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Lebanon launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Beirut, Feb 15 (IANS) Lebanon launched its vaccination campaign against Covid-19, starting with employees in the health sector, after receiving 28,500 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on Saturday, LBCI local TV channel reported.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanon extends total lockdown for 2 weeks
Beirut, Feb 6 (IANS) Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced the extension of the ongoing total lockdown for two additional weeks amid the increasing number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez launches $246mn social safety net financing plan
Beirut, Jan 30 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun launched a social safety net financing plan through a World Bank loan of $246 million.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM urges citizens to stop protests against lockdown
Beirut, Jan 27 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Wednesday urged the citizens to stop destroying public properties and attacking the country's army during their protests against the total lockdown and political deadlock, the National News Agency reported.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Imminent cabinet formation unlikely in Lebanon: Expert
Beirut, Jan 26 (IANS) A Lebanese expert has said that an imminent government formation in the country is unlikely despite the dire need for a cabinet capable of gaining the international community's confidence and saving the country from its economic and financial collapse.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Syrian Air conducts 1st Aleppo-Beirut flight since 2011
Beirut, Jan 16 (IANS) Syrian Air conducted its first flight in 10 years between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon's capital Beirut, resuming a round-trip route that had been suspended since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon imposes total lockdown for 25 days
Beirut, Jan 5 (IANS) Lebanon's Covid-19 ministerial committee has approved a 25-day lockdown set to start from Thursday until February 1 in an attempt to curb the spike in the number of new cases, which increased to an unprecedented level over the past few days.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Lebanon has no partner in preserving independence, sovereignty: Prez
Beirut, Jan 4 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the country has no partner in preserving its independence and sovereignty over its borders and land.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut's port still has 52 containers of dangerous acids
Beirut, Jan 4 (IANS) The new Director of the Port of Beirut said there were still 52 containers of dangerous acids at the facility and a German company is working to ship them away.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's parliamentary health committee calls for lockdown
Beirut, Jan 3 (IANS) Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee has recommended a three-week lockdown to curb the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases and reduce pressure on the health sector.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
3 planes hit by celebratory firing in Beirut
Beirut, Jan 2 (IANS) Three planes at the Beirut airport were hit by celebratory firing to mark New Year's Day, according a local media report.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Arab region faces two scenarios for economic growth in 2021'
Beirut, Dec 30 (IANS) The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has projected the growth rate in the Arab region next year at either 3.5 per cent or 2.8 per cent.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut Port blasts caused by 500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate: FBI report
Lebanon, Dec 30 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has indicated in a report that the August 4 Port of Beirut blasts were caused by 500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, instead of 2,750 tonnes as stated earlier, Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Charges of neglect against officials over Beirut blasts rejected
Beirut, Dec 12 (IANS) Charges pressed by a Lebanese judge against caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former Ministers for their neglect over the massive August 4 Port of Beirut blasts have been rejected by the government and the establishment.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah member sentenced to life in jail for ex-PM's assassination
Beirut, Dec 12 (IANS) A trial chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has sentenced Hezbollah member Salim Jamil Ayyash to life imprisonment for conspiring to assassinate former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hosts confirmed for Feb 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers window events
Beirut (Lebanon), Dec 11 (IANS) Four venues for the upcoming February 2021 window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers have been confirmed by the FIBA Regional Office Asia.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Other Sports
UN urges Lebanon to ensure safety, security of peacekeepers
Beirut, Dec 6 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has called upon the Lebanese authorities to ensure the safety, security and freedom of movement of its peacekeepers.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon will resort to int'l arbitration if border demarcation talks fail
Beirut, Dec 6 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the country will not hesitate to resort to international arbitration if the it fails to reach a fair agreement with Israel on maritime border demarcation.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez: Border talks hurdles with Israel can be solved
Beirut, Dec 2 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said that Lebanon and Israel can overcome the difficulties that emerged in their latest negotiations on maritime border demarcation, according to a statement by Lebanon's presidency.
2020-12-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Schedule confirmed for November FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers
Beirut, Nov 25 (IANS) Basketball's global governing body FIBA has confirmed the schedule for the upcoming window of FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Other Sports
Lebanon imposes nationwide lockdown
Beirut, Nov 15 (IANS) Restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms and malls have closed their doors as Lebanon entered a two-week lockdown to restrict the spread of Covid-19.
2020-11-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah condemns US sanctions on ex-Lebanese FM
Beirut, Nov 7 (IANS) The Lebanon-based Hezbollah movement has condemned the US sanctions against the Middle Eastern country's former Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over corruption allegations and his close ties with the group.
2020-11-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM-designate vows to form cabinet quickly
Beirut, Oct 23 (IANS) Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has announced that he will form a specialists' cabinet quickly to start with the implementation of structural reforms, aiming to save the country from its current crisis.
2020-10-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Thousands mark year of anti-govt protests in Lebanon
Beirut, Oct 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Beirut to mark the first anniversary of the protests against the Lebanese government and the current ruling class.
2020-10-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks on border demarcation
Beirut, Oct 14 (IANS) Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday began the US-mediated indirect talks on maritime border demarcation, LBCI local TV channel reported.
2020-10-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Fuel tank blast in Beirut kills 4, injures 20
Beirut, Oct 10 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 20 others injured after a fuel tank exploded in a densely populated area of Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, officials said.
2020-10-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
$66mn allocated for people affected by Beirut blasts
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has approved $66.1 million) in the 2020 state budget to be paid to the people affected by the August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon to tackle illegal crossing problems: President
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged Lebanon's state security to take proper measures against illegally human smugglers by sea to other countries, a statement by the Lebanese Presidency reported.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese official says 'dangerous' containers still at Beirut's port
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanon's chairman of the parliament's public works and transport committee Nazih Najem said that there are 49 "highly dangerous" containers at Beirut's port, Elnashra news website reported.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Int'l Support Group for Lebanon calls for govt formation
Beirut, Sep 24 (IANS) The International Support Group for Lebanon has asked political leaders of the country to support the formation of a new government, while also calling for reforms.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM urges parties to facilitate govt formation
Beirut, Sep 22 (IANS) Newly-appointed Lebanese Prime Minister Mustafa Adib has urged all political parties to facilitate the formation of a governmentn amid economic, social and health crises.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
9 still remain missing since Beirut explosions
Beirut, Sep 20 (IANS) The Lebanese Armed Forces announced that nine people were still reported remain missing since the massive August 4 explosions at the Port of Beirut.
2020-09-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Families affected by Beirut blasts to be given $300 monthly
Beirut, Sep 19 (IANS) The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) announced on Saturday that it will provide $300 for seven months for 10,000 families affected by August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that he was committed to a French initiative about forming a government in the country to implement necessary reforms.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Scientists predict that Covid-19 will become seasonal virus
Beirut, Sep 15 (IANS) We are all too familiar with the seasonal patterns of some respiratory viruses and now scientists suggest that Covid-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely follow suit and become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained.
2020-09-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
White smoke covers Beirut port
Beirut, Sep 13 (IANS) Plumes of white smoke covered the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among the residents of the Lebanese capital city.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut port fire causes $15mn losses
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) A major fire that broke out at the Port of Beirut earlier this week, which came more than a month after the facility was hit by two massive explosions, has led to losses worth $15 million.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut port fire may be act of sabotage: Prez
Beirut, Sep 11 (IANS) A major fire that broke out at the Port of Beirut, which came more than a month after the facility was hit by two massive explosions, might have been caused by an intentional act of sabotage, a technical error, ignorance or negligence, said President Michel Aoun.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Month after massive explosion, major fire breaks out at Beirut port
Beirut, Sep 10 (IANS) A major fire broke out at the Beirut port on Thursday, a month after a massive explosion devastated the port facilities and surrounding areas.
2020-09-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hamas chief visits Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon
Beirut, Sep 7 (IANS) Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh visited a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, which marked his first visit to the country after 27 years.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Outgoing Lebanese PM questioned over Beirut blasts
Beirut, Sep 4 (IANS) Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab became the country's highest ranking official to be questioned over the August 4 Port of Beirut blasts that claimed the lives of 191 people and caused widespread destruction in the capital city.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Macron expects Lebanon to implement reforms within 8 weeks
Beirut, Sep 2 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on his second trip to Beirut, said that he expected Lebanese officials to deliver on their promises regarding reforms in the country within eight weeks, or else help will discontinue.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
21 injured in Beirut protests
Beirut, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 21 people were injured in a protest in Beirut against the appointment of a Lebanese new Prime Minister, the Red Cross said.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Macron visits Lebanon for 2nd time after Beirut port blasts
Beirut, Sep 1 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron is on a second visit to Lebanon which came less than a month after the massive August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon names diplomat as new PM
Beirut, Aug 31 (IANS) Lebanon on Monday named the country's envoy to Germany Mustapha Adib as the new Prime Minister following the resignation of the previous cabinet led by Hassan Diab amid mounting pressure over the August 4 Beirut port explosions.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez calls for creation of 'secular state'
Beirut, Aug 31 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for the formation of a "secular state" in an effort to rescue the country from confessionalism.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Hezbollah reiterates rejection of Israel
Beirut, Aug 31 (IANS) Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, has reiterated his movement's rejection of the "Zionist (Israel) entity", even if it gets recognized by the whole world.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Beirut port blasts toll increases to 190
Beirut, Aug 30 (IANS) The Lebanese cabinet announced on Sunday that the death toll from the two explosions that hit the Port of Beirut on August 4 has increased to 190.
2020-08-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UNESCO announces initiative to rebuild Beirut's heritage buildings
Beirut, Aug 28 (IANS) Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced that the UNESCO has launched the initiative "Beirut" to attract funds to be used in rehabilitating Beirut's heritage buildings, LBCI local TV channel reported.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
4 more arrested over Beirut's blasts
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS) Lebanese judicial investigator Fadi Sawan arrested four additional suspects over the explosions of Beirut's port, bringing the total number of arrests since the blast to 16, reported National News Agency.
2020-08-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics