Latest News for: Beirut area


‘No food in the fridge’: A gruelling Ramadan in Lebanon

Al Jazeera 18 Apr 2021
Beirut, Lebanon – For the past decade, Sawa For Development and Aid has been ... “We’re providing hot meals for areas far from our kitchen [in the Bekaa Valley], delivering food parcels to homes in Beirut and Tripoli – we never thought we’d ever have to intervene in Beirut,” she said.

Study: Good Governance is Essential to Rebuilding Port of Beirut

The Maritime Executive 15 Apr 2021
In the case of the Port of Beirut, the ... On April 9, Germany ambassador to Lebanon Andreas Kindl led a delegation of HPC and Colliers International officials to Beirut, where they presented their proposal for a "European revival of the Beirut Port and of the surrounding area.".

Senior US official dangles sanctions threat over Lebanon's failure to form a Cabinet

The National 15 Apr 2021
... Michel Aoun in Beirut ... Mr Hale is on a two-day visit to the capital Beirut, the first by a US diplomat since Joe Biden took office in January ... The talks were suspended after Beirut claimed 1,340 square kilometres on top of that disputed area, based on a map sent to the UN in 2011.

Lebanon demands Israel halt gas exploration in its territories

Press TV 15 Apr 2021
The maritime row is over an area in the Mediterranean Sea spanning about 860 square kilometers, including a zone which is rich in oil and gas ... Beirut says a larger area of the Mediterranean Sea belongs to Lebanon, including part of the Karish gas field, where the Israeli regime has already given a Greek firm the rights for exploration.

Senior US official dangles sanctions threat over Lebanese Cabinet formation failure

The National 15 Apr 2021
Mr Hale is on a two-day visit to the capital Beirut, the first by a US diplomat since Joe Biden took office in January ... area. The talks were suspended after Beirut claimed 1,340 square kilometres on top of that disputed area, based on a map sent to the UN in 2011.

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Federal News Radio 13 Apr 2021
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by the Mediterranean country in a maritime border dispute with Israel ... who are not expected to recognize Beirut’s extension of the disputed area.

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria amid coronavirus wave

Midland Daily News 13 Apr 2021
BEIRUT (AP) — A 10-day curfew in areas controlled by U.S.-backed fighters in northeast Syria went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to try limit the spread of coronavirus in the region that borders Turkey and Iraq ... In addition to the curfew, all crossing points between areas held ...

Lebanon Amends Decree to Add Extra 552 Sq Miles to Its Sea Space Within Maritime Disputes

Urdu Point 12 Apr 2021
Israel-Lebanon indirect talks on the demarcation of maritime borders were halted this past October after Israel rejected Beirut's request to expand the demarcation area from 860 square km to an extra ...

US State Department senior official to travel to Beirut

The National 12 Apr 2021
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Beirut on Tuesday for a two-day trip to help with the government stalemate, The National has confirmed ... Read More. Lebanon faces baby milk shortage. Lebanon more than doubles the sea areas claimed on disputed maritime border with Israel. Beirut blast ... .

Evaluation of NRC ICLA Lebanon Programme

Reliefweb 12 Apr 2021
The scope of this evaluation covered two of the three main thematic areas of legal ... the North, the Bekaa, and Beirut / Mount Lebanon (BML).

Palestinian DJ duo Simi, Haze Khadra show support for Lebanese creatives

Arab News 12 Apr 2021
DUBAI ... “All proceeds go to Impact Lebanon.”. (Instagram/@simihaze) ... 4, 2020 explosion in Beirut’s port area, with the aim of uniting artists in the region and helping those affected by the blast ....

‘No one cares’: Lebanon’s financial crisis and domestic workers

Al Jazeera 11 Apr 2021
Beirut, LebanonSabrina, a Bangladeshi domestic worker, is barely 127cm (4 feet 2 inches) tall and extremely thin ... Parvinder Singh Gotra is an Indian national who runs a restaurant in Daura – an area on the outskirts of Beirut that is inhabited mostly by migrant workers.

German firms offer plan for Beirut port’s reconstruction

TeluguStop 10 Apr 2021
Beirut, April 10 ... German Ambassador to Lebanon Andreas Kindl said that this initiative represents a serious approach to developing the port of Beirut and the surrounding area, including the old heritage parts destroyed by the explosions.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

Arab News 10 Apr 2021
BEIRUT — A German delegation on Friday unveiled a spectacular multi-billion-dollar project to rebuild Beirut port and its surroundings but admitted it was contingent on far-reaching government reforms ... The plan put forward by two German firms envisions moving most port activity away from the city center and re-urbanizing the most damaged areas.

German firms unveil $7.2bn proposal to revamp Beirut port

The National 09 Apr 2021
“I think that it’s the first comprehensive approach to a serious redevelopment, not just of the port of Beirut, but also of the surrounding areas … that were destroyed.” ... The consortium proposes to extend Beirut’s port east towards an existing industrial area and convert space ...