Lebanon

Hezbollah Flexes Its Muscles In Lebanon And Provides Free Iranian Fuel

The diesel isn’t going to make a huge difference, but it is a further sign of the group’s power in the country.
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Ex Pro Hezbollah Minister Asks That Port Blast Judge Be Replaced

By: BASSEM MROUE,  AP Beirut- A former Lebanese government minister who is allied with the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group
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Pm Mikati To Meet French President Macron To Discuss Lebanon Crisis

Paris – AFPFrench President Emmanuel Macron will receive the new Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday over a lunch
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Us 5th Fleet Kicks Off First-ever Central Partnership Station Exercise In Lebanon

WASHINGTON — U.S. 5th Fleet is beginning the inaugural Central Partnership Station exercise in Lebanon, meant to marry partner-building military
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Does Lebanon Finally Have A Government That Can Fix The Mess?

Probably not. But after a year of stalemate, even old faces are better than none. By Zinya Salfiti Lebanon finally

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Lebanon’s Foreign Creditors Demand Urgent Debt Restructuring

By Dana Khraiche and Ben Bartenstein International holders of Lebanese debt urged the new government to resume long-delayed efforts to restructure the country’s

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Opinion | Hezbollah’s Grip On Lebanon Is Weakening. Here’s How Washington Can Help.

In a televised speech last week, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah outlined a detailed plan for how a U.S.-sanctioned militia will send tankers of U.S.-sanctioned fuel to be distributed by a U.S.-sanctioned company. Hezbollah is planning to use...
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Biden Bungles Lebanon

The Biden administration has quietly waved sanctions to allow Lebanon to import oil from Iran, both by sea and overland through Syria. Hezbollah already claims victory with its banners. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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Iran's Goal In Lebanon: Push The Americans Out, Like Afghanistan

"Iran believes that with a bit of a push, the US will fold up its cards in ... Lebanon." From Seth J. Frantzman.
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Lebanon Government Wins Vote Of Confidence

Lebanon’s parliament on Monday approved Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s new cabinet, tasked with pulling the country out of a deep

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Lebanon’s Education Minister Appeals To Friendly Countries For Help

BEIRUT In a TV interview with al Hurra , Lebanon’s new minister of Education Dr Abbas al Halabi appealed to

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Lebanon Sees No Relief After Arrival Of Iranian Oil Shipments

Lebanon’s critical fuel shortages are showing no signs of ending despite the arrival of Iranian oil smuggled into the country through neighboring Syria. Hezbollah has been arranging the informal oil imports and prominent political and religious...
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Central Bank Chief Calls For 85 % Haircut On Dollar Deposits

Beirut , Lebanon Riad Salameh, The Governor of the central Bank of Lebanon , Banque du Liban had asked the

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Iran Says Ready To Sell Fuel To Lebanese Gov't After Hezbollah Secured Emergency Supplies - Report

Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year and is unable to import essential supplies, including gasoline for automobiles and diesel to power generators, all while power outages persist. Hezbollah vowed last month that it would bring fuel from Iran,...
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Lebanon: Mass Grave From 1200s Shows Crusaders Were Attacked From Behind, Beheaded

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4) The Crusaders were not, as the ever-witless Daily Mail claims here, a Christian invasion. They were a late and small-scale defensive action after 450 years of...

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20 Tons Of Ammonium Nitrate Seized In Hezbollah Stronghold In Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have seized 20 tons of ammonium nitrate — the same chemical behind a deadly explosion last year at
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Finally Lebanon Signs Contract With Alvarez & Marsal To Audit The Central Bank

Lebanon’s incoming finance minister finally signed a contract on Friday with a New-York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of
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Fenianos Calls Arrest Warrant Over His Role In Beirut Blast “great Injustice”

Youssef Fenianos , the former public works minister who received an arrest warrant for his role in the Beirut Port

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Lebanon Needs Us Help Urgently If It Wants It To Ever Stand On Its Own Feet

The country’s desperate citizens are increasingly investing their hopes in a U.S. government that has other priorities. By Anchal Vohra,

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Lebanon Plagued By Economic Crisis Since Beirut Port Explosion

Take away fuel, take away water, take away a functioning government and it doesn’t take long for an entire country to implode. Since the port explosion which tore through Beirut, Lebanon has been plunged into one of the worst economic crises...

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