen as of Monday -- the first day of the second phase of the government's plan to reopen the country following the coronavirus lockdown.

W140 Full Story
Israel Arrests Five Sudanese who Crossed from Lebanon

Five Sudanese workers crossed the border electronic fence into Israel at dawn Sunday from the outskirts of the southern border town of Aita al-Shaab, Hizbullah's al-Manar TV reported.

W140 Full Story
Aoun to Sputnik: Keen on Security, Free Demonstration and Expression

President Michel Aoun on Saturday expressed concern over attempts of some to exploit public anger against corruption for individual interests, affirming respect for the right to free demonstration and expression.

W140 Full Story
Schenker: Washington Checking Lebanon’s Govt. Rescue Plan

U.S. assistant secretary for Near East affairs, David Schenker on Saturday welcomed Lebanon’s request for assistance from the International Monetary Fund, saying it is the government’s first step towards acknowledging the magnitude of the financial crisis in Lebanon.

W140 Full Story
One New Death, Four New Coronavirus Cases in Lebanon

A 92-year-old man died on Saturday from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, as four new coronavirus cases were recorded.

W140 Full Story
Protests Proceed despite Government's Economic Rescue Plan

Hundreds of Lebanese rallied outside the central bank in Beirut and elsewhere in the country on Friday, a day after the prime minister said he will seek a rescue program from the International Monetary Fund to deal with a spiraling economic and financial crisis.

The protesters criticized the government's handling of the unprecedented crisis that saw the local currency crash, devastate their savings and send prices and inflation soaring. Scuffles broke out outside a private bank and troops were seen beating and pulling away at least one protester.

W140 Full Story
Government Initiates Request for IMF Assistance

Lebanon signed a request for financial help from the International Monetary Fund on Friday, initiating a long process the government hopes will ease the country’s worst post-war economic crisis.

W140 Full Story
Lebanon Records Four New Cases of Coronavirus

The Health Ministry announced four new cases of coronavirus in Lebanon, raising the total number of people who retracted the disease to 729.

W140 Full Story