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  • Lebanon facing severe power crisis

    BEIRUT: Four decades ago, Lebanon used to export power to its larger neighbour Syria...

    Outages have plagued Lebanon since its own 1975-1990 civil war and the power crisis is a legacy of that conflict, with the country now shackled by paralysis in government and widely perceived corruption that has put a brake on development...

  • Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

    BEIRUT: At least five people were killed in multiple suicide bombings early Monday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, officials said...

    Lebanon's national news agency said the blasts struck at 10 minute intervals and also wounded three Lebanese soldiers stationed in the area...

  • Suicide bombers kill five in Lebanon near Syria border

    ” Lebanon has in recent years faced deadly spillovers from the Syrian civil war next door, and Lebanese authorities have been on high alert, tightening security in recent days...

    Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV, which is owned by the militant group Hezbollah, said six people were killed and blamed the attack on the militant Islamic State group...

  • Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

    Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Monday Lebanon should be “spared” from spiralling regional tensions, during a visit to Beirut a day after Arab diplomats blasted Lebanese movement Hezbollah...

    “Arab countries understand and take into account the situation in Lebanon and want to spare it...

  • Lebanon's Hariri says Damascus wants him killed

    He cited Iran's "grip" on his country through Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah and threats to his life as causes of his resignation which he has suspended pending political negotiations in Beirut...

    The premier, who has called for Hezbollah to "disassociate" itself from conflicts such as Syria where it has fought alongside Assad's forces, said: "It is in Lebanon's interest that these (Hezbollah's) arms not be used elsewhere...

  • Lebanon's PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Wednesday he had agreed to suspend his surprise decision to resign, at the request of President Michel Aoun, pending talks on the political situation...

    The new decision came hours after the premier landed back in Lebanon for the first time since announcing his resignation in a statement from Saudi Arabia on November 4...

  • Lebanon's 'detained' premier to travel to France

    Lebanon's premier Saad Hariri will travel to France "in the coming days", a French presidential source said Wednesday, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of detaining him following his shock resignation...

    Speculation has swirled around the fate of Hariri, who is a Saudi citizen and grew up in the kingdom, with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun accusing Saudi Arabia of "detaining" him...

  • In Lebanon, ex-PM Hariri's resignation raises spectre of fresh war

    Saad Hariri's resignation from Lebanon's premiership has raised fears that regional tensions were about to escalate and that the small country would once again pay a heavy price...

    Analysts said the politician's move on Saturday to step down from the helm less than a year after forming a government was more than just the latest hiccup in Lebanon's notoriously dysfunctional politics...

  • 'We think Lebanon's Hariri free to move around,' says French foreign minister

    Lebanon's Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister over the weekend, is “free to move around”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian claimed on Friday amid rumours he was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia...

    Macron discussed Lebanon, a former French protectorate, during his overnight trip which saw him attend the inauguration of the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi...

  • Lebanon's Hariri caught in regional feuds

    His father, Lebanon's charismatic leader and influential businessman Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in a 2005 bombing that rocked the country and thrust the young man into a political career before he was ready...

    He led an uprising that ended decades of Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and was later wanted by the government in Damascus for arming rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad...

  • Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

    The announcement of the visit came after Hariri met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Riyadh on Thursday, with Lebanon's former colonial power Paris hoping to ease a crisis that has driven up tensions between regional titans Iran and Saudi Arabia...

    “If Hariri speaks from France, I would consider that he speaks freely, but his resignation must be presented in Lebanon, and he will have to remain there until the formation of...

  • Bahrain orders citizens to leave Lebanon

    Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” Sunday after the country's prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs...

    Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said citizens were banned from traveling to Lebanon, as well...

  • Lebanon announces ceasefire in week-old battle against Islamic State

    Lebanon's military has announced a ceasefire in its week-old battle against the militant Islamic State (IS) group along the Syrian border, saying it will allow for negotiations with the terrorists over the fate of several Lebanese soldiers captured three years ago...

    Militants have long been active in mountainous eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, where a bloody civil war has raged since 2011...

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