Scars of Lebanon’s Civil War in Beirut 30 years after guns fell silent – in pictures

They are a common sight around Beirut, but their presence barely registers with Lebanese citizens anymore. Nearly 30 years after civil war guns fell silent, dozens of bullet-scarred, shell-pocked buildings are still standing — testimony to a brutal conflict that raged for 15 years and took the lives of 150,000 people. Some are Beirut landmarks, […]

Lebanon today: Friday April 12th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: US sanctions Kassem Chams and his network , accused of laundering $ millions for Hezbollah The US Treasury Department said it has added Lebanese national Kassem Chams to its blacklist, along with two related entities: the “Chams Money Laundering Organization” and Chams Exchange, a money service business in Lebanon.The […]

US sanctions Kassem Chams network , accused of laundering $ millions for Hezbollah

WASHINGTON: US officials on Thursday announced it has sanctioned a Lebanese network accused of laundering millions of dollars for “drug kingpins” and helping finance Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shiite movement that Washington labels a terrorist organization. The US Treasury Department said it has added Lebanese national Kassem Chams to its blacklist, along with two related entities: […]

Lebanon today: Thursday April 11th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon, Greece and Cyprus to increase cooperation on  tourism, trade, education and refugees. During a meeting in Beirut, political personalities from these three countries agreed to sign agreements on these sectors before May 7 with the approval of the respective Presidents. The Phoenician Road to foster the tourism industry […]

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn says he is the victim of a ‘conspiracy’

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is maintaining he is innocent and in a video released by his legal team accuses some executives at the Japanese automaker of a “conspiracy” that led to his arrest on financial misconduct allegations. Ghosn, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket, spoke calmly in a nearly 10-minute video shown at […]

Lebanon today: Wednesday April 10th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Tourism minister calls upon Arab countries to lift travel ban on Leban “The security situation has improved remarkably,” Lebanon’s Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian said, noting the United Kingdom has allowed its citizens to visit several Lebanese areas while France is studying this issue seriously. Guidanian added that  that […]

Lebanon today: Tuesday April 9th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon Cabinet  finally approves electricity sector reform  Lebanon’s Cabinet approved Monday a much-anticipated plan to restructure the country’s dysfunctional electricity sector which hasn’t been developed since the time of the country’s civil war, decades ago.Energy Minister Nada Boustani said that if there were no obstacles, residents could […]

Lebanon Cabinet approves watershed electricity sector reform

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Cabinet approved Monday a much-anticipated plan to restructure the country’s dysfunctional electricity sector which hasn’t been developed since the time of the country’s civil war, decades ago. The Lebanese depend on a network of private generator providers and decrepit power plants that rely on expensive fuel oil. Subsidies to the state electricity […]

Lebanon today: Monday April 8th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Aoun concerned over occupied Lebanese lands after US Golan decision Commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, the president said: “Jerusalem was lost, the Golan is also being lost and we’re afraid that the Lebanese Shebaa Farms and Kfarshouba […]