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Lebanon-based Petroleb plays with the big firms in oil exploration

It is not very common for a new and small firm to win a contract to drill for oil in the competitive markets in the Middle East. But the Beirut-based Petroleb, which was founded in 2011, managed last week to grab the first oil extraction contract in Oman after seeing off competition from"...

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 Hariri: Hezbollah’s participation ensures Lebanon’s stability

Hariri: Hezbollah’s participation ensures Lebanon’s stability

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he is not opposed to Hezbollah’s participation in the country’s government, stressing the need to keep Lebanon outside of the Iranian-Saudi conflict.

In an interview with America’s Wall Street Journal, published yesterday, Hariri said: “Hezbollah has been a member of"...

Syrian refugees in Lebanon became poorer, more vulnerable in 2017, UNHCR

Syrian refugees in Lebanon became poorer, more vulnerable in 2017, UNHCR

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty and over three quarters living below the poverty line – according to the findings of a new survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it even more difficult to make ends meet and are more reliant than ever on international aid – amid"...

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Aoun checks on military units in Tripoli: Preserving national stability is our absolute priority

Army Chief, General Joseph Aoun, inspected Saturday a number of military units deployed in the city of Tripoli, stressing that the country's security and stability are well-preserved.


'Protecting national security and stability is our utmost priority,' Aoun said reassuringly, as he was briefed on the work of various military units stationed in the region and the tasks carried"...

EFF, Lookout Discover Nation State Mobile Espionage On Global Scale

The EFF and mobile security company Lookout uncovered a global espionage campaign targeting primarily mobile users that downloaded fake secure messaging applications. The EFF and Lookout traced the “Dark Caracal” malware to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut.

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Lebanon Prepares for Rome II Aid Conference

The Higher Defense Council will hold a meeting on Friday at Baabda Palace under the chairmanship of President Michel Aoun, attended by Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun and heads of Lebanon's security agencies to discuss preparations for a major donor conference (Rome II) and to determine Lebanon's security needs from participating countries, media reports said Friday.

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Minor Hotels Brings the Oaks Brand to Beirut

Minor Hotels, currently with a portfolio of 158 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, will open its Oaks brand in Lebanon in 2018. The group has announce it has signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut, scheduled to launch in mid-2018.

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