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    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon currently has no plan to negotiate with Iran for the import of fuel, energy minister Raymond Ghajar said on Thursday, after the leader of the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group said it was talking to the Lebanese government about the idea. Hezbollahs Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday a calm discussion was underway with the government over the idea of Lebanon buying refined products from Iran in Lebanese pounds, easing the pressure on Beiruts hard currency reserves. Lebanon...
    BEIRUT, July 9 (Reuters) – Lebanon currently has no plan to negotiate with Iran for the import of fuel, energy minister Raymond Ghajar said on Thursday, after the leader of the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group said it was talking to the Lebanese government about the idea. Hezbollah’s Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday a “calm discussion” was underway with the government over the idea of Lebanon buying refined products from Iran in Lebanese pounds, easing the pressure on Beirut’s hard currency...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. general voiced Washingtons backing for Lebanese stability on Wednesday on a visit that triggered a protest by demonstrators including supporters of the Iran-backed Hezbollah against U.S. policies in the country. General Kenneth McKenzies visit to Beirut, a big recipient of U.S. military aid, comes after Hezbollah stepped up criticism of U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea on Tuesday, accusing her of blatant interference in Lebanese affairs. Lebanon is in throes of an acute financial crisis seen as...
    BEIRUT, July 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. general voiced Washington’s backing for Lebanese stability on Wednesday on a visit that triggered a protest by demonstrators including supporters of the Iran-backed Hezbollah against U.S. policies in the country. General Kenneth McKenzie’s visit to Beirut, a big recipient of U.S. military aid, comes after Hezbollah stepped up criticism of U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea on Tuesday, accusing her of blatant interference in Lebanese affairs. Lebanon is in throes of an acute financial crisis...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release, local media reported. Kassim Tajideen was sentenced last year in a federal court in Washington for his role in a money laundering conspiracy aimed at evading U.S. sanctions. He was arrested in Morocco and extradited to the U.S. in 2017, where he was charged with laundering money...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The lines snaked around the block. Then they swelled to fill the whole street, before they turned into a raucous mob of men shoving to the front of the line. There at the exchange bureau, they could buy rationed dollars, the hottest commodity in Lebanon. The small Mediterranean country’s financial meltdown has thrown Lebanese into a frantic search for dollars as their local currency’s value evaporates. To get the precious hard currency, they must navigate labyrinthine regulations,...
    (Repeats story first published July 7, text unchanged) * Lebanon faces serious economic crisis * Talks with the IMF have been put on hold * Donors want Beirut to fix state waste and corruption By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) – Lebanon is facing a “financial siege” imposed by international powers and its priority is staving off strife caused by the country’s economic meltdown, leading politician Gebran Bassil said on Tuesday. Bassil, an ally of the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release, local media reported. Kassim Tajideen was sentenced last year in a federal court in Washington for his role in a money laundering conspiracy aimed at evading U.S. sanctions. He was arrested in Morocco and extradited to the U.S. in 2017, where he was he was charged with laundering...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release, local media reported. Kassim Tajideen was sentenced last year in a federal court in Washington for his role in a money laundering conspiracy aimed at evading U.S. sanctions. He was arrested in Morocco and extradited to the U.S. in 2017, where he was he was charged with...
    Beirut (AFP) – Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah Tuesday blasted the US ambassador to Lebanon as a “military ruler” who was inciting tensions after she accused the party of stealing billions from state coffers. Tensions have soared between the powerful Iran-backed Shiite party and the outspoken envoy, Dorothy Shea, since she accused the party last month of spiriting away billions of dollars of state money at a time of acute economic crisis. In an interview with Saudi-owned news channel Al-Hadath, Shea...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Foreign students in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their colleges and universities switch to online-only courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday. The move could impact thousands of students across the county. “We have over 1 million students in the U.S. that come from other countries and they actually have a $41 billion impact on the U.S. economy. That was the estimation from last year,” said Sarah Spreitzer,...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The powerful Hezbollah group said on Tuesday it is in talks with the Lebanese government about the possibility of Iran supplying the country with refined oil products in exchange for Lebanese pounds. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, said a calm discussion was underway with the Beirut government over the idea that would ease the pressure on Beiruts hard currency reserves. Lebanon is suffering an acute financial crisis and hard currency liquidity crunch. The Lebanese...
    * Lebanon faces serious economic crisis * Talks with the IMF have been put on hold * Donors want Beirut to fix state waste and corruption By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) – Lebanon is facing a “financial siege” imposed by international powers and its priority is staving off strife caused by the country’s economic meltdown, leading politician Gebran Bassil said on Tuesday. Bassil, an ally of the Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah, said he supported talks...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese are buying candles in bulk, turning to traditional kerosene lamps and throwing away rotten food because of prolonged power cuts that plunged the country into darkness this week, adding to the gloom of a deepening economic crisis. The country’s electricity company and the powerful operators of generators had been rationing power since late June as fuel supplies dwindle amid uncertainty over the next shipment. “At home I can live with the candle, but in my clinic...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese are buying candles in bulk, turning to traditional kerosene lamps and throwing away rotten food because of prolonged power cuts that plunged the country into darkness this week, adding to the gloom of a deepening economic crisis. The country’s electricity company and the powerful operators of generators had been rationing power since late June as fuel supplies dwindle amid uncertainty over the next shipment. “At home I can live with the candle, but in my...
    In Beirut, the country’s bankruptcy transpires on every street corner. Traffic lights that no longer work, sidewalks invaded by beggars, storefronts closed… The post Economic crisis in Lebanon: “The country is collapsing before our eyes” appeared first on Analogik.
    MT. LEBANON, Pa. (KDKA) — An employee from Caliente Pizza’s Mt. Lebanon location has tested positive for Coronavirus. The pizza chain announced the news in a Facebook post. Caliente Pizza says they have notified the Allegheny County Health Department, and with the Department’s guidance, they have closed the Mt. Lebanon location and will not reopen until all of its team members have been tested. While the restaurant id closed, it will be professionally cleaned and sterilized. The chain’s locations in...
    By BILAL HUSSEIN, Associated Press BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience for the first time, a move organizers dubbed “an act of cultural resilience” to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the countrys unprecedented economic meltdown. Held amid soaring Roman columns, the Baalbek International Festival was founded in 1956. This year, its being broadcast on local and regional TV stations and livestreamed on social...
    BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — For the first time ever, Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience, a move organizers dubbed “an act of cultural resilience” to the global coronavirus pandemic as well as the country’s unprecedented economic crisis. Held amid soaring Roman columns, the Baalbek International Festival was founded in 1956. This year, it’s being broadcast on local and regional TV stations and live-streamed on social media in an...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanons Christian authorities slammed politicians on Sunday for failing to remedy an economic meltdown that has left many poor, piling pressure on the countrys leaders as it spirals deeper into crisis. In a sermon, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, the top Christian cleric, accused politicians of thinking only of their own vested interests and urged the president to take action. It appears politicians want to hide their responsibility in emptying the treasury and not enact any reforms,...
    MT. LEBANON, Pa. (KDKA) — A peaceful Black Live Matter protest was held Friday in Mt. Lebanon. They urged the community to stop being a bystander to racial injustice. “There are a lot of people here that can easily say it isn’t their problem. So we need show that it is everyone’s problem,” said Ellie Greenbaum, a student at Mt. Lebanon High School. Some Mt. Lebanon students were among the proters. They say racial equality is important to their future....
    By Laila Bassam and Yara Abi Nader TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - For Amer al Dahn, the idea of eating meat is now a dream. Today, he cant even afford bread and depends on credit from the local grocer to feed his wife and four children in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. We can no longer buy meat or chicken. The closest we get to them is in magazines and newspapers, said Dahn, 55, leafing through a supermarket brochure in his...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Major retailers in Lebanon announced on Thursday they will temporarily shut down in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar. Later in the day, owners of the businesses rallied in central Beirut to denounce the government’s inability to handle a deepening economic and financial crisis, and urging others to join them. “The company is losing and … (the customers) think...
    MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — Mt. Lebanon Police are looking for a man suspected of breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Sunset Hills neighborhood. (Photo Credit: Mt. Lebanon Police Department Twitter) Police allege that the suspect committed thefts when breaking into the vehicles, although they did not specify what was stolen. The suspect has a tattoo on his right calf, according to police. Mt. Lebanon Police are asking people to call 911 if they have any information about the...
    MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — Mt. Lebanon Police are looking for a man suspected of breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Sunset Hills neighborhood. (Photo Credit: Mt. Lebanon Police Department Twitter) Police allege that the suspect committed thefts when breaking into the vehicles, although they did not specify what was stolen. The suspect has a tattoo on his right calf, according to police. Mt. Lebanon Police are asking people to call 911 if they have any information about the...