Beirut’s blast death toll jumps to 73 killed, 3700 wounded

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 09:30 GMT

The death toll of the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut earlier on Tuesday has jumped to 73 killed and more than 3700 wounded, reported the Lebanese Ministry of Health.

Beirut’s explosion kills Secretary-General of Phalanges Party

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 07:17 GMT

The large blast that rocked Tuesday the Port area of the Lebanese capital Beirut has killed the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Phalanges Party Nizar Nigaryan and other 27 citizens, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry.

Sisi sends Lebanese counterpart message on bilateral ties

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 01:04 GMT

The message was delivered by Egyptian ambassador to Yasser Elwi.

Lebanon protesters burn roads, clash with security in second night of unrest

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:51 GMT

Lebanese protesters set fire to roadways and clashed with security forces in a second night of unrest on Friday, according to witnesses and Lebanese media.

3 exceptional flights to return stranded Egyptians in Beirut

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 12:20 GMT

The Egyptian Embassy in Beirut opened the door for Egyptian nationals to submit requests to return back home.

Mosques reopened in Lebanon to perform Friday prayer only

Tue, 19 May 2020 - 12:53 GMT

The Lebanese authorities decided to reopen mosques only for performing Friday prayers as of May 22 while taking all the preventive measures against coronavirus.

WB: Egypt among top MENA countries in remote learning during COVID-19 crisis

Sun, 17 May 2020 - 02:53 GMT

The World Bank pointed out that the pandemic left around 100 million students in the region out of classrooms.

Lockdowns pile job losses and hunger onto Syrian refugees' plight

Sun, 10 May 2020 - 09:55 GMT

“Nobody will hire us anymore,” said the 28-year-old, who lost his restaurant job a few months ago.

Coronavirus: Kuwait suspends flights with Egypt, 6 states for one week

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 11:27 GMT

The Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to suspend air flights from and to seven countries, including Egypt, for a week, as a preventive measure to control the spread of Coronavirus.

Lebanon suspends asset freeze on 20 banks

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 07:50 GMT

"Such a measure would likely drag the country and its financial sector into chaos."

3 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Lebanon -- NNA

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 05:37 GMT

The three new cases had been in contact with an infected case and they were present in domestic isolation.

Saudi Arabia urges citizens to postpone Lebanon travel

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 - 09:52 GMT

Lebanon confirmed its fourth case of the virus on Friday and announced that it was closing all schools until March 8, Al Arabiya channel reported.

Lebanon announce 1st confirmed Coronavirus case

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 - 03:59 GMT

Lebanese Ministry of Public Health announced first confirmed Coronavirus case, Friday,

Lebanese security forces, protesters clash ahead of vote

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 10:39 GMT

As the Lebanese parliament convened to hold a vote of confidence on the new government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

Lebanese protesters throw rocks at police near parliament

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 11:12 GMT

Some protesters have rejected a new cabinet formed last week and accuse the political elite of ignoring demands that include an independent government and fighting corruption.

Lebanese TV presenter Najwa Qassem dies at 51

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 - 01:37 GMT

Lebanese television presenter for Al-Arabiya Channel Najwa Qassem, 51, died of a heart attack in her home in Dubai on Thursday.

Japan to seek talks with Lebanon over fugitive Carlos Ghosn

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 - 12:58 GMT

Japan is expected to speak with Lebanon through diplomatic channels about Carlos Ghosn fleeing Tokyo for the Middle East country, The Japan Times reported Thursday.

Ghosn says in Lebanon, having 'escaped injustice'

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 10:32 GMT

“I have not fled justice – I have escaped injustice and political persecution,” Ghosn said in a statement.

Lebanese speaker says formation of gov't should be expedited

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - 02:36 GMT

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday said that his country has entered a critical stage at both the economic and financial levels that requires speeding up the formation of the new government to salvage the situation.

Lebanon's new PM expects full Western support despite Hezbollah backing

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 - 11:47 GMT

According to Diab, the goal is to form a government of independent technocrats.