Tag Archives: Lebanon

Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri says he will not be PM again

12 December, 2019 9:48 am 9:48 am

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri withdrew as a candidate for prime minister on Wednesday, and Shi’ite Hezbollah with its ally Amal moved toward nominating a former education minister for the job, two senior sources familiar with their position said. Hariri, the country’s leading Sunni politician, took himself out of the running on the eve … Read More

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Lebanon crisis wreaks havoc on Syria’s war-torn economy

11 November, 2019 6:57 pm 6:57 pm

AMMAN (Reuters) – A financial crisis in Lebanon has hit the economy of neighboring Syria hard, choking off a vital source of dollars and dragging the Syrian pound to record lows. Shut out of the global financial system by Western sanctions, Syria’s economy has depended on banking ties to Lebanon to keep business and commerce … Read More

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Major roads reopen in Lebanon after prime minister resigns

10 October, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Some major highways in Lebanon reopened on Wednesday, after the army urged protesters to lift roadblocks so that activities could return to normal following 13 days of demonstrations that paralysed the country and forced the prime minister to resign. Tuesday’s resignation toppled the coalition government of Saad al-Hariri, who said he had … Read More

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Prime Minister Hariri resigns as Lebanon crisis turns violent

10 October, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would submit his resignation on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a “dead end” in trying to resolve a crisis unleashed by huge protests against Lebanon’s ruling elite. The Sunni politician addressed the nation in a televised address after a mob loyal to Shi’ite Muslim groups … Read More

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Hezbollah leader warns that protests could push Lebanon into chaos

10 October, 2019 8:31 pm 8:31 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned on Friday that nationwide protests could push the country into chaos, collapse and, “God forbid”, civil war. Supporters of Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed group with widespread influence in Lebanon, meanwhile scuffled with anti-government protesters who have been on the streets for days, angered by corruption and … Read More

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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows over economic corrupti...

10 October, 2019 12:54 pm 12:54 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the demise of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. Riot police in vehicles and on foot rounded up protesters, according … Read More


Protesters take to streets in Lebanon over worsening economic crisis

09 September, 2019 2:55 am 2:55 am

Beirut – Protesters blocked roads throughout Lebanon’s capital city in demonstrations against deteriorating conditions as the country grapples with an economic and financial crisis that has stoked fears of currency devaluation.  The demonstrators gathered shortly before noon in the central Martyrs Square in Beirut on Sunday. Several hundred then marched along a main road near the government … Read More


Airspace breach: Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones near border

08 August, 2019 12:39 am 12:39 am

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese army opened fire at two of three Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace on Wednesday evening in the south of the country near the Israeli border, and all three returned to Israeli airspace, the army said. Israeli aircraft regularly enter Lebanese airspace, but this is a rare case of the … Read More


Israeli drone attack a declaration of war: Lebanon president

08 August, 2019 3:59 am 3:59 am

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s president has said an Israeli drone attack on Beirut at the weekend was a “declaration of war” that justified a military response. “What happened is a declaration of war,” Michel Aoun told Jan Kubis, the United Nations’ special coordinator for Lebanon, in a meeting on Monday. “This allows us to resort to our right … Read More