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Lebanon finally got a new government this month, more than a year after the deadly port explosion that killed 217 people, injured 7,000, and swept away the old government. Well, “new” – as always with Lebanese politics – might be overstated. But at least after a year of stasis, the country has found around 20 …

A view shows buildings damaged as a result of a massive explosion in the port area of ​​Beirut, Lebanon on August 13, 2020. Photo taken with a drone. Photo: REUTERS / Bader Helal JNS.org – The European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution Friday who blamed the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah as one …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday in a session that was delayed by nearly an hour due to a power outage and a broken generator at the site . The blackout highlighted the multiple crises rocking the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic collapse, including …

Published on: 09/20/2021 – 05:22 Dubai (AFP) Lebanese expats in the wealthy UAE, many of whom are torn with guilt, scramble to ship essentials and medicine to family and friends in their crisis-ridden home country. “How can I sit in the comfort of my home with air conditioning and a full fridge knowing that my …

In a resolution on Lebanon adopted earlier this week, the European Parliament made it clear that Hezbollah is responsible for the country’s devastating political and economic crisis and the 2019 repression of the popular movement. The resolution, which was adopted with overwhelming and multi-party support, underscores the need for full Lebanese sovereignty and deplores harmful …

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency announced on Friday, more than two years after stepping down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war of independence, had ruled the North African country for two decades before his resignation in April 2019 after street protests …

Since the announcement of the new government on September 10, the Lebanese pound has appreciated more than 30% against the US dollar in the parallel market. Image credit: Reuters Dubai: Despite the formation of a new government in Lebanon after 13 months of political paralysis, the recovery of its economy after a total collapse will …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the Middle Eastern nation in crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from an earlier deal late last year, …

by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the country hit by the crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from …

Beirut, Lebanon – The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the EU to adopt targeted sanctions against Lebanese officials involved in corruption and obstructing the investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut. In a vote on Thursday, 571 of 681 members of the European Parliament backed the resolution, which condemned Lebanese political …