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World - Region
2/7/2023 3:38:51 PM
Lebanon's battered commercial banks on Tuesday closed their doors to customers in protest of a recent court ruling that forced one of the country's largest banks to pay out two of its depositors their trapped savings in cash.

World - Region
2/6/2023 1:20:00 PM
A moderate earthquake hit the sea between Lebanon and Cyprus at around 3am local time in Lebanon forcing some residents in Lebanon to evacuate their homes an hour before a powerful earthquake killed hundreds in southeast Turkey and northern Syria.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
2/1/2023 7:02:50 PM
France's envoy on international support to Lebanon Pierre Duquesne, who is currently visiting Egypt, applauded on Wednesday Egypt’s efforts to establish a regional power grid.

Business - Economy
1/31/2023 10:54:58 PM
Lebanon from Wednesday will shift its long-standing official exchange rate to 15,000 pounds against the dollar, a central bank source said -- an almost 90 percent devaluation amid a years-long economic crisis.a

World - Region
1/29/2023 10:24:25 PM
The Lebanese foreign ministry on Sunday condemned the recent deadly Israeli raid in the Palestinian city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

Business - Energy
1/29/2023 3:09:43 PM
Lebanon, two international oil giants and state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy signed an agreement Sunday that the Qatari firm will join a consortium that will search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon's coast.

Life & Style - Health
1/27/2023 5:05:46 PM
The World Food Programme warned on Friday that hunger rates in Syria have soared to record highs after more than a decade of devastating conflict.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/27/2023 2:23:00 PM
Political and economic movement has been taking place in Lebanon, but it has been nowhere near enough to bring the country out of its political and economic crisis.

World - Region
1/26/2023 5:33:13 PM
Lebanon's central bank said Thursday it has frozen the accounts of a foreign exchange trader and his sons, after the US sanctioned them this week over links to Hezbollah.

World - Region
1/26/2023 3:46:19 PM
Scores of protesters Thursday scuffled with riot police in Beirut as they tried to break into the chief offices of Lebanon's judiciary, after officials moved to cripple the probe into a massive port explosion that wreaked havoc on the capital city.

World - Region
1/25/2023 7:13:58 PM
The judge leading the investigation into Beirut's deadly 2020 port blast refused Wednesday to step down from the probe, rejecting charges brought against him by Lebanon's top prosecutor in the politically charged case.

World - Region
1/25/2023 7:11:58 PM
An ancient Yemeni kingdom and a Lebanese modernist concrete fair park were added Wednesday to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in danger, the latest entries from The Middle East.

World - Region
1/24/2023 1:41:06 PM
The Lebanese judge probing a devastating 2020 blast in Beirut port has resumed work, a judicial source said Monday, over a year after political pressure brought the investigation to a halt.

World - Region
1/24/2023 12:03:24 PM
The Lebanese judge probing the Beirut port blast has charged Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat and three judges, a first in the country's history, a judicial official told AFP on Tuesday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
1/20/2023 6:44:07 PM
Spokesman for Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid on Friday called remarks by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah about the economic situation in Egypt “nonsense” and "an attempt to recall fake heroism."

World - Region
1/20/2023 5:40:03 PM
Two independent Lebanese lawmakers who spent the night in parliament vowed Friday to stay until MPs elect a new president, as political deadlock hobbles the country already in deep economic crisis.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/20/2023 1:44:00 PM
Comments made by the Iranian foreign minister on a visit to Beirut last week have opened up the possibility of a change in the status quo in Lebanon.

World - Region
1/19/2023 8:27:02 PM
Lebanon's currency hit an all-time low against the dollar on the black market Thursday as politicians for an 11th time failed to elect a new president in the crisis-torn country.

World - Region
1/18/2023 5:40:38 PM
Lebanon's caretaker government Wednesday approved opening credit lines totaling $116 million to help fix its crippled state electricity grid.

World - Region
1/18/2023 3:35:03 PM
On New Year's Eve, a small boat carrying more than 230 would-be migrants, most of them Syrians, broke down and began to sink after setting sail from the northern coast of Lebanon.

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