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Laila Bassam

Lebanon spins further into crisis as Hariri abandons bid to form government

Jul 15 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri abandoned his months-long effort to form a new government on Thursday, dimming the chances of a cabinet being agreed any time soon that could start rescuing the country from financial meltdown.

'Moment of truth' as Lebanon's Hariri presents cabinet to president

Jul 14 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri has presented a new cabinet proposal to President Michel Aoun and said he was awaiting his response on Thursday in a move that could end nine months of deadlock as the country faces economic collapse.

Beirut blast judge to question top politicians, security officials

Jul 02 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -The judge in charge of the investigation into the Beirut port blast will seek to question top politicians and security officials, Lebanon's national news agency said on Friday, almost a year after the explosion that devastated the capital.

Beirut blast judge to question top politicians, security officials

Jul 02 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -The judge in charge of the investigation into the Beirut port blast will seek to question top politicians and security officials, Lebanon's national news agency said on Friday, almost a year after the explosion that devastated the capital.

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Nasrallah reassures supporters over his health

Jun 08 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reassured supporters that he was well on Tuesday after coughing episodes during his last speech caused concerns about his health.

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Nasrallah reassures supporters over his health

Jun 08 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reassured supporters that he was well on Tuesday after coughing episodes during his last speech caused concerns about his health.

With food and fuel, Hezbollah braces for the worst in Lebanon collapse

Apr 16 2021

BEIRUT, Lebanon's Hezbollah has made preparations for an all-out collapse of the fracturing state, issuing ration cards for food, importing medicine and readying storage for fuel from its patron Iran, three sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

Analysis: Lebanon's woes push it to fringes of global finance system

Apr 08 2021

BEIRUT/LONDON Foreign lenders including HSBC and Wells Fargo are cutting ties with Lebanon's central bank, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, underlining the country's international isolation as it reels from economic crisis.

Lebanon crisis escalates after failure to agree government

Mar 22 2021

BEIRUT Lebanon's financial crisis intensified on Monday after Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri publicly repudiated President Michel Aoun, saying the latter wanted to dictate cabinet membership and grant veto powers on policy to his political allies.

Lebanon army chief berates politicians after president calls to clear protests

Mar 08 2021

BEIRUT Lebanon's president told the army and security forces on Monday to clear roadblocks after a week of protests over a collapsing economy and paralysed government, but the army chief warned that troops should not get sucked into the political deadlock.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.