Category: Lebanon

false-accusations-used-again-against-president-assad-of-syria
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Jan
2021

False Accusations Used Again Against President Assad of SyriaFalse Accusations Used Again Against President Assad of Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast.  Allegations don’t need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an enemy. Lebanese officials had for years known the dangerous chemicals were improperly stored […]

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lebanon-enforces-all-day-curfew-amid-coronavirus-surge
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Jan
2021

Lebanon Enforces All-Day Curfew Amid Coronavirus SurgeLebanon Enforces All-Day Curfew Amid Coronavirus Surge

An 11-day nationwide shutdown and all-day curfew began Thursday in Lebanon as coronavirus cases surge, NBC reported. Residents in Lebanon are now required to request permission to leave their houses for “emergencies”, which includes going to the bakery, pharmacy, doctor, hospital, or airport. They are only granted one hour outside of their home. Supermarkets were […]

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syrian-refugees-flee-as-their-tents-are-torched-in-lebanon
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Dec
2020

Syrian refugees flee as their tents are torched in LebanonSyrian refugees flee as their tents are torched in Lebanon

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On December 26, hundreds of Syrian refugees fled their refugee camp in the Miniyeh region near the coastal city of Tripoli in north Lebanon after their tents were burned when fighting broke out between local youths and camp residents.  At least three were injured in the incident said Khaled Kabarra, a […]

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syrian-conference-held-in-damascus-is-paving-the-way-for-the-return-of-refugees
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Nov
2020

Syrian conference held in Damascus is paving the way for the return of refugeesSyrian conference held in Damascus is paving the way for the return of refugees

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator There is no place like home The first International Conference on the return of Syrian refugees was held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Damascus Umayyad Palace conference center. 27 countries were in attendance, including Russia, Iran, China, Lebanon, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Oman, and Pakistan. The UN attended as […]

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france-aims-to-counter-turkish-influence-in-the-middle-east-by-gaining-a-foothold-in-lebanon
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Sep
2020

France aims to counter Turkish influence in the Middle East by gaining a foothold in LebanonFrance aims to counter Turkish influence in the Middle East by gaining a foothold in Lebanon

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst   French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Lebanon for the second time in less than a month following the terrible blasts that destroyed Port Beirut. Macron first visited Lebanon on August 6, two days after a warehouse with 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, killing 190 people, injuring another 6,500 and leaving 300,000 citizens homeless. […]

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us-won’t-provide-long-term-assistance-to-lebanese-government-until-reforms-after-beirut-explosion
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Aug
2020

US Won’t Provide Long-Term Assistance To Lebanese Government Until Reforms After Beirut ExplosionUS Won’t Provide Long-Term Assistance To Lebanese Government Until Reforms After Beirut Explosion

August 19, 2020 6:36 PM ET The U.S. will not bailout the Lebanese government until it shows a commitment to enact reforms after the devastating explosion in Beirut, numerous sources reported. While the U.S. will continue addressing the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, it will not underwrite the government, Undersecretary of State David Hale said Wednesday […]

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fact-check:-does-this-photo-show-victims-of-the-beirut-explosion-being-laid-to-rest?
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Aug
2020

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Victims Of The Beirut Explosion Being Laid To Rest?FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Victims Of The Beirut Explosion Being Laid To Rest?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows victims from the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion being laid to rest. Verdict: False The image shows a funeral procession for people killed during an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon in 2006. Fact Check: The Lebanese capital of Beirut was rocked by a massive explosion Aug. 4, killing over 170 […]

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“it’s-not-clear-if-beirut-port-explosion-was-accident-or-attack”:-esper-tells-fox
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Aug
2020

“It’s Not Clear If Beirut Port Explosion Was Accident Or Attack”: Esper Tells FOX“It’s Not Clear If Beirut Port Explosion Was Accident Or Attack”: Esper Tells FOX

No Title Last night on Judge Jeanine, Defense Secretary Esper called it “regrettable” that “some in the media” were trying to divide him and the president over the Beirut explosion by just pointing out that he said it was probably an accident while Trump said it looked like an attack. pic.twitter.com/F5IuZE21pw US Defense Secretary Mark […]

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beirut-emergency-appeal
11

Aug
2020

Beirut Emergency AppealBeirut Emergency Appeal

Via The North Belfast Journal A View from Napoleons Nose by Fra Hughes… I have been asked by friends in Lebanon to highlight the following appeal. Civic society leaders in Beirut are calling for aid in the aftermath of the hugely destructive explosion in Beirut on August 4. Those in a ‘position to help, can […]

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