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Israeli military fire artillery shells into southern Lebanon

Israeli forces fired dozens of artillery shells into southern Lebanon, after a rocket was launched over the border from Lebanon into an open area across the border. An Israeli military spokesperson tweeted that artillery forces bombarded open areas in southern Lebanon where the rocket came from, as well as an infrastructural target. According to Lebanese […]

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Lebanon finds millions of Captagon pills hidden in fake oranges

Lebanese customs officers found millions of Captagon pills hidden in fake oranges, the latest haul of the drug. Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said the officers found nearly nine million Captagon tablets at Beirut port in a shipment scheduled for a Gulf state. The Customs Directorate said several people were arrested in connection with the smuggling […]

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Three Palestinians killed during funeral at Lebanon refugee camp

Three members of Hamas were killed on Sunday when a shooting erupted at the funeral procession for a member of the movement killed in a blast at a south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp, the group said. Hamas official Raafat al-Murra said people from the rival Fatah movement “shot at the funeral procession” of a Palestinian […]

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Large explosion rocks Palestinian camp in Lebanon’s port city of Tyre, dozen wounded

A large explosion has rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, causing a number of injuries, state media reported. A Palestinian source inside the camp told Reuters that at least 12 people had been injured and there were an unknown number of fatalities after the blast late on Friday. Local […]

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Lebanon’s central bank blames Google, Facebook after its currency hits record lows

Lebanon’s central bank, the Banque du Liban, blamed tech giants Google and Facebook as the country’s currency hit record lows on the black market, plunging to 25,000 Lebanese pounds against one US dollar. This is nearly 17 times less than the official rate set by the bank, which is 1,500 Lebanese pounds to the dollar. […]

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Oil storage tank goes up in flames in fuel strapped Lebanon

A “huge fire” that broke out in a fuel storage tank at Lebanon’s Zahrani oil facility has been contained, the country’s energy minister said from the site. The fire broke out on Monday and took more than three hours to contain and extinguish. At least 25 fire trucks were present on site, as the firefighters […]

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Lebanon plunges into darkness as the nation’s electricity grid shuts down amid fuel shortage

Lebanon has been plunged into darkness after the nation’s electricity grid shutdown amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told reporters the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage. The power grid “completely stopped working at noon today” and was unlikely to restart for […]

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Beirut Port blast inquiry suspended on request to remove judge over bias investigation

The inquiry for the Beirut Port blast has been suspended after an accused former Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk formally notified the investigator of the request to dismiss him from the case. As per Lebanese law, Judge Tarek Bitar was forced to halt the investigation. He had already filed new requests to the Ministry of Interior and […]

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Man dies after swallowing gasoline in fuel-strapped Lebanon

A Syrian man died after swallowing gasoline he was siphoning out of his vehicle’s tank with a plastic tube, Lebanon’s national news agency reported. Lebanon is witnessing a paralyzing fuel shortage that has driven the public to hoard gasoline and resort to black-market vendors, while many businesses have been forced to shut down. A diesel […]

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Hezbollah sends oil trucks filled with Iran fuel to Lebanon despite sanctions

Four convoys carrying Iranian fuel have arrived in Lebanon under an initiative by the militant group Hezbollah to ease the country’s crippling energy crisis. Eighty lorries with 4 million litres of diesel on board crossed the border from Syria, where a tanker is docked, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said. The fuel is being imported via Syria […]

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Lebanon’s richest man Najib Mikati becomes prime minister ending a year of uncertainty

Lebanon’s richest man Najib Mikati became the prime minister once again ending over a year of uncertainty after the previous administration quit following the devastating Beirut port explosion. Mr Mikati has held the post of prime minister twice before. His appointment comes as Lebanon grapples with some of the severest domestic crises it has faced […]

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Lebanon: 28 killed, 79 injured in fuel tanker explosion

At least twenty-eight people were killed and 79 injured when a fuel tank exploded in northern Lebanon early on Sunday, the health ministry said. Reports said the army had seized a fuel storage tank hidden by black marketeers and was handing out gasoline to residents when the explosion occurred. Lebanon is suffering from a severe […]