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UN starts emergency plan to provide fuel to Lebanon hospitals
Beirut, Sep 24 (IANS) The UN has kicked off a three-month emergency plan to provide fuel to all of Lebanon's public hospitals, primary health care centres and dispensaries servicing the most vulnerable communities.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon keen to resume indirect border demarcation talks with Israel
Beirut, Sep 23 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country is keen to resume indirect negotiations with Israel for the demarcation of maritime borders, an official statement said here.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's health sector at risk of collapse: WHO
Beirut, Sep 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Lebanon's healthcare sector is at risk of collapse due to a brain drain and a shortage of medical goods and fuel in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts to help Lebanon identify problems in its health sector and draft a strategy plan for reforms.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lebanon receives tanker trucks carrying Iranian oil
Beirut, Sep 17 (IANS) Lebanon has received tanker trucks carrying Iranian oil in a move aimed at easing energy shortages in the crisis-hit country.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon to start talks with IMF, World Bank: Prez
Beirut, Sep 16 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said his country will begin talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank soon.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
EU urges Lebanon to reach IMF deal
Beirut, Sep 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has urged Lebanon's new government to implement emergency reforms and reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund to stop the country's collapse.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's experts concerned over new cabinet's governing power
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon's political experts have expressed concerns over the newly-formed cabinet's governing power, as the ministers indirectly represent different political parties which have mismanaged the state's affairs over the past three decades.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's PM-designate Najib Mikati forms new cabinet
Beirut, Sep 11 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announced on Friday the formation of a new cabinet of 24 ministers, breaking over one year of political deadlock in the crisis-torn country, according to Lebanon's Presidency.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon launches cash cards to support vulnerable families
Beirut, Sep 10 (IANS) Lebanon has launched cash cards in support for over 500,000 families who are in need of help amid the current financial and economic crisis.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Unicef official warns of impacts of Lebanon's crises on children
Beirut, Sep 5 (IANS) Lebanon's multifaceted crises are having severe impacts on children which accounts for about one-third of the total population, warned a senior Unicef official.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UN agency allocates $10mn to buy fuel for Lebanon hospitals, water station
Beirut, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced that it has allocated $10 million to help Lebanon buy fuel to power hospitals and water stations, a statement by the agency reported.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese experts warn against further social deterioration
Beirut, Aug 31 (IANS) Lebanese experts fear that the country's social stability will further deteriorate in the near future in light of the shortage of basic commodities and the increase in poverty to unprecedented levels.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
EU envoy concerned over Lebanon's rapid deterioration
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS) Ralph Tarraf, the European Union's (EU) Ambassador to Lebanon, expressed concerns over the rapid deterioration of the country, urging leaders to form a government i n effort to curb the crisis.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
US to help Lebanon get electricity from Jordan
Beirut, Aug 20 (IANS) The US informed Lebanon that it has decided to help the country draw electricity from Jordan through Syria, a statement by Beirut Presidency said.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
2 more injured in Lebanon's fuel tank blast sent to Turkey
Beirut, Aug 19 (IANS) Two more Lebanese suffering from severe burn injuries sustained in the fuel tank explosion on August 15 were transferred to Turkey, local media reported.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon tank blast toll reaches 29
Beirut, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll from a fuel tank blast in Lebanon's northern district of Akkar has increased to 29, while 79 others were injured, according to authorities.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanon fuel tanker explosion kills 20
Beirut, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed in a fuel tanker explosion in Akkar in northern Lebanon, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Sunday.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese hospital calls for help due to fuel shortage
Beirut, Aug 15 (IANS) The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) has urged the World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN agencies to supply the facility with fuel, warning that hundreds of its patients would die in coming weeks if it fails to do so.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Fully prepared for any war with Israel: Hezbollah
Beirut, Aug 8 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that the Lebanese Shia movement does not fear any Israeli war and it is fully prepared for it.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Israel fires 40 artillery shells into Lebanon
Beirut, Aug 7 (IANS) Israel fired 40 artillery shells into Lebanon after the latter country fired rockets into the Jewish state amid rising tension in the region, the army in Beirut said.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Ceasefire urged between Lebanon, Israel after rocket attack
Beirut, Aug 5 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has urged a ceasefire between Beirut and Israel and exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation after the firing of rockets.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
84 injured as protests turn violent in Beirut
Beirut, Aug 5 (IANS) The Lebanese Red Cross announced that 84 people were injured in clashes between the riot police and protesters during demonstrations in commemoration of the first anniversary of the port blasts.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
5 killed in clashes in Beirut: Report
Beirut, Aug 2 (IANS) Five people were killed and over 10 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed clash between supporters of Hezbollah and a rival faction in Khaldeh at the southern entrance of Beirut, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Lebanon registers 1,147 new Covid-19 cases, 562,527 in total
Beirut, Aug 2 (IANS) Lebanon registered on Sunday 1,147 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number to 562,527, the National News Agency reported.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lebanon's 1st mobile clinic for free Covid testing launched in Beirut
Beirut, July 31 (IANS) Lebanon's first mobile clinic offering free Covid-19 testing and other basic medical services was launched in capital Beirut jointly by its municipality and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Najib Mikati named Lebanon's new PM
Beirut, July 27 (IANS) Najib Mikati was named as Lebanon's new Prime Minister with 72 votes in parliament following months of political turmoil in the crises-hit country.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Over 4mn people in Lebanon risk losing access to water
Beirut, July 24 (IANS) More than four million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon, the Unicef said in a new report.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Lebanon,International
Lebanese PM-designate announces resignation, protests erupt
Beirut, July 16 (IANS) In another blow to the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced his resignation after failing to form a non-partisan cabinet, following which protests erupted across the country.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon thwarts smuggling of Syrian immigrants
Beirut, July 10 (IANS) The Lebanese Navy thwarted the smuggling of 25 illegal Syrian immigrants off the shore of the town of Qalamoun, a security source confirmed.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese Prez calls for extension of UNFIL mandate
Beirut, July 9 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) which is expected to end on August 31
2021-07-09
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese PM appeals for quick int'l aid to prevent collapse
Beirut, July 7 (IANS) Caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has appealed to the international community for quick aid in an effort to help his country avert an imminent disaster, warning that Beirut's collapse would affect the stability of the whole region.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Nearly half of Lebanon's new Covid cases due to Delta variant
Beirut, July 6 (IANS) Lebanon's Health Ministry has said that around half of the country's Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours were caused by the Delta variant.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Over 30% kids in Lebanon remain hungry: Unicef
Beirut, July 2 (IANS) The Unicef has said that more than 30 per cent of the children in Lebanon went to bed hungry and skipped meals in the past month.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Domestic holiday destinations gaining popularity in Lebanon
Beirut, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a shortage of US dollars have prompted many Lebanese people to turn to domestic destinations for holidays instead of travelling abroad.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Hezbollah accuses US of inciting divisions in Lebanon
Beirut, June 26 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused the US of pitting the Lebanese Army against the Shia movement.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese committees approve social safety net plan
Beirut, June 25 (IANS) Lebanon's joint parliamentary committees have approved a social safety net plan that will provide cash assistance of $137 to over 500,000 vulnerable families amid the economic crisis in the country.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank urges educational reforms in Lebanon
Beirut, June 22 (IANS) In a new report, the World Bank has called on the Lebanese government to quickly reform the country's education sector and increase investment.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon, UN open probe into Israeli claim of foiled arms smuggling
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the authorities in Beirut have opened an investigation into a claim by Israel that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons, a security source said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon's labour union holds strike against worsening conditions
Beirut, June 18 (IANS) Lebanon's General Labour Union held a general strike in protest against the country's deteriorating political, living and economic conditions and also demand the formation of a new government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon hopes to continue talks with Israel over maritime border demarcation
Beirut, June 15 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country hopes to continue indirect US-mediated negotiations with Israel on maritime border demarcation.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Unesco to help rehabilitate 100 schools destroyed by Beirut blasts
Beirut, June 11 (IANS) The Unesco has launched a partnership with universities in Lebanon for the rehabilitation of 100 educational institutions destroyed by the 2020 Port of Beirut blasts.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
2 killed in Lebanon clashes among Palestinian factions
Beirut, June 7 (IANS) Two people were killed and several others injured in clashes among Palestinian factions in the Rashidieh camp in Lebanon.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
UK, Brazil travellers to Lebanon must quarantine for 5 days
Beirut, June 5 (IANS) Lebanon's Civil Aviation Authority announced that inbound travellers from the UK and Brazil will have to undergo a five-day mandatory quarantine at designated hotels.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank to increase financial support for Lebanon
Beirut, June 5 (IANS) World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa ,Ferid Belhaj said that the global lender will increase funds allocated to the most vulnerable families in Lebanon.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanese army urges Israel to withdraw from 'occupied' territories
Beirut, June 4 (IANS) The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) have urged Israel to withdraw from the "occupied" territories including the Shebaa Farms, Kfarchouba Hills and Ghajar village.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
World Bank ready to contribute towards Beirut's reconstruction
Beirut, June 4 (IANS) Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Group Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, said the global lender is ready to contribute towards the reconstruction of Beirut following the widespread destruction caused by the 2020 twin explosions.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Syrian envoy urges Lebanon to coordinate refugees' return
Beirut, June 3 (IANS) Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel Karim Ali urged authorities in Beirut to coordinate with Damascus on the return of refugees to their homeland.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Lebanon looks forward to strengthening ties with Syria
Beirut, May 30 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that his country looked forward to strengthening bilateral ties with Syria in all areas.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Migrant workers in Lebanon hit by crises: UN
Beirut, May 27 (IANS) The UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced that Lebanon's economic crisis, Covid-19 lockdowns and the 2020 Beirut port blasts have exacerbated the suffering of migrants in the country, many of whom have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics