November 30, 2022

Lebanon crisis means 'no football this year' for World Cup fans

Football fans looking for a respite from Lebanon's crushing economic crisis have found a challenge in simply watching the World Cup after the bankrupt state failed to pay for broadcasting rights."No football this year," said Jean Bassil angrily, flicking through channels on his old-fashioned television screen."They have deprived me of the only fun thing amid all this bad news," the 58-year-old told AFP at his small phone accessories shop in Jounieh, north of the capital Beirut.
November 29, 2022

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A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered: Salibi, Kamal: 9780520071964: Books
November 23, 2022

Thousands of Israeli fans flock to World Cup in Qatar

Lack of diplomatic relations did not deter Israeli soccer fans from traveling to Qatar and mixing with other fans from Lebanon, Jordan, and even Iran.
November 11, 2022

With US elections over, new run at Iran nuclear deal is possible

By backing the Israel-Lebanon border agreement, Iran shows it is ready to move with the right guarantees.
November 9, 2022

After Israel, Lebanon eyes sea border talks with Syria

Lebanon wants talks to demarcate its maritime border with Syria, so that it can begin offshore gas extraction after reaching a similar agreement with Israel, its top negotiator told AFP. Last month -- despite the countries technically remaining in a state of war -- Israel and Lebanon struck a US-brokered sea border agreement that will potentially open up lucrative offshore gas fields. Beirut now wishes to define its maritime borders with Syria, to the north, and Cyprus, to the west, to consolidate its offshore rights.
November 8, 2022

Lebanese army conducts bank heist training

The exercise follows several armed bank holdups in Lebanon by customers who are unable to access their savings. One Lebanese organization criticized the army for holding the training.
November 7, 2022

More gas discovered off Israeli coast

The discovery is below the area that was previously disputed between Israel and Lebanon.
November 5, 2022

'No choice' but cholera water for Lebanon's poor

Marwa Khaled's teenage son was hospitalised with cholera after drinking polluted water in Lebanon's impoverished north -- yet she still buys the same contaminated water, the only kind she can afford."People know (the water is contaminated), but they don't have any other choice," said 35-year-old Khaled, standing near her son, who is bedridden at a cholera field hospital."Everyone will end up with cholera."
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