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Lebanon explosion ‘destroys Hezbollah arms depot’

image copyrightReuters image captionAmbulances rushed to the scene amid unconfirmed reports of several wounded A big explosion in southern Lebanon has destroyed what security sources said was a Hezbollah arms depot. The blast sent a huge plume of black smoke into the air above the village of Ain Qana, which......

Lebanon crisis: US sanctions former ministers allied to Hezbollah

Related Topics Beirut port explosion image copyrightEPA image captionThe US said Ali Khalil (L) and Youssef Finyanus (R) directed favours to Hezbollah The US has sanctioned two former Lebanese government ministers for allegedly providing material support to Hezbollah and engaging in corruption. Yusuf Finyanus and Ali Khalil were accused of......
CNBC Business

Lebanon’s central bank governor won’t step down, says he tried not to let the system ‘collapse’

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Lebanon’s central bank governor told CNBC this week that he wants to help the country in its time of distress — and he won’t resign.  “You cannot resign … in an environment of a crisis, because it would......
New York Times - Food and Drink

‘Agricultural Jihad’: A Hungry Lebanon Returns to Family Farms to Feed Itself

New York Times
ANTELIAS, Lebanon — The falafel shop owner leaned back and listed the keys to the Lebanese kitchen — the staples that help lend this country its culinary halo: Sesame seeds for the smoky-silky tahini sauce dolloped over falafel and fried fish — which are imported from Sudan. Fava beans for......

French president’s expectations clash with reality as Lebanon commits to reforms

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The reforms are to be carried out over the next three months. The first deadline is in 15 days, Macron said, by which time parties are expected to form a government. That process is usually arduous and drawn-out in Lebanon,......
New York Times - World

Lebanon Taps a New Prime Minister Amid Swirling Crises

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIRUT, Lebanon — A little-known diplomat was designated as Lebanon’s next prime minister on Monday through a rushed process aimed at showing official progress in addressing the country’s many crises since a massive explosion destroyed parts of Beirut.......

Lebanon: Mustapha Adib front-runner for PM after Beirut blast

image copyrightAFP image captionMustapha Adib has been Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany since 2013 Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib is on course to become the country’s next prime minister after securing major political backing. The government, led by Hassan Diab, quit this month amid anger over an explosion in the......

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