Lebanon today : Friday March 15 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanese leaders marked the Cedar revolution on March 14 Lebanese leaders marked on Thursday  the 14th anniversary of the  Cedar revolution uprising On  March 14 2005 over  a million Lebanese of all sects  marched to Martyrs Square in  downtown Beirut  waiving the Lebanese flag  and calling for  freedom, sovereignty and independence and demanded  the […]

Explore puts Lebanon back on the travel map “as a must-see destination”

OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — On this trip travelers will learn about Lebanese life and discover aromatic souks, walk through fragrant cedar forests and savor the many flavorful foods. The trip starts in the capital city of Beirut before heading south to the coastal city, Tyre. Get a taste of local life and enjoy […]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah asks for donations to combat sanctions

 Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement has called for donations from its popular base because it says it is coming under financial pressure as a result of Western sanctions. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s appeal on Friday came days after Britain announced on February 25 that it would seek to make membership of the Shia movement or inviting support for it a […]

Lebanon withdraws Hayek from World Bank president race. US candidate is now solo nominee

Beirut- Lebanon has withdrawn its nomination of Ziad Alexandre Hayek to run for World Bank president, but the government privatization official said he is trying to persuade board members of the multilateral development lender to renominate him. Hayek told Reuters on Monday that he received a formal notification from Lebanon’s finance ministry that his nomination […]

US: Lebanon faces critical decisions regarding its crumbling economy and fighting corruption.

A top U.S. State Department official visiting Lebanon said Tuesday that the new government in Beirut needs to make tough decisions as it tackles widespread corruption and a crumbling economy, in addition to ongoing security issues. David Satterfield, acting assistant secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, said Washington is looking to support the […]

Tokyo court grants ex-Nissan chief Ghosn bail, prosecutors appeal

A Japanese court granted bail to ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday more than three months after his arrest for alleged financial crimes, on condition he submit to video monitoring and stay in Japan. Prosecutors appealed against the decision and demanded the architect of the Renault-Nissan automaking partnership, and until his […]

Smuggling from Lebanon to Syria revived due to market shortages in Damascus

Smuggling from Lebanon to Syria has witnessed a revival in recent months as markets in Damascus are suffering from a shortage in goods. Abou Abdo, a taxi driver who works the Damascus-Beirut route, told Asharq Al-Awsat that he has been smuggling goods to Syria for 27 years. The Syrian conflict, which erupted in 2011, has […]

Hezbollah slams Britain for labeling it a terrorist group

Hezbollah condemned on Friday the British government’s decision to list it as a terrorist organisation, saying the move showed “servile obedience” to the United States. The heavily armed Shi’ite group, which is backed by Iran, said in a statement it was a “resistance movement against Israeli occupation” and described the British move as an “insult […]