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Daily blackouts put Lebanon’s ancient artefacts at risk

Al Jazeera 25 Sep 2022
The International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) has been working with the museum since the 2020 Beirut port blast, pledging $5m to aid cultural institutions and monuments damaged in the explosion or threatened by the country’s challenges.
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The Blue House: International experts join hands to rebuild a symbol of hope for Beirut 

Arab News 23 Sep 2022
... an underwater archaeology course— the first of its kind — at the American University of Beirut, in addition to the granting of scholarships and the Beirut Port Project, a survey of the port area that provides an important overview of the city’s maritime cultural landscape.
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The world in brief: U.S. sanctions Iranians in protest fallout

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 23 Sep 2022
BEIRUT -- A deadly cholera outbreak has been spreading in northern Syria over the past two weeks in areas where millions of people displaced by the country's long civil war are suffering from a lack of clean water and health care, according to aid organizations that have warned of another potential humanitarian crisis.
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Lebanon maritime dispute solved soon? US, Israeli officials talk at UNGA

The Jerusalem Post 20 Sep 2022
... gas field is not in the disputed area. The US has been mediating between the sides since 2020, but talks broke down in 2021 after four rounds when Beirut sharply increased its demands to almost triple the disputed area to 2,300 sq.km., abutting Israel’s Karish gas reservoir.
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Israel’s Karish Gas Field: Diplomatic Opportunity or Casus Belli?

The Washington Institute 20 Sep 2022
This type of “unitization” arrangement would enable Beirut to claim that it is not dealing directly with the “enemy.” Earlier this week, the Lebanese government announced that it will take over Novatek’s 20 percent share in Block 9 (the Qana area) and Block 4 (north of Beirut).
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Rehab Kanaan, the Palestinian Poet Who Lost 54 Members of Her Family in Lebanon (PHOTOS)

The Palestine Chronicle 19 Sep 2022
Rehab Kanaan is a Palestinian poet living in Gaza ... Her family lived in several areas of Lebanon before settling in the Tal al-Za’atar refugee camp in Beirut ... (All Photos. Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle) ... .
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Lebanese banks to shut after string of hold-ups

Gulf Daily News 17 Sep 2022
BEIRUT ... Jawad Slim entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut’s Ramlet Al Bayda area yesterday morning ... In the fifth incident yesterday afternoon, a former member of the military got $25,000 in cash from his account at a BankMed branch outside of Beirut after firing shots inside ...
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Bank hold-ups snowball in Lebanon as depositors seek their own money

The Arab Weekly 16 Sep 2022
BEIRUT - ... In a third incident, a man armed with a pellet gun entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut’s Ramlet al-Bayda area seeking to withdraw some $50,000 dollars in savings, a bank employee said, adding the situation was continuing and that employees and customers were stuck inside.
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3 Lebanese banks held up by people demanding access to their own money

The Jerusalem Post 16 Sep 2022
In a third incident, a man armed with a pellet gun entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut's Ramlet al-Bayda area seeking to withdraw some $50,000 dollars in savings, a bank employee said, adding the situation was continuing and that employees and customers were stuck inside.
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Bank Holdups Snowball in Lebanon as Depositors Demand Their Own Money

Voa News 16 Sep 2022
In a third incident, a man armed with a pellet gun entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut's Ramlet al-Bayda area seeking to withdraw some $50,000 dollars in savings, a bank employee said, adding the situation was continuing and that employees and customers were stuck inside.
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Lebanese bank holdups continue as savers try to claim their cash

The Observer 16 Sep 2022
In a third incident, a man armed with a pellet gun entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut’s Ramlet al-Baida area seeking to withdraw about $50,000 (£44,000) in savings, a bank employee said ... Last month, a man was detained after he held up a Beirut bank to withdraw funds to treat his sick father.
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Lebanese banks to close next week after more branches are stormed

Al Jazeera 16 Sep 2022
In a third incident, a man armed with a pellet gun entered a branch of LGB Bank in Beirut’s Ramlet al-Bayda area seeking to withdraw some $50,000 in savings, a bank employee said, adding the situation was continuing and that employees and customers were stuck inside.
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Race Car Driver Toni Breidinger, 23, shifts her career into high gear as a Victoria's ...

The Daily Mail 15 Sep 2022
Race car driver Toni Breidinger is temporarily exchanging her ARCA jumpsuit for some lingerie following an announcement she is the latest Victoria's Secret model ... 'Little me is crying,' Breidinger wrote ... 'A dream come true.' ... The race car driver grew up in California's Bay area, but her mother was born in Beirut, according to ArabAmericanNews.com ... .
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Lebanese woman holds up bank to access frozen savings as anger boils

BBC News 14 Sep 2022
A woman held staff hostage at a bank in Lebanon's capital Beirut, demanding they let her withdraw frozen savings to pay for her sister's medical bills ... Took place at BLOM Bank in Beirut ... Wednesday's hostage situation at the Blom Bank branch in Beirut's Sodeco area lasted an hour.
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Hezbollah: Four decades of unprecedented state-sponsored terrorism

Cleveland Jewish News 12 Sep 2022
Hezbollah’s area of control started out in east Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Southern Lebanon, and sections of Beirut, before growing to become the central and leading player in the whole of the Lebanese arena.

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