Lebanon today: Saturday April 20th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: 300,000 Saudi visitors expected in Lebanon this year: envoy About  300,000 Saudi visitors are expect to travel to Lebanon this year after the kingdom lifted a 15-month-old travel warning in February, the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon  Walid al-Bukhari said Thursday  during a visit to the Tripoli home of journalist […]

Lebanon today: Friday April 19th Top news

  Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Shocking figures about public sector wages reveled by Lebanon Finance Minister Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil revealed shocking figures related to salaries of some government employees  after the public outcry that was provoked by government plans to cut wages as part of strict austerity measures to counter an economic […]

Lebanon today: Thursday April 18th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: FM Bassil reportedly meets  a senior Israeli official in Moscow Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has reportedly met with a senior  Israeli official in Moscow and  discussed  issues of mutual interest, including the, Borders,  Syria , the Assad regime and the issue of Iranian weapons factories in Lebanon, […]

Lebanon today: Wednesday April 17th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanese PM warns of catastrophe without austerity Lebanon faces catastrophe if the government does not agree what may be the most austere budget in its history, the prime minister said on Wednesday, urging national unity and saying everyone should be ready for sacrifices if necessary. Lebanese draft […]

Lebanon today: Sunday April 14th Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Dima Jamali claims  victory in Tripoli          by-election Future Movement’s candidate Jamali won with 19,398 votes . Yahya Mawloud came in second with 3,313 votes, followed by former MP Misbah Ahdab, with 2,520 votes. Omar al-Sayyed took 2,161, while Nizar Zakka, who is currently imprisoned […]

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 […]