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Back on the map: Lebanon hopes for best tourist season in years

Jul 11 2019

BEIRUT Ibrahim Zeeb is visiting Lebanon for the first time in years and says it's the food he has missed most.

Lebanon PM: US sanctions won't affect government

Jul 10 2019

BEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah MPs moved in a "new direction" from existing measures, but would not affect government work.

Syrians, facing orders to demolish homes, fear fate in Lebanon

Jul 07 2019

ARSAL, Lebanon Dima al-Kanj's house is now a pile of rubble and twisted metal.

UPDATE 2-Lebanon c.bank backs debt servicing cost cuts plan; no deal yet

Jun 25 2019

BEIRUT, June 25 Lebanon's central bank governor backs government efforts to cut public debt servicing costs in the 2019 budget, but an agreement has yet to be reached on how that will be done, he said on Tuesday.

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory

Jun 12 2019

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT Kurdish-led authorities holding Syria's breadbasket region will ban wheat from entering government territory in a bid to boost reserves, a Kurdish official told Reuters.

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory

Jun 12 2019

QAMISHLI, Syria/BEIRUT, June 12 Kurdish-led authorities holding Syria's breadbasket region will ban wheat from entering government territory in a bid to boost reserves, a Kurdish official told Reuters.

Lebanese IT specialist Zakka released by Iran

Jun 11 2019

BEIRUT A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran for more than four years on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after his government secured his release.

UPDATE 4-Lebanese cabinet finalises draft budget to cut deficit, hopes to avert crisis

May 24 2019

* "We are still sceptical" - fund manager (Adds time of final budget meeting)

U.S. calls for ceasefire as more heavy fighting hits northwest Syria

May 22 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT The United States on Wednesday called for a new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clashed in the country's northwest, where the government is waging an offensive on the last big stretch of rebel-held territory.

UPDATE 5-Lebanon cabinet set to complete 2019 draft budget

May 21 2019

* Markets will welcome efforts to slash deficit - analyst (Releads with information minister, adds finance minister quote and context)

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