NEWS ALERT | Lebanon Closes Bars, Nightclubs To Curb Coronavirus

BEIRUT – Lebanon said on Sunday it will close bars and nightclubs to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak which has killed more than 450 people in a country also reeling from financial crisis and an explosion in Beirut two months ago. The Interior Ministry shut bars and nightclubs until further notice and enforced local lockdowns … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Lebanon Closes Bars, Nightclubs To Curb Coronavirus

NEWS ALERT | In U.N. Debut, Saudi King Calls For Comprehensive Solution On Iran

NEW YORK  - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abudlaziz on Wednesday called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming its affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon, and expressed support for U.S. efforts to start talks between Israel and the Palestinians during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. He said Iran has exploited a … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | In U.N. Debut, Saudi King Calls For Comprehensive Solution On Iran

NEWS | Macron To Mark Lebanon’s Centenary As Nation Teeters On Brink

BEIRUT | LEBANON – French President Emmanuel Macron will mark Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East nation that is collapsing under the weight of a crippling economic crisis. In his second trip to Lebanon in less than a month, Macron is expected to lean on Lebanon’s … Continue reading NEWS | Macron To Mark Lebanon’s Centenary As Nation Teeters On Brink

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

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 | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain stood ready to provide any support it could to help Beirut after a massive explosion in the city’s port area killed 25 people and injured more than 2,500. ‘The pictures and videos from Beirut  tonight are shocking’, Johnson wrote on Twitter. ‘All of my thoughts and prayer … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

BEIRUT | LEBANON – A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut Killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency workers dug through rubble to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Lebanon Records First Death From Coronavirus: Local Media

BEIRUT | Lebanon recorded its first death from coronavirus on Tuesday,  local broadcasters said, adding that the patient had been in quarantine since returning from Egypt. The government has halted flights from non-residents from epicenters of the virus, shut schools and warned against public gathering as the total number of cases rose to 41 this … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Lebanon Records First Death From Coronavirus: Local Media

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Lebanon Closes Schools Until March 8 To Curb Coronavirus Spread

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanon’s Education Ministry of Friday announced the closure of all schools until March 8 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement came as the country’s fourth case of the virus, affecting a Syrian national quarantined as a Beirut hospital, was confirmed in a statement from the hospital. … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Lebanon Closes Schools Until March 8 To Curb Coronavirus Spread

TRAVEL ALERT | Lebanon Restricts Flights To Countries With Coronavirus, Halts Pilgrimage Trips

BEIRUT | LEBANON – The Lebanese government decided to restrict flights to countries with coronavirus outbreak and to completely halt flights for pilgrims, the information minister said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Lebanese Muslim regularly fly to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage. Lebanon declared its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Friday, … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Lebanon Restricts Flights To Countries With Coronavirus, Halts Pilgrimage Trips