Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

BEIRUT - Restoring Beirut’s damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An international coalition of museums and heritage protection groups … Continue reading Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Kuwait said it will rebuild Lebanon’s only large grain silo that was destroyed by the massive Beirut port explosion, raising fears of food shortages in a country already in financial meltdown. The destruction of the 120,000 – tonne capacity structure at the port, the main entry point for food imports, meant … Continue reading NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

WORLD NEWS | France’s Parly Confirms Macron Plans Trip To Lebanon Sept.1

PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron plans to return to Beirut on Sept.1 to follow up the reconstruction efforts after the catastrophic blast which destroyed parts of Beirut last week, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said Friday. Parly, speaking after a tour of the French helicopter-carrier Tonnerre which arrived earlier in the day … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | France’s Parly Confirms Macron Plans Trip To Lebanon Sept.1

BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon’s President Accepts Government Resignation, Asks It To Stay On In Caretaker Capacity

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanese President Michel Aoun accepted the resignation of the prime minister’s government on Monday following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut port and asked it to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed, a televised announcement said.

BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Government Resigns After Deadly Beirut Blast

BEIRUT, LEBANON - AUGUST 4: Damaged buildings and surroundings are seen after a fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. A large number of people were reportedly injured in the blasts, while former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri -- who lives … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Government Resigns After Deadly Beirut Blast

NEWS | Donors Pledge 253 Million Euros In Emergency Aid For Lebanon After Blast

FORT BREGANCON | FRANCE – An emergency donor conference on Sunday for blast – stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief, the French presidency said. Those commitments would not be conditional on political or institutional reform, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. There were also pledges made for … Continue reading NEWS | Donors Pledge 253 Million Euros In Emergency Aid For Lebanon After Blast

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

LONDON - American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese – British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut. The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug.4, hast killed at least 157 people and injured thousands. ‘Three charitable organizations … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

NEWS | France’s Macron To Co-Host Lebanon Donor Conference On Sunday, Officials Say

PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said, as countries mobilise to help rebuild Beirut after this week’s massive blast. The conference, which will be co-chaired by the United Nations, will seek pledges from participants including U.S. President Donald Trump. It … Continue reading NEWS | France’s Macron To Co-Host Lebanon Donor Conference On Sunday, Officials Say

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Set Air Bridge To Aid Lebanon

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia sent its first batch of assistance to Lebanon on Friday after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered the establishment of an air bridge for relief aid to the Lebanese people who were affected by devastating blast at Beirut port this week. Two aid planes … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Set Air Bridge To Aid Lebanon