Sunday, 23 February 2020

Tag Archives: Lebanon

Norway to give $40 million to Lebanon for Syrian refugees

Norwegian Ambassador to Lebanon Leni Stenseth said that Norway will offer 40 million U.S. dollars annually to support Lebanon in hosting Syrian refugees, a local media outlet reported. “Lebanon ranks fifth on the list of countries supported by Norway and Lebanon receives twice the money offered to other countries hosting ...

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Lebanese prime minister quits amid protests

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister resigned, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. The demonstrators later returned to the camp in time to hear the news ...

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Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets for a forth day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption despite several arrests by security forces. They streamed into the streets around the country´s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls ...

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World Bank to allocate $120m for Lebanon’s

BEIRUT: Lebanese Health Minister Jamil Jabak said Sunday that the World Bank has decided to allocate 120 million U.S. dollars to equip primary care centers and finance people’s medical needs in Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. “The World Bank will offer 120 million U.S. dollars to equip centers and ...

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Lebanon to issue $2bn euro bonds

BEIRUT: Lebanon plans to sell up to $2 billion of new Eurobonds part of a debt-swap aimed at reducing servicing costs, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh announced during an interview with Bloomberg. Salameh, who has steered the financial sector through repeated upheavals since taking the helm at the Banque Du ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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Saudi citizens asked to leave Lebanon immediately

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has urged all its citizens to leave Lebanon at once, a call that adds fire to the emerging political crisis in Beirut after the still unaccepted resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri who is in Riyadh. The official news agency SPA quoted an official source in the ...

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