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The Lebanese national flag flies in Beirut, Lebanon on August 18, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay BRUSSELS, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – The European Union should still consider imposing sanctions on Lebanese politicians who block the progress of the new government, the European Parliament said on Thursday, calling the Lebanese crisis a man-made disaster. This week, …

Murr says the best way to honor their memory is to find out the truth. “The good truth too – not just one version of the truth, a convenient white lie. At the moment we don’t have answers to our questions and that’s what hurts us. Loading However, the judge responsible for finding these answers …

Lebanese leaders have formed a new government, ending the political impasse that has gripped the country since the explosion of the port of Beirut more than a year ago. Najib Mikati, a billionaire tycoon, will be prime minister. He will be responsible for bringing the small Mediterranean country out of its worst economic and financial …

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a memorandum intended to provide $ 47 million in aid to the cash-strapped Lebanese Armed Forces. The memorandum orders Secretary of State Antony Blinken to initiate the necessary process to direct funds allocated by Congress to the Lebanese military, as rapid inflation continues to place most Lebanese soldiers …

Posted: Posted September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT / Has been updated: September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT Muslim worshipers at a gas station on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the coastal town of Jie, south of Beirut, Lebanon, protesting the severe fuel shortages that Lebanon has witnessed for weeks. I pray during …

5 minutes to readAugust 31 Everything in Lebanon is running out: fuel, electricity, water, bread, internet, medicine, cooking gas, medical personnel, hope. At a pharmacy in Paris last week, I displayed the Notes app on my phone which contained a list of medications and photos of prescriptions for people I had never met before. The …

A prominent Australian doctor, Jamal Rifi of Lebanon, was sentenced in absentia to ten years in prison in Lebanon for the crime of “normalizing with Israel,” VOA and Albawaba reported Wednesday. Dr Rifi is working with the Sydney Jewish community on a charity program that organizes treatment for Palestinians in Israeli hospitals. The program trains …

Wed 25 Aug 2021 Lebanese politicians seek handouts rather than reforms Source MENA through Paul Gadalla Barbers shave their customers in front of their shop due to a power cut in Beirut, Lebanon on August 20, 2021. Photo taken on August 20, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir In his last speech on August 15, Hassan …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s financial collapse is driving the country into chaos at an accelerating pace, forcing its conflicting leaders to face a choice between finally doing something about the crisis or risking even more chaos and destruction insecurity. The economic collapse that caused increasing hardship in Lebanon for two years reached a critical point …

The rapid conquest of Afghanistan by the Taliban took a lot of surprise, but the commentary moved just as quickly in assessing its impact on U.S. national security. Conversations have largely focused on whether the Taliban will aid or encourage another 9/11 “mega-terrorist attack” on the United States, forcing Washington to once again attack the …