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Aoun hopes Monday economic conference will reach fair solutions

President of the republic, Michel Aoun, on Friday expressed hope that the upcoming economic conference at Baabda palace on Monday would find solutions that consider the interests of all the Lebanese regarding the salary scale and the taxes.


He also maintained that he was"...

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Hariri’s US Trip: Backing Lebanon’s Stability, Building Partnership to Reconstruct Syria

Hariri’s US Trip: Backing Lebanon’s Stability, Building Partnership to Reconstruct Syria

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s visit to the United States last week was not limited to its official designation and agenda, but it paved the way for a roadmap for the new American administration to work with Lebanon during the upcoming phase.

The visit was highlighted by the warm welcome Hariri received at the White House"...

Beirut's beaches blighted by the rubbish crisis

Beirut's beaches blighted by the rubbish crisis

There is no better way to beat Beirut’s stifling summer heat than a relaxing swim in the Mediterranean.
The topic of which is the best beach and how early one should go – important in a city that likes to party until dawn – provokes lively debate.
But since the revelations about rubbish being dumped in the sea because of the capital’s waste-management crisis, there are more"...

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Lebanese Ministers’ Visit to Damascus Deepens Disputes inside Government

A visit to Damascus planned by ministers affiliated with “Hezbollah”, the AMAL Movement and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), has sparked internal disputes and a wave of opposition, due to its negative effects on the Lebanese arena.

State Minister for the Displaced Affairs, Moueen al-Merhebi said that the visit would not"...

Fluor’s Phosphate Megaproject in Saudi Arabia Begins Production 

Fluor’s Phosphate Megaproject in Saudi Arabia Begins Production 

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) Umm Wu’al Phosphate Project in Saudi Arabia has started production of ammonia, merchant-grade acid and fertilizer. Fluor is providing overall program management services for this $8 billion megaproject, in addition to engineering, procurement and operations and readiness services for various scopes. “As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, this world-class project will have a long-lasting impact on the region, as it diversifies the country’s economy and creates local job opportunities for citizens,” said Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining and Metals business. “After less than four years from the start of the execution phase, we are proud to have partnered with Ma’aden to bring......

Kanaan congratulates army on its day: For endorsement of state budget to ensure financial stability

'Change and Reform' bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan on Tuesday congratulated the Lebanese army on the occasion of Army Day, saying this day is for Lebanon, martyrs and national dignity.


MP Kanaan's words came in the wake of the bloc's weekly meeting, which restated President of the Republic, Michel Aoun's keenness on sovereignty and the role of the army, notably its independent"...

Sri Lanka keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Lebanon

Sri Lanka has expressed keenness to strengthen bilateral relations with Lebanon and also is considering establishing direct air links with the Middle Eastern nation.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake has met with the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gebran Bassil on Friday in Beirut and held discussions on"...