Lebanon Archive

Israeli warplanes violate airspace in Beirut

Residents in Beirut and suburbs heard sonic booms created by the warplanes. Israeli warplanes Monday violated the Lebanese airspace by flying over the capital Beirut and several areas of the country. AIRCRAFT ALSO FLEW OVER THE SOUTHERN SIDON CITY The Lebanese National News Agency

Maritime border talks between Israel-Lebanon postponed

The Lebanese security source said the reason for the delay was Israel’s rejection of Lebanese proposals. US-mediated talks between Lebanon and Israel that were scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed until further notice, a Lebanese security source and an Israeli official said on Monday.

Lebanon’s ex-prime minister tasked to form next government

Saad Hariri had resigned last October following popular protests. Lebanon’s president on Thursday assigned former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, leader of the Future Movement, to form the country’s new government, less than a year after his last government resigned. Michel Aoun consulted with parliament

Lebanon, Israel to hold talks to delimit maritime border

The maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel have not seen any military conflicts, unlike their land borders. Lebanon and Israel started negotiations on October 14, 2020 to demarcate their maritime border at the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in

Fire erupts in blast-hit Beirut port area

A huge fire broke out in Lebanon’s Beirut port on Thursday five weeks after a massive explosion. A store of oil and tyres at Beirut port burst into flames on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of injuries, a little more than a

Security forces, protesters clash in Lebanon’s capital

Last week, protests erupted in Lebanon against the new government of premier Hassan Diab formed earlier this month. Lebanon’s security forces on Monday detained scores of demonstrators in front of the country’s parliament amid tensions before lawmakers began discussing the 2020 budget. 12 PEOPLE

UN concerned about violent clashes in Lebanon

UN spokeswoman said people have the right to participate in public affairs and shape all decisions that affect their lives, including by peacefully assembling to express their concerns. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern on Tuesday over ongoing

At least 114 injured in Lebanon clashes

Lebanon suffers from high unemployment, slow growth and one of the highest debt ratios in the world, with the debt burden reaching $86.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019. At least 114 people were injured Sunday during clashes in Lebanon between security forces