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World - Region
4/3/2023 3:59:52 PM
Lebanon is investigating alleged embezzlement of over $300,000 at its Ukraine embassy, a judicial official told AFP on Monday, as sources say cash-strapped Beirut is trying to cut costs at diplomatic missions.

World - Region
3/30/2023 1:32:29 PM
Cash-strapped Lebanon has scrapped a deal for a second terminal at Beirut's international airport, the transport minister said Thursday, after critics raised transparency concerns in the $122 million project.

World - Region
3/30/2023 11:55:38 AM
The United Nations' highest court is set to rule Thursday in a case filed by Iran against the United States over frozen Iranian assets worth some $2 billion that the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Tehran.

World - Region
3/27/2023 3:19:10 PM
Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister reversed an unpopular decision made by his office to delay the start of daylight saving time by a month, saying Monday the Cabinet decided to implement the change in two days.

World - Region
3/25/2023 11:34:00 PM
The last-minute decision by the Lebanese government on Friday to postpone work with Daylight-Saving Time (DST), which was scheduled to go into effect at midnight on 26 March, until after the holy month of Ramadan has sparked widespread controversy and confusion in the country.

Egypt - Tourism
3/25/2023 11:04:57 PM
EgyptAir announced on Saturday that all its Beirut flights will depart one hour earlier than previously scheduled between 25 March and 21 April after Lebanon postponed implementation of Daylight-Saving Time (DST).

World - Region
3/23/2023 4:00:56 PM
Crisis-hit Lebanon is "at a very dangerous moment", a visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, criticising slow progress on reforms needed to unlock billions in loans.

World - Region
3/22/2023 8:35:30 PM
The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group refused to comment directly Wednesday on last week’s killing of a man suspected of entering Israel from Lebanon. He said the group's silence is part of a psychological war.

World - Region
3/22/2023 1:16:59 PM
Lebanese security forces fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters, mainly retired soldiers, who tried to break through the fence leading to the government headquarters in downtown Beirut.

World - Region
3/21/2023 4:33:28 PM
A landmine explosion used for demolition works injured 3 Israeli soldiers on Tuesday as they were driving a vehicle near the borders of the town of Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.

World - Region
3/16/2023 6:06:42 PM
The UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon said Thursday it had not observed any border crossings after Israel said it killed a suspect wearing an explosive belt who may have entered from Lebanon.

World - Region
3/16/2023 11:30:11 AM
Lebanon's embattled Central Bank chief appeared Thursday for questioning for the first time before a European legal team visiting Beirut in a money-laundering probe linked to the governor.

World - Region
3/14/2023 11:17:07 AM
The Lebanese pound sank to a historic low against the dollar on the parallel market Tuesday, foreign exchange dealers said, as banks in the crisis-hit country resumed an open-ended strike.

World - Region
3/11/2023 4:04:12 PM
Saudi Arabia's surprise move to restore ties with Iran adds a new, complicated layer to its delicate diplomatic dance with Israel, which craves a breakthrough normalization deal of its own, analysts said.

World - Region
3/11/2023 3:24:08 PM
Syria on Saturday welcomed the agreement reached between Iran and Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies saying it will lead to more stability in the region.

World - Region
3/11/2023 11:18:42 AM
A deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia to resume diplomatic ties has wide-reaching effects across the Middle East and beyond, and reduces the chance of armed conflict between regional rivals.

World - International
3/8/2023 10:33:23 AM
The president of the U.N. General Assembly announced Tuesday that Lebanon, Gabon and South Sudan made sufficient payments to restore their voting rights in the 193-member world body, leaving Venezuela as the only country that is barred from voting.

World - Region
3/7/2023 10:08:03 AM
The Lebanese pound has lost as much as 98 percent in value since late 2019, and now most restaurants and many stores are demanding to be paid in dollars to bypass what’s seen as a nearly useless currency

World - Region
3/6/2023 8:42:48 PM
The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah said Monday the group backs a former Cabinet minister and strong ally to become Lebanon’s next president.

World - Region
3/6/2023 5:05:59 PM
A Lebanese judge has summoned central bank governor Riad Salameh for questioning next week, a judicial official said Monday, as the crisis-hit country advances an embezzlement probe parallel to European investigations.

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