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Steinitz meets American official over gas row with Lebanon

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) met on Sunday with a senior United States official seeking to defuse an escalating oil and gas dispute with Lebanon, his office said.

A statement from Steinitz’s spokesman"...

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 Tillerson to Urge Neutrality in Lebanon, Propose Offshore Gas Settlement

Tillerson to Urge Neutrality in Lebanon, Propose Offshore Gas Settlement

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress during his Thursday visit to Lebanon the need for the country to abide by a policy of neutrality towards regional conflicts in order to guarantee continued support from the international community for its security and sovereignty, a media report said.

As for the latest territorial and"...

 UN official: Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid

UN official: Syria refugees in Lebanon need more aid

Some $1.68 billion was disbursed last year by UN and non-governmental organizations to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a UN official said Monday.

In a statement, however, Philippe Lazzarini, the deputy UN special coordinator for Lebanon, said the disbursements only covered roughly 45 per cent of refugees’ needs.

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Gemayel opposes power barges, calls on private sector to handle electricity dossier

Kataeb Party Leader, Sami Gemayel, on Monday urged all the 'conscientious' members of the Council of Ministers to oppose plans to rent power barges, deeming such option a 'catastrophe'.


'Let the private sector handle the electricity dossier. Do not increase treasury expenditures and raise the public debt,' the lawmaker said as imploring concerned sides in a press"...

Aoun: Syrian Refugee Burden is Exhausting Lebanon

Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced on Saturday that there was a “pressing” need to resolve the burden Syrian refugees are posing on his country.

“The numbers of refugees have reached nearly half of Lebanon’s population,” he told the Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018.

This has led to massive pressure on the country’s economy"...

Hezbollah says Lebanon must be firm in Israel energy dispute

Hezbollah on Friday urged Lebanon to stand firm in its offshore energy dispute with Israel and warned it could act against Israeli oil facilities if necessary, as the U.S. mediates between the two countries.

In a televised address, the leader of the heavily-armed, Iran-backed movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, described the issue as"...

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck examines who the refugee crisis benefits

“Nobody knows who he works for,” says Alessandro Balteo-Yaz­beck. The Venezuelan-Lebanese artist uncovers the secret histories behind culture: showing how art – an apparently disinterested field of beauty and taste – obscures a spider’s web of money, geopolitical ambitions and personal interest.

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