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CAIRO - 17 February 2018: Arab League (AL) chief Ahmed Abul Gheit reiterated Saturday his rejection of any Israeli attempt to violate the Lebanese rights. ... The Lebanese government says it passes through land that belongs to Lebanon but lies on the Israeli side of the Blue Line, where the U.N. ...
The Tripoli International Fairground is a surreal anomaly, a symbol of Lebanon's grand pre-war dreams and its post-war economic stagnation. Set amid a square kilometre of ... The land on which the fair stands was expropriated by the Lebanese government. While it is not technically open to the public, ...

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the Iranian-backed movement Hezbollah, urged Lebanon's Government Friday to stand firm against Israel, with force if ... month won a tender from the Lebanese petroleum Administration (LPA) to begin drilling offshore next year in two blocks, including one disputed by Israel.
... seven years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and continues to show exceptional commitment and solidarity to people displaced by the war in Syria", said Steiner. "UNDP remains committed to supporting the Lebanese government ...
Beirut - Head of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists Fadi Gemayel Thursday urged the government to implement exceptional measures to prevent the closure of more factories in the future. Speaking at a news conference following a meeting with members of the association, Gemayel warned that ...
Tillerson, who arrived in Beirut from neighboring Jordan, is the most senior official from the Trump Administration to visit Lebanon and the first by a U.S. ... Tillerson, during his short visit, is also expected to reinforce support for Lebanon's Government headed by Hariri and for the Lebanese armed forces.

"Hezbollah entanglement in regional conflicts threatens the security of Lebanon and has destabilizing effects on the region," he said of the Iran-backed Shiite movement, which is part of the Lebanese government. Hezbollah, branded a "terrorist" organization by the United States, is a key ally of Syrian ...
"We realise the numerous burdens on Lebanon due to the Syrian displacement and we will continue providing humanitarian and development aid. We will coordinate with the Lebanese government to identify the priority projects that will reduce the suffering of Syrian displaced persons and the Lebanese ...
Tillerson, during his short visit, is also expected to reinforce support for Lebanon's Government headed by Hariri and for the Lebanese armed forces. At a news conference in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Wednesday, he said Iran's influence over Hezbollah is "unhelpful to Lebanon's long-term future" ...
"Let everyone know that I will not sell my Arab brothers 'fake Lebanese political goods'... We are not merchants of positions and ... He made the remarks referring to a government resolution that reaffirmed Lebanon's commitment to distance itself from regional conflicts. The resolution was issued in the wake ...
"We support a free, democratic Lebanon, free of influence of others, and we know that Lebanese Hizballah is influenced by Iran. ... of state said in an interview with Al Hurra TV that the US was "very mindful [that] our issue is with [Hizballah]" - and not with the Lebanese people or the Lebanese government.
The bleak assessment underlines the magnitude of politically costly decisions Lebanon must take to revive its economy. The government should improve its balance sheet by the equivalent of 5 per cent of GDP by cutting spending, raising taxes on gasoline and eliminating electricity subsidies, the IMF said.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Ghassan Baytieh has staked out his turf in the city of Tripoli. One of about 10 large-scale private generator operators in the northern Lebanese city who can help provide electricity to homes and businesses when the government electricity is cut, Baytieh truly symbolizes power.
30 (Xinhua) -- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday praised Lebanon for hosting many Syrian refugees. ... for Refugees (UNHCR), half of them children below 18 years old, along with 31,502 Palestine refugees from Syria, according to estimates from the Lebanese government.
With Iran's support, Manelis wrote, Hezbollah is building "terrorist infrastructure and plants to make arms under the nose of the Lebanese government." Manelis' article is directed at the residents of Lebanon, but it is apparent that it is also directed to the attention of the governments of Lebanon and other ...
Eventually, the Lebanese government banned my film. And then, 22 Arab countries banned it. I was pissed. I was pissed as hell. I just did a movie. I'm not collaborating. I'm not spying. I just took a camera and shot there [in Tel Aviv]. A few years later, I went back to Lebanon in 2017 to do my new film, "The ...
Beirut, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The European Union's Ambassadors to Lebanon hailed Monday the leadership of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and expressed EU's support for Lebanon's upcoming legislative elections, said an EU statement. "The unity government under Hariri's leadership has contributed ...

EXCLUSIVE: Franco-Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri had a rough road to get to a Foreign Language Oscar nomination today with his drama, The Insult -- including being arrested just after it premiered in Venice. Still, there's comfort in the first-ever nomination for Lebanon since it began submitting films in ...
The Iran-backed, Shi'ite Hezbollah is classified as a terrorist group by Washington, but sits in Lebanon's delicate national unity government. ... Lebanese banking and political authorities have lobbied Washington to make sure its anti-Hezbollah measures do not destroy the banking system underpinning the economy.
"It's funny that [the Lebanese government would] try to ban a movie on the role of the free press… [even] while here it is trying to silence many journalists," Gino Raidy, Vice President of MARCH, a Lebanon-based pro-freedom of expression organization, told The Media Line. "The censorship system is pretty ...
Lebanon's waste crisis, which some residents see as a symptom of the government's failure to provide basic services to its citizens, has caused public ... that pointed to both the smell of uncollected trash festering in the summer heat, and to the perceived corruption underlying the Lebanese government.
Beirut: All Lebanese government institutions must cut their 2018 budgets by 20 percent as part of the country's efforts to revamp its struggling economy, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said ... Lebanon's economy has been battered by six years of war in neighboring Syria and by simmering political divisions.
"We count on the support of Saudi Arabia, and we believe that Saudi Arabia has always supported Lebanon positively," Hasbani insisted. ... as "strong negative rhetoric" against gulf countries from Shia militant and political group Hezbollah, which is the strongest wing of Lebanon's coalition government.
At the event, the researcher described the situation in Lebanon, which is under political and military control of Hezbollah, as "Sunnis being clamped down by Hezbollah and the Lebanese army versus Hezbollah militia being the untouchables." Critics, including high-ranking government officials, have long ...
(Beirut) - Human Rights Watch will launch a billboard and online campaign on January 19, 2018, to end the waste management crisis in Lebanon, Human ... Open burning of waste is a dangerous and avoidable consequence of the government's decades-long failure to manage solid waste in a way that ...
Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) demonstrate their skills at the forces simulation training village during their inauguration ceremony in the town of ... Lebanon thwarted extremists' plans to attack places of worship and government buildings over the holidays after gaining rare access to an ISIS ...
Researchers link smartphone hacking group Dark Caracal to Lebanese government ... As the cyber landscape evolves and the barriers to entry come down, new Actors have entered the scene - including, allegedly, Lebanon, which has apparently been able to turn thousands of Android phones into spying ...
There's a string of spyware campaigns operating out of a government building in Lebanon, according to new research from Lookout Security and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Dubbed "Dark Caracal," the new group is linked to attacks on thousands of victims in more than 21 different countries, a range ...
More recently, however, smaller countries, without a long history of cyberattacks, such as Iran, North Korea, or even Qatar and Kazakhstan, have started to catch up in the government hacking game. Lebanon is just the latest one to be caught. "What used to be the realm of top-tier nation states is now the ...
"Most probably [local politicians] got sick and tired of government promises and decided if they don't deliver in due time, they will take matters into their own hands - which I think is an even ... He also said that the future of Lebanon's waste was with "thermal decomposition plants in all Lebanese territories."
Boyd, R-Lebanon, was appointed to the House on Wednesday evening by the Wilson County Commission to fill the remaining term of former state Rep. ... This year, legislators seek to build upon the success of the previous legislative session that saw wasteful government spending cut from the budget, ...
Hezbollah are a potent political force in Lebanon and form part of a political coalition with Hariri, dominating Lebanon's cabinet thought to be the strongest organ of Lebanon's state. "Hezbollah has been a member of this government. This is an inclusive government that has all the big political parties, and ...
Many European governments fear more refugees could try to enter Europe, should the Lebanese government stop allowing them to remain in Lebanon. So, the diplomats say, governments are careful not to do anything that might upset the Lebanese - even on issues that might seem unrelated, like trash ...
Around 1.5 million refugees who fled Syria's violence account for a quarter of Lebanon's population. The Lebanese government has long avoided setting up official refugee camps. So, many Syrians live in tented settlements, languishing in poverty and facing restrictions on legal residence or work.
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian (R, Front) and Lebanese President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil El-Jisr (L, Front) sign a project deal in Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 9, 2018. The launching ceremony of the Chinese government's funding project to build and equip a ...
'Congratulations to the Lebanese people (…) on Lebanon entering the club of oil countries,' tweeted the country's energy minister, Cesar Khalil, after Lebanon's first petroleum licensing round finally took place last fall. On 14 December 2017, the Lebanese government approved the bid by a consortium of ...
"Sayyed Nasrallah always acts as if there are no Lebanese people, a country called Lebanon or a Lebanese state," Geagea said in a press release. "I wish he had tasked the ministers of his party and his allies in the government to raise in Cabinet all the issues that he mentioned in his interview, so that all ...
But there is less clarity in the political narrative when it comes to the future of the approximately 174,000 Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. ... Lebanon, says he appreciates the Lebanese support for Palestinians on the question of Jerusalem, but remains frustrated with the government's approach to the ...
As of October 2016, Lebanon hosted 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including 1 million registered with UNHCR, half of them children below 18 years old, along with 31,502 Palestine refugees from Syria, according to estimates from the Lebanese government. In October, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said ...
Lebanese security forces have removed roadblocks and barriers surrounding Beirut's downtown commercial district, which for years had been choked by ... The downtown area is home to Lebanon's parliament and government building and has in the past often been the scene of anti-government protests, ...
The study has not yet been published, but some of its findings are available in the 2017 Lebanon Relief Plan report, a document compiled by multiple government agencies with input from various aid organizations. Each of these studies, however, provides only a snapshot most relevant to the time data was ...
Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, shared an image of himself with his own pet dog, along with a reminder of new legislation passed in August 2017 that ... However, following the circulation of this video, which shows government workers defying the terms of the legislation, Animals Lebanon has called for ...
For solar PV, the government received 42 bids at the end of October 2017. The plan is to build 12 solar plants across four districts of Lebanon--three each in South Lebanon, Mount Lebanon, the Bekaa valley, and North Lebanon. Pierre Khoury, head of the Lebanese Center for Energy conservation ...
The European Union alone has allocated more than 70 million euros to solid waste management in Lebanon in recent years. There are clear solutions to this problem and the only obstacle here is political will. The government should finally end the open burning of waste and put in place long term ...
Since then, no new ambassador had been appointed until the beginning of February 2017 when Al-Yaacoub was appointed. He had not, however, presented his credentials to the Lebanese government. At the end of 2017, the Kingdom sent the Lebanese Foreign Ministry an official letter announcing its ...
A man walks along a street in downtown Beirut, after Lebanese security forces removed roadblocks and barbed wire barriers surrounding the commercial ... The downtown area is home to Lebanon's parliament and government building and has in the past often been the scene of anti-government protests, ...
One reason we rarely write about Lebanese politics is that many officials here stand on great ceremony: Despite wielding diluted power in a deadlocked government in a tiny state, they require long preparations and faxed questions before the simplest interview. This time, though, they kept telling us to ...
Beirut- The end of fighting in large areas of Syria is enabling some refugees to return home with their number in Lebanon declining below one million from the 1.2 million registered two years ago, the Lebanese minister for the affairs of the displaced, Moein Merhebi, was quoted as saying by local media.
And he did this famous interview with the very famous TV anchor from that residence, which would be strange. It also seemed at one point when he returned to Lebanon, the twitter sphere was remarking on this photo that came out from the Lebanese government where Mr. Hariri's shoes were several sizes ...
Hariri quit his job in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia a month ago but later said he might withdraw the resignation, providing all parties in Lebanon's Government agree to adhere to the state's policy of "dissociation" from regional conflicts. The Lebanese government said in a statement read by Hariri: "The ...


 

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