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Ex-PM Hariri wants French intervention

Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician, former premier Saad al-Hariri, called for the restoration of a French plan to lift the nation out of its worst financial crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war. Former colonial power France, which has led foreign aid efforts, has tried to rally have Lebanese leaders to …

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EU angry at Lebanon for failed cabinet reshuffle

The EU on Monday criticized Lebanese politicians for their failure to form a government, after the country’s prime minister-designate quit at the weekend due to pressure from Hezbollah and its allies over key ministerial jobs. Lebanon has experienced almost a year of intense turmoil, which has been exacerbated by the …

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Lebanese finally put out Beirut blast fire

Lebanese firefighters and army helicopters on Friday put out the remains of a huge fire at Beirut’s port that had flared up a day earlier, barely a month after a massive blast devastated the port and surrounding area. Thursday’s fire, which officials said was sparked by welding during repair work …

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Italy also wants to overturn power in Lebanon

Italy’s prime minister said it was time for Lebanon to rebuild trust between the people and its institutions, joining France’s call for change in a nation devastated by a year-long economic crisis and last month’s massive explosion at Beirut port. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was visiting Beirut a week after …

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BREAKING NEWS – Adib now formally PM, outlines terms to IMF

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib called for the formation of a new government in record time and the immediate implementation of reforms as an entry point for an agreement with the International Monetary Fund. “The opportunity for our country is small,” Adib said after he was formally designated by President …

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Death, injuries in mysterious clash south of Beirut

Two people were killed and at least three wounded in clashes in a town south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, on Thursday evening, the state news agency and a security source said, as several political parties urged calm. The Lebanese army said on its Twitter account that it had deployed …

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Germany tells Lebanon how to manage its affairs

Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Lebanon needed a government that can fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port, scene of the devastating explosion that has triggered protests and led the government to resign. Last week’s blast at a warehouse storing highly-explosive material for years killed …

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Missile warning in Israel along Lebanese border

Rocket warning sirens sounded in northern Israel near the Lebanese border on Friday, Israel’s military said. No further details were immediately available. There were no immediate reports of any explosions and Israel Radio said the sirens were apparently a false alarm. Tensions have been high in recent weeks between Israel …

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