Sunday, 24 October 2021

Tag Archives: Lebanon

Lebanon government to resign over blast fallout

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab was expected to announce his government’s resignation amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests. The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, met amid widespread demands for an end to an entrenched political system widely ...

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Lebanon information minister quits over deadly port blast

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of the capital. “After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,” she said in a statement carried by local ...

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Turkey says it is ready to help rebuild port of Beirut

BEIRUT: Turkey is ready to help rebuild the port of Beirut, which was destroyed by a massive blast, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said during a visit to Lebanon. Turkey’s port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean, is ready to assist the port of Beirut, he said, without elaborating. The blast was ...

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Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT: Lebanese rescue workers searched for survivors in the mangled wreckage of buildings and investigators blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135 people. Around 5,000 people were injured in explosion at Beirut port and up to 250,000 were ...

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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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