Lebanon

Lebanon

Republic in western Asia

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BBC News
August 9, 2020
BBC News
French President Emmanuel Macron has organised Sunday's online talks to generate aid for Lebanon.
AP
August 8, 2020
@bsindia
Lebanons prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken country.
PTI | AP
August 6, 2020
@bsindia
During a visit to the city on Thursday, Macron walked past gutted silos and charred carcasses of cargo containers
AP
August 6, 2020
@bsindia
Public anger mounted against the ruling elite that is being blamed for the chronic mismanagement and carelessness that led to the disaster
AP
August 5, 2020
@bsindia
The World Health Organisation says it is airlifting medical supplies to Lebanon to cover up to 1,000 trauma interventions and up to 1,000 surgical interventions following the explosion in Beirut
BBC News
August 5, 2020
BBC News
What has caused such anger across Lebanon - and why it is not going away.
DNA Web Team
August 5, 2020
DNA India
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AP | PTI
August 4, 2020
@bsindia
The explosion appeared to be centred around Beiruts port and caused wide scale destruction and shattered windows miles away
The Associated Press
August 3, 2020
CTVNews
Lebanon's foreign minister resigned on Monday amid a severe economic and financial crisis gripping the Arab country, warning that a lack of vision and a will to make changes is risking turning Lebanon into a "failed state."
June 30, 2020
WebWire
Global beverage leader Diageo announced today that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral - one of the largest in North America, and a first for Diageo. Reinforcing Diageo's global commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and addressing climate change, the site will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, with a capacity to produce up to 10 million proof gallons per year. The new distillery, which is currently under construc...
Tom Perry
June 16, 2020
IN
Lebanon is struggling to take the first steps out of a deep financial crisis, with hopes of reforms getting under way shaken by what government critics say is a sectarian carve-up of state jobs that has shown the political elite's reluctance to change.
Reuters Editorial
May 21, 2020
IN
Lebanon's central bank will start providing dollars for food imports as part of "necessary measures" to defend the battered local currency, whose slump has sent prices skyrocketing.
Samia Nakhoul
May 18, 2020
IN
A recovery plan Lebanon is negotiating with the IMF expertly diagnoses the bankrupt state's colossal losses but fails to commit to radical reform, the vital ingredient needed for a financial bailout of the country's sinking economy.
Reuters Editorial
May 14, 2020
IN
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it has begun remote discussions this week with Lebanon, which is seeking some $10 billion of aid to help it out of the worst financial crisis in its history.
Reuters Editorial
May 5, 2020
U.S.
Lebanon's government will take back management of the country's two state-owned mobile phone networks after the latest contracts expired, and plans to prepare a new tender within three months.
Reuters Editorial
April 26, 2020
IN
Lebanon's politically influential Maronite Christian patriarch backed the long-serving central bank governor on Sunday, after the prime minister cast bank chief Riad Salameh as responsible for a currency crash that worsened sharply in recent days.
The Associated Press
April 15, 2020
CTVNews
The Middle East, already wracked by high numbers of unemployed youth, unrest, conflict and large numbers of refugees, will sink into a recession this year sparked by the double shock of the coronavirus outbreak and low oil prices, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.
Reuters Editorial
April 11, 2020
IN
India will export 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and 40,000 tonnes of the grain to Lebanon in diplomatic deals, the Indian farm minister said on Friday.
Reuters Editorial
March 16, 2020
IN
Beirut's usually congested streets were largely free of cars and pedestrians stayed away from its seafront Corniche as government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus took effect with varying degrees of success on Monday.
Tom Perry
March 12, 2020
IN
Lebanon's plan to tackle a financial and economic crisis will meet IMF recommendations and will be ready in weeks, the finance minister said, adding that any recourse to an IMF programme must be politically agreed and its terms should not cause suffering.
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