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Iran Donating Medical Equipment to Lebanon

An Iranian plane carrying medical aid is expected to arrive at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport on Monday, media reports said.

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Aoun Says Along with 'Self-Reliance', Lebanon 'Expects' Intl. Assistance

President Michel Aoun said in remarks to Sputnik International on Monday, that in parallel with Lebanon’s decision to “help itself,” it expects international assistance to help the country out of its economic crisis

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Lebanon Restaurants Partially Reopen, Face Faltering Economy

It's not just a lifestyle, it's a livelihood. That was the motto used by some of Lebanon's best-known nightclubs to raise money for thousands of bartenders, waiters and support staff who have been without a job since the country imposed a strict coronavirus lockdown in mid-March.

The club owners pulled together a three-day fundraising marathon: 150 DJs from around the world spun their records in five different virtual rooms over the weekend in a non-stop electronic music festival. By Sunday night, they had raised the equivalent of $36,000.

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Report: Lebanon Awaits IMF Response over Assistance

After requesting financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, Lebanon’s government expects a reply from the multilateral lender in a maximum of “two weeks” to kick start negotiations, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

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Lebanon Records Four New Coronavirus Cases

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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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