World Bank supports first COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 12:29 GMT

The financing will provide vaccines for over 2 million individuals. The vaccines are expected to arrive in Lebanon by early February 2021.

Lebanese PM-designate waits for entry visa for Egypt: newspaper

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 10:48 GMT

Anonymous sources told the newspaper that Harir’s visit could send a message that he is not internationally isolated like the caretaker prime minister Hassan Diab.

Eps. 4: Lebanese health sector is deteriorating in light of outbreak of Coronavirus; patients complain of lack of medicine and neglect

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 02:24 GMT

health sector is facing the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the economic crisis, and the emigration of doctors.

Eps. 3: 'Death boats' send Lebanese migrants escaping hell of reality to unknown fate; survivors tell painful details

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 12:33 GMT

“The land of heartbreak”. Lebanon.. "Death boats" on the shores of Tripoli

Eps. 2: “The Land of Heartbreak”.. Lebanon's Economy at the mouth of a "Volcano"

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 08:11 GMT

The Lebanese state is mulling eliminating subsidies on basic commodities, according to a government official speaking to Youm7. According to the Ministry of Economy, the subsidy will not be cancelled, but will be changed from commodity into cash to avoid manipulation by traders and to limit smuggling of goods. Medicines are to be excluded.

Eps. 1: Lebanon: “The land of heartbreak”

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 08:06 GMT

Several days in the aftermath of the Beirut Port explosion, the suffering of everyday people in “the pearl of the east” is undeniably clear in almost every aspect of life. Thousands of families are homeless and the state has yet to be held to account.

Lebanon: 'The Land of Heartbreak'

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 02:33 GMT

Introducing “The Land of Heartbreak” series on Lebanon, 30 days in a country nicknamed “The pearl of the east” capturing the suffering of the Lebanese people.

Due to altercation, Lebanese family sets Syrian refugees' camp on fire

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 01:14 GMT

The news was confirmed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) but it did not disclose the number of the injured.

Egyptian president urges international support to Lebanon months after tragic blast

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 08:55 GMT

Sisi warned against threats facing the security and stability of Lebanon, affirming the need to spare Lebanon regional conflicts and to focus on strengthening the Lebanese state institutions, so that it can fulfill its national responsibility in achieving stability.

Lebanon President asks former PM Saad Hariri to form new government

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 12:51 GMT

The newly-appointed Prime Minister said Thursday his government will consist of experts other than partisans to achieve economic and social reform.

Lebanon asks Interpol to detain 2 Russians over port blast

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 09:10 GMT

The news agency said judge Fadi Sawwan referred the case to the state prosecution that asked Interpol to detain the two Russian citizens.

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate announces his resignation

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 10:30 GMT

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib stepped down on Saturday from the task of forming the new government.

3 Egyptian defendants in Fairmont rape case arrive in Cairo after extradited from Lebanon

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 12:42 GMT

Three fugitive Egyptians who are accused raping a girl in 2014 in the notorious case known as “Fairmont Case” arrived at Cairo International Airport after their deportation from Lebanon at Interpol Egypt’s request.

FM Shoukry affirms Egypt support for Lebanon’s security, stability

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 03:55 GMT

Egypt’s Minster Sameh Shoukry discussed with UN envnoy to Lebanon Jan Kubis the latest developments regarding the Lebanon scene and ways for cooperation and support between the two countries.

Egypt: Lebanese Akhbar Newspaper has no official headquarters, nor accredited correspondents

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 01:51 GMT

“The [Egyptian press] Syndicate was shocked by the arrogance and ignorance that dominated the "thing" published in the Lebanese news,” the syndicate said in the statement.

Egypt’s FM to meet with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 08:44 GMT

Ján Kubiš will also hold a meeting with Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit to discuss the latest developments in the region, especially the situation in Lebanon.

Lebanese army disposes 1.3 tons of fireworks found at Beirut Port

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 10:53 GMT

“Troops from the Engineering Regiment immediately removed them and disposed them at fields belonging to the army,” an army statement said.

Egypt sends new aid plane carrying 550 COVID-19 treatment protocols to Lebanon

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 03:00 GMT

Egypt has sent a new aid plane to Lebanon carrying 550 COVID-19 treatment protocols, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Information.

Macron says he will press for Lebanon reform after new PM named

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 01:08 GMT

Macron said he would press for reforms aimed at dragging Lebanon out of a financial abyss as he began a visit to Beirut hours after Lebanese leaders named diplomat Mustapha Adib new PM on Monday under French pressure.

Lebanon PM-designate says time is for work

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 11:44 GMT

He added that he would choose a harmonious work team to conduct the key reforms.