Storm Norma brings strong winds, snow, flood in Lebanon, video

Heavy snow and rain from Storm Norma have hit Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon causing tents and homes to flood. Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Lebanon on Monday, as storms batters the country, causing floods, everywhere The Red Cross transferred 100 families from the Semmaqieh refugee camp in Akkar to other […]

Miss Iraq crowned as Miss Arab USA for 2019, Miss Lebanon was 1st runner up

The Miss Arab™ Pageant crowned Miss Iraq IYA AGHA  as Miss Arab USA for 2019 . The event  which was held in Phoenix Arizona is   managed and produced by The Arab American Festival Organization (AAF) a United States private charity group The event aims at advancing the cause for young ladies of Arab descent. The Pageant is a fundraising charity event, uniting Arabs […]

A Lebanese shipbuilding executive arrested in NY over $2 billion fraud deal

A Lebanese executive for a regional shipbuilding company has been arrested in New York over a $2 billion fraud linked to state-funded maritime projects in Mozambique, US prosecutors said. Jean Boustany, the top salesman for Privinvest, was arrested on Wednesday at New York’s John F Kennedy airport. He is accused of paying kickbacks to the […]

Lebanese go on strike as Lebanon heads toward collapse over cabinet formation deadlock

Businesses and public-sector agencies in Lebanon staged a strike on Friday amid growing anger over a fragile economy crippled by an eight-month delay in forming a government. Beirut’s port was closed, along with state institutions such as the National Social Security Fund. The gates to the electricity company compound were locked with chains and flights […]

Lebanon’s private sector ends 2018 on a grim note as deficit rises to $4.5 Bil

Lebanon’s private sector growth ended the year on a low, slipping to the worst levels seen since September, as political instability continued to weigh on investor and consumer sentiments. The Blom Lebanon Purchase Managers’ Index (PMI), an indicator of business health, slid to 46.2 in December from 46.7 the previous month – ending 2018 below […]

LEBANON: Security forces foiled nine planned attacks in 2018

Security forces foiled nine planned attacks on Lebanon in 2018, caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk said Friday. Mashnouk’s comments came after what he described as “long overdue” visits to the headquarters of both the Internal Security Forces and General Security Friday. The interior minister attributed the success of the preventative security operations to effective cooperation […]