Lebanon

Lebanon May Extend Virus Lockdown As Death Rate Rises

BY NAJIA HOUSSARI BEIRUT: Lebanon is facing at least another two weeks of lockdown to bring the coronavirus crisis under

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Covid-19: Lebanon Businesses Stepping In To Help Overwhelmed Hospitals

While Lebanon’s government has enforced a public lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, businesses are stepping in to

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Lebanon’s Berri Threatens Quit Diab’s Cabinet Over Coronavirus Expat Policy

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri threatened on Saturday to suspend his support for Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government if it

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Yemen: Saudi Forces Torture, ‘disappear’ Yemenis

(Human Rights Watch) – (Beirut) – Saudi military forces and Saudi-backed Yemeni forces have carried out serious abuses against Yemenis since June 2019 in al-Mahrah, Yemen’s far eastern governorate, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses...
Related topics: Yemen, Human Rights, Military

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Lebanon Vows Total Economic Overhaul By Year-end As The Economy Sinks Deeper Into Turmoil

BY Tom Arnold  Reuters Eric Knecht  Reuters LONDON/BEIRUT, March 27 (Reuters) – Lebanon launched formal debt restructuring talks on Friday with a pledge to
Related topics: Reuters, United Kingdom, London

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Hezbollah Derides Release Of Former Sla Member Into U.s. Custody

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah charges that American pressure influenced the Lebanese government to release former SLA member Amer Fakhoury, the "Butcher of Kiam", who was accused of torturing prisoners during Israel's occupation of south Lebanon.
Related topics: Hezbollah, Israel

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Lebanon To Stop Paying Back All Debt In Foreign Currencies

 Lebanon will stop paying all maturing Eurobonds in foreign currencies amid a crippling economic and financial crisis and as foreign

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In Lebanon, The Revolution Will Be Televised

By Hanan Hamd BEIRUT, Lebanon — Assolta4 TV, Fourth Estate — Lebanese Revolution TV, began testing on Feb. 17 as the

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Coronavirus: A Clear And Present Danger To Lebanon

First cases in Lebanon reported in early March came from people returning from Iran or Italy Testing privately for COVID-19
Related topics: Iran, Italy

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Iran’s Hezbollah Virus Infects Lebanon While Attacking The World

ANALYSIS/OPINION: COVID-19, the virus from Communist China, has not yet hit Lebanon harder than other nations, but no one will be surprised
Related topics: Iran, Hezbollah, China

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Former Member Of Israel-backed Militia Killed In Lebanon

Lebanese security officials say unknown assailants shot dead a former member of an Israeli-backed militia in southern Lebanon
Related topics: Israel

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Flower Shops In Locked-down Lebanon Open For Mother’s Day But Nobody Comes

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iman Tohme sanitized her Beirut flower shop, disinfected all the plants and announced they would deliver for
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A Rare Glimpse Into $30 Billion Lebanese Debt Restructuring Plan

By Marton Eder and Dana Khraiche Sovereign bond restructurings are rarely smooth. Lebanon’s looks like it will be particularly rocky. The rules underpinning

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Lebanon Takes Aim At Peg With Talks On Weaker Rate For Deposits

By Dana Khraiche Lebanon is considering a move to allow holders of dollar accounts at banks to withdraw money in pounds
Related topics: Banking

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Lebanon Court Orders Release Of U.s. Citizen Known As “the Butcher Of Khiam”

A military tribunal in Beirut has ordered the release of an American citizen accused of running a southern Lebanese prison
Related topics: Military

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Riots Rock Overcrowded Lebanon Prisons Over Coronavirus Fears

Beirut, Lebanon – Riots erupted in at least two overcrowded Lebanese prisons as inmates demanded to be released over fears the

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah Won’t Oppose Imf Aid Under ‘reasonable Conditions’: Chief

Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement, which has strongly opposed foreign interference in the country’s crisis-hit economy, said Friday it could accept Beirut receiving an International Monetary Fund financial rescue package under...
Related topics: Hezbollah

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Hezbollah: The Curse Of Lebanon

By HUSSAIN ABDUL-HUSSAIN A Lebanese-American Pentagon contractor in Iraq has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information about US intelligence sources to
Related topics: Hezbollah, Pentagon, Iraq

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China Is Threatening To Bomb Taiwan Into Submission

Michael Peck Security, Asia Beijing has threatened to turn Taiwan into a Lebanon-like situation. Key point: China certainly has the capability to use force against Taiwan. But unlike Lebanon and Syria, Taiwan and the United States can hit...
Related topics: China, Taiwan, Beijing, Syria

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Will Coronavirus Collapse Lebanon—and Will It Be Iran’s Fault?

The small Mediterranean republic was already facing a social crisis. Now it’s facing a pandemic, too. by Matthew Petti  Lebanon confirmed
Related topics: Iran

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