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Sep 17

Lebanon’s pound falls again as govt formation hits new snags

Lebanon’s pound falls again as govt formation hits new snags

Currency exchangers were selling the dollar for LL7,700 and buying it for LL7,500 about twice the rate of LL 3800 set by Lebanon’s central bank

This development comes after PM Designate missed the deadline"...

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Sep 12

IMF Set to Help Lebanon Once New Government in Place

IMF Set to Help Lebanon Once New Government in Place

The IMF is ready to 'redouble its efforts' to help Lebanon once a new government is in place as the country reels following a massive explosion at Beirut's port, a fund official said Thursday.

The"...

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Sep 10

Amal Movement blast U.S sanctions while doubling down on Finance Ministry portfolio

Amal Movement blast U.S sanctions while doubling down on Finance Ministry portfolio

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri's Amal Movement blasted U.S sanctions on the group's close aid Ali Hassan Khalil, labeling them as an encroachment on Lebanon's sovereignty and maritime borders.

'We"...

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Sep 10

Sri Lanka Tea Storm Swirls around President Aoun

Sri Lanka Tea Storm Swirls around President Aoun

President Michel Aoun has come under fire after reports and activists said that tea donated by Sri Lanka for victims of the Beirut blast was distributed instead to families of his presidential guards.

But the"...

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Sep 08

The Zayed Sustainability Prizes Announces Postponement of 2021 Awards Ceremony

The Zayed Sustainability Prizes Announces Postponement of 2021 Awards Ceremony

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award in sustainability, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Awards Ceremony, which was scheduled to take place in January, as part of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). Entities that have submitted their"...

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Sep 02

US government aid ‘essential’ to weather downturn: Fed official

US government aid ‘essential’ to weather downturn: Fed official

Government spending will be “essential” to help struggling Americans weather the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said Tuesday.
With the White House and Congress still at an impasse over a new emergency relief package,"...

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Sep 01

Lebanon to Mark Dismal Centenary amid Fears for Survival

Lebanon to Mark Dismal Centenary amid Fears for Survival

Mourning the Beirut blast disaster, ruined by economic meltdown and hostage to a dysfunctional political system, Lebanon marks its centenary Tuesday unsure whether it will survive as a state.

There will be no"...

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Aug 26

Qatar will help rebuild Lebanon: FM

Qatar will help rebuild Lebanon: FM

President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun thanked His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for his support of Lebanon at all times. The Lebanese president also appreciated the prompt response of Qatar to provide immediate relief to Lebanon after the Beirut"...

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Aug 16

Fattouh: Arab League is coordinating with Arab Bank's Union to launch support account for Lebanon

Fattouh: Arab League is coordinating with Arab Bank's Union to launch support account for Lebanon

NNA - The Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks, Wissam Fattouh, said in a statement on Saturday that the Arab League is coordinating with the Union in launching a bank account under the name, 'The Arab Account for Relief and Support for Lebanon.'

Fattouh indicated"...

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Aug 13

Report: Beirut Blast Revives U.S. Sanctions Bill on Lebanese Officials

Report: Beirut Blast Revives U.S. Sanctions Bill on Lebanese Officials

The massive Beirut explosion revived a US legislation bill aimed to impose sanctions on Lebanese officials on charges of “corruption, ties to Hizbullah and violations of human rights,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

For"...

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